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Tire Help for my 4x4 Nissan

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by norcal4banger, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    norcal4banger

    norcal4banger [OP] 11-98 MUD

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    I recently got an 08 Xterra (Yes, Nissan...beside the point) for work this winter. I pretty much will be living in the gnarly snow conditions and have to do a lot of off road type stuff in some extremely snowy and poorly mainted roads.

    To be honest, I was looking into Mattracks to make it super easy until I realized how expensive they are.

    So after looking and talking around for the past two days, I've only narrowed down a few different tires (I know the options are endless, I've only done so much research so far) :

    KM2s
    Duratracs
    Toyo M/Ts
    Goodyear MTR Kevlars

    I have no idea what to get and luckily at the moment, price doesn't play a huge factor.

    Any suggestions or info would be highly appreciated as I will be getting my tires this week.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    For snowy conditions I would choose the Duratracs. By far the best tire I've had on any vehicle in the snow.
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  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    for snow duratracs would be your best bet
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    If price didn't play a huge factor you'd have bought the Mattrax by now :p
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    ah this is true. Im talking about something reasonable for tires, not the 20k for a set of four mattracks lol So duratracs so far.... I definitely appreciate the pic. Other options? More duratrac fans?
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    Duratracs, and a good set of tire chains.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    X2. The Duratrac is an excellent winter tire that you can use year round.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Thanks all again for your inputs.

    Another tire came up; Dick Cepek Mountain Cats. I like these because they're self cleaning or whatever it is called.

    It's definitely between these two, but after the info I've gained from here and another forum, I'm leaning more towards the Duratracs. Hopefully that tire will do everything I hope it will this winter.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    ATriplett513

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    I had a set of Toyo M/T's. Never had them on ice, but they chewed through snow.

    Can't go wrong with Wrangler MT/R K's for all conditions either.
     
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