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· Elvira
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I put the CrossClimate 2 on my 2013 V6 to replace the Blizzak/ MXV4 dual wheel setup that required me to switch sets for winter/rest-of-the-year.

I knew the compromise of leaving the dedicated snows but have been extremely satisfied with the grip in the rain as well as snow. Dry pavement IS very quiet but that can be attributed to the "tuned" pattern. Normally the open sides at the shoulder of the tread blocks would typically be uber-loud ala off-road all terrains.

Engineering Explained had a very informative YT

I work with 4 co-workers that use these also and they are totally sold.

Did you find any major change in your MPG? Only one setup on a Honda Odyssey seems to have affected the MPG for this person by a solid 2 mpg. He tracks his MPG religiously so I trust his findings. Same rotations per mile, etc,etc.

But I'm sold.
 

· Elvira
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Any dedicated winter tire : Blizzak, X-Ice, that hard to remember how to spell brand from Norway are hands down vastly more competent on icy roads than these CrossClimates. They, the CC's, do an acceptable job but the ABS is activated when the winters never required the ABS to deploy.

My experience in upper Illinois allows me to drive before the plows get out and I'm not white-knuckling it to work.

It's also fairly flat around here so I couldn't comment on how the CC2 handle hilly conditions.

Oh yeah, IMHO
 

· Elvira
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Sorry, but huge thumbs down for blizzaks. Would never ever recommend that junk even to my worst enemy.
My experience was 4 winter seasons (mid Nov to early March) plus a little after the winter wearbars appeared I drove them down to the regular wearbars. I can't complain as I've never had the X-ice or the Nokian tires. to compare with. Hakkapeliitta is what I can't remember how to spell.

Never slipped ever on ice, never gut stuck in snow, traction was fine for my area, but I'll take your word you believe they are crap.

Why do you hold that opinion?
 

· Elvira
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Ahh! I guess I can understand that but did the tires have a blowout?

I ask because the reason I needed the CC2 replacement was one of my rear tires had a blowout and shredded at 70 in traffic.
 

· Elvira
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An added bonus, these are uni-directional so when it's time to "rotate" these tires lifting one side of the car at a time is all you need to do.

Front to back and back to front. Easy peasy!
 
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