What's new

Winter Tires

SomeGuy

Awesome, Busted.
Joined
May 19, 2020
Member Number
138
Messages
1,299
Loc
Canada
Completely pointless thread...but this is the most badass looking winter tire setup I've owned. Picked these up today for my Macan GTS that is on order (good sale on the tires, hence getting them early)....RS Spyder replica wheels with Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV in staggered 265/45/R20 and 295/40/R20 sizes.

Click image for larger version Name:	Winters.jpg Views:	0 Size:	502.7 KB ID:	205471
 
Last edited:
"most badass"
hasn't even driven on them

uhhhh

ETA: they look like they'll run quiet
best I remember seeing commonly available were "nordman 4" as they actually had enough open space to clean out
 
Last edited:
[486 said:
;n205474]"most badass"
hasn't even driven on them

uhhhh

ETA: they look like they'll run quiet
best I remember seeing commonly available were "nordman 4"

Hahah I should edit to say "badass looking"...I usually do small sizes on steelies.
 
I have previous alpin tires.
They're not a "winter tire" so much as a performance tire you can drive in the snow.
very quiet.
Probably not gonna be as good as my blizzaks were.
but the price was right for me.
 
[486 said:
;n205474]"most badass"
hasn't even driven on them

uhhhh

ETA: they look like they'll run quiet
best I remember seeing commonly available were "nordman 4" as they actually had enough open space to clean out

You don’t want snow tires to clean out. The sipes hold snow.


those look ok, OP. On my STI and LGT I went a little bit taller and narrower to gain clearance and increase contact pressure.
 
I run Hercules studded tires on the truck and dad-wagon. Do well. I'm actually putting them on the truck today.
 
STUDS FOR THE MOTH FUCKLE WIN!
I get the cheapest studdable winter for my Lezburu thrash car and put a stud size bigger.
once a year I take them off and put them on my Crown Vic ice “racer”. 😀
 

Snow sticks to snow. Helps with traction immensely. Studs do nothing for snow traction, they grip into ice. They skitter around on pavement, so you need a tire that allows the studs to retract enough to get some rubber on the road as well.

I'm a big fan of Nokia hakkapelliita SUV and LT studded tires. I run them on all my vehicles including my cheap beater DD.
 
Nokian. Always Nokian. Still pissed they stopped making the WRG3 SUV. We just ran them on the Yukon year round. Basically a winter tire thread with a little firmer compound that won't wear like an eraser in warmer months. I haven't tried the WRG4 but it doesn't look as good.
 
Last edited:
:flipoff2::flipoff2:Was the whole purpose of this post just to mention you have a Porsche?

most badass winter tires are Nokia’s Hakkas preferably with proper not eco studs

studless snow alternative would be Blizzacks. Anything else is just posturing. But I guess that is why you got replica RS wheels instead of the narrowest cheapest steelies you could find

Damn Porsche owners 😂😂:flipoff2::flipoff2:
 
  • Like
Reactions: DMG
:flipoff2::flipoff2:Was the whole purpose of this post just to mention you have a Porsche?

most badass winter tires are Nokia’s Hakkas preferably with proper not eco studs

studless snow alternative would be Blizzacks. Anything else is just posturing. But I guess that is why you got replica RS wheels instead of the narrowest cheapest steelies you could find

Damn Porsche owners 😂😂:flipoff2::flipoff2:

Blizzard, Nokian, Firestone Winterforce 2 in that order. Based on my experience.


I agree. Damn Porsche owners :flipoff2:
 
:flipoff2::flipoff2:Was the whole purpose of this post just to mention you have a Porsche?

most badass winter tires are Nokia’s Hakkas preferably with proper not eco studs

studless snow alternative would be Blizzacks. Anything else is just posturing. But I guess that is why you got replica RS wheels instead of the narrowest cheapest steelies you could find

Damn Porsche owners 😂😂:flipoff2::flipoff2:

LoL I have mentioned I bought a 2021 Macan GTS in another thread when I was shopping for the vehicle.

Where I am (southern ontario), 95% of the time the roads are clear in the winter...so I went with a tire that is going to work better then. I am definitely giving up some snow/ice ability for better dry/wet handling, but it's a damn Porsche so why wouldn't I want better handling in the typical winter weather? I have 225 section Latitude X-Ice on my other vehicle if the roads are really bad or I just stay home lol I've had Blizzack's before, WS70's IIRC...they were great in the snow, but noisy and after 50% tread life no more winter compound, at least the X-Ice (I've had several of these) are full winter compound.


Studs would be just stooooopid with the roads we have here.


Also, when I was growing up way further up north I had $50 all seasons on a ford escort as a teenager and never died...lol
 
LoL I have mentioned I bought a 2021 Macan GTS in another thread when I was shopping for the vehicle.

Where I am (southern ontario), 95% of the time the roads are clear in the winter...so I went with a tire that is going to work better then. I am definitely giving up some snow/ice ability for better dry/wet handling, but it's a damn Porsche so why wouldn't I want better handling in the typical winter weather? I have 225 section Latitude X-Ice on my other vehicle if the roads are really bad or I just stay home lol I've had Blizzack's before, WS70's IIRC...they were great in the snow, but noisy and after 50% tread life no more winter compound, at least the X-Ice (I've had several of these) are full winter compound.


Studs would be just stooooopid with the roads we have here.


Also, when I was growing up way further up north I had $50 all seasons on a ford escort as a teenager and never died...lol

We live in amazing times when a SUV will go 0-60 under 4 seconds.
 
LoL I have mentioned I bought a 2021 Macan GTS in another thread when I was shopping for the vehicle.

Where I am (southern ontario), 95% of the time the roads are clear in the winter...so I went with a tire that is going to work better then. I am definitely giving up some snow/ice ability for better dry/wet handling, but it's a damn Porsche so why wouldn't I want better handling in the typical winter weather? I have 225 section Latitude X-Ice on my other vehicle if the roads are really bad or I just stay home lol I've had Blizzack's before, WS70's IIRC...they were great in the snow, but noisy and after 50% tread life no more winter compound, at least the X-Ice (I've had several of these) are full winter compound.


Studs would be just stooooopid with the roads we have here.


Also, when I was growing up way further up north I had $50 all seasons on a ford escort as a teenager and never died...lol

Just giving you a hard time:flipoff2:

wife has a Cayenne. Macan will replace it eventually. Engineering Porsche race cars has paid my bills in the past.

the Cayenne is shit in snow only because the all seasons are almost slicks. Couple of times we have had snow so far she just takes the STi with studded Nokians. CO is similar road wise in that most of the winter the roads are clear but as we live in the foothills, on those days you need winter tires it is really nice to have proper studded tires.

I get to setup the ice racing course for the local BMW club. I have a set of bolted Nokians (couple hundred 1.5” sharpened bolts driven through each tire). Has enough grip to break axle shafts.
Having seen several thousand cars come through the ice race events in the last couple decades,
driver ability outweighs type of tire and anyone can be taught to drive in ice or snow. Spending less than a set of tires on a driving school is something that will benefit you for the rest of you life. Another observation- Blizzacks offer the best value/performance for the CO front range.

semi out of control sliding around on a giant lake of ice is one of the most fun things to do in the winter months and is way easier in equipment than a track day
 
I always run studded tires all winter nov-may usually. When it is a snow packed highway I like to wake up before the idiots and still drive atleast the speed limit
 
We live in amazing times when a SUV will go 0-60 under 4 seconds.

LoL I know eh? The GTS is 4.5s according to Porsche with Launch Control. I've seen some people getting low 4's on draggy runs and mid 12's in the quarter. It's the same engine in the GTS as the Turbo though, just detuned, so down the road (if I get bored) with a tune I should be able to get sub 4 seconds.
 
Top Back Refresh