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post #51 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-22-2017, 03:49 PM
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Donít know how they perform in ice/snow, my Nox came with Bridgestone Ecopia all seasons.

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For those in the SE Michigan/ lower Michigan area will know the last two weeks have been a total SH*T SHOW. Reporting in that the Hankooks are still completely TRASH and nothing short of a death trap. Worst I've experienced on a GM car out of the 7 i've had. Really wish I could lock the car into 2nd or even 3rd gear off the line because there's so much torque with 9 gears, and the pedal is so sensitive. It only knows 'go fast now' so it's a constant surge. At first I thought maybe is was challenge of a turbo motor but it's just bad peddle mapping.
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I travel to the mountains and as such there is considerable winter weather to navigate.

That said, I added "Himalaya SUV" winter tires to the Nox last week. My Nox also is AWD. It was timely as that here in the city, we had ice and snow Christmas eve, and the Nox navigated very well with the tires, in both grip for starting and stopping and also turning.

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For several decades. I felt that Winter Tires were a waste on money, but after changing my policy, I am very convinced that they are well worth the money. Personally, it is money better spent that getting AWD. The tires are important during all of Winter driving, and AWD only comes into play when starting from a stop - for the most part.

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I have Michelin Defender M/S on my 2011. Finally getting some snow. They are doing very well for all season tires.
These have the same tread and is the replacement for the Michelin M/S 2. Had those on the old blazer and loved them.

But if I were to have a do over, I would have put on Michelin IceX3. I would have kept the tires I had which were good for another summer or two.
Then replaced them with Pirelli P4's which are supposed to have a very long life and wet/dry traction. (Snow...not so much)

IceX3 has 40k warranty and by reviews on tire rack, they will likely get that. Only snow tire that has a warranty?

I also buy out of a good local shop that swaps out my wife's Sienna's snow tires for $15 each.
Cheap enough for me to not bother with buying a new set of rims.

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For those in the SE Michigan/ lower Michigan area will know the last two weeks have been a total SH*T SHOW. Reporting in that the Hankooks are still completely TRASH and nothing short of a death trap. Worst I've experienced on a GM car out of the 7 i've had. Really wish I could lock the car into 2nd or even 3rd gear off the line because there's so much torque with 9 gears, and the pedal is so sensitive. It only knows 'go fast now' so it's a constant surge. At first I thought maybe is was challenge of a turbo motor but it's just bad peddle mapping.
Check the owners manual for guidance using the "L" position for the transmission versus the "D" position. L allows you to manually select the range of gears that the transmission uses and essentially allows you to manually shift thru the gears. Additionally, it will defeat the "Start/Stop" function.
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Check the owners manual for guidance using the "L" position for the transmission versus the "D" position. L allows you to manually select the range of gears that the transmission uses and essentially allows you to manually shift thru the gears. Additionally, it will defeat the "Start/Stop" function.
It too bad that the auto tranny doesn't let you start in 2nd gear, or have a snow-setting.

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Agreed. My Mother's '96 Grand Prix had a button on the knee bloster that said "2nd GEAR START" and it actually did help climb a slick hill.
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First big snowfall since i lowered mine is due to hit Thursday. Getting some tattoo work done so cant wait to see how it does

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Check the owners manual for guidance using the "L" position for the transmission versus the "D" position. L allows you to manually select the range of gears that the transmission uses and essentially allows you to manually shift thru the gears. Additionally, it will defeat the "Start/Stop" function.
Somewhat true, you can indeed hold it back, but as we know range lock just sets the highest possible gear. I've educated people on this since my 2014 Terrain when they all thought it was manual mode. I want to start the car off in 2nd maybe even 3rd in snow to limit the torque and get more of a gradual go given how sensitive the pedal is. I did this on my RWD Sierra I had for 3 years and my 11 Regal that has a manual mode I could set to start in 2nd. So far due to the cold temps start stop disabled itself but indeed a good move to further limit a surge at start up.

BTW, after getting nearly stuck on flat pavement and dying twice I put on Toyo celsius CUV tires. It was going to do the well known tried and true Michelin Defender LTX M/S but I I've experienced amazing Toyo tires in the past as these are freaking amazing. Given I have a two year lease I only need them to last until spring 2019 and then the stocker tires go back on.

https://www.toyotires.com/tire/patte...ditions-tire-0

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