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post #1 of 21 Old 11-24-2013, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Winter tires?

I gotta pick up some winter tires/wheels....Canadian winter and all. Rather not ruin/waste my mud tires.

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ538934091

Will these fit? Seems like a pretty reasonable price.

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post #2 of 21 Old 11-24-2013, 07:28 PM
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Your Jeep will look funny with tires that small. Not sure the bolt pattern is the same either.
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post #3 of 21 Old 11-24-2013, 07:35 PM
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Good price--

Those tires would look good on a lifted Volkswagen-

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post #4 of 21 Old 11-24-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Your Jeep will look funny with tires that small. Not sure the bolt pattern is the same either.
Hm...what sized tires should I be looking for? I figured out a year or two ago that I can't wrap my head around tire sizes (or so says the new rubber and rims I can't install on my bike...).

Appreciate the help!
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post #5 of 21 Old 11-24-2013, 07:44 PM
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I'd grab a set of Duratracs, they come in the stock size and are great in winter. Ran studded on the Jeep in 35x12.5 and just had 285/70/17 put on the truck last week.

And they even pass muster in Quebec-land, if you need to go, for mandatory winters.
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post #6 of 21 Old 11-25-2013, 12:15 PM
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I went for dedicated winter tires and took them in 225/75R16, which is the Sport EOM size, yes they look small, but they will have the job done.

Tires are cheap to buy in that size. This way I'm saving my MT tires that did cost a lot more for the other seasons of the year.
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-25-2013, 12:34 PM
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What are the specs on your Jeep?

Personally I would have something like Duratracs or Wildpeak and keep them on all year long n 33, 35 or 37"

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post #8 of 21 Old 11-27-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm running 35" M/T's right now.

These are a couple inches smaller, but they seem reasonably priced. Remember, this is in CAD: http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/33x...n=GDY312020027

How does that look?
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post #9 of 21 Old 11-28-2013, 02:05 AM
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I have 33" duratracs and use them all year round up here in edmonton Alberta, they work great in the 30cm of snow we just got and great after they scrapped it away and became ice, i've had them on for 50,000km and they still work great and have lots of tread left. My brother runs the same tire but in a 35" on his Wrangler and loves them too.
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Duratracs are a beast in the snow; best Winter tires I've ever owned.
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post #11 of 21 Old 11-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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I gotta pick up some winter tires/wheels....Canadian winter and all. Rather not ruin/waste my mud tires.

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ538934091

Will these fit? Seems like a pretty reasonable price.
I have a set of 285/75r16 Pro comp all terrain with less than 2000km on them that i used for winter tires... I loved them! they also happen to be for sale in the Ottawa area
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Those would be around 33", right?

How much are you looking to get? Are they on rims?
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-28-2013, 06:30 PM
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Yeah, but you'll have to factor in the shipping on those and then getting them mounted and balanced. Also, I don't think you can claim the rebate.

So you're at $800 for tires, $300 for shipping, $X amount for duties/tax and the probably $180 for mount and balance/shop fees/ tire levy.

My 285/70/17 were about $400 each after everything.
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-28-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Good point. I'll see if I can find the Dura's locally at a reasonable price if it saves me the hassle of shipping. Maybe I'll find a way to finance them...that'll ease the burden.
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