If you've got the stock all-season tires (or any all-eason tire), experience in driving in snow, and the sensability to know when to get off the road, you'll be okay. I lived in Rochester, MN for 3 years, and don't recall there being that many "stay off the roads" days (unlike Vermont).n0uk said:how much of a difference in traction and/or performance is there really between dedicated Winter tyres and high-performance (or ultra HP) all season's?
Now, I do live in Minneapolis, so I will be dealing with extended driving in real winter conditions. However, I'm not exactly a newbie to winter as I've been here for 18 years now.
Currently, Alice has the OEM 16" run-flats. I am kind of vascillating between getting a dedicated set of Winter wheels/tyres, or replacing the RFs with all season tyres.
Thanks in advance for your sharings...
I'm 99% sure you're not going to get 14" rims over the front brakes. The first set of 15" steel wheels I got from tirerack didn't clear the front brakes, so I highly doubt any 14" wheel will work. Sorry.reills said:They're on 14" rims.
Yup, I had the Goodyear NCT5 tires myself. Those are classified as "summer" tires, so no M+S rating. I'd strongly suggest getting something else for the snow. Especially with the Minneapolis trafficn0uk said:Thanks Jason.
Actually, at the moment I have the OEM Goodyear NCT5 run-flats. I just went and looked and could not see either M or S on the sidewall.
Thanks for the other comments though. Sounds like ASRs may be a reasonable compromise, although the separate set is still on the cards.