View Poll Results: When do you make the switch??

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  • Early October

    4 2.96%
  • Late October

    15 11.11%
  • Early November

    52 38.52%
  • Late November

    37 27.41%
  • Early December

    12 8.89%
  • Late December

    0 0%
  • I wait for the first snowfall

    8 5.93%
  • I wait for snow to stay on the ground

    3 2.22%
  • I prefer to slip and slide, so I don't own winters

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Thread: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

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    Question When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Did an extensive search but found nothing with a poll..

    Just curious when most do the flip..
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    This is the only other thread we have that I know of that has some actual information. No poll though.

    http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/sh...ho-s-got-em-on


    I will be putting mine on Early to mid November. I'm not running all-seasons anymore and don't trust the colder temps with my summers.
    Last edited by cwp_sedan; 10-22-2011 at 11:08 AM.

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    I switch over when the temps are consistently in the single digits. The Dunlops I have on this summer were actually all-seasons, so the 1-2 days of the week where the temp dips down to 9-10 doesn't really make a difference to me.

    If I had summer performance tires on - I'd most likely be switching this weekend since its not raining. My last set had a summer compound that felt like Siht in colder weather - kinda plasticy (like the Zeller's running shoes I had to wear when I was younger.)

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    i put mine on already

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    Me too
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    Maybe I should change my post. I ended up putting mine on today.

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    Next weekend.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    in 2 weeks or so , usually mid November.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    when we get a forecast with consistent single digits. often mid-late nov.

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Probally next week... I like to switch mine over just before I shut the water off (outside) that way I can wash them before I put them in my shed

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by Takumi616 View Post
    in 2 weeks or so , usually mid November.
    +1 mid to late November

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by boyracer View Post
    +1 mid to late November
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    same. thats usually around the same time when temps average 8c or below.

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Like Default User.... When temps are staying in the single digits.

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    before they use salt on the road...
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    I change mid to late October when the night temperature is consistently single digit. I drive at night sometimes and having a winter setup at 7 C or below is what is most important.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    I say late November.. At least that's what I did last year.. I need new winter tires, will be getting them soon.

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    I just threw a set on my RAV4 because we don't drive it nearly as much as the Mazda. The 3 is my commuter that gets me to work. I will put the winters on probably the first or second week of November.

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    When the temperature is consistant below 10 degrees

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    usually Mid-november just because i don't like winter tires

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    just thought I would throw this out there...a friend of mine who is with Dejardin Insurance told me that he saves 5% over the winter just because he called and told them that he has winter tires on his vehicle...just something to think about for when you do switch

    Mine will go on when the weather is consistently around 7 degrees, after all thats typically when they become effective.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by greaves82 View Post
    When the temperature is consistant below 10 degrees
    +1 I was being a little specific for 7, but 10 is a nice even number

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Usually the week after Remembrance Day but some years I've pushed it to the beginning of December, depending on the weather forecast.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Today for my wife's car. Probably Friday for my MS3, but usually mid-November is when I do the switch. However, I'll be out of town for a week and want the assurance of having them on the wife's car in the event of an early season storm or cold weather.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Today since I got a nail in a tire (FRICK)

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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Switched yesterday.

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