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Unread 12-31-2013, 11:40 PM   #91
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I live in one of those "Colorado mountain towns", Winter Park to be exact. We average 450 inches per year............yes 450 inches per year.

Let me say that no tire is good on ice. Some are better than others, big hard mud blocks are the worst and soft with lots of sipes are best. Sure studs help but really only chains offer and sort of forward grip. Ice is slippery and its dangerous.

I run the Duratrac in a 12.5x33x15 on my JKU can out dig and "winter" tire out there. (Blizak and that type).

The big open pattern in great in soft snow, hard pack snow , slush, rain.

Ice sucks.........
Years ago I used to drive up to all those Colo & NM mountain towns to ski, including Winter Park, in a '67 Beetle and drove around all over those places on 165-15 street tires without chains.

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Unread 01-01-2014, 12:00 PM   #92
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Years ago I used to drive up to all those Colo & NM mountain towns to ski, including Winter Park, in a '67 Beetle and drove around all over those places on 165-15 street tires without chains.
Those old Beetle's never really needed snow tires. Must have been the engine weight over the rear tires.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 08:03 PM   #93
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and the entire belly of the car was built like a sled, flat and smooth. I had a 1978 Porsche 914 that was built like a bug, mid-engine and rear wheel drive. It was a fun car to "drift bust" with....as long as you had enough speed to slide to the other side
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Unread 01-02-2014, 05:01 AM   #94
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My then new 1970 Karmann Ghia got two studded snow tires for the rear. They looked about 4" wide and took that car up the steepest icy and snow covered hills.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 05:05 AM   #95
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Hi,
I currently have Procomp 31x10.5r15LT tires and I am looking for a really good snow tire but also with good road performance. I have been told that skinnier in tires work better in the snow. I dont mind going to a skinnier tire as long as there is a better grip in snow. I live in buffalo ny and we ge a fair amount of snow, besides the the road plow buringing us in the end of the driveway. ANY SUGGESTION WOULD BE HELPFUL
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OK, OP, now its your turn. How about some snow photos for us snow deprived Mid-westerners? Today should prove worthy in Buffalo if the TV news readers are to be believed.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:43 AM   #96
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I recently put Firestone Winterforce tires on my KL. Seem good on dry pavement and in the rain. It is supposed to snow tonight so I'll finally get a chance to test them. Wheels and tires from tirerack.com



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Unread 01-08-2014, 12:26 AM   #97
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Any ideas about the Goodyear Adventure in "E" for a one ton Ford F350 hauling heavy loads. I use the truck in the summer on dry dirt gravely roads and in the Utah snowy winters on slick stuff.
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