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Unread 05-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
Xpat2011
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Tires ?

Hi all,

Not summer yet, but I am already thinking about winter tires for my 2011 Compass.

Nokian is a standard here in Sweden, but the sales guy at Jeep was recommending Cooper. I need very good tires (10 inches of fresh snow is not uncommon), especially because I can't put studded tires on. Some roads in town are "studded tires free" and taking another way would mean 45+ minutes commuting time.

Any idea/suggestion is more than welcome! Thx.

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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
miketmx
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I have Michelin X-Ice Xi2 winter tires and they are OK on icy roads but do not have a very aggressive tread for deep snow. I will get something else next time.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thanks, good to know!
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Unread 06-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
jloffermann
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Yokohoma, and toyo tires are very good, the yokoho9ma geolander ats has a 50k treadlife and rated for sever snow and has good rating plus about 7members on jeep patriot com use them often. toyo is very good just can get pricey...
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Unread 06-02-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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Michellin x-ice 2's are great for winter/spring driving mainly highway based.... I run these on my Compass....Tread is great for ice, average snow and hardpack, slush etc.... but just ok for deep deep snow (never failed to get to the slopes on a powder day though!).

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70's..... I run these on my daily commuter Ford Focus to/from Calgary.... Tread is more aggressive and a little bit more of a harsh ride than the Michellins, but snow performance is much better, they feel solid. Ice performance is good, but not as good as the Michellins.

I've yet to feel like i'm not in control on either tire.... This is in the mixed Albertan winter.... -40c to +10c, snow, rain, ice, slop, slush, sun.... you name it we get it in winter! (This year was particularly deep!)

Coopers are well regarded too.... I have a couple of Alaskan friends who run these and swear by them.....
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Unread 06-17-2011, 03:29 PM   #6
Xpat2011
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Thank you all for your suggestions.

Cheers.
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