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Winter Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Ends, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Nov 11, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Ends

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    Hey,

    Just have a quick note on tires for your taco's. Are any of you pron to winter tires? I have always got winters for my past cars, but this is my first truck...

    I guess what im asking is, do you see the need for winter tires (say,
    Goodridge TH Traction, or Bridgestone Blizzak) from a set of AT (BFG All Terrains Seem to be a popular pick here). Winters + summers or just one set of AT for year round?

    I live in Canada, and have one hell of a winter where i am. I would like an aggressive look, but just don't know what my choices are.

    Going on a 09 4banger. I offroad once in a blue moon, but need to go to boading spots in the winter, and shuttle up ski hills, and bike trails in the summer.

    Any suggestions?

    ps.-fist post here, been around for a while. Tones of great info, and i love the site!
     
  2. Nov 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Nov 11, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    I need winter tires living in Newfoundland. The season usually last from November to May. All season tires won't cut it here during the winter season. I use studded Firestone Winterforce winter tires mounted on 16" steel winter rims. That way I can change the tires myself and skip going to the garage to change over tires.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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  5. Nov 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    I went down to a 16" rim I have the Sport with the 17" Sport rims for summer driving. I believe the tires are P22560R16's.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    a good a/t with some weight in the bed and a light foot will b fine.u can always get a set of chains if need b.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    Chains are a no-go in my area. Canada is a very pro-winter tire place. By law in Quebec and soon (one day) in others.

    After re-reading my post, i have somewhat answered my own question. Yes, i need snow tires (suggestions)?

    I was only asking because other than the fact of snow (and cold ratings), winter tires seem (to me anyway) to be similar to AT. While im sure i could get away with a good set of AT's, winter for the winter, and a set of summer AT's would be the best.

    What winter tires do you guys use?
     
  8. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    I use the kumho kl71 it works fine here in illinois.welcome to tw.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    I have run BFG commercial traction t/a. They have the snow emergency rating (snowflake in mountain) These tires can be studded. I run these tires in upstate ny year round (not studded of course). If rotated properly and air up tight i got close to 70,000 miles out of a set. Amazing grip in snow and ice, even in slushy stuff its tough to break the tires loose. My farm back in NY is clay when wet is like grease and the tires do fine. These tires do great on/off road, they last, are are quiet. Stock they come with 19/32th tread depth on 235/75-16 and the skinny 235s are really good in all snow especially hardpack. only downside is the Eload range
     
  10. Nov 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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  11. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Generally Dec 1- April 1 run 245/75 16's on steelies. 6th and prolly last winter on my Blizzaks. Will get another set next year.

    For the rest of year Kumho KPL 51 (H/T) 265/65 17s for 3 seasons. Good tire, but in winter no comparison to a true snow tire.
     
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