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

    ...and of course today it's like 15 degrees out.

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

    I switched this past weekend since my summers were starting to get squirmy when getting on it with the cooler temps.

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

    switched a week ago, need new rubber though

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

    you switched from your summer set up to your winter mode a week ago?
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Sure why not if you're in Bizaro world. (Or if you're going mudding!)

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

    I watch the temps during the hours I am on the road. For a lot of people they drive in the morning and early evening when it can be colder vs day time temps. So if your morning and evening commute is less than 7 it is a good idea to switch. And if you are driving a lot later at night when the temps dips towards freezing it's a good idea to have them on earlier and risk a bit of premature wear. Tires are relatively cheap compared to a shunt into a ditch or worse into another car.

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

    I was thinking of doing the switch today, but I think I'll hold off another week. Definitely before the middle of November.

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

    Back again for this year

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

    running all seasons this time

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

    Going back to MTL on Remembrance day week-end, thinking should I change it before or take care of it after the trip......don't really want to chill out with winter set up.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    I switch when I officially can't leave the house without a jacket on, lol.
    So really, it's dependant on the temperature so i don't rly wait for the snowfall
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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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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Winters go on the speed in Thursday. 16" Mazda alloys ftw!
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    just switched to xice 3 today, at the same time as the snow came down! haha

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

    we switched to our winters about 2 weeks ago as the weather now can be unperdicatable, we live outside the gta, a few years ago i got caught on halloween night with just a light frost and i was on summer performace tires that choice costed me a car (rolled 3 times into a ditch) i now always switch early you cant cheap out on being safe to yourself on those on the road around you

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdasport View Post
    we switched to our winters about 2 weeks ago as the weather now can be unperdicatable, we live outside the gta, a few years ago i got caught on halloween night with just a light frost and i was on summer performace tires that choice costed me a car (rolled 3 times into a ditch) i now always switch early you cant cheap out on being safe to yourself on those on the road around you
    +1 ... didnt roll 3 times, but I'm agreeing on the "cant cheap out on being safe ..blah blah" part.

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

    Nov 1- changed my 3
    Nov 3- change the parents taurus
    Nov 5- changes the gfs 3
    Nov 6 - changed the parents toyota
    Nov 7 - changed the brother in laws 3.

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

    Sadly I put the winters on over the weekend.

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

    Considering the current temperatures, those that have winters but have chosen not to install yet are rather stupid imo. If you've got the tires, use them when it's appropriate (now).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aitch View Post
    Considering the current temperatures, those that have winters but have chosen not to install yet are rather stupid imo. If you've got the tires, use them when it's appropriate (now).
    on the other hand, starting tomorrow for at least 5 days temps are going to be double digits.
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    Default Re: When to switch from your Summer setup to Winter Mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    on the other hand, starting tomorrow for at least 5 days temps are going to be double digits.
    Yeah and we all know how accurate Meteorologists are.

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

    looks like Toronto temperatures will be 10-15 C Friday to Monday. I'm getting my new winter tires on tomorrow evening. will these few days of higher temperatures do any damage to the tires? someone said to add a couple extra pressure to them?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by canadaguy View Post
    looks like Toronto temperatures will be 10-15 C Friday to Monday. I'm getting my new winter tires on tomorrow evening. will these few days of higher temperatures do any damage to the tires? someone said to add a couple extra pressure to them?

    They will be fine as is for those few days.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    on the other hand, starting tomorrow for at least 5 days temps are going to be double digits.
    Yes but even if that comes true its an anomaly in November.

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

    That's a lot of tires!

    Hope the Family/GF appreciates it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Booter22 View Post
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