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Old 12-30-2014, 02:33 PM   #15
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Winter Tyres or 4x4: which is best?
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:04 PM   #16
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Interesting, but I would have preferred to see such a comparison between 2wd with winter tires and 4wd with all season tires, rather than summer treads. Not many people are likely to try running summer tires in winter; if they have a decent stretch of winter weather, they'll have all season tires to begin with.
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Interesting, but I would have preferred to see such a comparison between 2wd with winter tires and 4wd with all season tires, rather than summer treads. Not many people are likely to try running summer tires in winter; if they have a decent stretch of winter weather, they'll have all season tires to begin with.
Problem with All Season tires is they are not designed to be running in temps below 7C (45F) which is when the real winter weather starts to kick in. They are designed for more wet rainy conditions.

I have run all season tires on a full time all wheel drives as well as S&M's on a 4 wheel on demand without issues in heavy snow conditions .... but I can also say that based on experience that actual winter tires are *very* noticeable better on both vehicles.
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But Carol, they... they... they're called "all season" tires. Winter is a season!


I have no doubt you're right about winter tires doing better than all season tires, given the same number of drive wheels. I just would have enjoyed seeing an actual comparison of 2wd and winter tires against 4wd and all season tires. The all seasons might have a fighting chance; summer tires just aren't going to do a thing in snow!
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But Carol, they... they... they're called "all season" tires. Winter is a season!


I have no doubt you're right about winter tires doing better than all season tires, given the same number of drive wheels. I just would have enjoyed seeing an actual comparison of 2wd and winter tires against 4wd and all season tires. The all seasons might have a fighting chance; summer tires just aren't going to do a thing in snow!
Well Mike I suppose in some parts of world it never goes below 45F so they may well be "all season" in some places, but not many in these parts


Not sure if this video is actually what you are looking for but it is a rear drive car with winter tires taking on the full time 4wd Subaru Forester which according to the video has summer tires on it which I find a bit odd as here in NA the Subaru's come stock with All Season tires.
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Not many people are likely to try running summer tires in winter; if they have a decent stretch of winter weather, they'll have all season tires to begin with.
That test was run by a British motoring magazine and it is normal for British motorists to use summer tyres all year round. I am one of the very few (<1-2%?) who use winter tyres and that's only because my job takes my regularly onto ungritted country roads in winter. As we only get maybe 1-2 weeks of snow on the ground and most major roads are ploughed and gritted, it is unusual to not be able to get by on summer tyres.
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