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snow tire question, not taco related

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by anotherreject, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Aug 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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    anotherreject

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    i will be getting the wife a 2006-2009 is250 awd in a few weeks. i want to make the most out of the awd in the snow, i was gonna get snow tires and found these. They say "studdable winter snow". to get studs added it is only $15 a tire, will studding effect regular pavement handling by much? she wont be out carving corners by any means i just want to make sure it wont hurt regular driving by much. when studs are added can they be removed if you dont like them? the is250 im looking at already has newer all season performance tires so ill will just get the snow tires mounted in november then the all season tires mounted in april

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Altimax+Arctic&partnum=245QR7AMAXA&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
     
  2. Aug 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    With that much sipping i wouldn't bother with studs. however if that is the path that you wish to go down, studs can be removed but it is alot of effort and could tear up the tread.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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    The studs shouldn't have any affect on dry pavement, not enough for you to notice at least. You will notice they will by noisy at slow speeds, you'll hear the metal studs "scratching" the pavement. Before you get them studded keep in mind they will only aid in traction on ice. Studs don't give you Better grip on snow. The stud will also wear down in a season or two, depending on how much you drive. You cannot remove them, at least not easily.
     
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    thanks, i think ill go studless.
     
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    Blizzack is the only way I'd go if buying a dedicated winter tire
     
  6. Aug 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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    Go studless for that vehicle. Any winter tire is better than an all season. I have had nokian goodyear michelin blizzak and firestone winters. All have been great. They were all studless except the firestone. I was probably most impressed with the michelin x-ice on my old 4runner.

    Get them mounted on steel wheels. They will pay for themselves in the first year
     
  7. Aug 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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    I have those tires on my wife's 2010 Forester XT turbo. I'm running with studs. They certainly help a lot on frozen crusty snow/ice. We live in an area that gets a lot of frozen mixed bag stuff and the studs absolutely help in stopping. Noisey? Yup. I run the same tire with studs on my 2013 Tacoma too FWIW. However, I went with 265/75-16s and they are a bit wide for good grip in the snow. They tend to float a bit. Same can be said, though, for the studs. Definite improvement in stopping traction on the hard frozen stuff. Pulling studs isn't too hard, a good set of needle nose pulls them right out. I do that when the tires get too worn for use in the winter.
     

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