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Unread 07-16-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Decent ice/offroad tire?

I have a 93 cherokee.I have cragar softs 8 15". I need new tires and im not sure what would be best for offroad and ice. I here KM2s are the best for offroad but not ice. Any recomendations or advice? I a budget of $600 for tires.

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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Tires that are good on ice is a pretty specific and unique need. Most offroad tires are not going to be good there. And honestly $600 is a pretty tight budget for 4 (or 5) quality offroad tires if you want to buy new. Lastly, KM2s are a good tire, but "the best offroad"? Nope.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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I know there not the best but there one of the better ones for a cheap price. I just need a decent tire to drive everyday in the snow.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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how big of a tire are you going for? What area do you live in?

goodyear silent armors were the best tire i ever ran on ice, and the duratracs are really close
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Looking for 31 or 33. I live in Colorado
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Unread 07-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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The best thing you can do is sipe the center lugs on whatever tires you choose (siped outer lugs are prone to chipping offroad). Even then, that’s only going to give you marginally better traction. If you don’t mind Cooper tires, their Discoverer S/T MAXX tires are studdable.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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silent armors only go up to 31's for a 15" rim, duratracs go bigger. not sure you will find a better tire for ice/snow that is still solid off road
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Unread 07-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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If you donít mind Cooper tires, their Discoverer S/T MAXX tires are studdable.
same is available for the duratracs
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Unread 07-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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same is available for the duratracs
Yep, just saw that.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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Google tire reviews petersons off road 4x4 did an article few months ago on all the popular tires that guys are running and they rated them for purpose use. Mud, snow, street, rocks, sand, etc. My maxxis bighorns did well in the snow and i had the rear end locked. Dont get much snow where im at but we drove up to snowboard about every weekend. Pretty stiff tire, but like said earlier they chunked some when i wheeled and we're mostly rocks here.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 10:57 PM   #11
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Okay i lied FourWheeler did the article on tires and uses. Goodyear brings it in with the silent armor and the duratrac both of these tires were 4/4 on ice and snow. They tested 33 of the popular rubbers from swampers to falkens. As far as your use those two have it made.
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I know there not the best but there one of the better ones for a cheap price. I just need a decent tire to drive everyday in the snow.

The KM2's arn't even decent. They are overpriced for what you get.
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Unread 07-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #13
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I lived in Connecticut when I had my silverado, I was running a set of nitto terra grapplers. For an all terrain tire I was really impressed. For a lot of the snow storms we got I was able to keep it in 2wd just getting around. Even in some mud situations I was able to dig myself out without having to use 4wd. My two cents.
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