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Tires-To Stud or not to Stud?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dirtymartini, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Member
    Messages: 63

    I am going to put a set of dedicated snow tires on my '04 2500HD, either Firestone Winterforce or Cooper Discoverer M+S if I can find them.

    My question is to stud them??? I am in NEPA and we get our share of ice/frozen mix.
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    If i could run studded tires i would.
     
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    I'm running Studs in my winter tires and they're great. You can damage-scratch concrete/blacktop if you spin the tires.
     
  4. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    The way the winters have been here for the past few years I have switched to dedicated studded tires. It definitely helps.
     
  5. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Member
    Messages: 63

    I think that's the only negative about studs. Here in PA I believe they are legal from Nov 1 through April 15. For icy conditions I don't think there is anything better except for full chains. I think I will stud them...thanks for the input.
     
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Yup
    They stick like a cat on the curtains! Go for it!
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    Just exercise some level of throttle control........ When stacking is when you'll need to be conscious of the studs, meaning don't shoot for shadowing the Rockies with your pile.Thumbs Up

    And then some...... When I hop from the plow truck to my other truck that doesn't have studs it's a huge difference and can get a little western the first curve.:laughing:
     
  8. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 252

    stud them up you will be hoping for more
     
  9. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Member
    Messages: 63

    I think I am going to go with the studded Firestone Winterforce, I can't seem to find the Cooper M+S
     
  10. DellSteven

    DellSteven Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 14

    I would stud , we cannot use them in ontario , but used them in eastern canada and loved them !tymusictymusic
     
  11. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I got the Firestone winterforce last year and I love them. Amazing traction. I do regret not studding them though