Re: Should I get Winter wheels/tires?
Reporting back from the first ventures with the Blizzaks and I must say, these tires are the shit. I'm so thankful I got them before the snow hit and I don't even want to imagine how slippery the Forteras would have been.
Starting the day with no snow, then quickly building up to 5-7 inches brought on an apocalypse type situation around town. You'd think living in the high Sierras, that locals would get it by now, but they don't. I passed countless people, avoided a couple near accidents from drivers going too fast and I helped take some people home who were stranded at their uni. Main feature I noticed was the increased stopping power and how well they push through fresh to fairly well-packed snow that had built up all day. With that said, I still did slide around corners taken a bit too quickly, but nothing out of control. (Pics from adventure forthcoming)
The Blizzaks have made me even more confident in the extreme conditions and I'm excited to go out again tomorrow morning!
Bottom line, if you live in an area that sees any kind of moderate to heavy cold conditions and snowfall, you're a fool if you don't use winter tires. Plain and simple.
*Also been wondering how much of our tax dollars could be saved if they required people to use winter tires here...
BLOO > Traded in for '16 4runner
Thanks for all the info about Heeps from the community!