Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Your car's performance is only as good as the couple of square inches of rubber that connects you to the ground. This is true whether you're talking a grippy tread to enhance dry performance or a rubber compound that's specifically designed to work in colder temps. All seasons are good compromises but they're just that - a compromise.
Running snow tires with traction control and even AWD will only increase your car's ability to transport you safely and keep you out of trouble. If your tires are not digging through the snow or able to claw their way over an icey road, 4 driven wheels or traction control won't be much help. But couple them with snow tires and you'll be amazed at how you can get through the white stuff. I run 4 studded snows on my RT4WD wagon. I also run Nokia Hakka 2s on my Accord. The difference in their winter performance is nothing short of amazing. The Wagon will outperform the Accord in the winter in braking, cornering, and even acceleration - because it's better equipment. I didn't get studs on the Accord's snows because I use it for mostly highway travel and wanted a quieter ride.
Current: 2016 Mazda 6 GT, 1989 Prelude Si
Come & Gone: 84 Accord HB, 91 CRX Si, 89 Accord LXi, 90 Accord LX Cpe, 94 Accord EX, 95 Accord EX Cpe, 98 Accord EX, 99 A4, 03 Accord EX-L, 91 Civic RT4WD Wagon, 06 Accord EX-L NAVI, 09 Mazda 6 iGT
From The Dark Period: 01.5 Passat, 08 Accord 6-6
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