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      Basement, we have 3 sets stacked in totes for each car. Definitely stack them on top of each other, saves a ton of room.
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      Quote Originally Posted by brandeeno View Post
      So where do you guys store your tires? Can my tires be stores in the attic? it would get down to -5 F in the winter (for the summer tires) and the roof could possible make the attic 130 as a wild guess for the summer (for winter tires)/
      I've always stored in my garage, but no problems to report.
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      Quote Originally Posted by brandeeno View Post
      So where do you guys store your tires? Can my tires be stores in the attic? it would get down to -5 F in the winter (for the summer tires) and the roof could possible make the attic 130 as a wild guess for the summer (for winter tires)/
      We store 2 sets (one for the Sienna, one for the Odyssey) in the basement stacked on each other. I think the attic is fine; if the tires aren't being driven or exposed to sunlight, they wear more slowly.

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      I am about to replace a Q7 with a new XC90. Does anyone know what procedure, if any, is required to make the XC90 recognize a different set of TPMS sensors when switching between summer/winter tires on dedicated rims? The Q7 requires a simple reset that can be performed by the owner using the dashboard interface. Other vehicle manufacturers require a stop at the dealership so a technician can reset the system. Still others require no reset at all - the car figures it out on its own. What does the XC90 require? I'm a little annoyed that the Volvo service advisor I spoke with said the XC90 uses ABS as its TPMS system (i.e. no sensors in the wheels). A previous post in this thread mentioned wheel sensors, so it seems the service advisor was incorrect. Has anybody actually installed winter tires on dedicated rims who can tell me how this system actually works?

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      I live in NoVA. Traditionally, we get "bad" snow maybe twice a year and a few smaller storms where the streets get plowed in a few hours. Although I'm sure I could have done fine with the stock Pirellis all-seasons, I just got a set of Continental Extremecontact DWS 06s swapped in. I had great experiences in winter driving with the previous DWS on a Mitsubishi Evo so have confidence these should do well. These are all-seasons as well, but are supposed to have better wet, slush, ice, and snow traction than your average a/s tire, per the reviews. Dry handling is also reported as pretty much the best for ultra high-performance all seasons. I considered Nokian WRG3 all-seasons but read that they are "75% winter/25%" and I don't feel that the winter weather described above warrants that. And, when it gets to be 90-100 degrees in the summers, I felt the Nokians wouldn't be in their sweet spot. I'll report back on winter performance of these Contis in the next few months. So far, dry and wet handling is just excellent; couldn't imagine much better.

      I didn't want to have a dedicated winter wheel set as my other car already has that, so was a bit lazy to swap wheel sets on 2 cars twice a year!

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      Just had snows put on today. Feels kinda silly to do when it's 62 degrees here in NYC.. Bring on the snow!
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      Quote Originally Posted by drool6 View Post
      Just had snows put on today. Feels kinda silly to do when it's 62 degrees here in NYC.. Bring on the snow!
      I know, I still haven't put on blizzaks. The weather is so nice here lately. That setup looks great!
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      Quote Originally Posted by drool6 View Post
      Just had snows put on today. Feels kinda silly to do when it's 62 degrees here in NYC.. Bring on the snow!
      Nice -- those are the standard 20" Inscription wheels I take it?

      How does it work on the XC90? If your winter tires have their own TPMS sensors, do you have to get the dealer to re-program in the new tire details every time you switch from summer to winter tires? Or can they actually program in two sets of tires' TPMS settings in and you can switch wheels on your own in the spring/fall. Or is it that you just leave the Tire Pressure warning light on all winter?

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      I finalized the deal on our Momentum+ today. The "selection specialist" at the dealer (passed off to my by the GM who i got referred to from connections at a sister Audi dealer) was severely uninformed on the benefits of snow tires and baffled by my insistence on them delivering the car this weekend with a mutally agreeable snow setup on the car. In the end, we're getting 235/55 Blizzak DM-V2s on the stock 19 inch wheels @ no charge and i'm fine with them keeping the stock no seasons, saves me the hassle of trying to sell them. This spring i'll figure out a summer package (20s on 275/45 Michelin Latitude Sports maybe?).

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      Yes /\ I had latitudes on the ml350, it transformed the truck into a whole new experience!
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      Quote Originally Posted by MaxwellMcGee View Post
      Nice -- those are the standard 20" Inscription wheels I take it?

      How does it work on the XC90? If your winter tires have their own TPMS sensors, do you have to get the dealer to re-program in the new tire details every time you switch from summer to winter tires? Or can they actually program in two sets of tires' TPMS settings in and you can switch wheels on your own in the spring/fall. Or is it that you just leave the Tire Pressure warning light on all winter?
      Thanks! The wheels are the stock inscription ones. I just swapped out the all seasons that came with them with winter tires I got from Tire Rack. Since the TPMS is in the wheel and not the Tires, no reprogramming is necessary and there is no warning light, so the sensors stay active. I think the only thing they have to do is the standard mount and balance.

      On another note, I was able to fit all four tires in the trunk vertically with only the third row down. I thought I would have to at least put down half the second row to get it to fit. Pleasantly surprised!
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      Quote Originally Posted by drool6 View Post
      Thanks! The wheels are the stock inscription ones. I just swapped out the all seasons that came with them with winter tires I got from Tire Rack. Since the TPMS is in the wheel and not the Tires, no reprogramming is necessary and there is no warning light, so the sensors stay active. I think the only thing they have to do is the standard mount and balance.
      So when you switch back to Summer tires in a few months, are you planning on keeping the same rims and just swapping out the rubber? Or are you planning on buying a new set of summer rims + tires? And if the latter (which is typically what I do), do you happen to know how the TPMS would work if you have a different set of rims in there?

      On another note, I was able to fit all four tires in the trunk vertically with only the third row down. I thought I would have to at least put down half the second row to get it to fit. Pleasantly surprised!
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      I'm not sure yet with the rim/tire combo. There aren't many aftermarket choices yet, so hopefully in a few more months here will be. I do know that with new rims, you would need to purchase a TPMS for each and have those programmed at the dealer.
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      Quote Originally Posted by drool6 View Post
      I'm not sure yet with the rim/tire combo. There aren't many aftermarket choices yet, so hopefully in a few more months here will be. I do know that with new rims, you would need to purchase a TPMS for each and have those programmed at the dealer.
      You can purchase (directly or through a shop) a separate set of TPMS sensors that can be cloned to the same codes as the sensors in the stock wheels. Any decent tire shop or mechanic should be able to do this, just ask, call it $300 installed. Otherwise if the sensors have different codes then you have to reprogram with each swap which means a trip to a shop (no need to go to the dealer) or you can do it yourself with a $150 reset tool that you can use over and over again.

      This assumes the car's software does not allow for multiple sets of TPMS sensor codes to be remembered, which would be lovely...
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      Quote Originally Posted by bassler View Post
      You can purchase (directly or through a shop) a separate set of TPMS sensors that can be cloned to the same codes as the sensors in the stock wheels. Any decent tire shop or mechanic should be able to do this, just ask, call it $300 installed. Otherwise if the sensors have different codes then you have to reprogram with each swap which means a trip to a shop (no need to go to the dealer) or you can do it yourself with a $150 reset tool that you can use over and over again.

      This assumes the car's software does not allow for multiple sets of TPMS sensor codes to be remembered, which would be lovely...
      Ah yes. You can go this route too... If I end up getting a separate set of rims, i'll do more research into this.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bassler View Post
      This assumes the car's software does not allow for multiple sets of TPMS sensor codes to be remembered, which would be lovely...
      Thank you for articulating this more clearly; this is actually the core question I was trying to ask.

      With a car as software-driven as the XC90, I'd like to hope that the car could actually allow for multiple sets of TPMS sensor codes to be remembered but don't know if that's actually the case.

      Does anyone know?

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      Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
      Yes /\ I had latitudes on the ml350, it transformed the truck into a whole new experience!
      Good to know, thanks. I have a set of Pilot Super Sports for my STi that are hands down the best performance daily driver tire avaliable (though I haven't driven sport cups yet)
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      Quote Originally Posted by bassler View Post
      Good to know, thanks. I have a set of Pilot Super Sports for my STi that are hands down the best performance daily driver tire avaliable (though I haven't driven sport cups yet)
      I agree, my whole family are a bit michelin crazy. I love the super sports for dry weather but for cold and daily performance my favorite hands down are the PS3's. They don't offer that insane lateral G but they are far better for cold performance and they are LRR. You save a tie bit over 2lbs a tire over the SS which does help the get up an go!

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      Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
      Basement, we have 3 sets stacked in totes for each car. Definitely stack them on top of each other, saves a ton of room.
      Check out the epiphany I had a year ago. Harbor freight moving dollys with pieces of 1×4 screwed on to make a flat surface. One setup stacked on each. Move them around with ease...



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      I definitely need to go out and pick those up, it will help stop dry rot as well. Have you ran A048's by any chance? I was thinking about picking up a set for autoX come summer.
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      Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
      I agree, my whole family are a bit michelin crazy. I love the super sports for dry weather but for cold and daily performance my favorite hands down are the PS3's. They don't offer that insane lateral G but they are far better for cold performance and they are LRR. You save a tie bit over 2lbs a tire over the SS which does help the get up an go!

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      Crazy in a good way! PSS's are miles better approaching glass transition than those ZIIs were. There are no PS3s in my size unfortunately. 275/35 problems...







      Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
      I definitely need to go out and pick those up, it will help stop dry rot as well. Have you ran A048's by any chance? I was thinking about picking up a set for autoX come summer.
      Haven't run Advans or R888s. I need to figure out something though to replace the ZIIs
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      anyone have experience with the Dunlop WINTER SPORT 3D? They seem to be the most quit tyres for winter I can find.

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      I've used the Dunlops on my last 2 sports sedans. Awesome tire. Still a pleasure performance-wise when it's cold but dry out. In a few inches of snow they had excellent traction on rwd cars with proper driving technique. I do recommend them.

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      I absolutely loved my M3s. I haven't driven 3Ds but have always heard good things. I'm a Dunlop fan (along with Michelin and Nokians, running R2s on the STi now)
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      R2s on an STi is beastly.

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      Quote Originally Posted by peteyswift View Post
      R2s on an STi is beastly.
      absolutely! Love them. Except lately when it is 60 degrees and wet in Boston in December and you can almost feel the tread marbling away into clag like an F1 car
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      Yes! And thus my post on all-season Conti Extremecontacts on my XC90! You all will be laughing if/when it snows though .

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      I'd much rather have superior performance at the ends of spectrum and grey in the middle than the other way around. No seasons have no place for me personally but I get the logic for others even if I disagree with it.
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      What don't you get about being cheap and lazy?!

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      Quote Originally Posted by peteyswift View Post
      What don't you get about being cheap and lazy?!
      Not how I operate
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mellow Guy View Post
      I have a short winter, but steep hills. Any all-season tires that would work for me?
      Nokian WRG3 SUV. It's an all "weather" tire with mountain snowflake rating. Do not confuse it with all seasons.

      I have a set in 19" on my XC90 and took it across an empty ice and snow covered lot last night. Smooth and predictable handling and stopping. Very pleased with the results. I've always run dedicated snows in the past and this year I wanted to give these Nokians a chance given the excellent reviews and the fact that we don't get super hot summers here in Northern VT so the wear in warm weather should be minimized.

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      I have all season tires on my THH and checked the tread thickness at 7/32 and they have good ice traction compared to other all seasons. Ice and snow are infrequent in my area and since I am retired, I can stay home for a day or two. Once I get my XC90 T8, I won't need the THH.

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      Do new tires (all seasons or snow) have to meet the speed ratings for the vehicle?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mellow Guy View Post
      Do new tires (all seasons or snow) have to meet the speed ratings for the vehicle?
      Definitely not, and it shouldn't be an issue unless you are planning to do a lot of driving in the triple digits on winter tires. I have Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4s on our 2013 X3 35i that are V rated but I got them because I wanted a "continental" type winter tire that doesn't compromise handling as much as something like an X-ice or chunky Blizzak. That's about all the speed rating nets you.

      btw I would suggest a continental winter tire in the Portland area as there just isn't enough snow here to justify a chunkier tire. Unless you are skiing a lot or driving over the passes regularly. I have the PA4s and a set of Thule chains in case I ever need anything that hardcore.

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      I just had my "winters" installed: 255/55/r19 Goodyear Duratracs on the OEM 19" Momentum rims. They're universally praised for snow performance in the off-road community, and popular in this size (made in Germany) on LR4s. It's not a true winter tire, but felt it'd be well suited for Southern New England wet/slushy conditions (vs packed snow/ice conditions dedicated winters are designed for). They have a slight hum to them at highway speeds, and if it weren't for that I'd consider keeping them on year-round:
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