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On 6/2/2017 at 9:10 AM, gmsgltr said:

As long as you are within the range (distance) of both, the cheaper one should be good enough for a hobbyist. 

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On 6/11/2017 at 10:15 AM, andyb5 said:

This one?

still pinned at the top of the racing subforum

 

no

 

there used to be a section in the garage for time slips but I cannot find it anywhere

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Looking for some tire recommendations for the XC90. All season, mostly road use with a decent bit of gravel track stuff. Does anyone have recommendations?

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2 hours ago, Timbo Slice said:

Looking for some tire recommendations for the XC90. All season, mostly road use with a decent bit of gravel track stuff. Does anyone have recommendations?

Running separate snows?

I'm fairly sure they make Conti DWS 06 in SUV sizes...

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Looking for something All Season mainly. The car is going to see mild winters shortly and occasional gravel. Just looking for a well balanced tire that is a combo of quiet, comfortable, and long lasting.

Side note: http://www.autoblog.com/2017/06/21/volvo-cars-relaunches-polestar-as-standalone-electric-car-brand/

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On 6/21/2017 at 7:07 AM, ruecatinat said:

Running separate snows?

I'm fairly sure they make Conti DWS 06 in SUV sizes...

Love the DWS 06 on the BMW. We had two small (1-2") snow days here but it was the wet slippery stuff and the tires were great. Nothing compared to a dedicated snow. They are also pretty quiet and grip well in the dry/wet. I'm not so sure how much of that will translate over to an SUV though.

DicountTireDirect may have a good sale for the 4th. I think I got ~$200 in rebates when I ordered mine between the sale, Conti rebate, and DTD credit card rebate. 

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Dws are the shit. I was parallel parking over mounds of snow in Philly in my s70 while a Prius was sliding backwards down the street. I don't think I can break the tires loose in the rain either. Not that that's saying much with the s70.

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19 hours ago, Black Betty said:

Love the DWS 06 on the BMW. We had two small (1-2") snow days here but it was the wet slippery stuff and the tires were great. Nothing compared to a dedicated snow. They are also pretty quiet and grip well in the dry/wet. I'm not so sure how much of that will translate over to an SUV though.

DicountTireDirect may have a good sale for the 4th. I think I got ~$200 in rebates when I ordered mine between the sale, Conti rebate, and DTD credit card rebate. 

 

13 hours ago, Brad850 said:

Dws are the stuff. I was parallel parking over mounds of snow in Philly in my s70 while a Prius was sliding backwards down the street. I don't think I can break the tires loose in the rain either. Not that that's saying much with the s70.

I had a coworker put them on an X5 (20" if I recall correctly) and said nothing but good things about them as well - if I ever have to buy a set of all seasons (somehow the cars I keep buying have good all seasons but no snow tires) those will be the ones

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14 hours ago, Brad850 said:

 I don't think I can break the tires loose in the rain either. 

That's the only downside to the DWS, with tire width > HP (245 vs 225) I have a hard time breaking them loose too. 

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On 6/21/2017 at 7:33 AM, Timbo Slice said:

Looking for some tire recommendations for the XC90. All season, mostly road use with a decent bit of gravel track stuff. Does anyone have recommendations?

 

DWS

 

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On 6/21/2017 at 7:33 AM, Timbo Slice said:

Looking for some tire recommendations for the XC90. All season, mostly road use with a decent bit of gravel track stuff. Does anyone have recommendations?

Whatever Kevin recommends.. he's practically a certified tire rack test driver. 

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Now that Photobucket has taken business lessons from Mafia & Co what is a good alternative? Imgur isn't what it used to be (which always seems to happen), flickr is yahoo...

I don't mind paying for a hosting service. It just has to be cheaper and better than setting up my own thing.

Rant: What is it with more and more websites asking for unreasonable amounts of money in exchange for their services? While completely cutting their 'limited-but-free' options? I don't have the money or desire to pay for all these 'on demand' and 'premium' things all while there is tons of advertising on the website and embedded into the content. Often the content is not that great either.

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10 hours ago, Blockpartie said:

Now that Photobucket has taken business lessons from Mafia & Co what is a good alternative? Imgur isn't what it used to be (which always seems to happen), flickr is yahoo...

I don't mind paying for a hosting service. It just has to be cheaper and better than setting up my own thing.

Rant: What is it with more and more websites asking for unreasonable amounts of money in exchange for their services? While completely cutting their 'limited-but-free' options? I don't have the money or desire to pay for all these 'on demand' and 'premium' things all while there is tons of advertising on the website and embedded into the content. Often the content is not that great either.

I can't even access my one Photobucket account anymore unless I pay for increased storage.  Thanks, but no thanks.

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