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Favorite Taco Winter Tire

Discussion in 'Canada' started by exwrx, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    exwrx

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    so i am shopping early (real early) this year for winter tires. what tires have you had good luck with. i will be running a 16x7 steel rim my self.
    thanks guys
    looking forward to some input.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    Yokohama Geolandar I-T G072. Put it on the wife's Jeep, works like a damn. Looking at getting a set for my truck this year. Plus thing is, they make them in 285x75R16. :D
     
  3. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    I've run the Geolander I/T previously, good tire and i'd recommend it. Last year i ran the Nokian Hakka 5 studded. Awesome tire, a little on the loud side but could handle any winter condition with great traction. May be hard to find winter tires at the moment. A lot of places don't stock them until fall.
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  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    studs are not legal in ontario. i was looking at bfg salam ksi tires.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I use the Toyo G-02 plus. They are realy good. Found mine on kijiji
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:54 AM
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    The Nokian tire I ran was available without studs. Regardless of which tire you choose, it will still be better than what you're running now.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    Goodyear Duratracs! I have them on my wife's Hummer and just put a pair on my daughters 2011 Taco. They are monster's in all weather conditions especially snow! I have Firstone Destination AT's on mine right now and will switch to Duratracs before the snow fly's next year.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Anyone run 235/75/16 on a 16x7 rims? Opinions...
     
  9. Apr 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    I run 235/60/16 on my X-Runner on mags, no steel rims on my X
     
  10. Apr 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    had a different tire offered to me today. bridgestone dm z3 245/70/16. seems to be a good tire. $75 each used, 75+%. thoughts?? or new dm v1 $185each new. or dm z3 75% $110each.
    thoughts?
     
  11. Apr 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Driven with them. Pretty damn good tire. Not fantastic on ice, but held up really rather well on the highway even in 2WD.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    +1 on the duratrac's. Running 'em up on logging roads most the winter and they worked great.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    just letting ya know guys that i did go with the blizzak dm z3 245/70/16. thanks for the help. they look good!
     
  14. May 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Does anyone have any experience with Michelin xIce Xi2's? I've got Michelin coupons for 44% off of base price on Michelin tires (family member works for Michelin).
     
  15. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    I've been running Nokean hakapiletta LT's. There great on snow and ice and there studable.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    n fabs,window visor tonneau ,bilstein 5100's all round.245/75R16Toyo A/T II
    Hey I use michelin ice for a winter tire and on snow pack or ice I have no problem.But in deep snow it's like pushing a snow plow,in 4 wheel drive...useless.


    later tig1:(
     
  17. Jul 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    For deep snow your best bet is an MT. It'll pull it like a skidoo.

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    Firestone Destination MT. Pinned for #17 studs and the compound is actually quite soft so it's quite good in winter. However it gets sliced easy when it's hot out.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Not entirely true, they are illegal only in the south. Regulation 617/05 says that only people who live in Northern Ontario are allowed to have them. $110 ticket for driving with studs in the south.
     
  19. Aug 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    I use studded Firestone Winterforce tires. I love them in the ice and snow. Zero complaints here.

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  20. Sep 1, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    265/75/16 Duratracs oh, and I had em' studded. Great for the winter but with the studs I have to switch them over in the spring.
     
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