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Chodaboy
12-13-2004, 09:26 PM
Ok, the jeep isnt going to be ready for this winter >_<
Major engine swap work needs to be done and its already december.

I'm going to have to actualy drive my 7th gen so i just swapped on my factory rims with the old crappy bridgeston potenza all seasons.

Need to think about good.. i mean really good winter/ice tires. Preffer something with lots of sipping.
I like the BFG tires on my jeep, but i have no idea what would offer that kinda traction on a smaller car like the celica.

suggestions?

Hooligan
12-13-2004, 09:55 PM
I've heard good things about Bridgestone Blizzaks.

roman
12-14-2004, 12:46 AM
Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50 is probably the best studdless snow/ice tire you can buy. However, the ride quality and treadlife aren't that great at all. That didn't stop me from going through 3 sets of the tire, I just loved how it performed. However, I will most likely try the Nokian winter tire next. I have read many good things about the Hakkappellita Q which supposedly equals the Blizzaks in snow traction, and falls just slightly behind in ice traction. However, the ride quality, dry/wet traction, and treadlife on the Nokians is far superior to the Blizzaks. The Hakka Q's are now discontinued and are being replaced by the Nokian RSI. If you need to find a Nokian dealer near you, feel free to go to www.nokiantires.com (http://www.nokiantires.com/). Also, I know e-Tires (http://www.etires.com/showSizes.jsp?manufacturer=nokian&category=SNOWS&group=RSI) sell the tires as well.

roman

Hooligan
12-14-2004, 05:50 AM
My aunt has some Nokians on her mid 90s 5 series BMW wagon and she swears by them.

42qn30
12-21-2004, 10:13 PM
I've got the Blizzak's and absolutely love them. i can make it through 2 feet of snow very easily. If you dont believe me look up Michigan City, IN. this week we got about 2.5 feet of snow.