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Shopping for winter tires and I ran into this word. What is "flobbery"?        ~crofter

Quote from article "But winter tires are formulated differently. They have large amounts of silica and a whole host of other materials in smaller amounts that keep things nice and flobbery, even at low temperatures. "

Also, how important is the load rating on tires? Currently my tires are rated 3195 per tire, and the winter tires not as much if rated at all.  ~crofter

related to ~ Tires, your money or your life. FYI Guidelines
What the Challenger's "O" rings needed, I expect. Something about a property that keeps rubber compounds soft and distortable at very low temperatures. I am more interested in the vague description of "nice". WTF does that mean?
I have a a feeling that when I enter the tire store, the specifications will get even more vague that this = "nice and flobbery" description we have going.      ~crofter
The Urban Dictionary lists this word... it means "loose and floppy."

I don't think we want flobbery tires!

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p...m=Flobbery
You will not hear any stupid terms at the tire store. You will hear snow, all weather, highway, off road, racing slick, these are on sale. Go to Tire Rack Dot Com they have a complete description and explanation to make you a smart consumer.
Dupe, see my response in the other thread
Where do you drive that you need specific "winter" tires? Is it a legal requirement to have "winter" tires?

I found that "all weather high performance" tires were ideal (for me) year round tires.
Predictable in low traction situations such as torrential downpours and snow/ice mix.
I was the guy in the lane that no one else was using, slowly passing the nose to tail traffic in the slow lanes.

Now I am consigned to light truck LT tires. My preference is On/Off pavement tires. Boondocking on dirt roads mixed with highway driving.

I had lived in Michigan (and New Jersey) and drove many miles per year in all weather year round. Last pure winter/snow tires I purchased were in 1970 in Minnesota.

Discount Tires on line is also good to check, along with Tire Rack. Used to drive every other week from NKY to western Michigan past the Tire Rack warehouse outside of South Bend.
legal requirement to have "winter" tires?
It's here   https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/Chain-Law
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And this is the mark you need on your tires in all the snow zone places. I drive through snow zones pretty often.   ~crofter
(09-23-2018, 01:50 PM)wayne49 Wrote: [ -> ]Where do you drive that you need specific "winter" tires? Is it a legal requirement to have "winter" tires?

I found that "all weather high performance" tires were ideal (for me) year round tires.
Predictable in low traction situations such as torrential downpours and snow/ice mix.
I was the guy in the lane that no one else was using, slowly passing the nose to tail traffic in the slow lanes.

Now I am consigned to light truck LT tires. My preference is On/Off pavement tires. Boondocking on dirt roads mixed with highway driving.

I had lived in Michigan (and New Jersey) and drove many miles per year in all weather year round. Last pure winter/snow tires I purchased were in 1970 in Minnesota.

Discount Tires on line is also good to check, along with Tire Rack. Used to drive every other week from NKY to western Michigan past the Tire Rack warehouse outside of South Bend.
Modern winter tires are entirely different than what they used to call winter tires. They use much softer rubber which has much better traction than all season tires on ice.
When I was in Washington state , I forget what the tire store called it but they would cut grooves across the tread of the tire in the winter if you wanted them too. They said it let the rubber open up and grip more. I watched them do it, it looked brutal a spinning cutting wheel going across the tread cutting those grooves. I don’t know if they still do it but they said it worked. This was back 15 years ago maybe the process has changed .
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