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Studs are irresponsible (IMHO) (archive)

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Posted by Jeff N. on December 12, 2000 at 15:50:30:

In Reply to: Get studs ! Thinner tire is better posted by Gooch on December 12, 2000 at 15:04:16:

With todays multicell compound tires, you no longer need studs for good snow and ice traction. Studs are yesterday's answer for tires with hard rubber compounds.

>>If<< you really feel you need studs, I do hope you're not like people in my Seattle area. They put on their studded tires in November, pull them off in April and maybe see two or three days of snow and ice. Our roads are horribly rutted by these folks leading to standing water rain troughs which are dangerious for everyone.

Personally, I believe that users of studded tires should have to purchase a permit to help pay for the road damage they cause.

Just my 2 cents,


I have 205/65's for winter and 225/60's for summer. In snow the trick is to have a thinner tire to break through the snow. In summer it's opposite. A thicker tire to grab the pavement.

Don't put snow tires all around like some yahoos. Only needed in rear. Get some all weather tires for the front.

Another tip. Make sure you put a thin layer of grease where the aluminum wheel meets the iron hub. Dissimilar metals have a tendancy to oxidize and stick to each other.

Gooch '94 spd

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