Originally Posted by bananachipz
Question: Does the temperature go below 7 deg celcius (44 Fahrenheit) where you are? not trolling, just curious.
The reason is, regardless of the amount of snow, I'm sure you know summer tires harden faster than a Bimmerpost member seeing an M6. We haven't gotten a massive amount of snow here either, but I definitely notice way better grip and stopping distance on the cold roads.
It's a pretty chilly 24F here right now. But my 18'' ContiSportContact SSRs don't seem to have hardened all that much. Yes, they'll perform better in the summer. But to say that just because it's under 44F these tires lose so much grip that the car becomes a hazard (as some here claim) is just nonsense.