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The COVID19 SCAMdemic... Biden Moves To Outlaw Acorns, Limit Squirrel Immigration

NoGodGetOverIt

Autocross Champion
Location
NC
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE/DSG
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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Here the entire time
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
There's something about wheels & rims and mayo & aioli...
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
Performance winter tires are just rebranded all seasons marketed at enthusiasts. Wide operating temperature band, stiffer sidewall, and more solid tread pattern that reduce snow handling capabilities? Sounds an awful lot like an all season tire...
No. They have no utq. In temps over 40f they wear fast as shit. They’re a proper snow tire with stiffer sidewall.
 

oddspyke

Autocross Champion
Location
Delaware
Car(s)
2016 GTI, 2018 ZL1
No. They have no utq. In temps over 40f they wear fast as shit. They’re a proper snow tire with stiffer sidewall.
I'm mostly just giving Jay a hard time, he wanted to argue for 13 pages.

And you're only partially right. Winter performance isn't made to operate above a certain temp range, but that also isn't the same as a snow tire. The temp range is dictated by the compound, whereas the snow rating has more to do with tread depth and pattern (ice handling is sort of a combo). All snow tires are made to handle winter temps, but not all winter tires handle snow well.
 

zrickety

The Fixer
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Unknown
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VW GTI
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