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Old 01-29-2014, 05:01 PM   #11
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woohoo;

Thursday
Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High near 30F. Winds * at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night
Cloudy. Low 23F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Friday
Cloudy. High 34F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night
Cloudy skies. Low 24F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday
Scattered snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow for the afternoon hours. High 36F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 60%. About one inch of snow expected.

Saturday Night
Rain showers in the evening becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 34F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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I'm hoping for more snow. Lots of it. I just bought a 4X4, and I picked up a second set of wheels and put Michelin X-Ice Xi2 snow tires on it last night. I wanna play.
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I'm hoping for more snow. Lots of it. I just bought a 4X4, and I picked up a second set of wheels and put Michelin X-Ice Xi2 snow tires on it last night. I wanna play.

How do the Michelin X-Ice compare to the Blizzteks? Didn't know Michelin mad a ice/snow tire; I prefer Michelin over all other tires and this is good news.
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How do the Michelin X-Ice compare to the Blizzteks? Didn't know Michelin mad a ice/snow tire; I prefer Michelin over all other tires and this is good news.

I read every review on the internet before making my decision. The general concensus is the Bridgestone Blizzaks have superior traction, but it is based on a coating on the rubber that wears off quickly. They also seem to wear faster than the Michelins. For these two reasons they are almost always rated lower.

Most reviews agree (for studless tires) the Nokian Hakkapelitta is the best snow tire in the world, but I was unable to find anyone that carried them.

In short, the Blizzaks are better than the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 out of the box, but the Michelin is better as you start to get any level of wear, and they have a longer tread life.

Michelin has a brand new snow tire, X-Ice Xi3, that performs better than brand new Blizzaks, and are comparable to the Nokian, but at this point they don't make it in the size I need so I bought the Xi2'*. I paid $233 per tire at Belle Tire for P265/60R18'*, plus installation and TPMS sensors. I don't see the tires as an extra expense, since any miles I put on the winter tires will extend the life of the summer tires. The only expense was the cost of the wheels, and I picked up 4 nice used ones for $400.
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I think we'd gladly take at least half of the snow the east coast has gotten this year. Normally we have at least 2 storms with around 18" on the ground each time. I don't mind the alternating 50* days but when it goes from 58* to -20* in the same day, everything breathing gets sick.
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The one listed in my siggy.
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Ya I think we were talking about jeeps before LOL ..I think in terms of designations..too
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yep seems everyone who is into jeeps knows what you are talking about, mine was the baby xj
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