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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

Im running Dunlope Grand Trek SJ5 winters 265/50/20 I used the stock goodyears this past february and they weren't that good in the snow here in Ontario. i will be putting on the dunlop's in November so we will see how they handle. I got them on Kijiji for $ 400 brand new so it was a good deal better than buying 18" rims and snow tires not to mention TPMS figure I saved $ 1500 going this way.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

Haven't been on here in a while been busy on this deployment. Well this winter while I'm deployed my wife will be driving my new Ram 1500 so her Jeep will be in the garage wiht the stock tires on till sometime next year. Funny she traded in my Mustang and got me a truck for her to drive this winter so she could park hers. Anyways if she does drive hers it will be on the stock 20" GoodYears.

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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

I see a lot of SUV's in the snow banks too. But I think the reason is less winter tires and more excessive speed due to the false security of driving a SUV. Yes they go better than a 2wd, but they do not stop or turn any better than a 2wd. As a matter of fact I look around in the grocery store parking lots and notice many vehicles with unsafe tire treads. I saw a cab today with the wear bars showing across the front tires. If I surveyed the vehicles in the snow banks or in winter weather crashes, I bet the vast majority have unsafe treads.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

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The skinnier 18 better then the 20 to cut through the snow i would think
Whatchutalkinabout,Willis?

The 18" and 20" are the same width (265mm)
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

I just bought some 265-50-20 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 SUV studded winter tires, working up in Northern Alberta they have gotten me home safely when others are in the ditch, highly recommend these tires.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

AAAA, I beg to differ: With tires suited to the surface and full-time 4WD, a vehicle can turn and stop better than other vehicles. Just try it in a safe place and learn the true limits under lots of conditions. Years of experience help. No vehicle can avoid the laws of physics, but the right equipment and driving skill can make a huge difference. (Its why I drive a Jeep.)
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

The people that say that if you have a 4wd/awd, you don't need winter tires don't truly understand that you will be using your AWD/4WD a lot harder than what it needs to work. When I had my AWD Lincoln with crappy all seasons, my tires were spinning trying to get through 7-8 inches of snow. My driveway at a bunch of ice on it before the downhill grade and I couldn't stop the car. I had gotten stuck 2 times, one time my car slid into a ditch (going less than 3 mph), the other time I was on a flat sheet of ice and got hung up on a very small ice mound. If you live in a cold area, snow tires are a must.
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AAAA, I beg to differ: With tires suited to the surface and full-time 4WD, a vehicle can turn and stop better than other vehicles. Just try it in a safe place and learn the true limits under lots of conditions. Years of experience help. No vehicle can avoid the laws of physics, but the right equipment and driving skill can make a huge difference. (Its why I drive a Jeep.)
I do not entirely disagree with you. This is my 6th 4WD/AWD vehicle. All I meant was that when it comes to turning and/or stopping in the snow, the tires and your speed are of more importance than how many wheel drive you have.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

I just dropped on a set of Hankook i*Pike RW11's in the stock 265/60R18 size. Dry weather is pretty good. Wet and cool weather is about the same as the stock Michelins. Just waiting for the white stuff to see if my $850 investment paid off.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

i'm looking into set of snow tire/wheel combination for my lardeo-x package, any suggestions?
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

I just installed a set of Nitto Crosstek CUV 265/50R20. Michelin LTX M/S 2 in 275/55R20 was going to be my first choice but they are on major backorder right now. I am going to hold my judgement on the Nittos for now because I only have 200 miles on them in nothing but rain.
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Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

Went with 265/60R-18 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 for both of ours.
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