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well I am still on the quest for the best bang for my buck for snow tires... SO with that said, how bad are the stock tires ont he 6? I seem to remember on my 04 they were not that bad? Can I get away with them for a year with my AWD? I hate to spend a lot of money on winter tires if the stock ones are ok.. I am in NEw england and winters here can go either way.. So tell me what you all think.

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Speed 6 stock tires? Not a chance in hell.

Non-speed 6 stock tires? A slight chance in hell, still sucky though. Just live on the edge and splurge for some cheap all-seasons (falkens, hankook, etc. all better than the oem michelins), or cheap winter tires. You'll thank yourself when you don't slide into a pole.

Oh, and I just read your other thread on what color of Speed 3 for your husband to get. I'm not one to judge here (well I am actually), but why aren't you and your husband a bit more concerned about the fact that you are apparently struggling to afford two sets of wheels and tires for you speed 6 instead of looking to purchase another new car, and inherit the same problems x2? I'd worry about keeping one new car on the road safely prior to purchasing another one.
 

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Not struggling to put tires on I just hate spending money on tires and such.. I would think if thousands of things I would rather do than buy winter tires which is why I do not wanna spend big bux on snow tires. I also sknow that the speed 6 tires blow and I would not even try it trust me....
 

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Not struggling to put tires on I just hate spending money on tires and such.. I would think if thousands of things I would rather do than buy winter tires which is why I do not wanna spend big bux on snow tires. I also sknow that the speed 6 tires blow and I would not even try it trust me....
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Just making sure, didn't want you doing anything stupid. Like I said the michelins will work ok in the snow, they just aren't ideal. They may do a bit better with AWD like you said, but wouldn't put too much faith in that either.
 

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please see my response in this thread http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...c=59116&hl=

applies to this question also
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I don't often agree with you, or even like you all that much most times. But you ocassionally do bring up good opportunities, and make EXCELLENT points such as this.

Now, say I don't have a life or whatever, but this literally took 2 minutes to find 12 topics that could have been one (actually none if someone would search). I'd simply be embarrassed at this display of ignorance and waste of bandwidth:

http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...c=59116&hl=
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No name calling necessary.
 

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maybe I just did not put in the right search terms but wouldn't it be more of a waste for me to post a ? abo9ut what terms I should have used? As said in the other post I am new to this and wanted fresh opinions on it all... I have seen far worse wastes of bandwith......
 

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maybe I just did not put in the right search terms but wouldn't it be more of a waste for me to post a ? abo9ut what terms I should have used? As said in the other post I am new to this and wanted fresh opinions on it all... I have seen far worse wastes of bandwith......
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846 posts is new??? You must be god's slowest learner. Was the movie "The Ringer" filmed about you??
 

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Not struggling to put tires on I just hate spending money on tires and such.. I would think if thousands of things I would rather do than buy winter tires which is why I do not wanna spend big bux on snow tires. I also sknow that the speed 6 tires blow and I would not even try it trust me....
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Let me tell you that once you hit after losing control , you'll be hating yourself for not having spent the extra bucks on snow tires . You may well have 4WD but it is only good for taking off period ! Your 4WD will handle the same as a 2WD in a curve , or upon decelerating ; tires make all the difference .... even accelerating from a stop ....
after all : everything is riding on your tires (Michelin ad saying)

If money is no object and you want the BEST out there then you owe it to yourself to get Nokian WRs
Check out my posting on the subject with pics & links in it below and don't skip the intro. on one of the links for the Nokians
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...mp;#entry780386
 

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at least he doesnt believe that x drilled and slotted ( less area) is better than stock, enjoy.
 

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Whats your address? Im sending you some friggin snow tires...
 

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I aam not the world's slowest learner but I do admit that rims and tires are one area i still have little idea about and wanna get just right. Like I said before if you have nothing nice to say in my posts then DO NOT REPLY AT ALL!!!!


Rox thanks for the offer... :)
 

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at least he doesnt believe that x drilled and slotted ( less area) is better than stock, enjoy.
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My KNOWING (not thinking) that they are better has nothing to do with the fact that they are drilled so that they dispell the gases (which we all know is not true). What it has to do with (and Mr Tea is in agreement with me) is that the aftermarket rotors weigh about 2lbs less each than the stock rotors, and therefore have less rotational momentum to stop. The lost rotational momentum MORE than makes up for the loss in area and when you combine that with better pads, it makes for better gas mileage and better braking.
 

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now that ive successfully made dabears angry enough to ethugg threaten me via PM, i can answer this question.



ive had no trouble with the all seasons that come stock on the 6. im going to still use them. i drive on usually salted and plowed roads, but when i get out before the plows come, the car still does alright. its not a race car on the snow, i drive slow on snow, but ive never had a problem.
 

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My KNOWING (not thinking) that they are better has nothing to do with the fact that they are drilled so that they dispell the gases (which we all know is not true). What it has to do with (and Mr Tea is in agreement with me) is that the aftermarket rotors weigh about 2lbs less each than the stock rotors, and therefore have less rotational momentum to stop. The lost rotational momentum MORE than makes up for the loss in area and when you combine that with better pads, it makes for better gas mileage and better braking.
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Slots will dispell the gasses from the pads just as effectively, and no matter how the holes are drilled they can be places for stress cracks to form. I'm not so sure how much *real* benefit you are seeing from a reduction of 2lbs per wheel of rotational mass though.
If you look closely at big, heavy road racing cars you'll see none of them are using drilled rotors for the above mentioned reason. Very light cars with small motors that are trying to save all of the unsprung and roatational weight they possibly can are usually more likely candidates for the drilled rotors, but they are also stopping a much lighter and in many cases a slower car.
I know drilled rotors look "sexy" to many but the real world gains are usually not what they're cracked up to be (pun intended). In the average street-driven car that may see occasional track use you're probably no better or worse off with them as opposed to a slotted rotor or even just a plain old stock rotor. Proper pad selection, good fluid and a well bled and maintained brake system will be much more important.
 

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Rotor opinions on another thread make one yourself... I personally prefer the cross drilled and slotted to stock, better braking and longer lasting... But anyhow....
 

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Rotor opinions on another thread make one yourself... I personally prefer the cross drilled and slotted to stock, better braking and longer lasting... But anyhow....
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I don't mean to be harsh but for someone who has started over a dozen threads all asking basically the same question your insistence that we not deviate in this one seems inappropriate.
And if you still think drilled/slotted rotors actually STOP better then you have more to learn about brakes than you do about tires.
 

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Rotor opinions on another thread make one yourself... I personally prefer the cross drilled and slotted to stock, better braking and longer lasting... But anyhow....
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Now I know that you are retarted
 
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