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Old 08-10-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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It's that time of year again... Time to start shopping for a set of wheels to go into "Winter Mode"... Please post photos of your winter wheel set up... Thanks...
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:12 AM   #2
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Here is my winter setup. 18 inch OEM with Nokians Haka 5 all around. Perfect for Canadian winter, never had any problems.
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iconoclast - have you considered the Vredestein Wintrac Nextreme SUV? I'm hoping someone tries them out this upcoming winter and posts some good reviews.
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i am debating on those or michelin. i had the michelin before without issue or complaint but i have read some good things about the vredestein and they're less expensive. i was hoping others on here could chime in on the vredestein. i know phil (of detailers domain fame) has them on his and i believe 2putt as well. i will post reviews and photos once i decide which way to go.
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Iconoclast- by experience of having Michelin winter tires on other cars. They tend to be really quiet, ok for snow and ice but not extreme blizzard, slushy conditions. They do tend to wear out fast I don't imagine on the Q7...
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michelin dedicated winter tires?
i had the latitude diamaris all-season on my RRS-SC and they were awful... i quickly swapped out to dedicated michelin winter tires and they were much better.
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Iconoclast- yes dedicated snow Michelins, the tread blocks are not very wide to remove the slush efficiently I find.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:49 PM   #8
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thanks for the head's up... these look hardcore but i don't know which tires they are:

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^supposedly all terrain winter tires.

this guy looks like s/he has some all-season tires on:
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:03 PM   #9
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Here in Quebec, winter tires are mandatory for cars and trucks registered here from dec 15 to march 15. Usually year after year the equivalent of consumers report here tests a wide selection of winter tires. Unfortunately its a paid subscription but I did find a similar article. Top 4 are Bridgestone (probably biased because they are made here) Toyo, Nokian and Michelin.

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http://www.apa.ca/pneu_tourisme2013.asp
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thank you.
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I love the Vredstein Wintracs on my other cars, at the moment my Q7 is on the Pirelli Scorpion Winter 295 35 21, they are good tires but I will be swapping out to the Wintracs for the Q7 this year.

I have a season left on them I believe and 1 brand new tire at the shop.
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I love the Vredstein Wintracs on my other cars, at the moment my Q7 is on the Pirelli Scorpion Winter 295 35 21, they are good tires but I will be swapping out to the Wintracs for the Q7 this year.

I have a season left on them I believe and 1 brand new tire at the shop.
Phil - you're already running the Scorpions? How many months out of the year are they on the Q7? I grew up in Passaic County so I know how crazy winters can get. BTW - just ordered some great stuff from you recently and it arrived to VA with lightning speed! Thanks.
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I love the Vredstein Wintracs on my other cars, at the moment my Q7 is on the Pirelli Scorpion Winter 295 35 21, they are good tires but I will be swapping out to the Wintracs for the Q7 this year.

I have a season left on them I believe and 1 brand new tire at the shop.
do you have sets available for next season? if not, when will they be available for purchase?


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Phil - you're already running the Scorpions? How many months out of the year are they on the Q7? I grew up in Passaic County so I know how crazy winters can get. BTW - just ordered some great stuff from you recently and it arrived to VA with lightning speed! Thanks.
i am fairly certain phil has psychics working in the shipping department because it feels like as soon as i hit click the package arrives moments later.
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Phil - you're already running the Scorpions? How many months out of the year are they on the Q7? I grew up in Passaic County so I know how crazy winters can get. BTW - just ordered some great stuff from you recently and it arrived to VA with lightning speed! Thanks.
bought them because I got a deal on them, got a bubble on one and bought a new one, so I have 3 good ones and 2 rears that are a bit due for a change.

ran them for 3 seasons. They are good, I'll see you the 3 good ones cheap if you want them.
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do you guys want a group buy on the wintracs I can see what I can do.

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that would be great... undecided on wheel size but most likely go 21" if i can find a set of OEM PQ6 Wheels.
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any updates on group buy or should we go on our own?
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Ordered Pirelli Scorpion Winter XL... I wanted Dunlop WinterSport however not available in 21" fitment. I was told by a few MB owners that these work great, apparently the popular choice among Canadian Drivers. I will post reviews after our next mountain jaunt...
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Working out well... 12-16" of snow and 11-14 degree temps:

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