Do you guys drive your Supra in winter with summer tires?

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Drove mine around today at 1....... with a wind chill of -18. (that minus 18). No snow or ice - car drove fine. It had been sitting for a little over a week and had that cold tire thump thump for the first couple hundred feet - then smooth ride from there.
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I know some people are doing it, as I just passed a red Supra blasting through the snow/salt the other day. I cringed a little, not going to lie. Its manageable with the appropriate tires for sure. I used to rock a BRZ with Blizzaks through MN winters. Doable, but your car will be eaten alive.
 

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MPSS (and in general, max performance summer tires) should not be used under 40-45F. The compound simply isn’t designed for colder weather.

Although not identical as there are many variations made by Michelin for OEMs, there was a bulletin for the Super Sport ZP on Corvettes due to the tread cracking at <20F.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10082862-5448.pdf
 

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I do u just need right tires.
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A great all-season tire available in our sizes are the Continental Contact Sport - DWS tire.
(Dry Wet Snow)

I’ve had them on many cars over the years... and reasonably priced.
I second this motion. Great UHPAS tire that’s biased more towards foul weather conditions than the Michelin Pilot All Season. The Conti DWS is my winter tire as I don’t drive in snow and ice often enough to warrant using a full-on winter tire.
 

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What did you expect?
Next time fit some Blizzaks and try lapping COTA at 95F ambient temps; that should provide some equally useful data.
The original question was how the stock tires do in winter. This was a fun demo but sorry you can’t see that.
 

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Why anyone would even consider running a car, let alone the Supra, on summer tires in the winter is beyond me.
The word "summer tires" should give a clue.
 

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The summer tires have no grip at all in snow. I was driving to my grandmas a few days ago and the streets were not plowed because they were cobblestone.
I was halfway up a hill and my tires just spun and spun. I made my passenger go out and remove snow and push down on the car and up.
Lesson learned. I doubt even snow tires would have helped.
Hahaa, I couldn't even get it up my driveway brother had to help me push it up, although we live in the frozen north. Supra is my summer car for a reason.
 

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Long Island NY checking in, running super sports without much issue.
 
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