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Old 12-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Good luck w/the Blizzaks, they're very highly regarded. Only additional thing to remember is regardless of the type of tires you run (or traction control, or 4-wheel drive) that they will never stops the law of physics. Nice & easy always beats over confidence.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Good luck w/the Blizzaks, they're very highly regarded. Only additional thing to remember is regardless of the type of tires you run (or traction control, or 4-wheel drive) that they will never stops the law of physics. Nice & easy always beats over confidence.
Good advice. As long as you are thinking well ahead of the car and anticipating what it will be doing in the next few seconds you should be good to go.

Also, momentum is your friend in low traction conditions. Slow and steady wins this race
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thank you all so much. I was panicked, thinking I needed to buy a winter beater in a hurry. It sounds like the Blizzaks are the way to go. I'm an excellent winter driver, but this car really had me nervous last year.

Funny story... Last winter got off duty one night at 3am. There was about 2 inches of snowfall in my long driveway and I got stuck just as I pulled in (no hill, just stuck). I left the car there and headed inside, deciding to dig it out in the morning. I woke up to find my car wrapped in crime scene tape and about 30 text messages from every cop in the county asking if I needed a tow.

Helpful bunch, they are. They coulda shoveled it out!


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Old 12-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Love the ten-code! Where in Milwaukee? I'm along the lake just north of the County Line Road.

The Blizzaks should work well for you. If it's too deep for the blizzaks, you shouldn't be out on the roads anyway!

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Love the ten-code! Where in Milwaukee? I'm along the lake just north of the County Line Road.

The Blizzaks should work well for you. If it's too deep for the blizzaks, you shouldn't be out on the roads anyway!

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I watched a couple of youtube videos of someone with a 370Z testing them out. Looked like they worked great!

I'm actually in Racine, about 2 miles south of the county line (Wind Point area). No one knows Racine, so I always put Milwaukee.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I watched a couple of youtube videos of someone with a 370Z testing them out. Looked like they worked great!

I'm actually in Racine, about 2 miles south of the county line (Wind Point area). No one knows Racine, so I always put Milwaukee.
That's why I'm just "Running Wisconsin"
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The problem with winter is the SALT We've all seen what this can do to a car My kappa stays in the garage when there's salt on the roads
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Good to hear all the encouraging words about the Blizzaks. I think they're going to be better in winter cold snow than my half-worn Goodyear RSAs in the summer wet!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:23 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Two words: WINTER BEATER
The problem with winter is the SALT We've all seen what this can do to a car My kappa stays in the garage when there's salt on the roads
I don't plan on keeping it long enough for salt damage to be an issue. But a good point here is whether to spend $1000 on a beater or $1000 on tires.
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Good to hear all the encouraging words about the Blizzaks. I think they're going to be better in winter cold snow than my half-worn Goodyear RSAs in the summer wet!
Actually, they'll be better than the RSA in the summer dry, since the RSAs are total pieces of crap. I don't get why they come on so many (and some of them performance) vehicles...
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