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GT and GS-R models in Canada are equipped with 17" P215/45R17 Z-rated tires (awesome tires by the way !)<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>These tires have speed rating of above 300 km/h, same tires as some of the fastest machines out of Germany. Unfortunately, these tires are intended for summer use only, not recommended for winter driving. Should Hyundai downgrade to "V" rated 17" all-season tires for the sake of keeping customers happy ? (if u had to buy a new set of steel rims and winter tires, u know what I mean) <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

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Summer tires give you better performance than 4 season tires. Winter tires are safer and better than 4 season tires. It's more expensive to have two sets of tires but at least you're not limited by a tire that is a compromise.


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Lexx,
Am I correct to assume that you wouldn't mind paying the extra bucks to buy winter/all season tires ? It's a pain in the butt.


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Do you really have a choice?
So whats the point of asking/complaining?
If you spend the bucks on a gt/gts, i'm sure you have an extra $700 for winter tires & rims.


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Lexx is definitely correct.
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Summer tires give you better performance than 4 season tires. Winter tires are safer and better than 4 season tires. It's more expensive to have two sets of tires but at least you're not limited by a tire that is a compromise.
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GT and GS-R models in Canada are equipped with 17" P215/45R17 Z-rated tires (awesome tires by the way !)<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>These tires have speed rating of above 300 km/h, same tires as some of the fastest machines out of Germany. Unfortunately, these tires are intended for summer use only, not recommended for winter driving. Should Hyundai downgrade to "V" rated 17" all-season tires for the sake of keeping customers happy ? (if u had to buy a new set of steel rims and winter tires, u know what I mean) <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

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I can't speak for people in canada, but for me the choice is easy: keep the Z rated tires on! Where I live there is no need to go to snowtires for more than 3 days a year, so I'll survive with a little less grip on those days.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/approve.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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