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Thread: Cold air and cold tires don't mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55 Tony View Post
    They are worn down to near zero tread, well into the wear bars, and they aren't hard like plastic in the cold. And I don't think they are old enough to have hardened, maybe 3 years? Actually ever since I did burnouts at the track, after any little tire spinning I hear them picking up and flinging little stones.
    you can check the tire manufacturer's codes on the sidewall of the tires to see the month/year they were manufactured...

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    Nothing new here for me, had this all figured out by the time I finished HS. Here is a newsflash for you if you have enough HP you can melt slicks on asphalt even in the summer. Slicks need a properly prepped track to work.
    Last edited by markm; 01-02-2018 at 04:23 PM.

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    Well damn I guessed close, 0115 date code
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    Yep, I did something similar a few years back. Had a nice set of summer performance tires on the car and simply didn't think about it. Come winter got stuck a bit in the snow coming up a hill, I finally made it but looking at the rear tires a few days later - they were done, tread was gone. I can't even really explain except I was spinning them like crazy getting up that hill. Since then I learned my lesson - on that ride, she gets summer and winter tires now.
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    Cool Move

    Move to az no snow good driving weather all seasons. 57 charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57 charlie View Post
    Move to az no snow good driving weather all seasons. 57 charlie
    Yeah along with 7 million other guys most of which are crammed into essentially one huge metro area that's growing fast? No thanks I'm trying to get to Montana.....almost 50% larger than Arizona and only 15% of the population. And not nearly as hot in the summer.
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    Does that Nomad have cold weather tires? Does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    Does that Nomad have cold weather tires? Does it matter?
    Have you taken that new LS engine out from under the coffee table yet? Does it matter?
    Last edited by chevynut; 03-04-2018 at 07:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Yeah along with 7 million other guys most of which are crammed into essentially one huge metro area that's growing fast? No thanks I'm trying to get to Montana.....almost 50% larger than Arizona and only 15% of the population. And not nearly as hot in the summer.
    The Billings MT CNA Convention in 2016 was as HOT as any we've had... approaching 100 each day!~ (CNA convention is always in mid July)... It's always HOT, but I do remember one 'Nomad Day' in Frisco CO that it got freezing cold and snowed! (1987 or 88?)

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