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what's available - winter tires

So I discovered today that AWD doesn't matter much on this car with this current tires. I was hoping that wasn't the case, but it's pretty much a skating rink out there it seems. I have 19 inch rims (the standard 300S rims for 2015) and I'm really only getting two choices when I check tirerack on direct fit replacements - the Continental Wintercontact SI and the Blizzak DM-V2 which is actually listed as a light truck tire, but it's the same size as what I have. Does anyone have any other 19 inch tires they recommend? I've not used either of the two above. There's a couple Pirellis listed but they're a lot more expensive. Thanks.

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Go with the Blizzaks. They are the best out there and many folks here swear by them, not at them.

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Ugh, now a bit of debate. I called my tire guy (friends for 15 years, owns his own shop) and talked to him. He called tirerack and his guy there said the continental was the better way to go because of the rubber compound. something about how it's softer, and the blizzak DMV2 is a little harder because it's designed more for the weight of trucks. So they're both recommending the continental. hmmm
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Try Generals. I just went through my first snowfall, and very happy with them. Was told by the tire guty (who is a Micheline dealer) they are as good or better than Blizzacks and far less expensive. I went to smaller winter rims, higher aspect tire so as not to affect the speedometer, and a little narrower tire. Works great. I hated this car last winter in the snow. Now is is so much better.

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Dakur, I think that's the way I'm leaning too. drop from 19 to 18 inch, and drop from 235 to 225. They actually make a Firestone Winterforce in 225/60R18 and I may go that route. I've used the winterforce on my jeep for 4 years now and it's been an excellent tire.
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Dakur, I think that's the way I'm leaning too. drop from 19 to 18 inch, and drop from 235 to 225. They actually make a Firestone Winterforce in 225/60R18 and I may go that route. I've used the winterforce on my jeep for 4 years now and it's been an excellent tire.
I did the same. The extra sidewall helps in the deep stuff and narrower footprint cuts down through the snow better.

The Firestone Winterforce is a great tire for the price, just not the quietest or smoothest. But they are studdable!
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Don't know if you're only looking at full winter tires. I went with Falkens on my 2013 AWD: https://www.pepboys.com/tires/detail.../1006724/01036 they're all season but have been good in the recent Connecticut weather. Much, much better than the Hankook's they replaced
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I know it's the summer and we're experiencing a heat wave here in New England but....
I'm trying to think ahead. Just bought a 2018 300 LTD AWD 235/55 R19 tire size.
I'm looking to see what's available for Winter Tires. Price is a real issue so I'm looking for cheap but not horrible.
Yeah I want to have my cake and eat it too!
I spotted on Walmart some Cooper Weathermasters at a good price and was wondering if anyone else has used them?
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I have rear wheel drive and wonder if I can get away with just getting rear snow tires?
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Hi from Canada where we have winter. And lots of it. I have a 2017 300C Platinum. Have 19 for the summer and 18 in the winter. With Sailun winter tires. They are great in the snow and ice here.


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