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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

Greetings,

When I was doing my research on getting new tires last year after terrible results with the OEM Latitudes and the replacement with the BFG Rugged Terrain T/A, I selected on Nokian. Nokian is well regarded in Europe, Canada and now here is the USA snow belt areas. Many companies are now looking into Nokian's technology and implementing their own concepts to improve winter driving. IMO, the key factors to look into a tire needed for winter conditions is siping and soft tire compound.

Some other tire companies that come to my mind which to look at is Cooper with their Discoverer A/T 3, GY dedicated winter tires (they use Dunlop's technology since they own them), Bridgestone Blizzak's ( they own a percentage of Nokian for sometime now) and Firestone.

The A/T on-road/off-road tire have come a long way now to meet the conditions of winter driving. Depending on your area, you might need a dedicated snow tire.

Best for now.
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

Hey guys I have the 2011 70th anniversary edition and it really sucks in the snow. I wanted to buy some snow tires with rims but was wondering if I could go smaller then the 20 inch I have on there from factory. I wanted to go to 18s ,what do you guys think

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Hey guys I have the 2011 70th anniversary edition and it really sucks in the snow. I wanted to buy some snow tires with rims but was wondering if I could go smaller then the 20 inch I have on there from factory. I wanted to go to 18s ,what do you guys think

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Greetings,

I was asking that same question when I was shopping for my GC back in 2011. The majority of the people that I asked said go for the 18's, so I got a model with the 18's. The deciding factor was my European friends all said the smaller is better for the snow. You will find today a debate still between the various rim sizes.

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To the op you might want to check out this thread for more info on winter tires for our Jeeps;

What snow tires are you running this season?
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