: Tire recomendations for winter



Cadi Cat
10-09-07, 09:00 PM
I'm looking to purchase a good set of tires that will give my catera the best traction in the winter. But nothing crazy expensive. I've seen $200+ Not looking to spend $1000 on tires. :helpless: You all know how bad this car is in the snow. I've never really had a winter tire on this car and it absolutly sucks for traction. I barely can get out of my own plowed driveway on most occasions. If anyone has any recomendations I would like to hear.

yellowxhoodie
10-10-07, 12:43 PM
check out the new goodyear f1's with the tread shown in this pic.

http://http://www.tuning.sk/images/news/goodyear_eagle_f1_13032007/eagle-f1-asymmetric-text_1.jpg

Theyre not exactly winter tires, but i got them on my Cat and theyre great all weather tires.

yellowxhoodie
10-10-07, 12:43 PM
idk if that pic is workin, so heres the link

http://www.tuning.sk/images/news/goodyear_eagle_f1_13032007/eagle-f1-asymmetric-text_1.jpg

elvin315
10-10-07, 03:27 PM
Last winter was the first with my Catera. I bought dedicated snowtires for all 4 corners. Michelin X-Ice from the Tire Rack. I have had good luck with Michelins in the past and that was why I went with them instead of Bridgestone Blizzaks or Dunlop Graspics. I hate Goodyears. Worst tires I ever owned. The X-Ice performed well but the Catera will never be sure footed in the snow. Remember that the Catera is RWD and it's very light back there regardless of the tires you choose. For better snow performance buy the narrowest tire allowed for your size wheel. Wide tires will "float" over the snow. Easy and smooth on the throttle is key. Some sandbags over the rear axle couldn't hurt either. I'm trying that this year.

Elvin



http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/michelin/mi_xice_ci2_l.jpg

Resilient
10-10-07, 05:06 PM
BFGoodrich Traction T/A's do fine for me and my Cat does well during winter driving.

I agree with YELLOW... myself being used to snow, even learned how to drive during the winter... it's a must when you live in one of the coldest capitals of the world (after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Moscow, Russia).... and we get snow, some years a lot... others not so much.

yellowxhoodie
10-10-07, 05:12 PM
i think alot of how your car handles in winter is how good of a driver you are. im not saying that any of you are bad drivers, im just saying that growing up in an area that has snow every year, you learn to drive in the snow cuz u have no choice. last winter the tires on my car were like slicks, there was no tread at all, and i managed just fine in the winter.