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Old 02-07-2015, 07:44 PM
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so, snows or good A/T replacement

Based on all posts I've read, I conclude the stock Latitudes will not be good enough
for the Ontario winter. So now the decision is, get decent snows (my choice would be the X-ice....great reviews plus previous experience with a former AWD vehicle) OR get a decent A/T tire for all year use. (leaning towards GY Wrangler Adventures) again based on reviews and posts I've read from current owners.
Anyone got some input for me?

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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

Short answer- Depends.
Long answer- Much has been written on the subject on the WK2 forum here.
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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

I live in Ottawa and we get a lot of snow. I just got the jeep Friday and the Michelin Latitudes are coming off tomorrow for some winter tires.

They slide around and my back of the jeep comes right out. I have it set to snow mode. I had AWD vehicle prior with winters and loved it. To me having winters in our climate is worth the cost. I would rather have more control of my vehicle then have the white knuckles while driving.


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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

I went with separate winter tires/rims on my new 2014 in order to protect the beautiful 18" OE rims from the nasty salt/chemicals they use on the roads here during the winter.

I went with Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT SUV. So far so good.

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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

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I went with separate winter tires/rims on my new 2014 in order to protect the beautiful 18" OE rims from the nasty salt/chemicals they use on the roads here during the winter.

I went with Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT SUV. So far so good.

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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

I never owned winter tires before. After trying the Cooper Weather Master I will never go back.
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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

Greetings,

For winter driving it is quite simply.

Today, most of the premium AT tires have improved gripping power for winter conditions. And some of have the snowflake symbol on them. Do remember, that some of more aggressive AT tire are not well off for winter conditions due to the much harder compound of the tire.

If you really need something with a better grip, than you need the dedicated winter tire since the compound of the tire is softer and more effective at the lower temperatures. Then question becomes studs or no studs. Besides, the dedicated winter tire, you have a category now that is call all weather tires. And those have many of the properties from the dedicated winter tires.

This is all based upon what you are doing during the winter.


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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

I have the Nokian Rotivvas and they have been working pretty well for me in all the snow we have been getting in Boston.
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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

I see 2 of you have the Rotiva...knteresting as CR suggests they are not as good as GY Adventures on, ice.
Any input from GY owners?
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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

Greetings,

I have over 2 years on the Rotiva now and they are still handling as new. For winter driving and Ice down by me, I have no problems. When it comes to ICE for an AT tire, they have handle better than expected. The Rotiva are a little softer in the compound than most others in order to handle the winter conditions.

OP, if you do not need an AT tire, Nokian also makes a fantastic all weather tire, WRG3 SUV. Their is at least 3 threads and many post that rave about this tire.

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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

Both Nokians, Rotiiva A/T and WRG3 SUV, have the severe weather symbol of snowflake/mountain to qualify as a winter tire though both can be 12 month tires.
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Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

I had Cooper AT3s, they were great in snow, but horrible in ice.
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