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JettaMan Jan 23, 9:03pm - #381590 

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Celica as a snow car

How is the Celica with the stock Yoko tires do in a snowy condition?

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jyboygenius Jan 23, 9:11pm - #381591 
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2003cbgts Jan 23, 9:43pm - #381592 

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drkramm Jan 23, 10:15pm - #381593 
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yea i have some snow tires and i was out today even with out abs it wasn't bad ... wasn't like my moms durango or anything but not too bad

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celica2nv Jan 24, 1:42am - #381594 

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ummm mine rides finee..i likee driving my celica better throght the snow thn my last car which was an explorer.
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ExNihilo Jan 24, 4:40am - #381595 
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coyote0106 Jan 24, 5:25am - #381596 

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My celica does alright in the snow. If you drive with common sense, you'll be fine.
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sickcelica696 Jan 24, 8:16pm - #381597 
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Originally Posted by JettaMan
How is the Celica with the stock Yoko tires do in a snowy condition?


A.) my yokos arent stock b.) its better than your car c.) why did you bring it up?
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GTS2003BLK Jan 24, 11:51pm - #381598 

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Got caught in a suprise snow storm last year with the stock yoko's, in a word Scary; little to no traction in the snow, had to do 25mph all the way home from work.

After putting on a set of Michelin Arctic Alpins it did just fine in the snow.

http://www.1010tires.com/Michelin_Arctic_Alpin_tires.html

When those wear out I think I'll go with Bizzacks or Michelin X-ice for a winter tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Blizzak+MZ-02

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=X-Ice
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vcel523 Jan 25, 2:16am - #381599 

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Yoko stock tires? how are those in comparison to Bridgestone Potenza's in normal conditions (not snow)
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GT4 Jan 25, 4:39am - #381600 

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Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK

I can vouch for the Blizzak MZ-02.
Never had problem with them.
Not even on 7-inch snow covered road.
But my car is AWD.
Any way, don't try Yokohama AVS summer tire.
With that tires, I can push my car with one hand on snow packed road.

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GTS2003BLK Jan 25, 4:56am - #381601 

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Originally Posted by vcel523
Yoko stock tires? how are those in comparison to Bridgestone Potenza's in normal conditions (not snow)


In dry normal conditions; the stock Yokohamas are good, but the Potenza's are absolutely awesome.

In the rain or on wet roads I found the stock Yokohamas have a tendency to hydroplane easily, where as the Potenza's seem just as sure footed as they are in dry conditions.

All around the Potenza's are a better tire.
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eric_h Jan 25, 5:23am - #381602 

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i lived in north dakota and driving my 5 speed gt on stock bridgestone potenzas wouldnt be wished on my worst enemy...ok im exagerating about snow but dont even attempt ice

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kitty5 Jan 25, 6:04pm - #381603 

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It doesn't really snow much in maryland, well except for the last week but hey..., so when i got new tires last year i got the yokohama avid v4 and they've been great so far!

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RookieGTS Jan 25, 6:11pm - #381604 

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cyberkni Jan 25, 7:45pm - #381605 

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The stock ones are alright for me. Just take it easy and its ok. No sudden movements.
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SLVCELI Jan 26, 12:09am - #381606 
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The celica drives good in the snow. Even with the stocks.

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