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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

I had great luck on my company truck with Nitto Terra Grapplers, it was a ram 1500 4x4, and I put 500lbs in bed(since i don't pay for gas). My dually i got last year though sucks with stock A/T, even when new, they sucked in snow with 900lbs in bed. Swapping them this year for Nittos, they spin even in the rain now with only 30k on them...maybe it's the 800lb-ft of torque out of my Cummins
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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.
So I have them on now and they seem to work well. At times the snow was deep enough I had to stop because so much was coming up over the hood that I could not see. Good on the compact and icy stuff as well.


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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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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".
Pics after install?
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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.

I'm running the Nokian Rotiva AT's (brand new Nokian design) and love them! Not a "winter only" tire but a all-season on/off round tire with snowflak on the mountain ice/snow rating. I've run Nokians for years & find them to be as good as it gets for winter performance! Nokians are the best selling winter tires in northern Europe & are the absolute best for ice and snow winter driving.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

seeing those pics makes me kind of exicited to get the jeep out in the snow and play a bit...then I gotta get it in the garage and wash it cuz i have issues with dirty vehicles
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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I'm running the Nokian Rotiva AT's (brand new Nokian design) and love them! Not a "winter only" tire but a all-season on/off round tire with snowflak on the mountain ice/snow rating. I've run Nokians for years & find them to be as good as it gets for winter performance! Nokians are the best selling winter tires in northern Europe & are the absolute best for ice and snow winter driving.
Nokians are heavily subsidized in northern Europe, I wouldn't consider that as a performance enforcement, but a good marketing thing.

In independent test after test, the Blizzaks out perform the Nokians by a wide margin in adverse weather. I believe you can get more miles out of the Nokians, they have a harder tread compound. Otherwise they are about the same on cleared dry highways.

Nokians are a good tire, but don't come here saying they are as good as they get unless you stud them and run only on ice.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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Nokians are heavily subsidized in northern Europe, I wouldn't consider that as a performance enforcement, but a good marketing thing.

In independent test after test, the Blizzaks out perform the Nokians by a wide margin in adverse weather. I believe you can get more miles out of the Nokians, they have a harder tread compound. Otherwise they are about the same on cleared dry highways.

Nokians are a good tire, but don't come here saying they are as good as they get unless you stud them and run only on ice.
Have you ever run them? I have, and found them to be better than the Blizzacks I had run for years before I discovered the Nokians. The Nokians also have a significately longer treadlife than the Blizzacks as well!

Please point me to those independant tests you speak off!!

Here's one I found on my first google search;

The Top 5 Studless Snow Tires

Guess which winter tire was rated the best overall? And which winter tire didn't make the top three?

This was copied from the above link;

Nokian has a long history of making the best winter tires and driving technological innovation in the field. In fact, Nokian invented winter tires back in the 30's, and still holds more winter tire patents than all other tire companies combined. Nokian's long technological lead in areas like lateral grip and slushplaning resistance have made them leaders in the winter tire industry, and their commitment to non-petroleum oils and low rolling resistance are stances that the rest of the industry are just beginning to assimilate in a big way.

Virtually every winter tire manufacturer has followed Nokians lead in winter ice/snow tire technology!
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

I'm also running Nokian, but the WR G2. They are great - same as Blizzaks in the winter and you can use them all year arround. Go and use Blizzak in the summer - good luck!
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I'm also running Nokian, but the WR G2. They are great - same as Blizzaks in the winter and you can use them all year arround. Go and use Blizzak in the summer - good luck!
I ran the original WR's for several seasons and liked them alot. Great in the ice and snow, of course, but more of a road tire, not really suited for any ruff duty or off-road use. Great all-season tire with excellent winter ice/snow perfomance though!
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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I had great luck on my company truck with Nitto Terra Grapplers, it was a ram 1500 4x4, and I put 500lbs in bed(since i don't pay for gas). My dually i got last year though sucks with stock A/T, even when new, they sucked in snow with 900lbs in bed. Swapping them this year for Nittos, they spin even in the rain now with only 30k on them...maybe it's the 800lb-ft of torque out of my Cummins
I'm glad to hear you like the Nitto TGs. I am thinking about putting these on my WK2.

I can't justify running a snow only tire--even though I am in Colorado.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

I only got 40k out of the the Terra's in a year and a half, on my half ton, with the bed full of equipment(it raised about 2" when I emptied it), they got me through landfills, hard pack gravel(kills tread), woods, snow, mud(more than I thought I would get through), rail yards, steel mills, never left me stuck, and always had good wet traction right to the wear bars. Toyo's(A/T 1st version) were a little short in wet/snow/ice traction vs TG's. I justify 2 sets because one tire can't truly do everything. And with the mileage the wife drives, I can get about 4 winters out of a set of blizzaks, and the "summer" tires last longer too...usually car gets traded before I have a chance to actually wear out tires, so I sell the snow tire/wheel combo, and put it towards the new car combo. Terra's going on the dually, boss tells me, get what you need, don't go crazy...Terra's fit the bill. Don't think you'll be disappointed, but I haven't run them on lighter vehicles, but guys at work and the place I buy them from, everyone loves them.
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