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Old 08-08-2012, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you use winter tires?

After owning a few torsen based AWD cars (Audi Quattro and VW 4-motion) I've concluded that with cars, 4 snow tires makes a bigger improvement in the winter than AWD. My MDX is my first SUVish vehicle. Do you switch to winter tires (if in a snow-prone area) or does the weight of the vehicle with all seasons do the trick?
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I switch to Scorpion ice and snows. All wheel drive will not help your stopping distance...
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, Bridgestone Blizzaks. Stopping ability as well as the difference in the rubber compound.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No - AWD plus highly rated all season tires has done exceptionally well.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I used to run Blizzaks on my ML350 each winter because the all seasons it came with were literally dangerous in snow. Since I just got my 2012 X in May, I'll try these all season Michellins it came with and see how they handle snow. More than likely I'll get Blizzaks again but I'll see how these are first.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, I switch to Scorpion ice and snows. All wheel drive will not help your stopping distance...
Not only stopping, but also turning.
We have all seen the mdx in the snow video that Acura produced, that was done with the OEM tires and the car did exceptionally well.
Having said that, it's obvious that dedicated snows will be better than all seasons.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, Firestone Winterforce tires. Can't imagine a better set up.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The front uses struts. Rear shocks. Rear easy to DIY.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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All season tire is the best tire for your MDX car in winter season,Hot season,at mountain etc but bridge stone tire is the best tire for use i personally used this company tires.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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All season tire is the best tire for your MDX car in winter season,Hot season,at mountain etc but bridge stone tire is the best tire for use i personally used this company tires.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Winter tires will always be better in temperatures below 7C (45F) than summer or all-season tires. It's not just a matter of the treads cutting through the snow, it's the rubber compound and its performance in colder temperatures.

Myself, being up in Canada, although it is not excessively cold in Toronto, I still have dedicated winter tires on winter wheels for all my vehicles. All-wheel drive is good but the critical factor will be driving habits and what connects your car to the road; in other words, the tires.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't and I live in the New York. But if you live in a climate that gets a lot of snow maybe you should. Also I am a HS teacher, so you can see why LOL.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Use winter tires on all my vehicles. My MDX uses Toyo Observer GO 2, other vehicles Michellin x- ice. Toyo are the best tires do far. Not too crazy about Mich.
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