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Old 08-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Snow tires

I am looking at buying some winter snow tires.

I know that the tires on my Rubicon are not great in the snow.
Living in Albuquerque NM and driving to Pagosa Springs or Durango CO to go skiing and visit friends, this winter. Love Wolf Creek.

I see no reason to replace my Rubicon tires until they wear out, so I didn't go out and get some new tires (next set will be 285/70/17 after lift), so I purchased a set of 5 spoke aluminum wheels for $100 (let them take the winter beating) and decided to get a set of winter tires, but which tires??

Studs are not a option right now, as I will still live in ABQ for this winter, but might put them in next year. I think a true winter tire, like Blizzak, would wear out way to fast.

What tires will be very, very good in the snow and still wear good for me to drive around ABQ and on the road this winter? thinking around a 265/70/17

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Duratrac's have very positive feedback/reviews about them. I have a similar version called Goodyear Territory's (exclusive to Canadian Tire stores) but they are almost identical except for a few manufacturing changes. If I was in your shoes, I'd sell the rubi tires and get Duratrac's...

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Without question, Duratrac's. I live up here in the snow country (7700 ft down on south 14). And I've used the majority of the offroad tires on my various 4x4's and the Duratrac's easily out perform all of them. My plow truck uses them without chains even in the biggest snows we have gotten in the last few years and is unstoppable.

My only dink against the Duratrac's is they cup badly if you don't rotate them frequently. And they don't last particularly long with a heavy vehicle like a CTD Ram 4x4. My wife has 20k on her wrangler on 35's and they are still at 75%+.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Duratrac's have very positive feedback/reviews about them. I have a similar version called Goodyear Territory's (exclusive to Canadian Tire stores) but they are almost identical except for a few manufacturing changes. If I was in your shoes, I'd sell the rubi tires and get Duratrac's...
The Rubi tires do not carry a good used price and I am not throwing them away. Got the extra set of wheels and TMPS, so i will get some winter tires and next year, I can have them studded.
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It looks like Duratracs, maybe a 265/70/17 for the winter tires
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