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Old 10-15-2012, 02:45 PM
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

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OK, cause I have an 08 Laredo with 4low and I even got stuck due to drifting snow in my driveway. It was a nightmare. Damn snow was so packed it just acted like concrete underneath. Took me over an hour to dig out.

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Happened to me in the driveway with my 05 WK Limited in 4-Low. Hoping with my WK2 with Air Suspension the 11 inch clearance will handle it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

i am always careful and never take anything for grant with snow/ice - even with 4-WD it's not a guarantee.

it seems like the first heavy snowfall here in Ohio, the ones in ditches first is always SUV's
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

Its like that all over the snowbelt.
First snowfall and people forget how to drive.
Worst is idiots with 4wd vehicles who seem to think that the laws of physics dont apply because they have 4wd. (I dont care how many wheels deliver power when you're on ice...)

Anyway, run winter tires in the winter, and whatever suits your driving style for the rest of the year.
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

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i am always careful and never take anything for grant with snow/ice - even with 4-WD it's not a guarantee.

it seems like the first heavy snowfall here in Ohio, the ones in ditches first is always SUV's
Are you going to come pull me out?
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Are you going to come pull me out?
haha maybe if you're in new albany are you getting winters also?
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:38 PM
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

Living in the Great White North means lots of winter snow, and all sorts of sand, salt and other corrosive stuff on the roads. It doesn't take long for aluminum rims to get chipped and start corroding.

I wanted to keep my 20" stock wheels in good condition, so I purchased a set of 18" winter rims & 265/60R18 winter tires.
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

I believe that it is absolutely worth using winter tires. You may: avoid a fender bender; not get stuck; sumer tires will last longer; avoid someone getting injured. ( all of these depend on driving habits, road conditions, etc. - but you have better chances with winter vs. all-season tires.)
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

I want snow tires for my stock 20" altitude wheels. I'm considering the falken rocky mountains size 275/60/20 but is that too large? The guy at discount tire is telling me that his computer is not showing compatibility for that size tire for my 20x8 altitude wheels. I'm waiting at discount tire right now waiting for my stock forteras to be sipped.
Amy suggestions regarding tire size compatibility? I would like a beefier/wider tire along with better traction in snow/ice conditions.
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

Winter driving in the NE would dictate winter tires for the safest driving situations.
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

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I want snow tires for my stock 20" altitude wheels. I'm considering the falken rocky mountains size 275/60/20 but is that too large? The guy at discount tire is telling me that his computer is not showing compatibility for that size tire for my 20x8 altitude wheels. I'm waiting at discount tire right now waiting for my stock forteras to be sipped.
Amy suggestions regarding tire size compatibility? I would like a beefier/wider tire along with better traction in snow/ice conditions.
If you want the most tire on OEM wheels that will fit without rubbing, that seems to be 275/55/20 or 275/60/18 as most brands of 275/65/18s may be a bit too tall. Some have gone bigger and either just deal with the rubbing at full lock or grind off the offending body parts.
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Greetings,

I totally agree with you. Those who hit the ditches with their SUV's & Crossover's do not realize that extra precaution has to be taken with snow/ice conditions. The majority of them think the OEM tires tires are designed for such conditions. And I have also read stories about experienced 4x4 drives getting ditched because they get to over confident.

IMO, depending upon the area that you are driving in should dedicate if it is worth switching to winter tires or at least switch to a high quality AT tire. A good source to check is Tirerack.com and Discounttire.com just to name a few for reviews and look at the reviewers location.

The advantage of the a dedicated winter tire for traction is the compound of the tire is a softer material resulting in a better grip and the combination of the tire siping. Of cause, if your area allows for studs, studs is important in giving you additional help with the ice. Make sure you take into account about the tires tread depth and how snow/slush evacuated the tread. There are some AT tires out their that have the same tire properties of being soft and siping.

Remember, a winter tire does not give you the license to act invisible. Ice is ice and anything could happen.

Everybody, have a safe winter driving season and best for now.
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Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

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Greetings,

I totally agree with you. Those who hit the ditches with their SUV's & Crossover's do not realize that extra precaution has to be taken with snow/ice conditions. The majority of them think the OEM tires tires are designed for such conditions. And I have also read stories about experienced 4x4 drives getting ditched because they get to over confident.

IMO, depending upon the area that you are driving in should dedicate if it is worth switching to winter tires or at least switch to a high quality AT tire. A good source to check is Tirerack.com and Discounttire.com just to name a few for reviews and look at the reviewers location.

The advantage of the a dedicated winter tire for traction is the compound of the tire is a softer material resulting in a better grip and the combination of the tire siping. Of cause, if your area allows for studs, studs is important in giving you additional help with the ice. Make sure you take into account about the tires tread depth and how snow/slush evacuated the tread. There are some AT tires out their that have the same tire properties of being soft and siping.

Remember, a winter tire does not give you the license to act invisible. Ice is ice and anything could happen.

Everybody, have a safe winter driving season and best for now.

I remember a few winters ago some a$$hole blast by me in his Durango during the first heavy snow fall and about 5 miles later he was off in the ditch.

When I drove by him in my BMW I honked and give him a thumbs up - he flipped me off
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