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Winter Tires for 2WD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 95SLE, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Starting to get cold outside

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    I am looking to buy a set of winter tires for my 09 Tacoma. My truck is a stock 2WD 2.7L manual shift with no intentions of going off road. I live in Maryland and we do not get a lot of snow and ice but this winter is supposed to be pretty hard.

    So far I am looking at Michelin Lattitude X Ice 235/75R 15 and Bridestone Blizzak DM-Z3 235/75R 15.

    Anyone have any pros or cons about either tire or a recommendation of another tire?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    I'm from MD too. What tires do you have now? Stock? I wouldn't buy winter specific tires, waste of money where we live.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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  4. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    95SLE [OP] Starting to get cold outside

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    Nick:
    I am close by in Bowie so the weather is the same. The thought of using the stock tires would be cost effective. ;)

    I plan on purchasing rims and tires in the spring. I want a tire with a little more performance and a wider tread.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    95SLE [OP] Starting to get cold outside

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  6. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    Okay,

    You can't beat the BFG All-Terrain T/A KOs, check those out. They are great in the snow (I go to college in Upstate NY).
     
  7. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    Both those tires are good. I would also recommend some chains if you don't already have them. They can get you out of some tough situations.
     
  8. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    Go with the Michelin Lattitude X Ice 235/75R 15, I run them in 265 70 16 and are a great tire.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    Since you're in MD, it's a tough call. You could run all-season tires with good snow/ice performance like Nokian Vatiiva, Cooper Discoverer M+S, and leave them on year round. Or you could get dedicated snow tires for those 5 days each year you'd need them. For the wet, slushy snow you get down in MD, choose an "ice" tire. Michelin X-Ice is good. So is Nokian RSI.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Thanks for all the help.

    VTDave I see you have been to Maryland before. The last three years I have needed snow tires probably two times. This year is supposed to be rough.
     
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