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which tires for snow

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bandit175, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Bandit175

    Bandit175 Registered Member

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    which tires for on road snow driving /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    any thing with a lot of bitting edges and remember sipping makes more bitting edges. My choice for my dd is bfg at, but they cant touch the boggers on my blazer.
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    It depends on how big of a tire you want to run. In the stock and near-stock sizes, there isn't much out there that will outperform Michelin Alpin or Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires on snow, ice, and snowpacked roads. Another interesting option is these tires: http://www.greendiamondtire.com/ that have tiny bits of carbide embedded in the rubber. It's an interesting concept that appears to be popular in Iceland, Sweeden and the rest of Northern Europe. Those folks have a bit of experience with driving in cold weather! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    If you're looking for an off-road tire that will perform pretty well in the snow and ice, the BFG All-Terrain does pretty good. But I've never seen any off-road tire that will hold a candle to a true snow and ice tire when it comes to winter driving. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Any tire with a lot of biting edges and siping. (SMALL TREAD BLOCKS are your friend)
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    If you run 35" or under BFG AT's do pretty well on ice and snow. My 32's did pretty well threw the winter in Colorado last year. I saw alot of guys running the MTR for an offroad tire so I imagine that they must do ok in the snow and ice if alot of guys run them.

    You can also have your tires siped to increase the number of edges to grip. I had it done to my BFG MT's at Discount Tire. Cost $10 per tire.

    Harley
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    How about your favorite Intercos and about 500 studs per tire. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    about those BFGs anyhow...why the hell are they so damn expensive!!??
     
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    about those BFGs anyhow...why the hell are they so damn expensive!!??

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    Hopefully it's because they are a good tire! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    In the case of my tires, it's because they are the only ones making AT's in this size, and it's a fairly uncommon size at that. (33x10.5R15's) So far it HAS been an excellent tire, great wear, great mileage, great road manners, good for mild off-road, and shallow unpacked snow.

    Keep in mind, $135/tire isn't expensive at all compared to what some being run on this board cost.
     
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    I have these on my plow truck and they are great in the snow and sand! The trucks been down all summer I didn't ge to try them out on dry ground for long but they are not real agressive looking but they stick to the ground! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    I run Hakkapeliittas on my wife's car (at all four corners) and they are sweet. She actually called me after an especially snowy commute to say how wonderful they were.
     
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    I really like the Goodyear AT/S's!!!!!!!! They came stock on my fathers Yukon Z71 and they go GREAT on snow covered roads! The first winter he had it I would go out of my way to find untouched snow covered roads to test out how the push button 4wd works and the AWD button. I tried getting it to slide or bring the ass end aroudn and it seemed to always wanna go straight and had alot of traction!

    Also, my 35" BFG AT/KOs do decently too.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif But I like the GY AT/S's better.
     
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    I really like the Goodyear AT/S's!!!!!!!! They came stock on my fathers Yukon Z71 and they go GREAT on snow covered roads! The first winter he had it I would go out of my way to find untouched snow covered roads to test out how the push button 4wd works and the AWD button. I tried getting it to slide or bring the ass end aroudn and it seemed to always wanna go straight and had alot of traction!

    Also, my 35" BFG AT/KOs do decently too.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif But I like the GY AT/S's better.

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    DITTO /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Wrangler AT/S's are really nice, I did finally get an email from Goodyear saying the 35x12.5x15 has been discontinued though /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    [​IMG] 32" AT/S @ 50Kmiles
    [​IMG] tread pattern
     
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    I'll second the GY AT/S....Mine do very well in the snow. Like was mentioned, it takes quite a bit of throttle to make the a$$ end squirrely.

    If you want a larger size, good luck as I seem to have gotten the last set (?) in 35x12.50x15....Right jjlaughner ???? He is searching everywhere for a set, and so far has come up empty....
     
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    I'll second the GY AT/S....Mine do very well in the snow. Like was mentioned, it takes quite a bit of throttle to make the a$$ end squirrely.

    If you want a larger size, good luck as I seem to have gotten the last set (?) in 35x12.50x15....Right jjlaughner ???? He is searching everywhere for a set, and so far has come up empty....

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    HAHAHHA /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    I beat ya to the post by 1 minute /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    I guess your third now /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     

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