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Old 08-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Question Moving to Fairbanks / Tire Question

Ok so here is my first thread post. We're moving to Fairbanks and just purchased our '13 JK Freedom Edition. Stock tires are Goodyear Wrangler 255/75/R17

Do we need to invest in Blizzak's or a similar type tire, or will the OEM's be sufficient?

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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I never ran studded tires or blizzacks. You shouldn't have any issues with standard tires. Living in anchorage where it is wetter and icier I run studded tires for the winter.

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:52 AM   #3
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I would rather have the added insurance of snow tires, your up in Fairbanks, all season tires like to turn into hockey pucks at those temps. If it were me, I would run a dedicated set of winter rims and tires. I have tried hankook rw11's and general alimax arctic, I would go with either option. And if you decide to get some, go ahead and buy all 4. All seasons are a jack of all trades and the master of none. I know its a long winded answer but its an important question.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:31 AM   #4
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I ran Blizzaks last year. There were too many accidents after the first freeze for me to even chance it. I recently switched to the Duratracs, so I'm going to try them out for the first of winter since I can't imagine putting the smaller tires back on after having the larger ones on there. If you are interested, I have a set of Blizzaks and stock (2012 Sahara) tires and wheels that are P255/70R18. About 5k on each set.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:23 AM   #5
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Get winters and stud them. Lived my whole life in more northern climates. When the road freezes. You do t want to go off the road. Especially in a place where people may not find you untill the next day. Good luggy winters with studs. B
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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