Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.
Originally Posted by Winecity
I bought 18 Wheels and Blizzak last Summer for my Summit from Discount. $1500 with tax. To me this is cheep insurance. I use to have a Tourareg with Nokiens that would last 30k. This package is better and I will not replace the OEM until they are worn out. I use to replace tires every other fall as the tires were 50% or more. I won't need to do that. I will make sure the Blizzaks are good. Yes is cost money, but a wreck will be costly. If you live in a cold area, do the smart, cheep thing and get tires for the conditions. OEM are for light snow and no ice. I have had 4 wheel drive for over 35 years. Pickups, 3 Explorers, 2 Touraegs and my 13 Summit. I can remember sliding on ice with OEM. Thought the Touraregs system would be great on some light snow and be an improvement over the 99 Explorer. Nope. The Nokiens were a huge improvement over the Contact 4x4 OEM.
I think a current 2 wheel drive car with snows will be better in most snow, ice than our Jeeps on OEM.
I'm guessing you added the TPMS? To me that's pricey if not. I just ordered a 17" set of aluminums with hankook ipikes for $999 from them shipped to my door total. Granted I declined the TPMS and certificates of replacement and they are an inch smaller. Mine will be here wed. Can't wait to try them out!
2012 Limited V6 4x4 w/20" wheels, lux package, 730N stone white on black. 18% tint on front windows
2012 Toyota Camry SE V6 Loaded
2007 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce