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Lets talk Snow Tires.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Maleko, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    Lets hear what you guys are running and why.
    Pictures are a plus.
    If money was no object would you be running a different tire than now? If so which ones?

    Im in the market for some and want to hear as much feed back as possible.

  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Hankook dyn w/studs in them
    Price is good and hold really well in pack snow Wear nice But I dont get very many miles on them during winter time
  3. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,676

    I am a firm believer in snows.. put a set on the dually this yr and hardly use 4wd, gonna set up the pick up next yr forsure.. as for brands dont really mater to me price and tread style... tires have come along way and compounds are now specific to winter weather.. IMO get what you can afford and wont you regret it.
  4. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    cooper M&S studded and firestone winterforce studded on my trucks, like both of them. just as good as the others i have tried over the years.
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Mastercraft Courser AT2 on the pickups, BFG Commercial T/A Traction on the SUVs. Both are a decent tire. If cash was no object, I wouldn't hesitate to try some Duratracs.
  6. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    I have a all terrain tire I just bought a set last night really good all the same tread Cooper discoverys that's what I always used . But money ran short this year used a couple of used sets of tires.
    But I like anything all terrain also I like the bf Goodrich all terrain tires
    I run 235-85-16 cuts threw snow nicely.
  7. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    I have Kelly Safarai TSR. 235-85-16 on my 2500hd duramax. I had them studded last winter but DOT stopped me last year so I had to pull out the studs.

    Even without the studs these tires are amazing. I have about 5-8000km on them and I'm not seeing much wear.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Money no object winter only Hakkipelitta with studs.

    Money no object all year Michelins.

    Right now I am running Dunlop Rover HTs on my Jeep Liberty. Fantastic in the snow for an all season and great price. Quiet and good in the rain too. I can't speak to treadlife, only have 6k on since Thanksgiving.
  9. allseasons87

    allseasons87 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    I put BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's on our pickups. Great tires for year round. Probably will never plow with anything else.
  10. Mabepossibly

    Mabepossibly Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    As a former ice racer, hands down the best snow tire money can buy:
    Nokian Hakkapalitta's

    But because I work for a living I run these Firestones. They are cheap and if I eat a nail I dont care. They are mediocre as a snow tire but miles better than winters where I ran "Great" AT tires. But for me the #1 thing is that they are predictable in the way they break loose, meaning they break loose gradually . You can predict where the truck is going and make adjustments. Its not an on-off situation the way a lot of AT tires are in the snow. With some ballast I can clear any of my rather level lots and driveways with half bald tires. Its the driving between jobs that makes me invest in snows. A set of snows costs less than my $500 collision deductible and waaaay less than my medical deductible.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  11. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    Michellen AT2's just bought my second set.
  12. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Blizzacks for snow period! Summer I put on the BFG mud terrain.
  13. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 443

    I'm with Allseasons. I went from Bridgestone dueler ht's to BFG All Terrain T A's and don't think I will ever go back. I also should point out that I switched to a taller skinnier size than the factory origional size on my 2500 truck.
  14. RoesLandscaping

    RoesLandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I just put a set of nitto terragrapplers on my chevy 2500. They do great in all conditions. Also have a nice tread
  15. f250harvest

    f250harvest Member
    from CT
    Messages: 59

    haven't used snow tires in a while but I had good luck with Firestone WinterForce
  16. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Not so much the tire its the size that counts

    It wasn't until I changed to a 235/85 BFG's T/A that i noticed a huge difference. Taller skinny tires cut through to the pavement. I do a lot more plowing in two wheel drive now. Plus they wear well through the summer and won't break the bank. You can also find a cheaper nock off brand with the same tread and specs.
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I amazed there isnt a stronger market for 255/85 snows.....
  18. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Wrangler Silent armors.
  19. plowman_25

    plowman_25 Member
    Messages: 71

    goodyear wrangler duratracs, only been running them for 2000 miles but they are great so far
  20. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 443

    With u 100% on the use of taller skinnier BFG's. Not only do they cut through to the pavement better but they last twice as long as those other soft rubber compound tires.