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Old 11-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Snow tires

HAve km2s now and slide all over on wet pavement. Best SNOW tire advice?? 265/70/17 now. 2013 jkur. Would like narrower tire for traction. What size u guys recommend?

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For dedicated snow tires I've had great luck with blizzacks in the past. Are you getting new wheels? You can usually pick up some take off Steelies for very very cheap. If you do that it'd recommend either a 238/85/16 or a 245/75/16snow tire for those. The 235 will be ass tall as stock but just over an inch skinnier and the 245's will be 1" shorter and .75" skinnier. Both should net you better mpg too which is a nice plus

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Thanks!! Dumb ? But can u get a skinnier tire on the existing stock wheels?
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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Thanks!! Dumb ? But can u get a skinnier tire on the existing stock wheels?
On 17's? Definitely 245 and I believe 235 too. It's a 7.5" rim so you should be ok. A 235 is 9.25" wide so you won't have tons of room to air down but it should work for daily driving
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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Thanks soo much
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235/80-17 look at Blizzak ws965, Winterforce LT, Goodyear Duratrac.

all of these will do you right. the blizzaks will be the best on ice, the winterforce and duratrac better in deeper snow and slush. but all 3 will put a smile on your face and put mother nature on notice. [ATTACH][ATTACH]Name:  gy_wranglerdt_owl_ci2_l.jpg
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Skinny isn't always better in deep snow. Those sizes will be great on road, but if you try to get really deep off road in snow you may run into troubles. All trails by me close and turn to snowmobile trails so that wouldn't be an issue for me as I can't off road
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Skinny isn't always better in deep snow. Those sizes will be great on road, but if you try to get really deep off road in snow you may run into troubles. All trails by me close and turn to snowmobile trails so that wouldn't be an issue for me as I can't off road
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Agreed. These tires in this size 235/80-17 is my recommendation for on road use only. For off road I wouldn't even recommend Blizzaks or Winterforce tires. The Duratracs are good for off road but I would suggest 285s or wider.
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Agreed. These tires in this size 235/80-17 is my recommendation for on road use only. For off road I wouldn't even recommend Blizzaks or Winterforce tires. The Duratracs are good for off road but I would suggest 285s or wider.
Although he has KM2s so he has a good off road tire. Most people don't off road in the winter woth snow so I'm sure he'd be ok with mild stuff even with snow tires if he wants to go
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I have blizzacks on the car and they work really good on compact snow & ice. I've been looking at Goodyear Silent Armors for a winter tire in place of the stock KMs.

JP Magazine reviewed 33 tires back in March 2012 and the GY SAs were included (their review is online):

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/wh...-tires-tested/
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235/80-17 look at Blizzak ws965, Winterforce LT, Goodyear Duratrac.

all of these will do you right. the blizzaks will be the best on ice, the winterforce and duratrac better in deeper snow and slush. but all 3 will put a smile on your face and put mother nature on notice. [ATTACH][ATTACH]Attachment 511274[/ATTACH][/ATTACH]
I use to own same Blizzaks on my Grand Cherokee, they are good but not great. Heavy and designed more for larger tracks and pickups. I am on Duratracs now and they are good so far. 265/70-17.
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With the sizes you are looking for, the ultimate would be the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2 studded for both deep snow and ice but not easy on the wallet.

Also there is the Blizzak DM-V1, the Toyo Open Country WLT1 and the General Altimax Arctic is very good also when studded.

I just bought the DM-V1 but cannot comment about them yet. I expect them to be really good on ice and hard pack and deep snow, and probably less effective in slush.
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Although he has KM2s so he has a good off road tire. Most people don't off road in the winter woth snow so I'm sure he'd be ok with mild stuff even with snow tires if he wants to go
I'm one of those that likes to wheel in the snow, it makes everything more of a challenge. I run 285/75-16 Mickey Thompson MTZs and they are pretty tenacious in the snow and mud, though not great on ice - but off road you don't find that much ice. The only thing about road going snow tires is that they usually have pretty weak sidewalls and when I'm wheeling in the cold I prefer to stay in my jeep. Changing tires off road in cold with mud and snow sucks. And one benefit of snow wheelin(as long as it frozen underneath) is that its a lot like muddin but without the cleanup.....
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Snow forecast in the coming days, so I installed my Blizzak DM-V1.
Damn it changed the look over my MT tires, it looks so, ..., skinny and road tire look. But at least I can say that they are performing very nicely on dry and wet road and country dirt/gravel roads. A lot more quiet than my Destination MTs, comfortable, nice handling and easier on gas.
Now waiting for winter conditions in the next few days to report more. Up to now, except for the less agressive look, they are very nice.

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