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Old 07-01-2011, 06:50 AM
tommykaw tommykaw is offline
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Default Re: 14" snow tires???

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I have a set of Arctic Claw TXI in 205/75-14 for my 1996 Mazda 4x2...reason I bought it is a cheap, entry level winter tire. My stock tire size is 225/70-14, but the winter tire availability in this size is very limited.

Make sure that you add weight over the rear tires...250-300 pounds is typical for me.

Dave
thats the same tire size i have on my truck-looks like they only make a 195 65 14 for the truck...How did the snow tires work out for you??thanks Tom
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:50 AM
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Well on our trucks at least, We have them on my fathers 350, and there about done, They still grip just fine, Have to remember that we got light little trucks.
The F350 might make the difference. I remember being told by someone at work that they had the same problem with them on his Dakota.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:38 PM
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thats the same tire size i have on my truck-looks like they only make a 195 65 14 for the truck...How did the snow tires work out for you??thanks Tom
Only used them for a season and half (they performed much better than my BFG AT T/A KO's...they were the cheapest studdable winter tire that I could find locally)....didn't drive the Mazda in the winter when I got my new Ranger 4x4.

I believe that Cooper makes the Arctic Claw among many other brands that are entry to mid level. Cooper is definitely not my favorite brand of tire as described at http://www.apa.ca APA states that Cooper tires have had numerous safety recalls and therefore, are rated low. http://www.apa.ca/tire_wintertireratings_sport.asp

The General Altimax Arctic winter tires are noticeably better....and provide excellent value. This tire was rated 2nd by Consumer Reports behind Michelin XIceXi2.

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