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Old 01-16-2012, 11:16 AM
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Default Big 'O' Bigfoot tires - no good in snow!

First real snow of the year - 4x2 truck on Big 'O' Bigfoot tires... No grip at all on packed snow / ice with a couple of inches of new fall on top.

stuck on my drive way while the school run mums drive by in their shopping cars!
HOW F***ing embarassing is that!

Winter tires here I come... any suggestions?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:29 AM
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BFG At's

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I just looked up those tires, they look like they should be alright in snow. Do you have weight in the back?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:37 AM
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if its solid ice there is nothing for the tire to grip....u need chains lol


snow on the other hand, ur big o tires should do fine....but what do i know? i live in california and not in the snowy areas
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: Big 'O' Bigfoot tires - no good in snow!

I had 4 50 lb bags for the snow in the back spread out over or near the axle ( back towards the tailgate .... )
2 Good Points here ....
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I have 100lbs of weight over the axle and everyone else is driving by... and I have zero grip...
Winter tires ordered gonna try Goodyear Wrangler Territory as they are 25% off and snowflake rated.

And its still snowing heavily
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:02 PM
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duratracs with studs, or if you want winter tires specificly ...michelin x-ice
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: Big 'O' Bigfoot tires - no good in snow!

Fat wide tire + snow = bad.
Skinny narrow tire + snow = good.
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I have 100lbs of weight over the axle and everyone else is driving by... and I have zero grip...
Winter tires ordered gonna try Goodyear Wrangler Territory as they are 25% off and snowflake rated.

And its still snowing heavily
Last year my stock wranglers handled the lite stuff but when it comes time to replac e, I am going with either Toyo town and countries or Wranglers with a more beefier tread . The stock Wrangler is too lite and it bounces a bit . A heavier tire will be more less to bounce . I have all seasons on it now and do not like them ...

Do they allow chains up there ? In Massachusetts they are not allowed ...
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100lbs is not enough weight. You need to try to get up around the 250-300lb range
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100lbs is not enough weight. You need to try to get up around the 250-300lb range
this, I have 350 pounds on the rear and havent gotten stuck in deep Canadian snow with the shitty OEM GY Wranglers I have.

If you have the 4L (No way of knowing since its not in your sig) you need to counter balance the almost 400 lbs it adds to the front wheels.
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I would suggest to anyone looking for a good AT tire that rock in the snow look up the Firestone Destination AT's. They are hands down the best tire I've ever owned in the snow, better than the BFG AT's ( sorry Jason lol) They are rated #1 on tire rack in the AT segment. Stay away from the good year wranglers, they ate the worst tire I've ever had, like slicks in rain and snow. As for the OP, more weight in the bed will def help but I would be ditching those wide tires in favor of a good AT or snow tire.


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I would suggest to anyone looking for a good AT tire that rock in the snow look up the Firestone Destination AT's. They are hands down the best tire I've ever owned in the snow, better than the BFG AT's ( sorry Jason lol) They are rated #1 on tire rack in the AT segment. Stay away from the good year wranglers, they ate the worst tire I've ever had, like slicks in rain and snow. As for the OP, more weight in the bed will def help but I would be ditching those wide tires in favor of a good AT or snow tire.


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how wide are the ops tires?
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how wide are the ops tires?
hmm it doesnt say anywhere, I assume stock size so prob 225/15/R75 or 235/15/R75 it doesnt say anywhere his tire size.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:34 PM
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yeah, tires look close to stock size in the avatar
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