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Old 11-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Newbie tire question

Hey guys,

New JK owner here, got an 09 2door x about a week ago. I live in Denver, CO and like to go up to the mountains for skiing and other stuff. Question is, what is a good set of tires for snow driving (no wheelin' yet). I'm running GY SY-A's right now. This is my DD so I'm looking for something to get me around the city and also get me up to the mountains.

Advice appreciated.

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Old 11-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Bridestone revos or firestone ATs are the 2 best tires I've personally run in the snow

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Old 11-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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People rave about duratracs here. Have you considered a snow tire tho? People sell the mopar steel rims for a dime a dozen on craigslist. You could always get a nice set of blizzacks mounted on their own set of rims so you can change them yourself. If you have 100-200 to spare for 5 steel rims that would probably be the best bet especially in colorado
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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Ya that might be my best bet is to go with the 5 steel rims with a set of snows. I still have a lot of tread left on my SR-A's anyway so it would be a waste to get rid of them at this point.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #5

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The description on the Duratracs, though not specifically a snow tire, says they are great for winter driving. They also will accept studs.

I don't have a set (yet) so hopefully an owner can chime in.
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Had them on my Tj fore awhile. The tire itself as hundreds of sipes which make it a great tire in snow and wet pavement.

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