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Old 10-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Need tires for winter, narrowed down to three

265/65-17 Highway All-Season

90% is pavement/highway driving. I do have property in W PA that I visit maybe 5X a year so traction on hilly terrain is beneficial but not mandatory.

BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A
General Grabber HTS
BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A

I'm thinking the BFG RTerrains will be too loud and not really needed.
Michelins are way too much coin.
I'm going by this list/ http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...y.jsp?type=HAS

Anything in the top 15 will be considered.

Input will help me decide my purchase, my Dunlop AT20's are awfull.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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I just traded my near new Dunlop AT-20s in on a set of P245-75-16 Michelin LTX MS2 and have high hopes for decent snow performance this winter. I got them mounted and balanced for less than the Tirerack price for just the tire, without shipping. Shop around. Club stores like Sam's sell the same tire under the name X Michelin LT, same tread, same specs.

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The Michelins are worth every penny.

I only have experience with the Long Trails. They were not too bad in the snow and ice. But they're not a dedicated snow tire.


Have you looked at the Goodyear Silent Armors? Snowflake mountain rated.
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A co-worker has the Grabber HT-S and really likes them. He's got 2 winters on them so far and seems to go fine in the snow.

The Pirelli Scorpions seem to do really well in the snow. Lots of my co-workers have them and have nothing but good things to say about them.

The Rugged Terrains might be more than you need most of the year but if you're going to be in the mountains of PA during heavy snow fall then I think I'd rather have the overkill tires. If you have some flexibility and can wait until roads are cleared before heading into the mountains, then the all-season tires will be fine.
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Goodyear Silent Armors

or since you do a lot of highway/pavement why not Hankook Dynapro ATM

Both are polite on road and do well in snow/off-road.
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