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I live in Scandinavia, if you live in similar climate, what are your thoughts about driving on winter tires all year...?

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Don't do it.

Winter ties wear down MUCH quicker when the air temps are above freezing. You could wear out a set over Summer.
 

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Well...... I have run Blizzak ws80's year round for 2 years. Yes, they wear a bit quicker and
they are a bit softer and don't provide quite the performance.

If you lived where the summer temps reach into the 90's and above then NO I would not do it as they will wear out even faster at higher temps. But I live at 9,500ft above sea level in the Colorado Rockies where summer temps rarely reach 80 degrees, and the winters see more than 300" of snow. I have gotten 25,000 miles out of Blizzaks running them year round, 2 full summers and 2 full winters. Frankly, I never seem to get more than 30k out of a set of tires, no matter what kind they are.
 

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Taxi and ambulances drive winter tires here all year for some reason, just saying...

My Continental summer tires are finished now, they lasted 25000km. So if I can get a set of winter tires to last the same, it would be fine by me.

- I am going to test this from now and during 2018, with a set of Nokian WR A4 XL mounted om my 19" original rims (245/45 R19) - so lets see...


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If you read description of the Nokian WR A4 XL tire, it looks quite promising for my project. It seems like it can be used, all year in my climate...

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i picked up 19" santa fe sport rims (gunmetal grey) which looks amazing + hankook icept evo 2 245-45-19 winter performance tires and so far they are great on dry road. no snow yet in Toronto so cant comment on snow/ict/wet conditions.

I didnt notice much difference in driving from my summers to these winters on dry roads. usually winter tires are sluggish.
 

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Hi all
I live in Scandinavia, if you live in similar climate, what are your thoughts about driving on winter tires all year...?

Keep truckin'

Firstone Winterforce. I ran a set on a van for 4 years. However, after the 4th summer, when winter rolled around I had to get new tires.
 
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