Originally Posted by Sinister6
You could SIPE your tires, that would help a little bit in winter but will also help in the rain during summer. Since you haven't gone into details about your Jeep, I'm going to assume you're running stock tires. Personally, I'd buy a TRUE Winter tire, Hankook I-Pike, General Altimax Arctic, Firestone Winterforce, Cooper Discover M&S...these are just a few I've run when I lived in Wisconsin and now Colorado and they all work great in snow and ice. They will absolutely smoke any All Season or All Terrain with the cute snow flake. They will have to be removed in Spring.
Hi Sinister. I wanted to thank you again for the tire talk and give you an update. Here are the tires that came with the Willys: https://www.amazon.com/BFGoodrich-Mu.../dp/B004QGZC48
I've put 800+ miles on them and they haven't been easy on the road conditions, etc. Since I'm not anticipating a lot of off-roading and our winter roads around here are really well maintained, I'm going with all terrain.
Went to my tire guy today (been going to this company for 20+ years) and he gave me a great lesson and said much of what has been echoed on teh forum regarding performance, what you do in your Jeep, etc. Going to put my factory tires on consignment (he said they'll go quick) and going with the LT265/70R-17/10 121/11 'Back Country' all terrain. He says they are made by Cooper. He also suggested siping them for even better performance and smoother ride. Good warranty. 55K miles +-. Suggested rotation is 5K of course. These priced out at $249 each + a little extra for siping.
Would appreciate any feedback about this. I'm learning and the feedback is great .. good or bad. Thanks!