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Old 09-21-2004, 06:58 PM
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To NC RX8 drivers ... what tires are you using for winter

I got the Dunlop SP Sports 8090 summer tires. Can we used that in winter here in NC ? Are you planning to use your dunlops in winter. I'll probably drive my other car on snow day, but i guess summer tires are ok for rainy days ... what do you think?
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:04 PM
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C'mon folks ... are you driving your RX8 with Dunlops in winter here in the South? Any opinion?
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:11 PM
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Ill be keeping my bridgstones on. If the weather gets bad, i wont be driving it anyway.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:29 PM
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ahhh winter... how I miss those five days out of the year.
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Old 09-25-2004, 08:10 PM
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Yea I hadn't planed on changing tires for winter, like most said if it gets "bad" like last year in the charlotte area i'm going to be driviong something else. A beat up civic in the snow is onething but now my 8 no way!
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:57 PM
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I'm still debating on whether or not to buy the winter Dunlops myself, but most likely I'll end up keeping the Bridgestones and rolling with the blows. I live in the city and don't drive far to work, so it's not as much of an issue. However, if I was commuting to work each day over bridges or back roads, and didn't have an alternate vehicle, I'd consider winter/all season tires a wise investment. To be fair though, last year and the winter before I used Dunlop SP Sport 9000's (on a FWD) during the ice storms and didn't have a problem.
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:27 PM
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So, will you guys trade your Dunlops or Bridgestones for All Season tires? Or will you get a separate set of winter tires?
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:20 PM
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DANG ... I went to the Greensboro dealer to have my rotor rust remove, so I was able to talk to the Top dog Service Manager of CityMotors Mazda in Greensboro. And I asked him if I have to change to winter tires and store my Dunlop 8090 summer tires for winter. And he said flat out, " NO, those tires will run in North Carolina winter without problems." Ahh .. what do you say guys?
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:32 PM
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I think he is right...wow...service guys.. right...whats the world coming to! :D Anyway, NC winters arent harsh enough to justify new tires.

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Old 10-02-2004, 07:59 PM
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I actually ask Dunlop about the stock Dunlop 8090 ... here's what Dunlop has to say:

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-wheels-tires-brakes-suspension-55/debate-dunlop-8090-ends-right-here-40769/
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i talked to an rx-8 owner from michigan and he said he bought 17" rims and ran slightly knobby tires and had no problems, and they get quite a bit of snow, for the ice though, i say to stay inside if your not in a fwd vehicle
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:03 PM
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Yeah, definitely will not use RX8 on snow. I will use my Quattro. But on cold but dry weather, it should be ok.
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