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Snow Troubles

I moved to Denver, CO last June from Indianapolis, IN and I had trouble for the first time driving in the snow tonight. I got stuck driving up a hill, I was doing fine until the Jetta in front of me stopped for no apparent reason.

I managed to get it out after I had some buddies push me. This is of course after I got hit by a guy backing out of his drive way. Oh yeah, he didn't have insurance either. He cracked my rear bumper and tail light, the bumper was already cracked so no big deal. I got his phone number and address, I'll probably just get a few hundred off of him and get new tail lights, mmm clear turn signals.

Anyways, back on topic, I have Toyo Proxes which are not meant for the snow by any means and so now I'm seriously thinking about getting some snow tires. I was thinking I would get ones that are slightly taller and wider. I would get better grip that way correct? I plan on getting another set of wheels and tires in April for the good months.

So any recommendations for which tires I should get and what dimensions?
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:35 AM
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Being candaian and driving in winter conditions. Snow driving consitist of skill more then tires. shure you need a nice snow tire supose to a summer/all season. but speed and breaking is a major factor when driving in snow
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aye man hopefully this helps w/ tire sizes. check it out: Recommended Tire size & Offsets!
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with snow tires, you def wanna go with a narrower tire. the wider a tire is, the more it'll "plow" the snow. narrower tires will cut thru the snow.
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hehe..get some snow chains
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A narrow tire puts more weight per square inch on the ground so you will dig deeper into the snow cover, while having a taller tire will give you more ground clearance. When I lived in snow areas I found that Nokian tires have great grip and will last and handle well on dry pavement, unlike Blizaks. My last year in New Jersey I had a set of BF Goodrich Traction TA's on my evo and they worked out just fine but, awd makes some difference too.

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I moved to Denver, CO last June from Indianapolis, IN and I had trouble for the first time driving in the snow tonight. I got stuck driving up a hill, I was doing fine until the Jetta in front of me stopped for no apparent reason.

I managed to get it out after I had some buddies push me. This is of course after I got hit by a guy backing out of his drive way. Oh yeah, he didn't have insurance either. He cracked my rear bumper and tail light, the bumper was already cracked so no big deal. I got his phone number and address, I'll probably just get a few hundred off of him and get new tail lights, mmm clear turn signals.

Anyways, back on topic, I have Toyo Proxes which are not meant for the snow by any means and so now I'm seriously thinking about getting some snow tires. I was thinking I would get ones that are slightly taller and wider. I would get better grip that way correct? I plan on getting another set of wheels and tires in April for the good months.

So any recommendations for which tires I should get and what dimensions?
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i bought "Michelin Xice" and they work great for me, im from canada so i have my own troubles with snow but these tires help alot, but i also agree what they said befor, its also a different type of driving when your driving in the snow
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Thanks for the help. So I'll probably go to a 205/55. I, along with a dozen other people got stuck going up this hill, including a '07 Odyssey of all cars.
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