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Why some tire sizes are not snow rated

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kurtandshan, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Hi all
    looking at tires checking Bfgs specs and some sizes say not rated for severe snow. Why is this? Especially when section width/tread width are similiar to other sizes?
    as far as reccomends go, i'm good i just need to know why these are snow rated.
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    To get the M+S rating, they need to have a certain rubber compound, siping, and self cleaning lugs. Snow ratings have nothing to do with tire size. Certain tire sizes may have slightly different lugs or less siping, although they look the same, they don't grip packed snow or ice the same.

    PS, my BFG AT KO's are pretty good in snow, but they get walked on by the cooper discoverer MS. Thumbs Up