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Old 10-21-2013, 07:14 PM
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Bring on the snow.

I'm ready!

My new winter wheels & tires were installed today. Pirelli Scorpion Snow & Ice and replica wheels (same size as stock). I decided not to get run flats, and I'm pretty impressed with the smooth and quiet ride.

Here's a pic comparing the winter setup (on the left) to my OEM wheels and P Zero Pirellis.

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Re: Bring on the snow.

i have the same set up, you won't be disappointed
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Re: Bring on the snow.

Where did you get the replica wheels? I've been looking at them, but many say they will not fit a real SRT JGC, so I have been hesitant, and a set of real ones is still pretty pricey (well, I'll do it if I have to).

Was also thinking of the Scorpions....so that works for me too!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:40 PM
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Did you get 295's or the 275's?

Tire rack was back ordered on everything when I tried to order so went to belle tire and got a great deal on I have a set of 255 blizzacks on 20" rims just waiting till mid November to be put on... I was worried the 295 or 275 width would run on the snow and not thru it... 255 aren't much better so will see how it goes come snow season
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:57 AM
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Where did you get the replica wheels? ....
I ordered them through a local tire store. They're manufactured in China and distributed by a Quebec company.

Here's a link to the wheel web site;

http://www.replika.ca/categories.aspx?wc=jeep
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:02 AM
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Did you get 295's or the 275's?
... I was worried the 295 or 275 width would run on the snow and not thru it... 255 aren't much better so will see how it goes come snow season
I bought the 295's. You are right about the width. I've always run narrower tires in the winter for that reason. We'll see how these run in the snow.
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Re: Bring on the snow.

It looks like we're finally getting some Spring-like weather. I gave the Jeep a thorough cleaning and once-over to see how it survived the winter.

Here's a few observations;

- The replica wheels stood up really well to the snow, sand, salt & potholes. They don't have any visible chips or scuffs. Other replica wheels I've had on other vehicles have showed wear & tear after a winter of driving.

- The Jeep & the Pirelli Scorpion Snow & Ice tires handled whatever winter threw at us - a major freezing rain storm, lots of snow, & very cold temps. No starting or driving issues at all.

- A couple of common problems did show up on the Jeep over the winter - the dreaded engine oil leak & warped carbon fibre trim on the front passenger door. The leak was fixed by replacing the oil cooler assembly, & the trim was replaced. I was surprised that the trim warped in below freezing temps, dispelling the theory that the warping is caused by summer heat.

- I really like the smooth ride of the Pirelli Scorpion Snow & Ice tires over the P-zero run flats. As a result, I've ordered a set of all-season performance tires (not run flats) for the summer. No more teeth rattling.

- Last year I added the clear plastic chip guard to the front hood, facia & mirrors, & replaced the factory pieces on the back doors with larger ones. Looking at the small stone nicks in the plastic, adding the chip guard was well worth the money.

- I was unable to hand wash the Jeep because of the extremely cold temps we've had, so I used a touch free drive through automatic car wash a lot. I was concerned that the hot high pressure car wash might affect the fender flare tape adhesive, but there doesn't appear to be any resulting problems.

So, all in all, I was very impressed with how the Jeep SRT8 handled the winter driving conditions. It was a much more severe winter than normal around here, and the Jeep passed with flying colors.

Now, bring on the Summer.
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Re: Bring on the snow.

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It looks like we're finally getting some Spring-like weather. I gave the Jeep a thorough cleaning and once-over to see how it survived the winter.

Here's a few observations;

- The replica wheels stood up really well to the snow, sand, salt & potholes. They don't have any visible chips or scuffs. Other replica wheels I've had on other vehicles have showed wear & tear after a winter of driving.

- The Jeep & the Pirelli Scorpion Snow & Ice tires handled whatever winter threw at us - a major freezing rain storm, lots of snow, & very cold temps. No starting or driving issues at all.

- A couple of common problems did show up on the Jeep over the winter - the dreaded engine oil leak & warped carbon fibre trim on the front passenger door. The leak was fixed by replacing the oil cooler assembly, & the trim was replaced. I was surprised that the trim warped in below freezing temps, dispelling the theory that the warping is caused by summer heat.

- I really like the smooth ride of the Pirelli Scorpion Snow & Ice tires over the P-zero run flats. As a result, I've ordered a set of all-season performance tires (not run flats) for the summer. No more teeth rattling.

- Last year I added the clear plastic chip guard to the front hood, facia & mirrors, & replaced the factory pieces on the back doors with larger ones. Looking at the small stone nicks in the plastic, adding the chip guard was well worth the money.

- I was unable to hand wash the Jeep because of the extremely cold temps we've had, so I used a touch free drive through automatic car wash a lot. I was concerned that the hot high pressure car wash might affect the fender flare tape adhesive, but there doesn't appear to be any resulting problems.

So, all in all, I was very impressed with how the Jeep SRT8 handled the winter driving conditions. It was a much more severe winter than normal around here, and the Jeep passed with flying colors.

Now, bring on the Summer.
i agree that the SRT holds its own in terms of winter weather. no problems whatsoever. the only thing i will miss is the cold air....the 6.4L loves cold air....
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Agreed. The srt with snow tires is a awesome... My replicas didn't survive as well but michigan roads suck. A great all season ride
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Re: Bring on the snow.

Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm curious if any of you guys run the pirelli snow and ice tires year round? I'm trying to avoid having 2 sets of wheels but living in Wisconsin, I will need a tire that can handle some snow.
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Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm curious if any of you guys run the pirelli snow and ice tires year round? I'm trying to avoid having 2 sets of wheels but living in Wisconsin, I will need a tire that can handle some snow.
Here in Wisconsin South, aka Colorado, I see folks with snowflake type winter tires all year round, some of them on muscle cars even.
I would expect a bit of extra tread wear since the snowflakes are designed to stay soft at subfreezing temperatures, but I'd be surprised if the tread wear is that much worse than some of the high performance tires such as Yokohamas that turn into jelly on a freeway panic stop.

It will cost you more money in tires, and run your winter treads down more quickly--which matters because winter tires don't perform as well with low tread as regular ones do... but it might be cheaper than two rims and tire sets, and no real sacrifice in typical driving performance.
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Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm curious if any of you guys run the pirelli snow and ice tires year round? I'm trying to avoid having 2 sets of wheels but living in Wisconsin, I will need a tire that can handle some snow.

Also live in Wisconsin. I'm running a set of Goodyear silent armor tires that are winter/snow rated and I run them year around. I had a set on my previous WK CRD that were awesome.


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