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After the 12+ inches of snow we got this weekend it has become painfully clear that I need new rubber in a hurry. I'm currently running 215/70/16 continental cross contacts, they're a definite improvement over the stock goodyears but I'm not totally blown away by them.

I'm thinking about moving up to the 225/70/16 simply to correct my speedometer. I'm looking for a good all season tire that is decent in the snow and not terrible if I decide to venture off road every once in a while. I drive about 30k per year and I only need the tires to last one year. I prefer to have fresh rubber every winter, so I want to get my moneys worth out of the tires every year. Oh yeah one more thing, My E is awd and turbo, so I'm looking for something with a high traction rating.
 

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which Nokians are they? Where can you get them. I just want to order the tires and have them delivered to my work. I'll mount and balance them myself.

I'm also looking at these:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...ATR&partnum=27TR6SCORATROWL&i1_Qty=4&i1_Qty=4

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...on+STR&partnum=17HR6SCORSTR&i1_Qty=4&i1_Qty=4

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...R+A&partnum=27HR6SCORSTROWL&i1_Qty=4&i1_Qty=4

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...r+A/T-S&partnum=27HR6GEOATS&i1_Qty=4&i1_Qty=4

I'm considering going with an on/off road tire. Road noise is not an issue for me, but I'm afraid of the toll it will take on fuel economy.
 

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what model of nokians are you guys using?

EDIT; nevermind, I'm only willing to spend up to 120 per tire. I just had to buy tires for the wifes car too and we're low on funds due to christmas.
 

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Thanks for the input everyone. I'm going to go with a set of Pirrelli Scorpion ATR. The have more of an aggressive tread than a touring style tire and have really good all around traction ratings. I'm also liking the lower treadwear rating which means the rubber is softer. I have traction issues in dry weather too.

Also, I would like to thank Nine Oaks Swim Club for not plowing their parking lot this weekend. I visited several times and done some pretty legit donuts.

Hey, I gotta get my moneys worth out of the continental's before I replace them.
 

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that's good to hear. I just ordered the 225/70/16's today, I'm excited to see them. Noise is not an issue for me. I have an upgraded stereo and a 3.25" exhaust and a turbo, I doubt I'll be able to hear the tires over that.
 
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