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Sorry Everyone I Put New Snow Tires on Today

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Sorry Everyone.   I put new Snow Tires on Today.  You know what that means.  Yeah it won't snow here in the east for another month.  :mad  If it does snow I am ready.  :D

 

I decided to buy the tires and steel rims already mounted and balanced from online Tire Rack.  So far I am extremely satisfied with their product.  The tires are extremely smooth and well balanced.  I have had problems in the past buying tires locally that they balance only to drive out the door and experience lots of tire road noise.  These tires were very quiet considering they are Blizzak Snow Tires with a deep tread. 

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Do they come with the correct TPMS valve stems to synch up with your on board computer?

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My blizzaks are noisy on dry pavements too. Especially on newly paved asphalt. Had a big dump today and went skiing already : D
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Do they come with the correct TPMS valve stems to synch up with your on board computer?


Good quesiton.  You know I never asked that.  I don't have the low tire pressure symbol showing  on the dashboard.   I guess I am either ok or no TPMS installed.  Either way its not a problem for me. 

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I put my old ones on today.  My car doesn't have PMS.:D 


Edited by Ghost - 11/3/13 at 2:55am
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Put mine on about two weeks ago.  Snowed last weekend and again all day today.  First real snow of the year today, with some accumulation of wet gloppy white stuff - super slippery.  Saw several vehicles in ditch on way home from Nakiska.  Was happy to have the Hakkapeliittas on my truck.

 

BTW, opening day skiing at Nakiska was not too bad but with usual first day crowds at times.  Did about 28,000 vertical on sl skis - my old legs can definitely feel it.

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Put mine on about two weeks ago.  Snowed last weekend and again all day today.  First real snow of the year today, with some accumulation of wet gloppy white stuff - super slippery.  Saw several vehicles in ditch on way home from Nakiska.  Was happy to have the Hakkapeliittas on my truck.

 

BTW, opening day skiing at Nakiska was not too bad but with usual first day crowds at times.  Did about 28,000 vertical on sl skis - my old legs can definitely feel it.

You were there too? Yeah it was pretty busy. Trying my new gears today and need to visit my bootfitter again for some minor adjustments~I did not see any vehicles in the ditch tho...

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You were there too? Yeah it was pretty busy. Trying my new gears today and need to visit my bootfitter again for some minor adjustments~I did not see any vehicles in the ditch tho...


Along the TransCanada Hwy toward Banff near Lac de Arcs - a truck and two cars.

 

Yeah - lots of people - go fast - go slow - go fast - slow down - speed up sort of day with the clumps of people, variable visibility, and mushy powder alternating with hard pack. 

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Along the TransCanada Hwy toward Banff near Lac de Arcs - a truck and two cars.

Oh that spot. I know it but I was heading back to Calgary. You from Banff? 

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Oh that spot. I know it but I was heading back to Calgary. You from Banff? 


Canmore

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Sorry Everyone.   I put new Snow Tires on Today.  You know what that means.  Yeah it won't snow here in the east for another month.  :mad  If it does snow I am ready.  :D

 

I decided to buy the tires and steel rims already mounted and balanced from online Tire Rack.  So far I am extremely satisfied with their product.  The tires are extremely smooth and well balanced.  I have had problems in the past buying tires locally that they balance only to drive out the door and experience lots of tire road noise.  These tires were very quiet considering they are Blizzak Snow Tires with a deep tread. 


You can blame me because I run snow tires year around.

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Sorry Everyone.   I put new Snow Tires on Today.  You know what that means.  Yeah it won't snow here in the east for another month.  :mad  If it does snow I am ready.  :D

 

I decided to buy the tires and steel rims already mounted and balanced from online Tire Rack.  So far I am extremely satisfied with their product.  The tires are extremely smooth and well balanced.  I have had problems in the past buying tires locally that they balance only to drive out the door and experience lots of tire road noise.  These tires were very quiet considering they are Blizzak Snow Tires with a deep tread.

Now you went and done it.

 

No snow for you. 

 

I'll stick to my threadbare sunny weather tires until my Son In Law gets off his butt and gets a job to help paying for them.

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Snows are ready to go on..soon. But not till we get some consistent cold weather forecasts
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Along the TransCanada Hwy toward Banff near Lac de Arcs - a truck and two cars.

 

Yeah - lots of people - go fast - go slow - go fast - slow down - speed up sort of day with the clumps of people, variable visibility, and mushy powder alternating with hard pack. 

 

So, are you describing the driving or the skiing? Both kinda sketchy, I'll wager.

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~~Quote: Originally Posted by canadianskier View Post Along the TransCanada Hwy toward Banff near Lac de Arcs - a truck and two cars.

Yeah - lots of people - go fast - go slow - go fast - slow down - speed up sort of day with the clumps of people, variable visibility, and mushy powder alternating with hard pack.

 

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So, are you describing the driving or the skiing? Both kinda sketchy, I'll wager.

 

Mostly the skiing - but not far off from the driving

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