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Unread 11-27-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Studded Tires? skip this year?

Should I just not buy studded tires this year? I mean, I live a mile away from my job at Walmart. I'm in Dallas Oregon. What do you guys think? I'd rather save the money, and get better tires come the Les Scwaab spring tire sale...

How well will a Corolla fare in the ice with front wheel drive? lol
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I'd say don't worry about it. My old Monte Carlo did just fine with extremely bald tires and it weighed probably a good half ton more than your car.
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Don't do it bro. We've lasted minnesota winters and never studded them. Lets see...most recently, a 95 Bonnie and two 03 Grand Prix's did fine. On the flipside, S10s with only rear wheel drive are a freaking NIGHTMARE in snow. Good thing i have 4wheel.
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wait.......you mean to tell me you drive one mile to work every day? Snow tires aren't exactly going to be on your required list. Grab a bicycle, it will cost about the same.


If I had a job that close, I'd ride a bicycle every day. Even in the summer, rain, dun care. I'd save the vehicle for those longer distance trips.
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I'm a lazy ass


and i like to drive, lol
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Save your engine, get a bike.

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Nah, not for me. What If I need to get home fast? Call me paranoid, but I like having my car handy.
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He does have a point, KSIMP. You can pedal a bike at 15-20mph with relative ease and take shortcuts through yards and alleys and such.

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You'd get home faster on a bike, dude. Bicycles don't have to follow lights in my area, just use best judgement, and then there's how you can, erm, skip the road entirely.

I'm a lazy ass, too, and I'd use a bicycle if I had to go one mile to get to work. It only takes me 5-10 minutes to go one mile on a bike, and I weigh 275 pounds. Nowhere near fit. Anyone with a healthy weight would be able to do it in 2 or 3 minutes fairly easily. Come on, man, save your car and quit murdering the engine. And transmission.-
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quite murdering the engine. And transmission.-
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