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Winter Tires

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How early is too early to install winter tires?

This'll be my first winter living somewhere it snows, and nightly lows have gotten close to the limits of all-seasons, but the highs are still in the 70s. It usually doesn't snow here until around Halloween supposedly, so I have time but the tires are new so I want to break them in.
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>>13632828
yes, it's probably too soon for winters

instead of fretting over when you should have them put on, buy a set of cheap shitty wheels on criagslist and put some decent tires on those
then you can put them on/take them off whenever you like
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Put them on when the average weekly temperature is 7 Celsius (40F) or below. Any higher and you're just going to put unnecessary wear on them.
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>>13632828
Winter tires work best at 35Fish and below.

I live in Chicago and I dont slap mine on till like early December. Last year I got lazy and didnt swap out my summer tires till like 2 weeks into snowfall. I have a good AWD system, so I managed to do well.
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>>13632828

>Not driving your Volvo year round on sweet 40 buck Chinese tires.

>Lasting 50K so far.
>Hectic skids when slamming the throttle.
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when the daily average temp is around 40 degrees or below for a week, that's when the pavement starts getting cold enough for winter tire rubber to work well
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>>13632841
This, buy some shitty steelies and mount the snows on them. Swap them on when it start's staying cold and dropping below freezing.
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Do winter tire compounds just break down easier in warmer weather?
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Ok so when it starts to freeze I should mount them then. I ordered them from Tirerack mounted on steelies so I should be good in that regard. I'd read a range of opinions and when it starts to freeze is when they should be mounted seemed to be the consensus, I mostly posted here to hear any dissenting opinions, which this place is popular for.
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>>13636191
yes, they literally degrade much faster when used on warm pavement (above 50 degrees F)
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>>13636191
the compound is very soft so material is lost easier when it's hot and the surface is high friction.
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Buy steel wheels and put winters on them, store them until you need them.
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