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tire studding

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tecton, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    these are my tires
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    they are F*in awesome...no complaints whatsoever

    but if this winter is going to be like last one...im debating having studs put in. Its not rear traction that i desire...but many a time i would to go turn and the truck would keep goin strait....granted it was old bald tires i had at the time...but would you think these would perform in the snow well enough to not need studs?
     
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    If you drive a lot in icy roadconditions studs might be nice but for snow I wouldn't put studs in.
     
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    Snow chains would be a lot easier of a mod you know...

    So would be siping the tires

    My first set of tires were 33" Bridgestone MT's. They were a fairly good set of tires, but they sucked on ice. My 37" SSR with siping on the center part of the tread handle a heck of a lot better on the ice than the MT's.
     
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    You know, I love snow chains. THe problem is, driving portions that are highway, (which get cleared ) and when you hit the local routes, their still covered with snow. Damn stinkin annoying.

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    Snow chains would be a lot easier of a mod you know...

    So would be siping the tires

    My first set of tires were 33" Bridgestone MT's. They were a fairly good set of tires, but they sucked on ice. My 37" SSR with siping on the center part of the tread handle a heck of a lot better on the ice than the MT's.



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  5. HarryH3

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    If you are already driving on the tires, then most shops will refuse to install studs in them. Rocks, dirt, etc. get jammed into the stud holes, making it very difficult to install the studs. Also, check with the local authorities to see if (or when) it is even legal to run studs. Some states outlaw them outright, as they really tear up the roads. Some states only allow them during winter. Colorado allows them year round, due to the wacky weather that can happen at any time of year in the higher elevations. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. tecton

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    i only wanted them cause last winter i was all over the place...

    im going to get bigger tires next spring and a lift to so thats why i wanted them...so i dont wreck my truck before then, lol
     
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    in snow with those tires studs would not be needed in ice yes they would help /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. blasterD

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    Most people around here stay away from studs and chains. The best setup I have found for ice/snow is a good A/T tire that is not too wide. I use a BFG 35-12.5-15 AT. It works well. If you want to keep your mud tires you can get them siped. Siped mud tires work well on ice and snow.
     
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    Mind if I ask why they stay away from chains? I mean, they are a hassle to put on and take off, and you cant really use them at highway speeds unless there's like 1 foot of snow.. but other than that...?

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    Most people around here stay away from studs and chains. The best setup I have found for ice/snow is a good A/T tire that is not too wide. I use a BFG 35-12.5-15 AT. It works well. If you want to keep your mud tires you can get them siped. Siped mud tires work well on ice and snow.

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