No, you'll have a lot more stability with 4 like tires. I'd probably buy some 15" steel tires and throw on taller snow tires. Better traction in winter, and you can swap them out easier in fall and spring.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?
Hakkapeliitta, Hakkapeliitta,Hakkapeliitta ...with studs are a game changer if you're driving a car on ice and snow.
Had a Volkswagen Passat in Latvia with these on them. It was a tank, could go anywhere, and more importantly, it could stop when you needed to brake. The snow removal on the roads there wasn't great to say the least. Mostly a "let traffic pack it down" approach.
Free bonus is that it's fun to say 3 times fast...
edit to add, I run Goodyear Wranglers on the truck here. Put the chains on the back when pushing the plow. I stay home when the idjits are driving in the fresh snow or ice.
No studs in IL.
Good question. Not sure if I'd have to deal with some alarm on my dashboard, or if there were no sensors, there would be no warning lamp.
Thanks...never thought about it before. It would also make you car or truck fail the annual inspection here in Maine I think....any "safety" warning issues need to be fixed before you get your sticker.You'll get a warning lamp and chime every time. The Obama sensors are the stupidest idea of all time, and should have come with a wire to cut, or fuse to pull to disable.
With Fords, you can turn off the TPMS with Forescan. But Forescan is as likely to disable your entire truck, as it is to turn off what it's supposed to.
So far, I know of no tuners that effectively defeat the TPMS. Buying extra sensors and getting the truck to relearn them twice a year, isn't worth it. A major pita.
I have two snow tires that I put on the front on my Corolla. I just bought new rims someplace - don't remember. I didn't get the TPMS in the new wheels. A light comes on in my dash as soon as the on-board computer realizes it isn't getting a signal. I just put a piece of tape over that light. I'm good about checking tire pressure - especially in the winter. We can get extreme cold up here and it will affect tire pressure.