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Old 10-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Winters or all-seasons fo Hondas



Hi guys,

We just picked up a 2010 Honda Civic as a winter/all year car - I will be storing my E90 at the end of the month...

The Civic is running on 15 inch All season Dunlop SP Sports with about 60% tread remaining....

Any honda owners etc can recommend whether to

1. Slap on all 4 winter tyres
2. Leave the dunlops and get through the winter with 60% tread
3. Change the dunlops and install all new all seasons -- bridgestones/continentals?


In the winter this will be our primary car - and I will be commuting to Waterloo from Mississauga on and off...
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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The Dunlop SP is not very good on wintry road
Use winter tyres since
you asked.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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If you were staying in the GTA mostly i'd say you might be able to risk it depending on the amount of driving you do.

Since you'll be driving to Waterloo frequently I'd say a set of winter tires would be worth the peace of mind.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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Hi guys,
In the winter this will be our primary car - and I will be commuting to Waterloo from Mississauga on and off...
If you commuting out that way, I wouldn't risk it. Get snows on rims, and keep the Dunlops for the summer.

It will last another season for sure.

Get thinner snows. Stick with a 195/65-15.

Don't be penny wise and pound foolish.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks all.

The Dunlops are damn loud too...I know the Civics have more cabin noise than our Bimmers but still I can hear those damn tyres big time.

Anyone recommend a good pair of snows....I checked tire rack - seems the best are as follows:

1. Michelin X-ICE 3 - around 120 a pop.
2. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 - around 100 a pop
3. Continental Extremes - around 80 a pop

Any other ones I may be missing?
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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i've driven 200$ beaters in the winter most of my life. they always all had winters. some had heat.
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Thanks all.

The Dunlops are damn loud too...I know the Civics have more cabin noise than our Bimmers but still I can hear those damn tyres big time.

Anyone recommend a good pair of snows....I checked tire rack - seems the best are as follows:

1. Michelin X-ICE 3 - around 120 a pop.
2. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 - around 100 a pop
3. Continental Extremes - around 80 a pop

Any other ones I may be missing?
The cheapest snow is usually better than most all seasons.

I like meat on my snows. I use Firestone Winterforce quite a bit on beaters.
Even put them on my full size SUV.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #8
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I have the WS60 on the e91. Super fantastic, and never let me down.
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Thanks all.

The Dunlops are damn loud too...I know the Civics have more cabin noise than our Bimmers but still I can hear those damn tyres big time.

Anyone recommend a good pair of snows....I checked tire rack - seems the best are as follows:

1. Michelin X-ICE 3 - around 120 a pop.
2. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 - around 100 a pop
3. Continental Extremes - around 80 a pop

Any other ones I may be missing?
Check Simplytire, they have good winter packages.

Hankook I pike is pretty good
Firestone Winterforce
BF Goodrich Slalom

some China winter tires on the cheaper side..
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #10
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Chinese tyres are a big no non - crappy quality.

But Ill check out simply tires. Thnx.

The WS60 seems like a bargain with all the reviews -- though it just seems weird putting winters on a FWD civic after getting through winters with all seasons on my old E46 RWD
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Chinese tyres are a big no non - crappy quality.

But Ill check out simply tires. Thnx.

The WS60 seems like a bargain with all the reviews -- though it just seems weird putting winters on a FWD civic after getting through winters with all seasons on my old E46 RWD
Think of it as extending the life of your tires, and increasing your safety by a huge margin. Of course all-seasons do fine ... until you find yourself in a panic situation of extreme conditions. Thats really where the big difference comes in. Hom many retards do you see spinning their tires trying to get going from a stop light???
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get some winters

generals are a good bang for the buck winter.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
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Would you guys recommend sticking with 195 65 15s or moving to 205 55 15s ---- I know we should stick to narrow sizes but 205 wouldnt be too wide would it?
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205 wont be too wide. however the height difference between those two is significant

google miata tire size calculator and use tirerack to confirm proper sizes
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #15
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I got stock sizes for my ex 540. I wasn't sure it was a good move... 235/40 snows??? They worked amazing! So going narrow isn't a must. In fact, narrow would prolly hurt winter dry road performance.
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