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summer tires in florida

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I'm sure I missed this somewhere in tire 101...but...


Has anyone run summer tires all year long from Tampa FL south...


I won't/don't drive much in the rain & the only reason I go outside when it's lower than 45 degrees is because Willa, my, 4 legged best friend needs to go out...


thanks


Harry
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You should not waste your money on A/S all season in florida
Just get summer all the time
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I run summer tires year round.

I get about 20K miles on the rear and probably 30K on the front.


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and had a long reply prepared by got a "invalid security token" when I tried to post that lost the whole thing so just the last line: "In Florida summer squalls can be sudden and intense so for a daily driver/cruiser get the best rain tire you can." I have mostly Michelins. SLK seems to like 25" tires.


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Hi...


I'm sure I missed this somewhere in tire 101...but...


Has anyone run summer tires all year long from Tampa FL south...


I won't/don't drive much in the rain & the only reason I go outside when it's lower than 45 degrees is because Willa, my, 4 legged best friend needs to go out...


thanks


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Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 all year long.
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I also have the Hankook, I like them very much; a lot more than the Continental.


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I too run the Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 and love them even drove to Indiana from Miami Florida in early march (some snow on the ground) and even though they are summer tires I was surprise how well they drove in the cold.

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I have Conti DW's I have run year around, but have new Michelin PSS sitting on new wheels in the garage. I have the PSS on my BMW and they are amazing!
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