: When will you make the swap to winter tires?



dvandentop
10-06-10, 10:43 PM
I will probably change them over the end of this month although I am sure i wont get my car out too often this winter.

cbloveday
10-06-10, 10:49 PM
I usually change in november as well. You certainly do not want to get caught in below 32 degrees on PS2s.

snzuloz
10-06-10, 11:12 PM
Just thinking about winter coming and those low temps (-30, -40C) shrinkage is a huge issue!

baabootoo
10-06-10, 11:48 PM
Why get winter tires then??????????

New Bee In New York
10-07-10, 02:04 AM
Temps here are still in the 60's during the day so it looks like November before the winter tires go on.

neuronbob
10-07-10, 05:45 AM
Mid-November here, when night temps get to the mid-30s. Don't want to get caught in early November with the occasional 60-deg day on the SottoZeros.

garfin
10-07-10, 06:50 AM
Mid-November here, when night temps get to the mid-30s. Don't want to get caught in early November with the occasional 60-deg day on the SottoZeros.

Same time frame for me as well, based on the same reason!

Best regards,

Elie

khoeysr
10-07-10, 12:28 PM
Never.

My car doesn't run in the snow. I ended up putting my 09 sedan away around the third week of December last year; ran it out a couple of days when the weather warmed up. It came out to stay this year around April 1.

Plan to do the same with my coupe.

New Bee In New York
10-07-10, 12:42 PM
I'm a little surprised that so many equate winter tires to drivimg in snow.

cdog533
10-07-10, 01:03 PM
With my first gen CTS-V, I usually put them on in Nov, off in April. That thing was a BEAST with the snows.... it would go through anything. I'm gonna stick with my SUV this year, and keep the new V out of the snow.

WORD OF WARNING: If you get caught more than 1/4" of snow on the stock tires, you are probably screwed. You'll be driving 10 mph. Or in heavy snow, 2 mph. At least that's how it was in the V1 - see my post here: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/27793-took-v-out-about-1-snow.html

Vcoupe11
10-07-10, 01:09 PM
I was thinking about getting a second set of wheels and putting on snow tires. Not sure I will be able to pull it off in time (money money money).

I wondered how the PS2's handle in cold weather (20 to 30 degrees) on clear pavement as compared to the Good Year Super Car run flats on the Z06. Any one have experience they would like to share?

With the Z I drove through out the winter as long as there was no snow or ice on the roads. Also picked roads that did not have a big accumulation of cinders and salt chunks. Did have to tread lightly (no pun intended) however.

Gary