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Unread 09-23-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Best Winter/Ice Tires?

Well basicly like the title says... What do you guys think is the best tire for winter and ice? I have never had to buy winter tires before cuz this jeep is the first large non ABS vehicle I have owned...

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Unread 09-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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something with lots of siping and studs. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT is pretty much the best - Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT Snow Winter Tires from Tire Factory
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Unread 09-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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x2. nokian is BEST
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Cooper also makes a very similar snow tire. The Cooper M+S. Very popular tire in my area here in Maine.

Oh, and when did a TJ become a "large" vehicle?
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Oh, and when did a TJ become a "large" vehicle?
when the only other vehicles you have owned are a geo metro and a pontiac firefly
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when the only other vehicles you have owned are a geo metro and a pontiac firefly


Going from 50 to 15mpg!
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Going from 50 to 15mpg!
lol I get closer to 20... and you cant go threw 3 feet of mud with a firefly...
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something with lots of siping and studs. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT is pretty much the best - Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT Snow Winter Tires from Tire Factory
+1 for Nokian tires, their Hakkapeliitta line is truly amazing stuff on snow and ice
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Unread 09-26-2009, 01:24 PM   #9
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BFG at's are great in the snow.
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Unread 09-26-2009, 01:28 PM   #10
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Interco Trxus's are magic in the snow, I live up in the sierra's and from December to March I'm driving in the snow, best tires hands down.
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Unread 09-26-2009, 03:45 PM   #11
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AT's suck when compared to a winter tire. I had some Blizzaks on a 2wd Ford Ranger. I dove up I-70 west of Denver during a huge storm, they had the 4wd and chains light flashing and I didn't slip a tire. There were 4wd suv's sliding around and wrecking into rock walls.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 12:11 PM   #12
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ordered up some michelin x-ice from tire rack
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Unread 09-30-2009, 05:07 AM   #13
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I looked at those, but I went for the Dunlop SJ6. I travel frequently on hard-pack'n'plow roads; 20km/day.
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I've heard that General Grabber HTS offers great traction in snow.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 08:08 AM   #15
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BFG at's are great in the snow.
no, they're not. studded and heavily siped soft compond tires are great in snow. BFGs are good in the snow, not great. They're too hard a compound and after 1/2 tread they start to hydroplane and slide around on ice/snow. and I've been running them in Colorado for a few years now, and drive through blizzards to get to the ski country. BFG ATs are a great all around tire however, with a sidewall thats hard to bust.
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