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Old 01-08-2005, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You can also get on it when it's dry at night and have your own little light show. Studs don't last very long doing that, but it's fun.

Remember when the studs are gone, they're gone. You can't replace them without buying new tires.

Next good storm, go sailing up pass to Evanston before they plow, lol.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i wonder why they can't take out the old studs and put in new ones. now i know why they don't have a mileage warranty on snow tires.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i got these tires on both my truck and mustang and i have to say these tires are awesome. on the truck, i drive on 2 inches of pure compacted snow which turned into solid ice. and i don't slide around. i can nailed the brakes pretty hard and i don't really slide. all i hear is the ice breaking and i stop really nicely. the pedal does shake however.

on the mustang, after work (0001) in the morning, there is a huge parking lot and it has a minimum of 2 inches of solid ice on therer and people are sliding around on purpose and it looks like fun. so i try it with the mustang and the mustang will not slide around very much at all. i nail the gas hard and swing the steering wheel all the way and its not sliding very much at all. i go 30mph and nail the brakes, all i hear is the tires digging into the ice and i'll stop fairly quickly.

i'm happy these tires are working really good as they are. best 330 dollars per car i've ever spent.

oh yea, a co-worker of mine has the same 5.0 stang i do with standard tires on 16's, he's sliding around like a motor f#%!er. he haves to drive slow and brake even slower. while i'm still hauling ass to a stop and then braking normal. however i'm kind of jealous that he can slide around and i can't. but then again, I"M REALLLY NOT.
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oh did i forget to say, the tires really ain't that noisy at all. however when there isn't snow on the ground, it sounds like popcorn is popping if you stick your head out the window. kind of weird but definetly worth it.
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Once the studs wear down a bit then you can get out there and spin some.
So remember to use caution like you don't have studded tires as you just don't know...

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Old 01-09-2005, 08:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Most garages in the snow belt used to have a machine to replace the studs, but they apparently went the way of the dodo. An old timer up near my dad's place still has one, I'm pretty sure I remember my dad getting some truck tires re-studded last winter...
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can pop the studs out with a screwdriver. The garage should have a little 'pistol' looking thing that sticks them in the hole.

If you pop the old ones out yourself, I don't see them having a problem with installing new ones. They probably just don't want to fool with popping all the old studs out.
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On 2005-01-08 23:15, XolieX wrote:
i wonder why they can't take out the old studs and put in new ones. now i know why they don't have a mileage warranty on snow tires.
I've got a small 'stud machine', kinda looks like a pop riveter. Basicly, after the first time, not to mention when you start using the tires, it wears the holes out.

It won't be rare or even uncommon when you start losing a few studs from your tires from everyday use.

Besides that, it don't take a very big piece of dirt, tiny pebble or anything to make it almost impossible to restud tires anyway, this is really true if you've ran at all with nothing in the holes.


I wouldn't worry about it though, if you take care of them, they'll last several seasons before they need replaced.
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[I wouldn't worry about it though, if you take care of them, they'll last several seasons before they need replaced.
Bingo - they'll wear down a bit, but it's not really THAT easy to pop them out driving around unless you go crazy with the burnouts. And even worn down a bit, there's still a bunch of metal nubs in your tire giving it more bite- they're good stuff to have around here. Be sure to get them off the car early, though. You don't want to be bombing around on them in June.

We used to make them for our bikes too when I was a kid out of small (like 1/4'x1/4&quot bolts and screws.
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