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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

The benefit of winter tires is stopping and steering. A Jeep can accelerate with regular tires, and it may not get stuck, but equipped with winter tires it will stop at least twice as short.

Ever notice how the really big wrecks in the winter are always 4wd SUV's?
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:36 PM
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Eric,
is exactly what I will do.
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The LM-25 is no longer made. The DM-V1 is what you want...$192.00 from TR.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

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All wheel drive does make a difference, even with crappy tires. It would be optimal to run an awd vehicle with dedicated snow tires but that would be a pretty extreme drive to "need" that.

Where I am at, with up to 6 or so inches of snow on the road, a rwd car with all seasons (and a good driver) is all that is needed. I did it the past few years with my crown vic. Any fwd vehicle with anything other than slicks will be enough to get you from point a to point b without much effort in the snow.

From reading the tire threads on here and other forums though, people seem to believe you need a dedicated off-road tire to go on a gravel road or your front yard and a dedicated snow tire for any temp under 40F. The interweb gets a little extreme at times IMO.
Snow isn't the problem. Driving on fresh snow has tons of traction. Once that snow gets packed down and turns to slush and ice it's a whole new story.

If this isn't proof enough for someone to get dedicated winter tires than I don't know what is. I don't ever plan on using my insurance yet every year I pay it. Winter tires is a lot cheaper than an accident and if you drive properly they will last years.

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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor. Killer A/T tire that is also snow rated which is a huge plus.

They have been impressive so far. Love this tire so much!
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

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All wheel drive does make a difference, even with crappy tires. It would be optimal to run an awd vehicle with dedicated snow tires but that would be a pretty extreme drive to "need" that.
This is a naive statement...
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

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This is a naive statement...
Agree 100%.
As ice or snow come, no matter we have 4x4 or nor, the handling as we turn or the braking space make a big difference.

Also start the car uphill with bit ice will be drammatic with standard tires.

We need think twice before skip winter tires....





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This is a naive statement...
it may be. I have never "needed" snow tires though. Would my drives been a little easier with a true snow tire, maybe. I have been driving in the winter for 18 years in Pittsburgh with some pretty decent hills and have never had a real set of snow tires. I managed to get by just fine, even when driving my 1962 buick Special and numerous other rwd vehicles.

fun conversation though.
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it may be. I have never "needed" snow tires though. Would my drives been a little easier with a true snow tire, maybe. I have been driving in the winter for 18 years in Pittsburgh with some pretty decent hills and have never had a real set of snow tires. I managed to get by just fine, even when driving my 1962 buick Special and numerous other rwd vehicles.

fun conversation though.
It is always difficult to understand if you did not experience ... My experience, about 12 years ago, I bought a car with summer tires ... first snow ... I cannot get up a hill to get to replace my tires ... I did eventualy get to the shop after 3-4 hours on a regular 30 minutes drive ... I replaced the summer tires with winter tires and later went on a drive up a mountain ... the winter tire can handle pretty difficult situations ... that drive up the mountain in snow, it is the most fun drive I had ever had ....
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It is always difficult to understand if you did not experience ... My experience, about 12 years ago, I bought a car with summer tires ... first snow ... I cannot get up a hill to get to replace my tires ... I did eventualy get to the shop after 3-4 hours on a regular 30 minutes drive ... I replaced the summer tires with winter tires and later went on a drive up a mountain ... the winter tire can handle pretty difficult situations ... that drive up the mountain in snow, it is the most fun drive I had ever had ....
maybe a driver mod would have been better than different tires. just kidding

I drive everywhere most people drive and have never been stuck with regular all season tires.
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maybe a driver mod would have been better than different tires. just kidding

I drive everywhere most people drive and have never been stuck with regular all season tires.
77red, I don't think you are kidding, but if you are, I hope other truckers take you seriously. Yes, all seasons will work with AWD, IF the driver uses gentle inputs and doesn't have to stop suddenly. But, sometimes you need to stop quicker than you'd like, as when someone runs a stop sign/light becUse they're afraid they won't be able to start up from a stop. Without snow tires, you'd stopping distance is severely restricted.

When I lived in Boulder, every Winter I'd see SUVs in Boulder Creek coming down Boulder Canyon. Rarely did I see cars. More, the SUVs almost always were pointed downhill. They'd had no problem climbing the snowy canyon road, but slowing or negotiating turns going down hill was another matter entirely.

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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

I remind similar talking with friends about ABS... was 20 years ago.
One says... ABS is useless, I know how to brake, bla bla bla, see this, see that, You are not good driver... hu!
Well, one evening, wet road, he just went straight into a big tree, after 20 meters of panic braking.
SBAMM!
After putting the car into garbage, he bought a new one with ABS.
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When I lived in Boulder, every Winter I'd see SUVs in Boulder Creek coming down Boulder Canyon. Rarely did I see cars. More, the SUVs almost always were pointed downhill.
+1, in snowy high country it's nearly always the top heavy SUV or truck laying in the ditch, greasy side up.

As others have said, a set of winter sneakers is way cheaper than an accident.
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