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All-Terrain Snow Rated

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by LBCdan, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Oct 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    I previously started a thread that kinda died (for my 5-lug)....

    I have a FJ Cruiser now and am looking for an All-Terrain Snow Rated tire. I have done some research on the Duratracs (which is my first choice) and the BFG AT/KOs (which is my second choice). I have searched google and here on TW but didnt see anything specific. I am definitely looking for something snow-rated that can handle the New England winters. I have had a few people recommend getting a seperate winter tire set but I dont have the space to keep a set of tires..

    Thanks for the help and input! Dont forget pictures! :D
     
  2. Oct 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    The Goodyear Silent Armor is also winter rated, and from my experience is much better in the winter than the BFG. If it were me I'd just go with the Duratrac.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Thanks for the input, I just know the duratrac is $180 plus a tire. I dont know if that is high or if there is a less expensive, equally as capable, tire out there.:confused:
     
  4. Oct 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    You won't be disapointed with Duratracs in the snow. They are worth every penny.
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  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Bump. Any input??
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    seems high? i got myh KM2 mud terrains size 33x11.50 for 170 a pice mounting included?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    duratracs are the best tire i have ever seen in the snow period i personally ran them last year in the snow and they performed remarkably.

    i think they are one of the best tires you can run period at mt or winter rated or not.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Terra grapplers do great in the snow
     
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    The day after I had Duratracs installed, we received about 4 to 5 inches of snow where I live. I went blasting around paved roads and then up a forest road for 30 miles ... I wasn't disappointed with the tire in the least. Awesome in the snow!

    My only reservation is how long of a life I get out of them. Time will tell.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    I had Silent Armors on my tacoma for 50k. I did run them for one winter but even with the snowflake did not like them towing which I do a lot of in Winter. Ended up buying a dedicated snow tire. The SAs on dry pavement & rain were great.

    I just bought another set of SAs for my Tundra. Right now I am not sure if I am going to keep them through winter or go with another dedicated winter tire. I did have an issue with one of the tires after 500 miles & Goodyear replaced it for they have a 30 day ride pledge. I am still not sure I am going to keep them through winter though. I am thinking Hankook ipikes studded.

    Duratracs were tempting for me as well but stayed with the Silent Armors mostly for the good luck I had with the first set on my tacoma.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Great tire that you can run year round and still have plenty of confidence in the snow/winter conditions.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    I've been through some pretty rough snow storms in SLC with my Hankooks. No complaints.
     
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    lol this is the reason whippersnapper tells people to flip coins lol.

    there has been some very good suggestions in here but the duratrac gets my vote for a winter tire mine where unbelievable i thought i had truck tracks at times
     
  15. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    I have great luck with the BFG's Here in CO. I think I am on my 6th set. Getting 15 inches tonight into tomorrow and it's my first winter in my Taco. I will let you know how they do.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    Duratracs will be the most aggressive tire that also officially carry the winter snowflake symbol. These get excellent reviews for traction in snow and on ice. I've seen excellent claims for mileage too.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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  18. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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  19. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    another duratrac vote. i did better than a few guys with chains...

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  20. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    They are nice tires... a guess they are bet more $$$ than my Korean tires were ($140 ea), yes?
     
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