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Old 01-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I had my first encounter with snow recently and I must say that I was disappointed in the stock tires. I have had (3) other front wheel drive vehicles; a 94 Plymouth Neon, 03 Dodge Neon and a 99 Chrysler Concorde and I have never had an issue with snow. However, with the stock tires on the Accent, I had almost no traction on any of the 4 wheels and at one point had the back end fish tail (something that I have never had happen in a Front Wheel Drive [even though I have tried before]).

Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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They are 3 season tires, made for increased mileage, and traction is a afterthought.

I bought Snow tires for my accent. handles like a charm with them. Put the snows on the stock steel wheels and bought aftermarket rims for the rolling disks that came with the car.
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That's what I am planning on doing. Going to ditch the OEM tires as soon as they die and put some Pirelli P-4 All Seasons on the car. I am thinking of going with the General Altimax Artic Tires. Should help in NH.
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I have General Altimax Arctics on mine and they are awesome!
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General G Max on mine... all season, ultra-high performance, 80 bucks a tire...

If I drive like a sane person in deep snow (2-3 inches on the ground and slushy highways) the traction control never comes on... If I push it to the point the traction control comes on, it's pretty drama free as far as how the car reacts.
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So I had my first encounter with snow recently and I must say that I was disappointed in the stock tires. I have had (3) other front wheel drive vehicles; a 94 Plymouth Neon, 03 Dodge Neon and a 99 Chrysler Concorde and I have never had an issue with snow. However, with the stock tires on the Accent, I had almost no traction on any of the 4 wheels and at one point had the back end fish tail (something that I have never had happen in a Front Wheel Drive [even though I have tried before]).

Has anyone else had a similar experience?
The first (and last) time I drove in snow with the stock tires it was the same as you mention, no traction stopping or starting. As soon as I got home it went up on the lift & the Blizzaks were installed night & day difference, almost have to try to break it loose on snow now. The stock 16" tires are the worst 'all season' tires I have driven on in snow, even the cheapie walmart tires I had on other vehicles got around better than these things do. Read a lot of reviews on tirerack.com & very few people have anything good to say about the stock tires, will probably look at something like the MIchelin Defender for a 3 season tire & run Blizzaks in the winter months.
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Yeah, stock tires are pretty bad. Putting on a good set of winter tires will make a huge difference.
Still, the other day it was snowing for hours and i had to go up to Poconos, so put some sand/salt mix in the trunk, shovel inside and went. 3 people, car full of stuff, had even to unfold half of the rear seat to accommodate everything (those girls )
Never got stuck, got on top of a very steep hill (people didn't believe me it wasn't a awd car lol) Later I saw a ford truck 4x4 having trouble getting up.
Mine is manual though, not automatic. I think that makes a big difference too. And tires of course.
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That's what I am planning on doing. Going to ditch the OEM tires as soon as they die and put some Pirelli P-4 All Seasons on the car. I am thinking of going with the General Altimax Artic Tires. Should help in NH.
Might be waiting a while! i have over 23,000 miles on mine and they look brand new....tred depth hasnt worn very much at all. I suggest burnouts. This will help get them nice and bald haha.










j/k dont do burnouts....
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Anything thats "low rolling resistance", like the stock Kuhmo's, SUCK in the snow!
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That's what I am planning on doing. Going to ditch the OEM tires as soon as they die and put some Pirelli P-4 All Seasons on the car......
I was going to get a pair of 185/70-14 P4 to correct speedo error. Neither Tire Rack nor Discount tires has such size. I ended up with Michelin Defender.
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