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Old 07-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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I'll be coming up to Alaska in January to live for the next 3 years. I'm looking to to do a 3 inch BDS lift, with 35 inch tires. But i'm not really sure what kind of tires to get for the "Alaskan" weather. Any input is greatly appreciated!

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What part of Alaska are you moving to?

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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Something with studs man snow up there won't go away tell late summer time
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:06 AM   #5
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Studded and not 35in. I run 31in studded durning the winter. I'm not sure what the last guy was saying. Summers up here are fine. Winters can be harsh but such is life. You'll enjoy being up here. But I am sorry you have to come up in the middle of winter.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Damn, I was wanting to run 35 duratracs all year around :/
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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If this coming winter is anything like last winter, your going to want studded tires.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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I'm definitely a newb when it comes to studded tires.. If I get the 35 inch duratracs, can I get them studded for the winter? And then de-studded for the summer?
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Duratracs are studdable (if that's a word), they have a bunch of small holes all over the tread to mount the studs in.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:12 AM   #10
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I have never had luck studding tires like that. Once they are in they are in and they typically don't stay in. It's kinda a use as studded for one season and they don't work very will for more than that.
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greetings,
You never put studs in tires that have been driven on, only brand new ones. Those little holes fill up with little rocks and the stude push them through and you have little holes.
Ive lived up in Fairbanks for over 30 years, and have never used studs. They are for people that just came from Arizona or some such place.
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You never put studs in tires that have been driven on, only brand new ones. Those little holes fill up with little rocks and the stude push them through and you have little holes.
Ive lived up in Fairbanks for over 30 years, and have never used studs. They are for people that just came from Arizona or some such place.
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Ah well that's really good news.. I'm from the Blue Ridge Mountains (hills) in Virginia and although we don't nearly get the kind of snowfall you do in Alaska. I have had my fair share of winter driving. I can say I'm more confident than anyone from say Arizona lol.. So I think I may just go with the Duratracs without studs all year around.. Thanks for the heads up

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