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    Ask a braker

    What are the best winter tires?

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    Brake checking: merely a great joke to play on fun-loving semi truck drivers, or the greatest?
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    goat ftw

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    Tires don't actually matter that much. As long as you have AWD or 4WD you're good in most conditions, especially if you have an SUV.

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    You are what you eat.
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    There's no such thing as bad snow, just shitty skiers.

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    Great timing goat.
    Just ordered from Tire Rack: 215/55R17 vs. original 225/45R18 X-Ice Xi3's. The narrower 17's are recommended to better slice through snow, but how will that effect winter braking?
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Is it possible to be both the gas, and the brake?
    Alpental Indigenous

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    The spiky ones
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    When I did twice the work for half the control, I was a whiny little bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Is it possible to be both the gas, and the brake?
    Braking Jack Flash, it's a gas gas gas.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Is it possible to be both the gas, and the brake?
    Sammy Hagar says so, in "I can't Drive 55", literally the first lyric in the song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Is it possible to be both the gas, and the brake?
    2 feet. Like the best Sunday drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Sammy Hagar says so, in "I can't Drive 55", literally the first lyric in the song.
    Good call

    https://youtu.be/RvV3nn_de2k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    goat ftw
    because he kept it to one line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Great timing goat.
    Just ordered from Tire Rack: 215/55R17 vs. original 225/45R18 X-Ice Xi3's. The narrower 17's are recommended to better slice through snow, but how will that effect winter braking?
    like a hot knife thru butter
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    because he kept it to one line?
    because he kept it between the lines













    as he posted while driving

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    snow tires on! at least until tomorrow. we quit having subaru swap our snow tires (separate rims) because in 6-8 years they've over-torqued, stripped, cross-threaded at the very least 6 lugs. we bought the new snow tires at costco and i go there to have them put on. last year i got to costco and they had three wheels off to find that subaru had crossthreaded 2 lugs on the last wheel so they couldn't do the swap because you have to have 4 minimum. since they don't do lugs, they had to put the all seasons back on and i had to go to subaru the next day for 2 hours to have them fix it.

    i go to costco today and get the dreaded call from the tire department only 20 minutes after we checked in -- too early to be done so it can only be bad news. subaru over-torqued another lug. so tomorrow i get to go back to subaru to have them fix it. in more than 30 years at les schwab, not a single fucked up lug.

    wrong thread. fack!

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    Ha, I spent the afternoon beating a stripped lug out of my subi after cross threading a lug two weeks ago whilst putting the snows on.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    i talked to the service manager and he said it's an issue at the national meetings. it is a significant problem in numbers apparently caused by subaru's choice to use a softer steel in the lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    ...but how will that effect winter braking?
    Who cares? Spring brake is more fun.
    I swear on my glass eye,

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    ft lauderdale biches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Who cares? Spring brake is more fun.
    No shit. Spring brake from a long time ago in JH:
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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    How the fuck can anyone cross thread a lug nut?! Iv'e been putting on tires since I was 12-13 years old...it aint rocket surgery.

    Costco told me they had to clean off all the anti seize Iv'e put on the threads because it can lead to over-torquing. At least 46 tire changes in 23 years and I was doing it wrong all that time, huh. Never ever had an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    How the fuck can anyone cross thread a lug nut?! Iv'e been putting on tires since I was 12-13 years old...it aint rocket surgery.

    Costco told me they had to clean off all the anti seize Iv'e put on the threads because it can lead to over-torquing. At least 46 tire changes in 23 years and I was doing it wrong all that time, huh. Never ever had an issue.
    That's bullshit. My very good tire balance/alignment/mount guy told me specifically to use anti-seize.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    I got tired of twisting off rusty lug nuts when removing them. I used a bearing grease for years with no issue. Then I got new tires mounted at Tire Rack and they twisted off the first three lug nuts they tried to torque to 83 ft/lbs. Anti seize isn’t as slippery as grease, but it still affects torque readings

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    Use a torque wrench set to the manufacturer spec. Get cheap wheels with your winter tires and do the driveway swap twice a year. Anti seize or a dab of waterproof grease if you have lazy highway people.

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