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Old 12-05-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a set of front winter tires for my car. I saw these Winterforces on tire rack, they're M+*, but they're 215/60/16s. Will those fit alright? The 225s are siginificantly more expensive (by almost 100 bux when you add shipping due to warehouses not having them locally). I can get a set for $155.00 to my door.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0

And should I go for the studs? My vote is no.

NOTE: Rear tires are 225/60/16... is that ok to combine?
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they need to be installed in sets of 4.

first time you take a turn the back end will go bye bye..

if you MUST install just 2 make sure they are the same size as your rear tires.
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I wouldn't say you NEED to have a set of 4. I ran 2 snows on the front of both my lumina, The grand prix, and the bonneville for the last 4 years. No problems. One thing that should be noted is that I had good rear tires too(60% or better tread life, the more the better).

Assuming your rear tires are good, your rear end won't go bye bye.

Heck, on my regal I just had a good set of regular tires that were fairly new and didn't have a problem at all.

As for size, it helps to match the sizes. Not sure what the difference in size translates to for you, but it shouldn't be that big of a deal.


Remember though, snow tires don't allow you to go faster in the winter, they allow you to be safer when driving reasonable for the weather conditions.
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I don't want faster... I want to be able to go up the hill by my girlfriend'* house without drifting into the shoulder lol. I might just skip them, drain my account and go for the bridgestone 009s. And I think 2 would be OK. I went to a parking lot to kind of learn the car (first winter driven) and the back end was the last thing that swung out.

I may buy four 009s this evening...
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Here comes four bridgestone potenza g009s... there goes my bank account...
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