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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

I noticed last winter the OE Latitudes were horrible in the smallest amount of snow. I swapped them out for Cooper A/T3 recently. There are a lot of Michelin fanboys, but I hated the OE Latitudes. They ranked near the bottom of any OE tire I've ever had (lots).
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

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What's interesting is I had 22's on the Caddy and rarely had an issue, yes temp was 27 out. I may drop the pressure in the tires to 34 and see if it handles better.
It sorta depends on whether that snow came after rain such that the resulting traction could best be described as "zero".

Deeper snow, particularly on really cold pavement is a piece of cake, almost like driving on sand. What stinks is near freezing as you first get freezing rain, then snow on top.

You can't drop to a 17 if you have the bigger brakes, but you can put on a set of 18's and open up your options if you should decide to get premium winter tires to protect your investment in bodywork and liability insurance.
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

They are really no-season tires. I didn't care for them at all and traded them in within the first 3k miles. Get a dedicated set of winter tires or find something AT that is mountain snowflake rated.

A few options are the Silent Armors, the Les Schwab Wild Country XTX, can't remember the others.

I went with the option of a dedicated set of winter tires Pirelli Ice & Snows on the OE 20s and a set of Falken Rocky Mountain ATS on 20" SRT reps for the other three seasons.

The only painful part is looking at my jeep with the OE 20s back on. Sad looking but at least I know I can get around.
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

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yeah the forteras are not good, I am considering the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. there are not that many to pick from in the 265/50 20 size. The Dueler seems to rate one of the best for an on road tire of that size.
Those tires are the best, got 80K out of them on my Escalade and the ride was fantastic. I may resort to them once again
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I am pleased with how my forteras have handled snow so far this year. I have been through a day with 4" of snow and then a couple inches yesterday. I tried to get the tires to spin but it was hard to do. I'm looking forward to this winter with my new Jeep. I bet these tires will pass the test.
Did you have chains on ???
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Those tires are the best, got 80K out of them on my Escalade and the ride was fantastic. I may resort to them once again
Great glad to hear the good report on them. Costco has them for $790 plus tax they do nitrogen fill on their tire installs so that is a plus. might grab those ones
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

A nitrogen fill is way overrated.
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

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A nitrogen fill is way overrated.
you don't pay extra for it they do it as part of the standard service. I would rather have it then not have it but I would not pay extra for it. It does make a difference but it is not dramatic
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

You are still paying for it. They just dont bill you. Nitrogen fills are great for racing, track days and autox. Nitrogen fill have been oversold for the street.
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Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

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You are still paying for it. They just dont bill you. Nitrogen fills are great for racing, track days and autox. Nitrogen fill have been oversold for the street.
show me a better out the door price somewhere else on these tires. I am going to Costco because they have the best price on the tire I want, the nitrogen fill is an added benefit. nitrogen stays in the tires longer you have to fill them less often I consider that a benefit and there is a noticeable difference. If you don't want to use it then don't use it.
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nitrogen stays in the tires longer you have to fill them less often.
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show me a better out the door price somewhere else on these tires. I am going to Costco because they have the best price on the tire I want, the nitrogen fill is an added benefit. nitrogen stays in the tires longer you have to fill them less often I consider that a benefit and there is a noticeable difference. If you don't want to use it then don't use it.
I think TireRack is seling them for $130 each
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