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Plowing/Towing Winter Tire Choices

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Effyoo, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Effyoo

    Effyoo Registered Member

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    Doing some medium duty plowing in NE Ohio. Will also be using as daily driver and medium duty tow rig throughout winter. I have a choice of a few tires I can get extra-reasonably. Going to use 31x10.5. I think I have it narrowed down to these choices:

    Any Yokohama (but looking at I/T and A/T+II)
    Any BFG (but looking at A/T)
    Any Mickey (but not Claws because I have them on my Yota and I know better!)

    I realize that by the time you plow the snow, the tire doesn't see much snow (unless you backdrag a lot), but I want something that can handle a few inches of fluff when towing the snowmobile trailer.

    Anyone?

    "There are 3 kinds of people in this world...Those who can count, and those who can't"
     
  2. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    The BFG A/Ts should work nicely. The 10.50s work real good in the snow they seem to be just the right width. My Wrangler A/Ts work great on the snow and ice.When it snows I'm usually out before the snow plows( because I drive one)
    A/Ts are all I run in the winter. They get me around just fine even when the snow is deep and wet.

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  3. Itali83

    Itali83 1/2 ton status

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    I plow with my 87 Jimmy and I have 31" 10.5" 15's BFG AT KO's on my truck. I love them, they hook up really nicely give me plenty of traction, I don't even have a locker or anyrthing in my rear so the tires really do hook up. Buy them and you will like them. I drive in the snow also, it isn't just a plow truck so the onroad characteristics are good too in the snow, they also get very good wear on dry pavement also.
    ben 87 Jimmy
     
  4. Alaskan85K5

    Alaskan85K5 Registered Member

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    Take it from a guy in Anchorage, Alaska the BFG's 31x10.50R15's are great tires in snow and ice. We've got 4 to 6" on the ground right now in fact. Good tire work great lots of traction on my 85.


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