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Old 11-21-2019, 01:36 AM   #1
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Need some tires for my V70 - all season good rain decent snow - this is my backup so it rarely gets driven but if there is snow this is my go to (which we get very little of here).

Not looking for anything fancy but just a good all around cost effective - thoughts?

Considering the Vredestein quadra trak currently.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:48 AM   #2
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Continental extreme contact Dw06 are my go to tire for the last few years. I go driving in blizzards for fun with those on my V50 T5 AWD, the only other cars on the road are jacked up trucks and jeeps. If the snow is not deeper than the bumper, no worries. And they perform very well the rest of the year, high speed lane changes, heavy braking, you name it, they never let me down.
I have them on all my cars.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:04 AM   #3
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Same here, DWS06's on the V50, awesome in everything I have thrown at it.

Summer tires on my wagon of course, but no chance it will see snow. lol
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:38 AM   #4
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Considering the Vredestein quadra trak currently.
Just put Vredestein Quatrac 5 on the daily driver. Very much love them -- smooth, quiet, and handling feels extremely responsive. A new set of tires always feels better than the old dead ones, but this improvement is better than any I can recall.

Not many miles so far, and I hope I still like them when we get rain, but I'm optimistic.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:42 PM   #5
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Do you get Goodyear vector 4 season (gen.2) where you are? These are the best winter capable all season tires I ever used.

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Old 11-21-2019, 04:33 PM   #6
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Get the cheapest Nankang and a set of chains if you hardly drive it
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:43 PM   #7
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Continental extreme contact Dw06 are my go to tire for the last few years. I go driving in blizzards for fun with those on my V50 T5 AWD, the only other cars on the road are jacked up trucks and jeeps. If the snow is not deeper than the bumper, no worries. And they perform very well the rest of the year, high speed lane changes, heavy braking, you name it, they never let me down.
I have them on all my cars.
Those look pretty good. Ordered the Vredestein so I'll see how those pan out (we rarely get much more than a few inches here a few times during the winter) - but that's on my next upgrade list brother. Many thanks
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Get the cheapest Nankang and a set of chains if you hardly drive it
I avoid chains like the plague - have some great scuff marks on my GT from cable chains that broke
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:57 PM   #9
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I have never heard of Vredestein tires, let me know how ya like them. What is the speed rating on those?
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:26 AM   #10
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:32 PM   #11
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Last couple of sets I purchased I got from here.

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Old 11-24-2019, 04:29 AM   #12
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Need some tires for my V70 - all season good rain decent snow - this is my backup so it rarely gets driven but if there is snow this is my go to (which we get very little of here).

Not looking for anything fancy but just a good all around cost effective - thoughts?

Considering the Vredestein quadra trak currently.

If you don't live in snow country or have if you have FWD/AWD, .. those tires should work fine

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Old 12-01-2019, 10:02 PM   #13
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Get the cheapest Nankang and....:
...and master winter driving conditions.

I suspect studded tires are still around...if allowed in your state.

Having Positraction will make a big difference...
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:50 PM   #14
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General Altimax RT43. They are great in all weather conditions (pretty decent in lower MI snow) and are wearing well. Low road noise too and they are competitively priced
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:05 PM   #15
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+1 for what you're looking at, the Quatrac 5s. They're way better than the Altimax RT43 and way better than the cheapest junk and they will help you use your snow vehicle in the snow. And they're just good in general!
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:11 PM   #16
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Went with Vredestein Quatrac 5s on the 740 last week. I ended up driving out of the pile of snow Minnesota got, through sleet and freezing rain in Wisconsin, and finally through rain on my way back to Chicago. The tires performed exceptionally. I highly recommend them if you find yourself driving in a variety of less than ideal conditions.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:25 PM   #17
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I highly recommend....
Ideally, new tires for winter driving....fresh tires will have a better grip.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:24 PM   #18
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I put MasterCraft SRT Touring tires on my V70. IIRC it was $400ish out the door.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:51 PM   #19
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I think Vredestein was a dutch tire maker. They used to come as a stock tire on Euro cars in the 60s. Like a swedish car.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:20 AM   #20
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I put MasterCraft SRT Touring tires on my V70. IIRC it was $400ish out the door.
You can get Michelin Premiers from Costco for that sort of money. Orders of magnitude better tire...
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...and master winter driving conditions.

I suspect studded tires are still around...if allowed in your state.

Having Positraction will make a big difference...
It doesn't make sense to me to have a car that only gets occasionally driven in winter, specifically in snow pack. Having a set of chains ready to use makes the most sense if Bready is on a budget...
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....set of chains...
There is newer "chain" tech out there...see video below...piece of cake to install. But those with FWD should be using narrowest tires possible on front wheels. With 1988 and 1989 Berettas, I drove on snow and ice-like conditions for years, without chains...secret is to keep vehicle moving. Only once at a traffic light, I had to backup to get going...ice was there.

With RWD, having positraction makes a difference, and without it, I have used on drive axle a pair VW-Bug tires (165/80/15) on Volvo's 15" spare tire rims. With these VW-Bug tires, I had no issues on snow/ice conditions

Note - Not on pure sheet ice conditions...compacted snow/ice conditions

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Yes! They have come a long way from what Les Schwab still sells...
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