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Old 09-12-2011, 08:50 PM
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best tires for plowing?

so its time for me to get new tires for my s10. whats the best tires youve guys have found to plow with. the size im looking for are 31x10.5x15

i was also thinking about these two tires specifically. the bfgoodrich AT KOs and the General Grabbers. any opinions on these tires or any other suggestions?
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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I've had great luck with Cooper Discover M+S and Michelin LTX m+s. Michelin pricey but wear much longer than Cooper. Both work well in wet dense snow we get in new england. Snow type is big factor. The best tire in dry powdery snow may not be great is wet sloppy stuff. Be sure to get one that works well in kind of conditions you get in your area.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:32 PM
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I had Cooper Discoverer ST's on my truck, then replaced them with Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. The Coopers were great, and wore well. But, the Goodyears are better on hardpack and ice. Overall, I think the Wranglers are the best I have used. Great traction, and quiet. I don't run them in the summer. The Goodyears have alot of sipes, which is what you want when on hardpack and ice. They also clean out very well in the heavy, wet stuff.

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:35 PM
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Tall and skinny. That's the best.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:10 PM
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BFG All-Terrains are pretty damn good in the snow. Last year I dropped the plow off the back side of the pile, thought for sure I would have to call a buddy to pull me out. I kept at her slow and steady and pulled out. I dont think any other tire would have got me out of there. I have ran this tire for the past 11 years. A set of 33's, 235's, 265's and 245's. Currently run them on the plow truck, my summer truck and the expediton.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:40 AM
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the BEST tire for plowing is Blizzak they dont make a 31X10.5X15 they do make a P metric equivalent (p metric is the DUMB ASS way to figure a tire size)
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:06 AM
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Cooper Discoverer MS. Put a set on a 3/4 ton last year, and it was plowing stuff that left the other truck spinning. It's a soft compound though, so they're best used as a snow tire as they'll wear out quick in the summer. NBD for my 3/4 ton though, it sits 7 months out of the year, well worth the money.

I also just put a set of Michelin LTX AT2 on a 1 ton dually, had them on my expedition and they did great in the snow! I've also had good experiences with Bridgestone Dueller Revo2's on a 1-ton, but the set I put on my expedition wouldn't balance right and ended up getting replaced with Michelin LTX AT2's. Another truck run's BFG AT KO's and it plows very good as well.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:06 AM
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i have a set of goodyear duratracs now and i will say they do great in snow, but they dont last at all!!! 15k miles and already need a new set. 800 bucks for a years worth of tires, ill never do that again
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:40 PM
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I have 7000-8000 miles on my DuraTracs and the look new still. Love them in the snow. Although not as aggressive, the Goodyear Silent Armors are great in the snow as well and last very good.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:56 PM
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I like round, black ones!!!
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round tubeless pneumatic is the way to go.

If you can get some 16" rims, 235/85/16 would be fantastic. Mastercraft MSRs are a fantastic dedicated snow tire.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:56 PM
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round tubeless pneumatic is the way to go.

If you can get some 16" rims, 235/85/16 would be fantastic. Mastercraft MSRs are a fantastic dedicated snow tire.
x2 on what 2cor517 said
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:52 PM
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Skinny, studded, snow treads are the best. Out of the two that you listed, i've found that I prefer the Grabber II's. You'd really be surprised how much better that s-10 would plow with studded snow tires.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:06 PM
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Bridgestone Dueler A/T revo2 ............Sweet,

ANY of the afore mentioned tires are better then anything you will get on the truck from the factory. If you want the best snow performance be careful with the Coopers, Generals and Bridgestones they all makes good tires but be sure they are a WINTER ICE AND SNOW compound not all purpose. They offer different compounds/treads in the same "name" example the "Dueller A/T" is nothing at all like the "Dueller A/Trevo2. Both good tires just different development goals.

The Blizzaks are not a concern because they one of the premier makers of road snow/ice tires, snow and cold are their bread and butter. Nokian also makes some excellent devoted ice and snow tires..

IMHO a good set of winter tires are the best piece of plow equipment you can buy.
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A good ice and snow tire will have a triangle with a snowflake in it stamped on the sidewall.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:45 PM
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General Alitmax Arctics on my truck, excellent tire, and studdable, though I never studded mine, and my half-ton plows great in 2wd 90% of the time.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:50 PM
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I love my Mastercraft MSR's, excellent snow tire, studdable and fairly priced.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:50 PM
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id like to get duratracs for my 99 cherokee XJ anyone have these on a XJ or wrangler? pm me please
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I have run many types and have found the best bang for your buck is the Hancook ATM, heavily siped. Traction in the snow doubled over Goodyear Dueller,30000 on them and they still have 30% tread left. They should be replaced this year. Also a 10 ply tire for 16's at about 150 per tire is not to bad.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:35 PM
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has anyone used Cooper Artic Claw Tires ??? checking out different tires this season, ran bfg tkos not bad but pricey
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