Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland - on the European side of the Atlantic
And the winter specific tires may work ok on a highway, but in deep snow they are not as good as a good MT, like the BFG KM1s in a 255 width. I had a set on a Grand Cherokee and was totally unimpressed. I'm talking deep snow, like this:
You are absolutely correct about this, super-siped highway tires work great up to about a feet or two of snow, depending if it's snow drifts from light snow, or packed "heavy" stuff. I've had no problems going in 2ft. deep fresh light snow, but I've gotten stuck in under 10" deep snow as well
For snow like that in the picture, you'll gonna need something else than a highway snow tire. It's in those conditions where many ATs and MTs shine. If it's even deeper, you'll gonna need a wide & tall tire, preferrably bias-ply run under extremely low pressures with beadlocks. Look at the Iceland Jeeps for example
So it all depends and you just gotta learn which tire is best for certain situation and type of snow, and choose your tire based on that.
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