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Winter Tires

Installed winter rims and tires from Tire Rack today.

Ride quality is surprisingly good for a winter set. More cushioning than the 19" Everest, but you really feel it get squirrelly with sharp lane changes. Road noise is noticeable until the wind noise drowns it out, and I'm ecstatic to report there is zero shaking.

So far I'm happy, we'll see how it performs when the snow and ice hits the pavement... I'm ready for old man winter !!!

Rims: Rial W10X 18" x 8"
Tires: Bridgestone DM-V1 Blizzaks



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Blizzaks are great in soft snow and hardpack. I have the same model tire for my Touareg. They are gummy like rubber erasers, with piles of sipes, but the super grippy part of the tread will only last about 15-20K miles.

I also notice mine are slightly louder , but not annoying so. They do NOT perform as well as my Pirelli Scorpions on dry roads. Blizzaks are NOT a dry weather tire.
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I went through winter on my OEMs last year... not fun.
I hope to get 3 - 4 winters out of them, I'd be happy with that.
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You don't do many winter miles then?
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Installed winter rims and tires from Tire Rack today. Ride quality is surprisingly good for a winter set. More cushioning than the 19" Everest, but you really feel it get squirrelly with sharp lane changes. Road noise is noticeable until the wind noise drowns it out, and I'm ecstatic to report there is zero shaking. So far I'm happy, we'll see how it performs when the snow and ice hits the pavement... I'm ready for old man winter !!! Rims: Rial W10X 18" x 8" Tires: Bridgestone DM-V1 Blizzaks
Nice looking rims. I received my 18" pkg with the DM-V1 last week. It's been a warm December here in Boston. Was kind of waiting to mount them on the treg. But I think I will have to this weekend.
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You don't do many winter miles then?
Not much, I only do about 5k miles in winter driving (Dec. - Mar.).
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Nice looking rims. I received my 18" pkg with the DM-V1 last week. It's been a warm December here in Boston. Was kind of waiting to mount them on the treg. But I think I will have to this weekend.
Thanks Henney. I know what you mean, we had a few inches of snow here in New Jersey over the last few days, so I figured it was time… don't want to get caught off guard. Which rims did you get with your DMV1's?... pics??
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Thanks Henney. I know what you mean, we had a few inches of snow here in New Jersey over the last few days, so I figured it was time… don't want to get caught off guard. Which rims did you get with your DMV1's?... pics??
Msw type 19. I'll mount them tomorrow and post a pic
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Vredestein Wintrac Xtremes are awesome tires.

I have 12k miles on mine and are still going strong - I drove them thru the summer and now that we've had a few snows, they are still great.

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We are on our second winter with the 20 inch Michelin Latitude ice x and I love the way they work in ice and snow and even wet roads. I drive dry roads also with no problems.
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