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Old 01-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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good, bad, and the easy, Mods in Winter

So Im from Buffalo, New York and once winter comes around i have all these urges to mod my Altima but i feel like the winter holds me back. (which may be a good thing sometimes haha), but i just can't help it. Since i don't have many major mods done yet before i start i wanted to know if there are any that may be ruined in the cold and snowy winters. Also any mods that are good for the winter months and are fairly easy to install. Thanks for your input in advance!

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 6 Spd MT Precision Grey
Mods:
White LED interior, reverse lights, and plate lights
Bat's red out vinyl
Chrome LED Depo tails
ddm 5000k HIDs
stealth turn signals front
LED turn signals back
BT's white LED footwells
auto-kits X rear diffuser
Pioneer avh-p4400bh
OEM double din faceplate
Polished grey AEM intake
GTR starter button
19'' ADR phantoms
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:17 PM
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Snow tires, all the mods in the world wont help you if you end up in a ditch...

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Old 01-08-2012, 09:40 PM
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I'm with you there but they're so expensive.

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 6 Spd MT Precision Grey
Mods:
White LED interior, reverse lights, and plate lights
Bat's red out vinyl
Chrome LED Depo tails
ddm 5000k HIDs
stealth turn signals front
LED turn signals back
BT's white LED footwells
auto-kits X rear diffuser
Pioneer avh-p4400bh
OEM double din faceplate
Polished grey AEM intake
GTR starter button
19'' ADR phantoms
De-badged
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:43 PM
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Try craigslist, alot people sell their snows there for cheap,

I got 4 off craigslist for $200

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:47 PM
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Yeah that's a good idea. What'd you search, just snow tires Altima?

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 6 Spd MT Precision Grey
Mods:
White LED interior, reverse lights, and plate lights
Bat's red out vinyl
Chrome LED Depo tails
ddm 5000k HIDs
stealth turn signals front
LED turn signals back
BT's white LED footwells
auto-kits X rear diffuser
Pioneer avh-p4400bh
OEM double din faceplate
Polished grey AEM intake
GTR starter button
19'' ADR phantoms
De-badged
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:50 PM
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What about these? Snow Tires (P215 60 R16)

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 6 Spd MT Precision Grey
Mods:
White LED interior, reverse lights, and plate lights
Bat's red out vinyl
Chrome LED Depo tails
ddm 5000k HIDs
stealth turn signals front
LED turn signals back
BT's white LED footwells
auto-kits X rear diffuser
Pioneer avh-p4400bh
OEM double din faceplate
Polished grey AEM intake
GTR starter button
19'' ADR phantoms
De-badged
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Looks good to me



just make sure they fit your rims before you buy them

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The Altima by itself is actually a very decent snow/winter vehicle. A better set of tires would help, but even with the all-season's I had on there I didn't have any issues.

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Yea I run all season tires in the winter months, we dont see too much snow here and when it does snow they have the streets cleared rather quikly so I dont really have to worry about driving through too much deep snow.
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yeah mine are all seasons supposedly but they're not stock i don't think. But they look like my sport tires haha.

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 6 Spd MT Precision Grey
Mods:
White LED interior, reverse lights, and plate lights
Bat's red out vinyl
Chrome LED Depo tails
ddm 5000k HIDs
stealth turn signals front
LED turn signals back
BT's white LED footwells
auto-kits X rear diffuser
Pioneer avh-p4400bh
OEM double din faceplate
Polished grey AEM intake
GTR starter button
19'' ADR phantoms
De-badged
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:12 PM
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The Altima by itself is actually a very decent snow/winter vehicle. A better set of tires would help, but even with the all-season's I had on there I didn't have any issues.
Yeah, even if you do have the crappiest All Season tires, particularly this, if you can call it all season tires.

Tiger Paw AS65 | Uniroyal Tire

This set is on my Altima right now. If I weren't a student right now, I would have invested in a set of snow tires.

2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Super Black
Semi-bare bone stock!!

Mod Wish list:
Nismo Aero Kit
K&N Air Intake mod
Stillen Cat-back Exhaust

Installed:
OEM Fog Lamps
OEM 18" x 7.5" Altima Coupe Alloy Wheels
Racingline Strut Tower Brace
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:31 PM
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I find the altima handles good in the snow once it's moving. But I find it has more wheel spin then any other fwd I have owned. I am thinking it is because of the light weight CVT transmission up front.

My winter mods include this. Studded Tires, snow brush/scraper, extra blankets and survival kit, two bags of sand in trunk for weight. and a shovel.

I was at walmart the other day looking for some rubber floor mats to keep the carpets from getting soaked. And I found a set of mats that are rubber and have studs on the bottom side of the mat. So, when you are stuck on the ice you can put these mats under the tires for traction. Haven't tried them yet, but sounds good in theory!

I wish I had a remote start...


Cheers.....

2007 Altima 2.5S
OEM spoiler
Rust proofed
Pioneer deck/satelliteradio
aluminum kick plates
245/45 R18 Kumho's on 3rd Gen Maximum 18"s
Two baby seats
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Good info here japedo. I just picked up some normal rubber floor mats lol. Those ones with the studs on the bottom sound awesome though. I've been stuck numerous times and other cars and I usually had to call for back up haha.

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 6 Spd MT Precision Grey
Mods:
White LED interior, reverse lights, and plate lights
Bat's red out vinyl
Chrome LED Depo tails
ddm 5000k HIDs
stealth turn signals front
LED turn signals back
BT's white LED footwells
auto-kits X rear diffuser
Pioneer avh-p4400bh
OEM double din faceplate
Polished grey AEM intake
GTR starter button
19'' ADR phantoms
De-badged
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Here is the link for the Car mats I baught. I don't think it shows a picture. BUt talks about the 50 studs in each mat in the specifications list.
Pants Saver® Tread Safety Car Mat 1-Piece, Black, Auto Accessories | Walmart Canada - Save Money. Live Better.

WInter seems to be taking it's time getting here this year, but Im sure i'll get to test the theory eventually. lol

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Pioneer deck/satelliteradio
aluminum kick plates
245/45 R18 Kumho's on 3rd Gen Maximum 18"s
Two baby seats
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