Snow Tires

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  1. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

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    It doesn’t snow often enough here for me to buy snow tires. I do have Goodyear Duratracs on my Taco. They have a reputation for being real good in snow for an AT tire. We got about 24” a couple years ago and I was the only one who showed up at work. I saw several domestic 4x4 pickups on the side of the road stuck, probably with worn factory tires
     
  2. GVIFlyer

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    Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec on the Porsche 911, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3's on the BMW and the Mini Paceman Cooper S All4.
     

  3. WABOOM

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    Interesting, because in Minnesota snow and ice, AT's and MT's underperform to an embarrassing degree. Maybe because of sub zero temperatures.
     
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    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    For my 2005 Chevy Trail Blazer (4WD) - I put these on, all around.......

    Sumitomo Ice Edge Studable-Winter Radial Tire - 235/70R16 106T
    SUMITOMO ICE EDGE.jpg

    $81.44 on Amazon Smile.


    ............... and frankly, I don't like studs. They tear up the roads here and they are constantly resurfacing them - the roads.
     
  5. WABOOM

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    These are Nexen Winguard and they are amazing in sub zero ice as well as fluffy snow. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jeff S.

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    Michelin Xi3.

    Really good tires. I had a set of WS80s before the Xi3s. The blizzaks were slightly better on ice, but didn’t last very long, got worse as the aged, and felt like a winter tire on dry roads. The xi3’s traction have stayed constant, and feel like an all season on dry roads and on the freeway.
     
  7. WABOOM

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    And I also have Pirelli Ice Zero on my Honda Accord and these have super good traction on snow and ice but still have sporty handling on dry days.[​IMG]
     
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  8. Green Dragoon

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    I just got my first set of these (without studs) last month for my Outback. I'm excited to see how they do in the snow. They replaced the OEM tires which left a lot to be desired.
     
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  9. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Those were likely low quality, or designed for summer mud only. Or oversized, and over inflated on little Jeeps and such. Fullsize's lack that issue.

    Cooper STT's won't out perform good winter tires on ice, but they were rock steady at any reasonable speed on my empty F250. They are winter rated. They felt a little sketchy in light rain sometimes, but only when I was pushing way too hard.

    Winter tires suck at slush and rain, and are completely useless off road. They just aren't an option around here for trucks. Maybe a city boy Chevy or Honda.
     
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  10. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Be careful, some of those tires without any circumferential grooves are going to be interesting in mixed conditions.


    These have two straight grooves, two zig zags.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. knoxrocks222

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    B02B30EB-D6E5-494A-AAF7-368EABBBA927.jpeg Yeah it’s 70 degrees here lol if it snows we would all die
     
  12. sourdough44

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    I’m a Blizzack fanboy. It depends on the vehicle.
     
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    My favorite have been Bkizzaks.

    I had a set of Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow. They were OK but the only snow and ice tire rated above 150. I have since moved down in speed rating.

    Surprisingly the next best ice snow tires I have had were cheap coopers. Right there with blizzaks for ice snow traction.

    I am currently running generals as they were a available. They are not bad, but not blizzaks.

    just put continental Vikings on my kids car. I won’t be able to really review those as I don’t drive it.
     
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  14. Victor Dubya

    Victor Dubya The Kindly Curmudgeon

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    I had, actually still have, an '86 VW Golf Diesel that I put these tires on. I swear to God, I couldn't get them to spin in deeper snow. The engine would stall out first.
    Wintermaster wintermaster.jpg
     
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  15. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    I ran Mud & Snow tires. In deep snow and packed ice, they work better than Snow tires.

    That was on a 2005 Mustang GT, and those tires made the car unstoppable.
     
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    Nope never but then again I know how to drive unlike the vast majority of people.


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    OP, thanks for bringing this up. I'm getting ready to move into a hilly area that does get snow and my new driveway is steep. My daughter drives an 07 Corolla, and I was planning to put two winter tires on the front of it, then buy two more (on new wheels) and have them studded. The idea was that if we get more than a dusting of snow, I would move the snow tires to the rear and mount the studs on the front. Does that seem like a good idea?
     
  18. Zerodefect

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    No. Try four snow tires, unstudied first.

    Studs reduce grip even further than a winter tire, in slush and rain.
     
  19. BL33D 4 M3

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    Everything I've ever been told is that its best practice to do new tires in 4s. I have an inclined driveway and a rear wheel drive sedan. I have been unable to get to the garage with all seasons. I have never slipped an inch with snow tires. The difference is orders of magnitude better.
     
  20. ottomatic

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    With a rear wheel drive that seems obvious, but not so much (to me) with front wheel drive.