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Old 12-20-2010, 02:19 PM   #61
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I am kind of shocked that no one is recommending shifting into nuetral when trying to stop in an auto trans. Of course with a clutch just the same. It takes away the forward pushing and braking working against each other. I have to remind someone of this every winter and without fail I get a huge thank you!
That being said... Studded tires beat even Blizzaks on ice hands down. I buy new studded tires on average every 2-3 years for all my familys vehicles. Old studs are still better than not but new studs...I can hear them grabbing and I skid to a stop quickly. 40 Years here in the mountains of Colorado and learned to drive here before I was 10 (once in a while with parental consent....lol). I hear people compare their brand tires to studs all the time and have tried myself with a car that we couldn't get studs for, the only thing that comes close...those Yoko tires with walnut shells in the rubber.
Downside to studs....NOISE! I can deal with it as I just crank the stereo but I find the number one reason people dislike them is noise and price for a winter set of tires. You have to ask yourself "what does even a minor fender bender cost to repair and even worse a trip to the ER?!!

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They have some more brilliant icy road driving video here, watch it before it's removed cause it's on CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...ing.cnn?hpt=T2
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That being said... Studded tires beat even Blizzaks on ice hands down. I buy new studded tires on average every 2-3 years for all my familys vehicles. Old studs are still better than not but new studs...I can hear them grabbing and I skid to a stop quickly. 40 Years here in the mountains of Colorado and learned to drive here before I was 10 (once in a while with parental consent....lol). I hear people compare their brand tires to studs all the time and have tried myself with a car that we couldn't get studs for, the only thing that comes close...those Yoko tires with walnut shells in the rubber.
Downside to studs....NOISE! I can deal with it as I just crank the stereo but I find the number one reason people dislike them is noise and price for a winter set of tires. You have to ask yourself "what does even a minor fender bender cost to repair and even worse a trip to the ER?!!
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yes I am much happier now running studded snow tires.
The stopping ability is night & day especially when towing.
No more ABS kick in on glazed roads.
Uphill I can hear & experience the gripping.
My anxiety level is much calmer for those sudden temp changes which we see a lot more now with global warming.
In the parking lots all I hear is tick tick tick, so apparently lots of other people use them too.
Yes one fender bender or black ice experience is all it takes. It happens in a blink of an eye.
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