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Ferrari FF plays in the snowMillions of Americans got their first taste of winter snow this week, which made us wonder how many of those motorists went to the trouble of putting winter tires on their cars? In some parts of the country, winter tires (also known as snow tires) are considered a must. Their treads are designed to move snow and ice away from the tires' surface so...

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Nope I have all season tires on my Envoy, plus the electronic 2WD/4WD is handy for winter driving. The boy has full time 4WD on the Hummer H3. Only the wife has 2WD/FWD on the Traverse.

In fact, I don't think I have purchased snow tires since I owned my old '80 Buick Regal.

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On a car with manual power brakes and a manual transmission, I was perfectly happy with 4 seasons ... Good 4 seasons with plenty of tread left. But with cars equipped with ABS, winters are must have equipment. Without ABS, when your wheels slide, you're in control. You can feather the pedal, you can stomp it, or you can let off all together. With ABS, the computer will fight any attempt on your part. You're along for the ride.  And if they can't find enough traction .. ABS will leave you without any brakes at all. Been there, done that. FORD that.

 

As for 4wd and AWD ... IMHO that only gets you to the scene of the accident easier.

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Never buy winter tires. For some reason, don't need them :D 

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My cars are put up for the winter.  Both daily drivers are 4X4 and equipped with aggressive tires already. Bring it.

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17 hours ago, Ringo64 said:

Never buy winter tires. For some reason, don't need them :D 

Prolly still need Ziebart though.

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I'm with JUSTA... bring it on!

 


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On 12/7/2016 at 5:51 PM, Ringo64 said:

Never buy winter tires. For some reason, don't need them :D 

 

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On 12/17/2016 at 10:57 PM, stratman said:

I'm with JUSTA... bring it on!

 


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I'm stunned to see those actually have a winter rating.

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On 12/19/2016 at 0:18 PM, Professur said:

I'm stunned to see those actually have a winter rating.

The old ones didn't, but these new All-Terrain T/A KO2 do.

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