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Winter Tires.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SNOWTRD, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Oct 17, 2015 at 6:13 AM
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    SNOWTRD

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    Hi guys,

    Will Pick up this one on Monday. Far from the desert as you can see with the snow cover on the Tacoma!
    Does anyone had already switch to winter tires size P265/65R17 yet ?
    Looking for any comments on best set of tires for icy roads.
    Regards,
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  2. Oct 17, 2015 at 6:32 AM
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    CoastieLT

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    I would consider the Cooper A/TW tires, particularly if you are looking for something to leave on year round.
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2015 at 6:54 AM
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    Nothing better thant real snow rated tire! I bought a couple set of Toyo GO-2 for my previous vehicule and now bought a the new gen Toyo Observe GS-i5 and I am very happy with it on snow and ice.
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2015 at 7:10 AM
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    Nokians for absolute sure...I took my Tacoma everywhere last winter and didn't slip once. Studs would have made it unstoppable and really really stoppable (in a good way)
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2015 at 8:27 AM
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    I like General Altimax especially when they go on sale. I bought 16 inch steel wheels and got 245-75-16. Where are you by the way?
     
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    Agree on Nokians! Forgot about those!
     
  8. Oct 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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    According to TireRack and Consumer Reports, Bridgestone Blizzaks are the way to go.
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2015 at 9:08 AM
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    A lot of great tires mentioned. Most are right. Winter tires have softer rubber which is better on icy roads. Good AT tires can handle snow, but only winter tires can do decently on ice. I have found that nearly all the name brand winter tires have very good winter performance.

    The difference in price is how the better ones ride and handle and are quieter on dry pavement. If you can put up with the slight loss in dry road performance, the Altimax are excellent bang for the buck. Unless you live or travel regularly on dirt roads which stay icy all winter, I would not mess with studs. Studs compromise dry road handling too much to make it worth while unless you really need them and are prepared to drive much slower on paved roads.

    Otherwise, in one year you can render studs practically useless if you do a lot of high speed driving. Stopping distance, cornering, noise and just about everything on dry paved roads is compromised with studs.
     
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  11. Oct 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM
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    How does that help you stop and corner ?
     
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  12. Oct 17, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    under 45 degrees Fahrenheit AT and summer tires harden up and their grip on road surfaces begins to be adversely affected. When temps drop below mid-40s you should be running winter tires. Don't wait for the snow.
    4WD has nothing to do with how the rubber reacts to the road surface. Don't listen to anyone who tells you differently.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2015 at 9:31 AM
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    This ... Been running nothing but them for 5 Winters, this will be my 6th. Ran studded for 8 Winters prior, primarily Nokians and Hankook. I wouldn't go back to studded for anything ... Well maybe if I drove solely on the ice road. ;)
     
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    I've ran the General Altimax's on previous cars in icy/snowy conditions; I was so impressed (never slipped or slid, even w/o studs) I'll gladly use them again.
     
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    I've had friends run both them and the Michelin X-ice with like results. Studless winter tire technology has made huge advances over the last ten years or so. :thumbsup:
     
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    Exactly right.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2015 at 11:06 AM
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    Tanks for your opinions on winter tires. I already check a few of them.
    Pat
     
  18. Oct 17, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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    Because my state does not allow studs, one of the best snow tires I've had were Green Diamonds. They had diamond-hard silicium carbide granules embedded evenly throughout the tire's tread, giving the effect of having studs.

    Unfortunately, they are hard to obtain now, which is why I went with General Altimax Arctic.

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  19. Oct 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    where did it snow already?
     
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    Price of diamonds has gone up......
     

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