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      10-07-2012 12:52 AM #26
      I'm probably going to get one of these:
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      Not sure if I should go with the black or silver. If I do black I will be completely blacked out.
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      10-07-2012 01:10 AM #27
      I have heard good reviews on Hankook Winter iPike W409

      if you get from DTD, if you bought wheels and tires, they should be like Tirerack and offer free mounting... something to look into
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      10-27-2012 11:53 PM #28
      So today I took my car in to have the tires mounted/balanced and put on. I'm really happy with how they look. I'm also impressed because they aren't loud at all. Thanks for all the help guys!



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      10-28-2012 10:05 PM #29
      They look good.

      Did you check tire pressure? Some shops put whatever they want.
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      10-28-2012 11:06 PM #30
      Thanks! They are at 33 psi. The door says 35 psi for the size tire I have. I'm going to bump them up tomorrow. Here's another picture after washing it.

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      10-29-2012 08:31 AM #31
      I would not worry about 2-3 PSIs. It is not like they put 20 or 50 instead of 33.
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      11-17-2012 01:46 PM #32
      I've had the snows on for almost a month now and have a question. Do you guys notice that you can't corner as quickly with your snow tires? I normally do 70-75 on highway interchanges. Now with the snow tires if I try to even do 65 my traction control will kick in. It scared the crap out of me the other day. I'm not sure if its because the tires are narrower or just a characteristic of snow tires. Any help would be appreciated!
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      11-17-2012 05:12 PM #33
      Was the road dry, wet or snow/ice? I think in your neck of the woods it is winter now. Slow down, you do not want to find your car with new winter tires in the ditch. Winter tires work, but they can not fix everything(excessive speed).

      Also, just in case, check you pressure, may be it is down for some reason.
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      11-17-2012 05:29 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by barrier12 View Post
      Was the road dry, wet or snow/ice? I think in your neck of the woods it is winter now. Slow down, you do not want to find your car with new winter tires in the ditch. Winter tires work, but they can not fix everything(excessive speed).

      Also, just in case, check you pressure, may be it is down for some reason.
      Thanks for the reply. The roads were dry. We haven't gotten any snow yet unfortunately . I wouldn't be driving that fast on icy/showy roads lol. I checked the pressure and its at 33 psi and the door says they should be at 35 psi. I'm not sure If 2 psi would make that much of a difference but I could be wrong.
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      11-17-2012 05:45 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by malibuboats91 View Post
      I've had the snows on for almost a month now and have a question. Do you guys notice that you can't corner as quickly with your snow tires? I normally do 70-75 on highway interchanges. Now with the snow tires if I try to even do 65 my traction control will kick in. It scared the crap out of me the other day. I'm not sure if its because the tires are narrower or just a characteristic of snow tires. Any help would be appreciated!
      with the altimax arctic... yes. They can be squirmy in the dry.

      "performance winter" trade some of the snow/ice traction for dry-road holding abilities and a higher speed rating
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      11-17-2012 05:47 PM #36
      They say "brake in" for new tires is about 500-1,000 Miles, you, probably passed that already, so I do not know, except as I said slow down.
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      11-18-2012 12:52 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by barrier12 View Post
      They say "brake in" for new tires is about 500-1,000 Miles, you, probably passed that already, so I do not know, except as I said slow down.
      I have around 700 miles on them. I'm going to bump out the air pressure to 35 and take it easy. Thanks for the feedback on my issue!
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      12-28-2012 05:05 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by malibuboats91 View Post
      I have around 700 miles on them. I'm going to bump out the air pressure to 35 and take it easy. Thanks for the feedback on my issue!
      I know this is a little old, but did you resolve the TPMS issue? If your Jetta has the MKVI BCM, you can set indirect TPMS to make the TPMS light stay off when tires are properly inflated. It might even work with the MKV version, if it has the correct ABS system.


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      12-28-2012 05:09 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by iamgap View Post
      I know this is a little old, but did you resolve the TPMS issue? If your Jetta has the MKVI BCM, you can set indirect TPMS to make the TPMS light stay off when tires are properly inflated. It might even work with the MKV version, if it has the correct ABS system.


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      I ended up enabling the indirect TPMS and so far it has been working great. Thanks!
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