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Old 11-24-2014, 06:50 AM
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Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

For those running their stock setups in the winter, how is the traction?

We will be getting a lot of snow this winter

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:54 AM
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Get better tires. This is a blanket statement that can be applied to every trim level when discussing this subject
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:06 AM
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

I have the OEM Forteras on 20 inch wheels into their second winter now. I have no problems with traction. I know a lot of people out here don't like them and there are better tires out there if you want to spend the money and/or run a second, dedicated set.

I don't feel any need to change mine... I have a Jeep and I know how to drive in the snow. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

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I have the OEM Forteras on 20 inch wheels into their second winter now. I have no problems with traction. I know a lot of people out here don't like them and there are better tires out there if you want to spend the money and/or run a second, dedicated set.

I don't feel any need to change mine... I have a Jeep and I know how to drive in the snow. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
Good to hear, MD. I've been driving JGCs for years in the snow, have yet to have any problems
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Good to hear, MD. I've been driving JGCs for years in the snow, have yet to have any problems

LOL... I didn't think you were a stranger to driving on snow considering where you live.

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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

There have been lots of threads about this. The general consensus is as chwoner mentions...the OEM tires are not the best for "real winter driving". While I had no issues with the Forteras in this area, we don't get all that much snow. I did move to a different tire when it was time to replace them, however.
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Yep, arguments-a-plenty when this subject comes up.
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Gotta love the "I know how to drive in the snow" statements.
...and yeah I think this has been covered a few hundred times in this forum alone.
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

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Gotta love the "I know how to drive in the snow" statements.
Pretty much the same way I feel about those that need a set of expensive dedicated snow tires to get around with.
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Gotta love the "I know how to drive in the snow" statements.
...and yeah I think this has been covered a few hundred times in this forum alone.
It's an extreme pet peeve of mine. Knowing how to drive and having good tires go hand-in-hand.

I'll be giving the folks in my personal life with this sentiment the number for a tow truck this winter when I'm called for a tow.
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

If you have new OEM tires, the best time to get the most out of them is when you take delivery. My first stop will be Discount Tire... they buy take-offs and will make that $900 set of Duratracs closer to $500.
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Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

LOL... if they're running half worn tires then I'd give them a number for a tow truck as well. That's where most of their problems start.
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