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Postby blink32 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:07 am

I take that article with a grain of salt. From the pictures, the lack of any designations in the article and the fact that it is probably from 4WD Mag I would say they are only speaking of driving on fairly deep snow and down back roads/trails as opposed to normal people heading down regular roads that are just getting snow.

This article isn't comparing apples to apples as far as I am concerned. When I was posting previously I was referring to on-road snow conditions.

I do agree with everything except point 9 in the article though when considering an all off-road/logging trail drive. 9 basically makes no point other than it is hard to put chains on after you are stuck. Had the chains been on at the beginning....

And point 1 they don't necessarily discount the skinny tires. But they do essentially say it doesn't apply in off-road deep snow driving if the snow is deeper than the vehicle clearance is high.


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Postby NVSteve » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:54 am

I wasn't too impressed after reading it either. It was the only published article I had kept around dealing with tires and snow. I've seen quite a few over the years, but the one I was thinking of just covered tires & ice, and the fact that the more contact area there is to the ice, the better off the handling. Since I don't have the article to back that one up, I realize I'm just blowing smoke. As fervent as some people are, I'd bet there are numerous articles out there that support their favorite tire, be it skinny, wide, rim only (wouldn't that be fun on ice), etc. All I know at this point is that it hasn't snowed enough yet out my way.

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Postby blink32 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:42 pm

Just need to cut nibs out of the lips and run straight rim! Ice racing at its finest. ha

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Postby Fofiddy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:22 pm

Been reading alot of great stuff about the Greendiamond tires... Yes they are retreads, but if you read their shpeal they only use 5% of used tire casings after thorough xraying etc. and do quite a bit to ensure they are well balanced. They use up alot less resources to make them so if you claim to be environmentally concered (and still drive a 15mpg SUV) they give some peice of mind in that regards. Aside from that the it's the only non studdable that holds it's own with the Nokians (which from what I've read are superior to Blizzaks and X-ice).
I don't know if this does anything for you nay sayers I read about winter autocross having a studded and non studded catagory. The Greendiamonds were outlawed as a unfair advantage in the non studded group. Thats quite feather to stick in one's cap especially for a year round tire.

Now to try to get back on the subject:
Blink, take a look at this:
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/ ... atalogid=0
If I were to just order the parts necessary to preassemble the OME without having to dissasemble the stock coilover. I think it would give me huge time and hassel advantage. So minimal assembly time and then off to get a full alignment... so "would you kindly" get back to me with what I'll need? Anybody notice any uneven tire wear from the lift?
Snow supossedly coming in 11hrs :D yay!

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Postby blink32 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:38 am

I've also heard of green diamond. Would be worth trying, that's for sure.

From that page you'd need items 3-11 except for 8, the spring, obviously. But I honestly don't remember so many parts. 10 & 11 are one piece factory for sure. 3 and 4, the nut and washer you def need but I am 99% sure OME comes with new ones. 9 the spring isolator is a must have and 6 the strut mount plate for sure. 5, the bushing is probably needed but I just don't remember it. 7 I have no idea what the hell that extra nut would be fore. My strut assembly only has one, and that holds the spring to the strut. Unless those are the nuts to mount the assembly to the Path. In which case you def don't need.

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Postby NVSteve » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:30 am

Fofiddy wrote: If I were to just order the parts necessary to preassemble the OME without having to dissasemble the stock coilover. I think it would give me huge time and hassel advantage. So minimal assembly time and then off to get a full alignment... so "would you kindly" get back to me with what I'll need? Anybody notice any uneven tire wear from the lift?
Snow supossedly coming in 11hrs :D yay!
I had the same thoughts before I had mine installed by a shop. I even called the dealer to get pricing on a number of those little parts, and it just wasn't worth it in the end. I completely agree with your logic though-sure would be a hell of a lot easier to get the fronts assembled before installing.


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