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Tires for plowing?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by caddytruck89, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    These are cooper zeon ltz. What do you think? Good for moving snow?? I have 20" rims, and am not finding very many all terrain tires available. Any one seen or used these. Price is very reasonable.

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  2. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Look sweet to me, looks like they should work to me :nod:
     
  3. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    the tread looks pretty decent, however your avatar picture makes me cringe.... LOL

    Matthew
     
  4. Geary44

    Geary44 Senior Member
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  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Maybe you should put up a couple dozen more posts asking the same question.

    Seems to be a trend today.
     
  6. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    my brother has a set of those coopers and they are big lug mud tires go for those
     
  7. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Just trying to find the best place to get educated responses. It seems that your response does not fall into that category. But I truly appreciate it.
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Usually big mud tires have big voids. Also, usually big mud tires suck in the snow.
     
  9. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I can vouge for that tried using bfg mud tires one year. Big mistake!!
     
  10. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Those are not mud tires by any means. I run Nitto mud grapplers in the summer. Now those are some MUD tires.

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  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Now those are big mud tires!
     
  12. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    They are the noisiest worst wearing tires i"ve ever owned But the look so bad a$$ !! When i say loud i mean loud. Like at 75 80. You have to yell at your passengers. Awesome!!!
     
  13. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    The ULTIMATE snow tire. The ULTIMATE plowing tire.
    Michelin LTX A/T²
    For the price of around $150-$170 per, these tires will last you for years on and off the snow.
    Very low road noise and great traction.


    Michelin and it's testers are so pleased with this tire that they are going to actually stop making the BFGoodrich T/A KO and market these ones as their better choice.

    (Michelin owns BFGoodrich and as of last year, Uniroyal, as well)

    Hands down, the best company to purchase a tire from. HANDS DOWN.


    I havent had them on snow yet, but by what my dealer says, (The same guy I have been going to for years....he is a tire whacko), these tires are the best he has ever seen.
    He was actually given a set last winter to use. He also took his truck through the Vermont mountains with them while he was camping. He was mudding and climbing rocks, as well.
    The guy said he hasnt seen a better all-around tire.

    I will say this, I have used tires that have odd/mudding tread styles such as those cooper zeons....They are great for looks, but snow does impact the gaps and causes you to loose traction when the snow is thick and wet.

    I'm no expert. Just my 2 cents.
    You can also pick up the Michelins at BJ's or Costco. Both of those stores have $70 off a set specials just about every other month.
     
  14. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Michelin and the BF's that they are replacing.
    One more thing, I hope you don't plan on purchasing a tire with a small sidewall like those Zeon's, do ya?
    The most recommended tire to use is a 245/75/16 or a 245/something over 60/rim size.

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  15. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Not doubting you at all, but those tires just don't have a very agressive pattern at all. Look kinda like Big car tires. My wheels are 20" So they have to be low profile. I can't stand the tiny wheels big side wall look. 1985 called and they want there 15" rims back!!
     
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  16. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I run Nitto Terra Grapplers on mine and they rock! They are quiet too.

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