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Another Tire question (Hydroedge)

Anyone, "up here, in the Great White North", running Michelin Hydroedge tires on their Trep??
I was wondering what they're like in the snow.

And yes, I know they're only "T" rated.

The ratings I see on the net say they're "Very Good", but given the fact they're such a hard compound with a treadwear factor of 760, I just don't know.

My snow tires are getting a bit low and slippy, my Pilots are shot (which incidently were absolutley shit in the snow, even when they still had ample tread).
I don't particulary want to buy 2 new sets of rubber this year.

Any thoughts, anyone????? before I slide into a ditch, like I almost did this morning......hehehe

Opinions please!!
(and, No!, I'm not going to slow down, before anyone says it)
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I bought a set the first week of December, and have put about 7,000 miles on them since. Don't get the snow that you do, but this last week we've had 4-6 inches followed by freezing rain. The temp has stayed below 20F (today it 2F) and we've had another 2" of snow on top of the ice. Here's my take on them:

Dry Pavement - very good, low noise, may ride just a little stiffer than the OEM Goodyear Eagles that were on my ES

Rain - Excellent, no more dancing all over when you hit puddles

Snow - good to very good, only been in the ABS and TracControl once, and that was on purpose.

I had a 92 Dodge Spirit that I ran Goodyear AquaTread IIs and IIIs on. The Michelins seem to me to be better all around.

The downside is there kind of pricey. I paid right at $700US for 4-225/60x16s, w/ lifetime balance and rotation, road hazard ins, and a 4 wheel alignment.

I guess the bottom line is: I like 'em enought to buy another set. Now lets see how close to 85,0000 miles they get
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OldSchool,
Thanks very much for your input.

Pricey...Ummmm, they're a hell of a lot cheaper than "V" rated 17's, that's the reason I was looking at them.

I've been quoted $800CDN installed and with tax for (4) P225/55R17's, and that was from my Chrysler dealer!

Think I'll get them.....Guess I'll have to watch my "top end" though.....hehehe
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The deed is done!
Yeah Yeah Yeah...I know they're only T rated.
But I just can't justify spending almost $1800 on 95V rated rubber on a 4 year old car with a gazzilion km's on the clock..

Hydroedge is a nice looking tire, if your into big black rubbery things.
Rims aren't on the car yet, waiting for it to warm up a little, too damn cold out there.....brrrrrrrr

Thanks again "Oldschool" for you opinion, it jives with a "hottie" I know who has them on her Z24 and what I read on the net.
Can't wait to take 'em for a spin....
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Willy did you check the Michelin site--They rate the Hydroedge just below Artic Alpin for winter tractions. Everything I hear they are a damn good tire with excellent wear. I don't think you'll be sorry in the long run.
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Re: Another Tire question (Hydroedge)

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My snow tires are getting a bit low and slippy, my Pilots are shot (which incidently were absolutley shit in the snow, even when they still had ample tread).
Willy ... are you talking about the Michelin Pilot A/S? This is what I've been looking at as a replacement for my factory tires ...
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Re: Re: Another Tire question (Hydroedge)

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Willy ... are you talking about the Michelin Pilot A/S? This is what I've been looking at as a replacement for my factory tires ...
Nope, Pilot HX MXM4....over priced and over rated, IMO.
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Nope, Pilot HX MXM4....over priced and over rated, IMO.
Thanks for the info ...
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OoOoOo...It's only supposed to be -4Deg C tonight.
We're having a HEATWAVE...

Maybe I'll get them on the car tonight and given we're supposed to have a mix of snow and freezing rain this week....Perfect timing!

I'll let you all know my opinion in a few days...providing I don't crash in the mean time...hehehehe
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... we're supposed to have a mix of snow and freezing rain this week...Perfect timing!...
The last few flakes of that is just leaving here. We got lucky and ended up with about 1mm ice on everything, followed by 13mm of sleet and another 50mm of snow on top of that. Not as nasty as last weekend (6-7mm ice w/75mm snow) - but not pretty ...
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Well.....They're now on the car.
Just been for a "brisk" run through some of the backroads around here. (If Hecubus is reading this, That'd be Deer Park Road).

First impression, "Wow!"
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The last few flakes of that is just leaving here. We got lucky and ended up with about 1mm ice on everything, followed by 13mm of sleet and another 50mm of snow on top of that. Not as nasty as last weekend (6-7mm ice w/75mm snow) - but not pretty ...
Have you seen the forecast recently? snow coming on wednesday!!!
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Ummm..snowing like a bitch here this morning.
New rubbers....Me Like :-) ....Me Like a lot.
A bit "stiff", if you pardon the expression, but snow traction is great!...bring on the freezing rain baby!!
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Well Boys and Girls,

Almost 4000kms after starting this thread, the verdict is in.

I agree with "Oldschool" 100% completely.

Through rain, snow, sleet, ice and dry road. These things are great! I love 'em.........Especially in the wet.
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