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#2401598 - 11/05/11 04:58 PM Snow Tires
PB92 Offline
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Ok guys, I need advice on snow tires, 225/60/16 for my 99.

As soon as photobucket gets squared away, I'll post a couple pics, did my new HAP rear springs and gas-a-justs today.

I was looking at the Firestone Winterforce, decent price. Tell me your thoughts or experience with snows, thanks!!

>Bob
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#2401603 - 11/05/11 05:14 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
GSDNH Offline
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Bridgestone Blizzaks

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#2401606 - 11/05/11 05:23 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
Terry B Offline
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Jury is still out on my Blizzaks, lol

http://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2401071#Post2401071

Great ratings, friends recommend, but still not sure how I like them.
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#2401641 - 11/05/11 06:37 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
pantera77 Offline
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I run Winterforces in the front (Glacier Grip II's out back), they've been great so far.
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#2401727 - 11/05/11 08:29 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
GSDNH Offline
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I've been running Blizzaks for years, no problems at all.

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#2401965 - 11/06/11 06:51 AM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
PB92 Offline
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I like those glacier grips, pricey though. I'll check those out........
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New carpet/soundeading/all new rebuilt drvs seat. JLT CAI. Big 3 in 0 gauge highstrand. High Power Cobra 29LX tricked out. 200 amp alt w/overdrive pulley. New body mounts.

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#2402174 - 11/06/11 02:36 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: GSDNH]
Terry B Offline
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Originally Posted By: GSDNH
I've been running Blizzaks for years, no problems at all.


Do you put them just on the back, or all 4 corners?

With mine on the back, as I described in the tread I started, the back end wiggles.
You notice that on yours?

I am wondering if maybe at 115K, some parts back there are worn, and the soft sidewall tires are just making it more noticeable.
After dumping over $1000 up front on parts, the plan is to move to the back in March or so. Shocks, brakes, maybe bearings and springs.
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#2404870 - 11/10/11 03:03 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
NGreen0807 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
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Loc: Rock Hill, NY
nokian hakkapeliitta 4's. studded in the rear. plain up front

IMHO the best winter tire In existence
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#2404875 - 11/10/11 03:09 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
Danno1985 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/10
Posts: 2215
Loc: Milwaukee, WI via NY
Originally Posted By: PB92
Ok guys, I need advice on snow tires, 225/60/16 for my 99.

As soon as photobucket gets squared away, I'll post a couple pics, did my new HAP rear springs and gas-a-justs today.

I was looking at the Firestone Winterforce, decent price. Tell me your thoughts or experience with snows, thanks!!

>Bob


Set of Firestone Winterforces came with my car when I bought it. No complaints whatsoever; they've been great! I was able to plough through all kinds of stuff last winter, and they seem to do really well in wet conditions too.

I haven't tried them, but Nokians are supposed to be state of the art though. Snow tires are pretty much their thing.
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#2404902 - 11/10/11 03:51 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: NGreen0807]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/09
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Loc: LI, NY
Originally Posted By: NGreen0807
nokian hakkapeliitta 4's. studded in the rear. plain up front

IMHO the best winter tire In existence

I remember that sound of studded tires when I lived in Burlington, they aren't allowed around here.
I knew a few people that had the Hakkapelitta's, incredible tires for Vermont winters.
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#2404993 - 11/10/11 06:23 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
jonesmw10 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By: PB92

I was looking at the Firestone Winterforce, decent price. Tell me your thoughts or experience with snows, thanks!!


I just put on my Firestone Winterforce tires. They're a LITTLE noisy, but nothing too awful. Haven't got to test them in the snow yet, though.
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#2406164 - 11/12/11 05:31 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
PB92 Offline
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I ordered 2 Mastercraft (Cooper) Glacier Grips..........

I like the tread pattern..............should have them Monday.....I'll post pics if Photobucket fixes its issues so I can upload.
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99 P71 Ex-Greenwich CT Det. car. 130k miles Deep Wedgewood Blue/SMD LED trunk/interior/door lights
New carpet/soundeading/all new rebuilt drvs seat. JLT CAI. Big 3 in 0 gauge highstrand. High Power Cobra 29LX tricked out. 200 amp alt w/overdrive pulley. New body mounts.

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#2406465 - 11/13/11 10:54 AM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
Bobert2647 Offline
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General Altimax Arctic. Great for nearly everything the winter can throw at you. Studdable, and quiet. And much more affordable than Blizzaks.
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#2406549 - 11/13/11 02:30 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: jonesmw10]
larryo340 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
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Loc: Long Island
Originally Posted By: jonesmw10
Originally Posted By: PB92

I was looking at the Firestone Winterforce, decent price. Tell me your thoughts or experience with snows, thanks!!


I just put on my Firestone Winterforce tires. They're a LITTLE noisy, but nothing too awful. Haven't got to test them in the snow yet, though.

You'll love the Winterforce snows...I've been running them for the past six winters.
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#2406591 - 11/13/11 04:53 PM Re: Snow Tires [Re: PB92]
mbood82 Offline
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I've run the Michelin X Ice 2 in the past, I just bought them for my Magnum. They seem to be a pretty good tire, similar bang for the buck as a Blizzak but has the winter compound throughout the entire tread depth.

I also have had luck with the Dunlop Graspic DS2 and DS3 series tires, I haven't been wronged by them.
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