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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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Greetings,

I thinking of getting the Rotiva's as a replacement to my BFG Rugged Terrain. For an on/off road tire, how quite are these on the highway? Ever since I had the BFG, the noise has progressively gotten louder and now with over 20k on them, they are humming away.

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I've never ran BFG Rugged Terrains(42lbs) but I can say the Rotivas are not loud on the highway at all. They are still new and that may change as they wear, I'll let you know. Grip and dry road cornering is very good and if you didn't know you were running an all season winter snow/ice rated tire you would swear your riding on a Hwy tire!

I really liked the fact that these tires are not nearly as heavy as Nitto's Terra Grapplers (43lbs), Bridgestone Revo2's (45lbs)& Blizzacks (43bs) in the same P275/55R20 size. The Rotivas were a relative light 38.4lbs which I'm sure helps with a smooth all around nice ride, while still having the ability to go off road and perform very good in ice or snow.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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Very good information. I have picked up some 18" Rubricon Safara rims, and will look for either 255-65-18 or 265-60-18 tires before next fall as the 20" Fortera's do not give me coffidence, with only 6500 miles on them. Any size or tire recomendations better?
What is your intended use? Off road? How much? Rocks? Sand?

Mostly Hwy?

What about winters? Do you get alot of snow? Ice?

Yes the Forteras really suck and you can do better, it all depends on how you plan to use the new rubber and what compromises your willing to make on that new rubber.
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I've never ran BFG Rugged Terrains(42lbs) but I can say the Rotivas are not loud on the highway at all. They are still new and that may change as they wear, I'll let you know. Grip and dry road cornering is very good and if you didn't know you were running an all season winter snow/ice rated tire you would swear your riding on a Hwy tire!

I really liked the fact that these tires are not nearly as heavy as Nitto's Terra Grapplers (43lbs), Bridgestone Revo2's (45lbs)& Blizzacks (43bs) in the same P275/55R20 size. The Rotivas were a relative light 38.4lbs which I'm sure helps with a smooth all around nice ride, while still having the ability to go off road and perform very good in ice or snow.
Greetings,

Thank you for your excellent reply.

I leaning to the Rotiva's.

Best for now.
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I'll be running the Nitto Tires - Terra Grappler 275/55R20 117S


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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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What is your intended use? Off road? How much? Rocks? Sand?

Mostly Hwy?

What about winters? Do you get alot of snow? Ice?

Yes the Forteras really suck and you can do better, it all depends on how you plan to use the new rubber and what compromises your willing to make on that new rubber.
Living in Ontario, we get wet snow with slush or freezing rain mix. Going to keep the Fortera's until they wear for spring to fall use. Looking for snows to put on these 18" Safara rims for next year. It is just not worth the chance of smashing the Jeep over poor tires. The old saying "pay now or pay later) I have had the Firestones before, and they worked well. I usually stay on the roads going on ski trips.
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Living in Ontario, we get wet snow with slush or freezing rain mix. Going to keep the Fortera's until they wear for spring to fall use. Looling for snows to put on these Safara rims for next year. It is just not worth the chance of smashing the Jeep over poor tires. The old saying "pay now or pay later) I have had the Firestones before, and they worked well. I usually stay on the roads going on ski trips.
For heavy snow Canadian winters in a dedicated 18" winter wheel/tire combo you can't go wrong with the Nokian R SUV tires;

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R SUV

They are excellent for your intended use!
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Running studded Hankook ipikes and they're doing great on ice and in snow. Wanted Hakkapeliittas but they were just too expensive, there's only one Nokian dealer here/no competition. Before the ipikes I was running Bridgestone Dueler a/t Revo 2s but they just didn't cut it for winter use and I got tired of the Jeep's big heavy butt always trying to slide around, love them for the summertime though.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

Yokohama Geolander I/T.

They are spectacular. Great deep snow traction. Disperse slush well. I haven't been able to test on ice yet though. Perfect for what I needed, which was towing snowmobiles in usually snowy or deep snow conditions.
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