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      10-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #45

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Originally Posted by Tracus View Post
Yes, you will shine with your summer when is dry and wonderful and you will shine in your winter when the snow is there. But for everything in between, the all season is the one that will handle everything very well.
Summer tires beat all season tires in every handling situation (accelerating/braking/turns), wet or dry when the temperatures are above 40F.

All season are a compromise between summer/winter tires and master of none. Yes for those that can't or don't want to run 2 sets of wheels/tires they'll make due. For myself (in Seattle) I'd rather take my chances with the unlikely snow surprise. In Seattle we don't get surprise snowfall, we'd see the possibility of light snow probably a week or more in advance but I realize parts of Canada don't have that luxury.

However, more importantly defensive driving can only marginally protect you from dumb drivers losing control of their vehicle or loads where emergency situations on the road might require immediate high speed reactions on a freeway for which a Summer tire would give me an advantage probably 99% of the time.

I agree I don't need a minimum wage tire tech scratching up wheels, so I'd change my 2nd set which I store on a tire rack in the garage. For those that might not have a garage, a stack of tires could easily fit in a small closet.

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      10-16-2019, 08:28 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Tracus View Post
No, is not. Know your car and your limits and you will do just fine. A good All Season is quite performant.
So all independent tests are wrong and you are right

Ignorance is bliss I guess.
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      10-17-2019, 03:07 PM   #47
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I use Nokian winters in the winter and dedicated summers the rest of the year on my Mercedes SUV - the BMW gets parked in the winter. I store the off season tires in my shop and do the re+re myself on my car lift.

To each their own but in our conditions (snowy winter passes with lots of corners) I won't run anything but a dedicated winter.

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Originally Posted by CanAutM3 View Post
So all independent tests are wrong and you are right

Ignorance is bliss I guess.
There are millions of owners who buy those tires and most of them, re-buy them(see reviews). And almost all share the same thoughts and have similar requests/expectations.
There are also a lot of manufacturers that are making these tires. Obviously, there is a certain environment where they are in demand. If they will not be good, nobody will buy them and manufacturers will not make them. Also, if they were not good their specific technical specifications (like speed rating / braking, etc.) will be poor' yet, they are not.
I am also tired of the all-season / all-weather confusion.There a lot of guys in here using the same all-weather tires; I just guess they don't want to have a futile conversation. Terrible idea from my part to have this conversation anyway....

So in your opinion, everyone who buys them is an ignorant.
I quite enjoyed our conversation until you used an uncalled for and arrogant term. Sorry, I will not go that low.
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