Tire test including xice3 and ws80.Costco. Although after having the x-ice tires for a while IMO the Blizzaks actually work better. X-ice tires are great for ice/clear roads but actually not great in any real snow accumulation.
Interesting. The Hakka's won. I've heard lots of good things about them but normally run X-ice. I've run goodyears and bridgestones before too (the bridgestones had a significant associated fuel penalty). The most fun I had was good snows on the front and canadian tire snows on the rear. Just thinking about drifting would send the rear out.Tire test including xice3 and ws80.
Cliffs: they're both the same (give or take), but the xice3's will last you longer.
bought 2 sets from them.
Agreed. I felt a noticeable decrease in snow traction and fun factor when I replaced my WS70's with X-Ice 3's. I'll be going back to Blizzaks, even though they wear like pencil erasers.Costco. Although after having the x-ice tires for a while IMO the Blizzaks actually work better. X-ice tires are great for ice/clear roads but actually not great in any real snow accumulation.
The website is a little rough, but it has good information. Jumping up from 16" to 17" is an extra $250 (for what is likely worse performance in the winter). Another $250 to move up to 18".
On my current car it was a nightmare finding the correct nuts. The stock nuts were balls and I needed cones for steels. AG+R Newmarket said just use the balls (f them), Pfaff VW said they had cones available (I went to pick them up and they were balls, they said just use them, f them), BB Dixon had cones. Sure I could just torque down a ball and hope for the best, but with line contact I expect them to come loose (and mess up the alloys when you spin nuts with a big burr into them). The only pain was the cone nuts required a larger socket so I would toss a ratchet and socket in the trunk for the winter as the stock lug wrench didn't work.Also keep in mind when you buy rims and bolt them on yourself to make sure the wheel nuts/bolts you use have the appropriate type of seat for the wheel (thinking of Costco rims specifically causing trouble)