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Thread: Time for tires.

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    Acdcpsp is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2008 CTS4 3.6 LY7
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    Feb 2013

    Time for tires.

    Hi, So i've been doing extent research on tires for the past couple of weeks. I'm looking for a set of good all-seasons that rides smooth, quite, and has good traction in light snow light a few inches. I know obviously this sounds like the tire everyone wants and if this tire existed it be very expensive. I currently have Falken Ziex 912 which did pretty good. Never got stuck other than my driveway. I just want something better so I can make it up hills straight rather than sideways... So I figure I'd ask you guys what kind of tires do you use and recommend. I'm mainly concerned about traction. Sure I would like a smooth ride quite ride but I'd prefer good traction first then a smoother ride and so on. So what you recommend? I looked into Goodyear Triple Tread.. I drive a 2006 CTS 3.6 Base with the 16 inch rims. I also live in PA so our winters aren't too bad and I drive through a few inchs of snow.

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    curtc is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS V8 1SF RWD
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    Oakdale, MN

    Re: Time for tires.

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS's will come highly recommended here as a solid all-season, I had them on my CTS and currently have them on my STS.

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    falconsman is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2007 CTS Sport
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    Well I live in Florida, so my choice on tires does not apply to you, sry.

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    CTSM is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): CTS 08' 3.6 DI Performance | 07' Lux 3.6 Volant-Borla-Vsways
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    Re: Time for tires.

    My best recommendation is what i have on right now as all-seasons Michelline primacy MXM4

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    CTS-QC is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2010 CTS 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
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    Dec 2012

    Re: Time for tires.

    Just go for 4 winter tires, and keep another set of tires for summer months. A pain to change them but well worth it. If you have to go through snow, buy winter tires period. Look for the peaked mountain with snowflake symbol when shopping for winter tires. Tires marked with this symbol meet specific snow traction performance requirements and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions. Tires marked "M + S" (Mud and Snow), or "all season" tires that do not have the peaked mountain with snowflake symbol, may provide safe performance in most weather conditions, but are not designed for snow and ice-covered roads.

    At temperatures below 45F, standard tires begin to lose elasticity, resulting in reduced traction. Winter tires retain their elasticity to grip at much lower temperatures. Wide, high-performance tires, other than those specifically designed as winter tires, are no good for use on snow-covered roads. I bought for myself a set of Hankook Winter i-cept EVO tires and winter mags to put them on. Maybe not the best winter tires on the market but for the price they a good job of running through slush. They are almost as quiet as an all season tire and can still do some performance driving..


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