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Old 02-16-2011, 01:53 PM
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I always used to use both snow and regular tires , but years ago tires got better. Depending on the weather , this year seems to be an exceptionally brutal one up in New England , Boston area and snow tires are a good idea , although they really do a good job of plowing , during and after storms , I would think that regular all seasons would be good enough . My 2000 2 Wd Ranger V6 was terrible in the snow , so I put sand in the back and it got much better . We did not have much snow in 2000 thru 2004 until I bought my dodge , but I did consider putting snow tires on . No rims just tires .

Snows are not a bad idea if you have the weather to use them . We always had snow tires up here as they never really plowed that well , so we would change them over in November and change the back in March
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:21 AM
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For a very good and not too expensive Winter tire, Look up the General Altimax Arctic.
Those have gotten some VERY good reviews. The Michelin IceX were the only ones rated better but only by a little and for the price difference, the Generals are the way to go.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:51 PM
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Those have gotten some VERY good reviews. The Michelin IceX were the only ones rated better but only by a little and for the price difference, the Generals are the way to go.

Trust me, with the winter we had (have) here in the Lehigh Valley, The Generals have been a lifesaver for my wife's Jeep XJ.

We have a long steep driveway and live on the top of a mountain with a lazy township that has a small budget.........

I run Nokian Vatiiva A/T's on the Ranger, All season but really more of a winter tire than anything else (Designed in Finland, made here in the US for Nokia by Cooper).

And I work from home, So if its REALLY bad out there I dont have to leave...

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:17 PM
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And I work from home, So if its REALLY bad out there I dont have to leave...
Lucky bastard! I work for the military, there is no such thing as a snow day.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM
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Lucky bastard! I work for the military, there is no such thing as a snow day.
I was born in Finland, mandatory service.

Ended up as a UN trooper for 6 years, Sergeant myself

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:29 PM
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Kelly "Snow Trackers" are some of the best snow tires I ever bought, I started with Bridgestone Dueler AP/T tires on the back, with 420lbs of sand and it did ok, but when I put a pair of the Kelly "Snow Trackers" on the back of my RWD Ranger with the 420 lbs of sand it stuck to the ground like glue, my friends with their Chevy 1500's pulled out of their parking spots at school when we just got a 3" of wet slushy snow, and their tires spun in 2wd, when I pulled out of my parking spot, the truck took off like it was on dry pavement.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:04 PM
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Kelly "Snow Trackers" are some of the best snow tires I ever bought, I started with Bridgestone Dueler AP/T tires on the back, with 420lbs of sand and it did ok, but when I put a pair of the Kelly "Snow Trackers" on the back of my RWD Ranger with the 420 lbs of sand it stuck to the ground like glue, my friends with their Chevy 1500's pulled out of their parking spots at school when we just got a 3" of wet slushy snow, and their tires spun in 2wd, when I pulled out of my parking spot, the truck took off like it was on dry pavement.
The Kelly Wintermarks I have my my CR-V have been great. The damn things look and sound like mud tires. I'm half tempted to give them a try here soon just to see how good they are in the mud...
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:40 PM
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Something to keep in mind is the different (softer) tread compound that dedicated winter tires have. And siping.

No All season tire will stop as well in the winter as a dedicated winter tire, And that by itself is worth it, Not just the superior traction.

For a very good and not too expensive Winter tire, Look up the General Altimax Arctic.
It's a Northern European design. (Gislaved)
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Altimax+Arctic

They are studdable as well, If your driving conditions require that.
+1. Pretty happy this winter with my set of studded General Altimax Arctic tires. Was -29 deg C (-20 deg F) this morning....rubber compound on winter tires are softer than their all-season tire counterparts....better traction due to all the sipes as well. If you have winter conditions (lasts 5-6 months here in central BC interior), I definitely recommend General Altimax Arctic winter tires (studded where legal) plus 4x4 and 300 pounds in the bed.....excellent bang for the buck IMO.

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:51 PM
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I have the stock all season tires with approx 250 lbs right at the tailgate and it works great, But traction control is a savior here in Canada when you don't have winter tires
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:14 PM
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im planning on getting some snows for the back two this winter. my stock set of wheels has 2 like new goodyear tracker A/Ts and two bad tires. ill just get 2 snow tires for the back and leave the a/ts on the front
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:02 PM
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Thats why I have BFGoodrich LT235 75R15's, and a heavy fiberglass topper on the back. I never need sandbags, or other tires in the snow. Works great even out of 4x4.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:05 PM
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just buy a set of BFG all terrains. My dad has ran them on his 2x4. They preform awesome. I run them on all my trucks also. Excellent tire.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:17 PM
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LOL, dont go to Walmart. Walmart.com says $2.00 per lugnut to be screwed on. http://www.walmart.com/cp/Tires-Services/495845
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:11 AM
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Hankook Winter I-pike tires FTW!!!!
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:25 AM
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I like cooper discoverer atrs, ran them on mine with like 8 cinderblocks in the bed
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