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Old 10-13-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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...as yet another dreaded winter in the 'nordland' rapidly approaches, what is the chosen tire of my fellow jeepsters to go into battle with on the 'frozen tundra'?

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Old 10-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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I have run the BFG AT on several trucks and my Jeep up to this year (mud terrains will get the test this winter) and they never let me down. They just plain work in the snow. Goodyear Duratraks are also getting a good rep, but I can't personally vouch for them.

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Old 10-13-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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A lot will come down to the type of driving you have to do in the winter.

Mostly well maintained roads, Most AT tires will handle this just fine.

More rural area's where there are plenty of chances of unplowed roads etc, something more aggressive like the Duratrac, or a siped MT will be better.

Living in rural Maine, I tend to go for something more aggresive in the winter. I have run Maxxis Boghorns with great success, but will be trying out the Duratrac's this winter on both my TJ and my Silverado.

Number one thing to remember: If there is snow on the ground, slow the hell down!!!!


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Old 10-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #4
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Number one thing to remember: If there is snow on the ground, slow the hell down!!!!
Huh. I always figured the faster I got to where I was going the less time I had to have an accident.

My bad.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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..."Number one thing to remember: If there is snow on the ground, slow the hell down!!!!"

...if you don't mind 'wilkarde' i'll be using this phrase on my kids this winter! i'll keep it in mind too!


...'gus' i'll probably just give the 'km2's' that are on 'the rat patrol' a shot this winter then i'll find out for myself whether they're any good or not.

...i'm pretty much a 'city slicker' here, the snow is always plowed within a half a day.

...my main idea really was is that if im gonna switch out my rims back to stock for winter ( so i don't beat up my pro-comp rims ) i might want to think about a more 'dedicated' snow/ice tire.

...i hate to lose the 'look' of the jeep though for the season.

...i'm gonna let this thread 'brew' for awhile.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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When I had my J10, I ran 33x10.5x15 m/t's...but for the winter, I put the little cookie cutter 265 75R 15's studded re-treads on. I ran them for 4 years and the damn thing was unstoppable in the snow/ice. Looked a little funky, but I never had to use 4 on road, and barely offroad (which was a lot of fun to see guys faces with the little studded re-treads making their rigs look like $hit in the drifts). They sounded mean as hell on the road as well...kinda like having snow chains, which I have used in the past as well...that's another story....
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I just got some Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors. They are snow rated. In Quebec all taxies and delivery vehicles have to have sniow and ice rated tires during the winter.

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