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Unread 11-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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winter tires for Wrangler?


Hey guys,
Do I need 4 winter tires for driving in eastern Canada?
I am going to Quebec and Ontario during winter.
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Unread 11-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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some all terrains like the BFG all terain KOs would help alot
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Unread 11-08-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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general grabber at2 are great alternatives to BFG AT.
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Unread 11-08-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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I run normal street tires. as long as you can drive and are not an idiot you will do fine with any tire
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Unread 11-08-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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Check out this thread from below.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=620869&page=2

If you drive in icy conditions and studded tires are allowed up north, you may want to try studded snow tires. They provide great stopping power.

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Unread 11-09-2008, 05:51 AM   #6
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If you want a dedicated winter on road tire, I'd go with Blizzaks or http://www.greendiamondtire.com/. If you don't want a second set of tires, I'd go with a set of A/T's for year round driving. Personally, I run my STT's year round. Surprisingly good in winter, and they're even siped.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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related question:
is a mud terrain or an all terrain better in the snow? it seems like snow tires for cars resemble an AT more than MT.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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All terrains are better in the snow. Mud tires are not designed for that and I believe they can get clogged and turn into slicks.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #9
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I tried them and BF Goodrich AT and Goodyear AT are worthless in ice. You need a real winter tire. They are a lot softer and work better. If you have a YJ there are not many tires that will do good in ice as it is too short and spins like a top..
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Unread 11-10-2008, 12:04 AM   #10
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You have to account for short wheel base for the wrangler, Plus most jeeps are not exactly heavy rigs. I drive with in reason when there is snow and when "black ice" is possible. I tried BFG A/T's and because of me always driving SWB jeeps, They IMO are worthless. You cant depend on them off-road in snow, Off road i mean as in possibly a ditch, Or gravel roads, as they are not fun in snow, Ice and hard pack snow plus trying to go and play in drifts, I wasn't gonna chance it with a/t's.

Any mud tire i have used in snow on vehicles in the past have served me well. Some more than others, But i have never had a problem accelerating or stopping, And turning was the same on both tires. And if you look at the side wall of a m/t, It says M+S, Meaning mud/snow, Or at least what i was told by many of the dealers i buy from. I just want the added traction for deep snow. Its always fun to hit a drift, And i have never had a set that wouldn't clean out and "slick"up.

Just my opinion as i have had tried both sides more than once, And always find myself running m/t's. Plus its a jeep, I view most of them as off-road vehicles and should run a decently aggressive tire. But in the end its "your" rig and you have to buy what will suit you best. If i had to pick an a/t, My vote goes to the d!ck cepeck fun country II's. Great looking tread and side biters, Semi aggressive tread with mileage of 50k plus. Good luck
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Unread 11-11-2008, 07:44 PM   #11
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Hey guys,
Do I need 4 winter tires for driving in eastern Canada?
I am going to Quebec and Ontario during winter.
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Hi there. What part of Canada are you from? I'm in northern Manitoba. Considering the good chance of freezing rain and nasty slush out east you should be running real winter tires. I have Blizzaks on my 06 Liberty. They are so impressive on ice and in snow, I can't say a bad word about them. About 15 years ago I had Goodyear Wrangler MTs on my Comanche. They dug really well in deep snow and on the lakes, but they were a hard rubber compound. In Canada, in winter, we should all be using true winter tires. Getting moving is one thing. But when it comes to stopping, the soft rubber and siping in the treads are worth every penny. Nokian makes some really good tires too. Quebec and BC (I think) now have made winter tires mandatory. Time for a Keith's Red Amber Ale.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 01:43 AM   #12
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Boy,
The differing opinions make it real difficult gain a common consenus.

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Unread 11-16-2008, 03:33 AM   #13
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Boy,
The differing opinions make it real difficult gain a common consenus.

C.
Maybe you will get a better consensus on which wench is best, if you choose the wrong snow tires
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Unread 11-16-2008, 04:21 PM   #14
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I would tend to lean toward winter tires because if you have them, you can also get out the way of somebody who doesn't. Which is why I'm still here today. The full size truck that totally lost control on an icy highway only had crappy all season tires. The compact car I was in had Blizzaks. Instead of colliding head-on, I was able to turn away enough so we hit broadside. Still wrote off both vehicles, but no one was seriously hurt. I know this is an almost never-ending discussion, and I'm not a tire salesman, but I will always have winter tires and summer tires from now on. And while I'm going on and on, watch out for the tires that have a mountain/snowflake symbol as well as M+S. They do meet the minimum requirements for a winter tire, but they are not the same as a Blizzak (for example). The rubber is harder and you won't find nearly as much siping, if any at all. Time for a beer.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 04:59 PM   #15
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Heres some easy viewing to see some comparisons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8MnCH-Z0QY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGfvy...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-G-j...eature=related
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