Re: What tires are you running for the winter?
studded tires don't wear any faster then non studded tires. Most snow tires can be bought either way. They can be used the same as any snow tire dry or wet conditioons. No snow tire is recommended to be used over 45* for extended periods of time because the softer rubber compound wears quicker.
My wife and I both have snow tires that have been on since november for me and late october for her. Hers are studded and she drives 15miles to work one way every day. We've had one snow storm since halloween.
-Kyle '05 Dark Khaki (PJT) WK Limited 4.7L V8, '08 Overland Front End, Custom Exhaust, 245/70/17 GY Silent Armors, Bilstein 4600s, K40 Calibre DL Radar Detector/Laser Diffuser, CB.
Wife's Jeep: '06 Jeep Liberty KJ 4x4 2.8L CRD Diesel