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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

This will be my second winter with GoodYear Ultra Grip Ice WRT tires. I have them on alloy wheels, with TPMS - from Tirerack . They worked well last winter and I'm satisified with them - so far. First time I've bought GoodYears since 1972.

Of all the various winter tires I've had on vehicles 40+ years, my favorite ones were Yokohama (can't remeber the model.) Didn't like the Blizzaks as the soft rubber wore VERY quickly and Michelins were OK, but expensive.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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This will be my second winter with GoodYear Ultra Grip Ice WRT tires. I have them on alloy wheels, with TPMS - from Tirerack . They worked well last winter and I'm satisified with them - so far. First time I've bought GoodYears since 1972.

Of all the various winter tires I've had on vehicles 40+ years, my favorite ones were Yokohama (can't remeber the model.) Didn't like the Blizzaks as the soft rubber wore VERY quickly and Michelins were OK, but expensive.
I saw the good years. I've read some.good reviews.on them. How.are they holding up and how do they compare to other winter tires you've had?

They seem priced well too.which is a plus.
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I'm putting a set of the Goodyear Ultra Grip WRT on this winter. I used Blizzaks on my last vehicle and liked them but thought I'd try something different this time. If they work as well as the Blizzaks I'll be happy.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

i'm going with Blizzaks DM V1 - proven and good price for $204 a tire at tirerack
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

Amil - Have only used them for one winter and I was satisfied. I'll update after this winter.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

Just bought Blizzaks DM V1 from Tire Rack. Let it snow!
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

This is the combo I want to run... that way I have something for those trail rides as well. Plan to keep the 20s for summer street duty and the 18s for winter/trail duty.
The BFG all terrain is perhaps the best tire to pull double duty.



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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

I used the stock Latitudes last winter with no issue here in Pittsburgh, PA and have BFG Rugged Terrains this year. Not expecting any real change between the 2 and the Latitudes did just fine.

I do put winter tires on my Ford Fusion though but I just have some crappy Pep Boys specials on there that seemed to do very well over the past 3 winters. I had Blizzak's and x-ice's in the past and was not impressed. These $70 winter tires do just as good.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

If you are in an area where snow and ice stay on the driving surface for most of the winter, then a dedicated snow and ice tire makes sense.

Below winter tire ratings from TR do not include the Nokians or Hakkapelitas, both great snows:

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If you otherwise find yourself on pavement for a good part of winter, then an AT with strong snow ratings makes sense. The AT can also stay on year round. Note these are NOT all seasons.

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Both the Bizzacks and Firestone Dest AT's are sold in equal numbers here in CO.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

Update:

I was going to go with the Goodyear Ultra Grip WRT tires since they were pretty well priced. I ended up getting a deal on the Nokian Hakkapeliitta r suv tires for $10/tire more than the Goodyears. Had them mounted and balanced on 18" Laredo X wheels that I picked up. I ended up having the day off and the tire place had a bunch of cancelations so I took the opportunity to get them mounted during the "hurricane".





Hopefully we get some big snow storms this year.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

Looks good- I'm not a fan of having winter-specific tires only because here in MD we don't get any snow. I know there's an advantage of having winter tires in any temps below 40* though- so I did go ahead and order some tires to replace to the stock Forteras.

Ordered the new Nokian Rotiiva AT - looks like they have great potential in winter/snow.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

I've used Blizzaks and studded snows, and the blizzaks have outdone the studs. Used the DM-V1 on wrangler 255/70/18, and they will go on grand. Have 20's for summer, 18 wheels coming for Blizzaks. Also depends if you get deeper snow, or more light snow, ice, black ice type. I'm on border of snow belt kind of, some times the deeper snow packs up the blizzaks, almost need more open tread, but they can't be beat in lighter snow and ice. If we got deeper snow, i would get GY Duratracs for open tread, they have good siping, and can be pinned for studs. Have to look at which blizzak you get too, some are the softer multi cell compound(think tiny little sponges), some are a silicone enhanced compound(solid) that hold up longer, but don't flex as well on the ice to grip. Anything is better than what comes on it. In winter look for siping for water evacuation and ice gripping, and need a little open tread to clean out for deeper snow...all depends on your situation. If you drive a lot, and don't take them off early spring, you are gonna wear them out. Had a friend drove them all year, and bitched they wore quickly...duh.
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