Do snow tires any good for Icy roads.

I would like to get snow tires, but just wondering if their only good for snow or are they also good for icy roads too.

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If you get GOOD snow tires they are good for both. Bridgestone Blizzak and Dunlop Graspic are two that come to mind that are pretty good on both ice and snow. I have Graspics on both vehicles and the daughter's Neon
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Whe I lived in cold country, we used to have the steel studs put in snow tires and that definitely makes them better on ice. I think I had some siped or little cuts made across the tread but this isn't as good as studs.
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"Scott" <homealone.com> wrote in message wrote:

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Studded tires are illegal in the heavy snow states like Minnesota and Michigan.
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I know they are illegal in Michigan and Indiana. Many years ago (1970's) we could.
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In IN they are legal from Oct to May. The reason that they are illegal is that on clear pavement they can do damage to the roads. Mark "Tim or Linda snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net>" <lt<dot> wrote in message wrote:

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unless I'm mistaken that is for steel studded tires. Walnut shell studded tires should still be legal. If it's legal ice performance that you're looking for.
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They are not considered a studded tire but they are supposed to give better traction.
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The walnet shells are compunded into the rubber. On some tires its silica instead. They are "studless" ice tires.They are legal everywhere. Never seen a walnut shell stud.
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i had studded tires in idaho, as far as i know they where legal, I think I remember there being a law about having them off by march or something. oh and those tires worked great
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I installed studs on thousands of tires between 1968 and 1971. Then Ontario banned them, and I pulled studs on close to a thousand tires in 1972.
By the way, the studs were not steel - they were tungsten carbide.
There are hard plastic studs available now, and apparently they WILL be legal next year in northern Ontario.

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The best all around tire for winter is a WINTER tire. Not snow tires, which are designed for deep snow. Winter tires have a less aggressive tread pattern than snows and are constructed with a top layer of rubber, about 5/16 deep that is formulated to stay sort in cold weather, laid over ordinary rubber to the wear indicators. Unlike ordinary all season tires, winter tires do not get hard at temperatures below 20 degrees. Like a motorcycle tire the rubber is soft, for added traction, but wears off in around 10,000 miles. The layer below extends the life of the tire when summer arrives. Blizzaks are one brand that comes to mind. They are however for from the best brand one can buy and there are several. Vriedistiens, made in Holland. are much better. They cost around the same price, but nome of them are cheap. Winter tires are best when used on all four wheels but the can be installed on just the drive wheels on RWD cars. RWD cars are not nearly as likely to loose steering control, during deceleration, as FWD cars
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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 14:55:06 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote:

In some jurisdictions, like PA, you MUST install winter tires, or snow tires on ALL FOUR wheels, regardless whether fwd or rwd, and on certain roads you MUST have winter tires or chains.

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Really? Where are those? Here in Colorado we often have Chain or adequate snow tire restrictions but usually for only short periods of time. I don't know of any that require them all winter although there are some rural roads where it might be recommended or even necessary.
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What 'Pennsylvania' do you live in? Apparently not the same one I do. Please let me know what section of Title #75, the Pa Motor Vehicle Code, I can find that law ;)
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lbbss wrote:

Well snow is snow and ice is ice.I would consider investing in some cable type tire chains. Otherwise wait for the salt trucks to do their thing..... Don't be like the idiot who just HAD to go out in the middle of a hurricane, to get a pack of smokes?????
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