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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

I am getting BFG Rugged Terrain's put on this morning. The stock Latitudes are slicks now after 21K miles and I am taking a road trip to Kentucky tomorrow. I will let everyone know how they are on the highway.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

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Toyo's Open County's:



Nitto Terra Grappler's:

Those look really nice and very similar to the Terras. Another option to add to the list, thx!
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

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Remember AT's are not winter tires. And all seasons are really no seasons. For the winter get a set of quality winter tires from Nokia, Vredstein, Bridgestone or Michelin. Another advantage winter tires have is when temps fall below 40 degrees the tread compounds provide better traction on snow, ice, in the wet and dry then AT, MTS and no seasons. Go with a 70 series or narrower for a winter tire.

My preference in winter tires is Michelin followed by Nokia and Vredstein. The distributor for Vredstein is/used to located in CT.

Consider upgrading to a 18" wheel and tire for the rest of the year.

a quality winter tire will offer superior performance in snow, ice and wet conditions when compared to a AT or MT tire.
Thx for this info Dave, i'll def look into it.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Well, the GY SilentArmor's do have the snow/mountain symbol. I feel the Michelin LTX M/S 2's should too, but what do I know.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

70 series refers to the height of the sidewall, not the width of the tire.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

SilentArmors. I prefer them over Nitto, BFG, anything for snow. They have given me the best traction in snow (and saved me once or twice) and handled everything else I have ever thrown at them.

I was at Mammoth just after a dump and turned onto a road with 2" of fresh snow on the ground. My buddy followed me down the road as well. Coming up the road was an army of tractors clearing the road, I went to make a u-turn, hit an ice pack and started sliding towards an embankment. I hit the brakes and the tires instantly grabbed and got me out of trouble. My buddy wasn't so likely and ended up sliding into one of the tractors.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

It's tough to believe that the OP is looking for a dedicated set of snow tires in the middle of summer on what I believe are his only wheels.

It was my understanding that he was looking for an upgrade to the Forteta's that would be better in the snow. But that these would be year round tires. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

He doesn't really state.

The SilentArmors are designed for all terrain but work well in snow. I run them year-round with no issues and don't really see a loss in MPG.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

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He doesn't really state.

The SilentArmors are designed for all terrain but work well in snow. I run them year-round with no issues and don't really see a loss in MPG.
Sorry, my post wasn't directed at you. And I have heard good things about the Silent Armors.

I just didn't want the thread to get sidetracked into a dedicated winter/snow tire thread if that wasn't what he was looking for.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

OP lives in CT and would best served with a dedicated set of winter tires.
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Your correct in your comment on upgrading to a more versatile all season. I'm running one set of wheels year long and have been forever. I do see the benefit of dedicated snow tires however I've never had an issue to this this point. Thx for all the suggestions everyone!
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Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

I live in Boston and am in the same situation. I run the 17" Toyo's year round and it's a tank in the snow.

I would have been equally happy with the Nitto Terra Grapplers but couldn't find a retailer near me. I have since read that the Nitto's don't have as much tread life.

I run a performance Nitto on my '67 and they are superb.
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