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To stud tires or not to?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by gtmustang00, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    I just bought some Goodyear Duratrac tires. They have provisions to stud them. Should i stud them or leave them as is? I got the tires mounted on separate wheels and have not driven on them yet.
     
  2. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Eh, I wouldnt until I see how they perform.
     
  3. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 733

    I have non-studded Duratracs; never have had a problem.
     
  4. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Same here. They're awesome.
     
  5. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    You can't stud them after they have been run as **** gets in the holes.
     
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Ahhhh, I understand the problem now.
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I stud all my snow tires.

    I like to have good traction on icy lots
     
  8. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    if you have the provisions in the tires to stud, and they are dedicated snow tires (not used year round) i see no reason why you wouldn't stud them. the increase in traction with studs is huge.

    the only downside is they can scratch an asphalt surface if spun excessively. i plow over 50 driveways and have run studs for 16 seasons. never had one complaint about a drive being scratched.