Summer or Winter tires for IDS on April 14?

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    What should I have on my C4? My gut says to keep the winters on unless the weather approaches 15C. Weather looks like 10C high, although we’re still a ways out.


    Brian Sullivan

    I think 7C is the normally mentioned performance cutoff point for summer/winter tires. Apparently some insurance policies actually specify times (November 1 to April 30 I heard someone mention was common here in Ontario).

    My inclination would be to use summer tires unless your insurance specifies otherwise.


    Adam Holland

    My entirely unprofessional opinion would be (weather permitting i.e. not snowing) to switch to your summer rubber.

    Winter tires are like driving on marshmallows and the exercises you will be taking part in would be better suited to a non-winter tire (all season/summer performance). You’ll get better feedback/confidence on car behaviour and your perception of what the car is doing.

    It often ends up raining anyway. Have fun! And any other questions ask away.


    Wayne Spiegelberg

    I couldnt have said it any better than Adams comment other than bring your longjohn`s along too.

    C u there…Wayne



    Thanks a lot everyone! I’ll plan for a switch to summer. I’m really looking forward to it, cold or not!


    Rod Nagy

    Make sure you wash and wax your car before you come.
    There will be a concours event at the end of the day.



    Thanks! Will show up shiny, but the forecast is for a ton of rain. With the snow today, less sure than ever about losing the winter rubber.



    I’ll be there with you but it’s a bit worrying looking at the forecast right now, they’re calling for 20+mm of freezing rain!



    Mother nature has definitely decided on what tires to use, but I agree that the freezing rain takes things to a whole new level.

    Will they call it off if it’s outrightly hazardous just to get to the track (as it would be if there is freezing rain)?

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