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Terra Grappler G2 in winter opinions

I have a 2015 Altitude, and as we all know the stock GY's are pure junk for any form of winter driving.

I live on the east side of Cleveland, which is part of the snow belt, and lake effect snow can hit me at any given time.

My previous car was a 2011 335i x-drive coupe with Michelin Ice-x2's for winter, which despite being a stage 2 tuned beast of a car, was also a tank in the winter.

I don't feel like going with a pure set of winters on the GC, its a lease and don't feel like bother switching wheels anymore.

I don't feel like flipping the spare, so am concentrating on OEM sizes. The only AT in OEM size is the Terra Grappler G2.

I'm wondering people's experiences with the G2's in winter climates like mine? Should I look to get these, or look for the 'best' all-season SUV tires for the best winter traction?

Off-roading in not a factor in this decision.

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Re: Terra Grappler G2 in winter opinions

I'm in the same boat as you. Just picked up 15 altitude and live in NE Ohio. I am looking at the nitto g2 as well but there only a few reviews for them in the snow. They seem to do well in the snow. Being this is the wife's I am leaning towards something less aggressive like the toyo Celsius cuv, Michelin defender ltx, and the nokian wrg3 each come in stock size and 2 of the 3 are snowflake rated. If your not worried about going off-road the toyo and Nokian should be fine for a good lake effect snow storm.

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Re: Terra Grappler G2 in winter opinions

So I've been on Terra Grapplers for two winters (going on a third). These are the original, not the G2s, so your experience may be different.

The first winter the tires were new and were awesome. No complaints at all. Second winter they were still good. I could tell they weren't quite as 'sticky' as when they were new. Now I'm going into my third winter and the tires have plenty of tread but they are getting a little slippery on hard corners (think highway off ramp at speed).

I'm still very, very happy with my experience and the tires have 20k miles and lots of tread left, but they aren't snow tires and it shows under some conditions.

Overall I'd rate them as 8/10 for winter driving, with 10 being dedicated snows.
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