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37" Winter tire options?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Operator8, Sep 7, 2022.

  1. Sep 7, 2022 at 9:06 AM
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    Just looking for options in the 37" size. I know I have to option to drop down to 35's, but would prefer to stick with 37's. So far I've gotten one suggestion of
    But looking at the description it says "Generous siping and grooves provide extensive biting edges for enhanced traction in wet, light snow and icy road conditions."

    I live in Colorado, and plan to do a fair amount of snow-wheeling, so the part about "light snow" worries me a bit. Any other suggestions for winter/snow rated 37's?

    I plan to take my Terps off as from what I have read they aren't great in the cold.
     
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    Call Nokian.
     
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    Does BFG have a part number for those yet ? I know the new Raptor Rs are running BFG 35s at least.
     
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    Baja Boss AT and the BFG KO2 are the only snowflake rated 37's I'm aware of.
    I'd choose the Mickey's, have the MTs on 2 different trucks and absolutely love them. Wouldn't hesitate a second to go for the AT's on a daily driver weekend offroader type rig that sees snow and not a ton of mud.
     
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    Does Nokian make larger Hakkas? The LT3s top out at 35
     
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    No. I had a set of Rotiivas at 285/70R17. That seems to be the size limit.

    I lived in Northern Colorado and Wyoming as well as the Colorado Springs area and I found that regular mud tire with a snowflake rating will be great for off-road and deep snow, but be sort of shit in the light snow when ice you’re likely to encounter on the highway.

    There is no perfect balance.

    Tire shops used to cut siping into MT tires, they don’t do that anymore.

    Some people will swear by studs, I have had mixed results with them. They mostly just fly out or wear flat.
     
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    Honestly forgot about studs. And I also have lived in Wyoming, NoCo, and now near the Springs, just about always ran winters on all my passenger cars without studs. But you've got me thinking about it for the truck, as it isn't my daily. But then I think of the local trails here that I'd do winter wheeling on, and the long slabs of rock that might not have snow, and I'm not sure how well studs would do in that case.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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    I preach by my Kenda Rt's. Live in Washington so they see tons of rain, snow, light snow on road, hood deep snow, etc. They are siped as can be, and come pre stud drilled. I believe the only reason why they aren't snow rated is because I think they weren't made in a specific size or something like that, at least thats what I read on another forum lol.
     
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    Appreciate the input! For me I want to ensure that the tires can not only handle the snow, but the extreme temps. And that's why I'm trying to stick with the 3 Peak rated tires. When the road temp is -5 I want to know the tire composition is made to handle those temperatures.
     
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    you need a proper winter tire for that. Even the best all seasons wont compare when the real cold comes
     
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    True, but they don't come in 37's so my compromise is 3-Peak rated tires.
     
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    I ran proper winters last season, but they were 31” skinnies.

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    My Kenda RTs have been fine in -8. For icy roads you want to install studs. CO has no restrictions on tire studs.
     
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    Mine were fine during the stretch where it was 0 degrees this winter. My friend who borrowed my truck (felt safer to crash my truck/get hit in my truck with bumpers) preferred my tires over her duratracs, if that says anything
     
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    They aren't 3peak rated because the 35x12.5 didn't pass the test and they didn't want to have only one size not 3peak rated. Apparently.

    So kenda rt 35x10.50r17 and smaller is unofficially 3peak rated.
     
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    Well after reading this well done review https://www.mikesjeep.com/reviews/kanati-trail-hogs I went with the Kanati's. Mainly found alot of Jeep people that used them, but value and quality wise it was the best combo for me. And since I'll be rotating these with my Treps, they should last me awhile!
     
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    I live in Iowa, and have had the Ko2's in the past, which I feel are overrated and overpriced. However, the Patagonia XT's (officially 3pms rated) do relatively well in snow and ice, are a fair price, and that company sells a few different variations in 37's. The company seems to be getting better with its brand and development, and I'm assuming better with customer support if needed. Have them on an 85 f250 diesel (winter truck) and (other than the military baja-claw beadlocks w/chains) the XT's siping etc seem more fit for the snow, where as the KO2's seem to be just the basic jack of all master of none.
     
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