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02-04-2014 03:49 PM
jadmt

click on the photo. Toyos do pretty well in the snow.
02-02-2014 07:36 PM
HK_Runner Excellent tire- better than season after season, and wears much better than the Blizzaks, though the Blazzaks are really grippy for winter #1. My KMs were horrible but the DuraTracs seems to get the nod here in Colorado. A lot of Wranglers and trucks are running them. I use the MTR Kevlars that are pretty decent. I have not decided if I will go for the DuraTracs or dedicated winter tires on the new JK, but the 4Runner will likely get the DuraTracs. It still sees a lot of bad-weather driving, especially since the wipers don't freeze up.

Discount Tire steered you very well!!
02-02-2014 01:08 PM
holiday
what size are these?

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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
Thanks for the shout out! We appreciate your support and look forward to your feedback.
these look great for what I want for winter.
not a full on blizzak or xice, but good siping, and more open tread.

what size are these?

P or Lt? how have they been?

THX!
11-04-2013 11:37 AM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by the_saint View Post
A big shout out to Discount Tire Direct!!

Tires and wheels arrived without issue.

Got the winter wheel and tires on the Jeep today (and the wife's car and my friend's car).

Now it just needs to snow and for the ice to arrive before I can comment on the General Arctic Altimax.

Same diameter but almost an inch and a half wider. I like how they look, hopefully they work as advertised.



Thanks for the shout out! We appreciate your support and look forward to your feedback.
11-03-2013 02:33 PM
the_saint A big shout out to Discount Tire Direct!!

Tires and wheels arrived without issue.

Got the winter wheel and tires on the Jeep today (and the wife's car and my friend's car).

Now it just needs to snow and for the ice to arrive before I can comment on the General Arctic Altimax.

Same diameter but almost an inch and a half wider. I like how they look, hopefully they work as advertised.



10-31-2013 07:39 PM
the_saint Just picked up my winter tires and wheels

Can't wait to get them mounted

Will report when the snow and ice arrive!

Will post pictures when they are on the Jeep.
10-25-2013 11:20 AM
old 300 I was talking with a friend yesterday who runs BFG all terrain ta ko's. He said he runs them 12 months a year and finds them great all around. I looked at them and noticed the snow flake on them for winter conditions. I'm thinking of going with these as we won't have to mount/dismount twice a year.
Thanks to everyone for the comments, a lot of great info.
10-25-2013 07:40 AM
bdrake Cant go wrong with Cooper AT3
10-25-2013 07:02 AM
Michel347 My wife has them on her vehicule, they are great in snow, and average on ice for a winter tire, but you can stud them, and then they become great on ice too. She will do her third winter with them, and they barely show any wear.
10-24-2013 02:24 PM
the_saint
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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
If you want a dedicated winter tire take a look at the General Altimax Arctic in the 285/70R17 size. These would work with your factory tires and would be great to run during the winter months. Unlike typical all terrain or all season tires, dedicated winter tires are made with rubber compounds that stay flexible when temperatures drop below 45 degrees. This helps them maintain better contact with the road which increases your ability to go AND stop. General Altimax Arctic 285/70R17

I just ordered these yesterday, and am looking forward to trying them out this winter.

I prefer a dedicated winter tire/wheel and don't mind changing them out.

My other cars run Michelin X-Ice2s so am looking forward to something a bit different. I am wanting a bit more snow traction, and expect to be getting that from the Altimax tire at the expense of ice traction.
10-24-2013 04:11 AM
carlojp I always heard that Duratracs are one of the best AT tires that perform well in the snow
10-23-2013 06:44 PM
Trendsetter75
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Originally Posted by snikt View Post
The KM2s have terrible ratings on snow. I would say the Duratracs, all of the fleet vehicles here in the high country use them too.
What ratings have you read?
10-23-2013 06:41 PM
Trendsetter75
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post
I use goodyear territory's 31x10.5R15 (Canadian Tire brand which is the sister tire to duratrac's) and so far for the snow I get up here, they are great.
how much snow did you drive in?
10-23-2013 04:59 PM
damndirtydog Other than the Duratrac, that I run, I see a lot of trucks here in Utah running Toyo open country M/Ts. I think they're a bit heavy, but Offroad magazine rated them next best to DTs in snow and ice in an article I read about a year ago.
10-23-2013 04:38 PM
Discount Tire The BFG All Terrain TA KO gets great reviews for winter use. This tire does great on ice and on packed snow. They also last and last and last so you would get plenty winters out of them.

I'd also recommend looking at the Goodyear Duratracs. These are a little more aggressive but have plenty of sipes and will do great in slippery slush as well: Goodyear Duratrac 285/70R17 - rated for sever winter conditions and can be studded.

If you want a dedicated winter tire take a look at the General Altimax Arctic in the 285/70R17 size. These would work with your factory tires and would be great to run during the winter months. Unlike typical all terrain or all season tires, dedicated winter tires are made with rubber compounds that stay flexible when temperatures drop below 45 degrees. This helps them maintain better contact with the road which increases your ability to go AND stop. General Altimax Arctic 285/70R17
10-23-2013 02:48 PM
Michel347
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We plan to get a new wheel/tire package next spring so these factory wheels will be winter only.
I guess the OP went for dedicated winter tires on the factory rims, since he was going for new wheels and tires in next spring. This would be the smartest move.
10-23-2013 10:39 AM
W5KVV Years ago I had an old set of Goodyear Ultra Grips. The tread design is long since discontinued. We don't have alot of snow & ice in OK, but we do have the occasional ice storm. They were AMAZING on snow & ice. The Duratracs have a very similiar tread design, they remind me a lot of the old Ultra Grips.

If I were looking for a good snow & ice tire, the Duratrac would be my first choice.
10-23-2013 09:12 AM
snikt The KM2s have terrible ratings on snow. I would say the Duratracs, all of the fleet vehicles here in the high country use them too.
10-23-2013 08:57 AM
old 300 What is everyone's opinion on the bf Goodrich all terrain TA's. I know they aren't snow tires but has anyone ran these in the white stuff?
09-13-2013 12:22 PM
Michel347 I just ordered a set of Blizzak DM-V1 for next winter that will be mounted on the factory wheels
09-13-2013 10:59 AM
Vt rider IMHO, the ABSOLUTE BEST winter snow and ice tire is the Nokian Haakapellitta studded. If you do 99% pavement, you can't go wrong. I swear by them.
09-08-2013 10:37 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by gunmn74 View Post
These are 255 75 17 Cooper discoverer AT3s. I just put these on. They are a P rated tire so the ride is nice but they also have 14/32 tread depth where some other AT tires start you off 12/32. Basicaly stay away from MT tires because they are not siped so the bite on packed snow is not so good. The picture of mine is not so good but they have a nice aggressive look.
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Or you could go with the Toyo Oen country AT2 that starts with 17/32. I have over 12000 miles on mine and still have 14/32" left and smooth and quiet. very similar tread design. They also do very well on snow and ice. Living in Montana we get a fair amount of both.
09-08-2013 06:15 AM
gunmn74
AT3s

These are 255 75 17 Cooper discoverer AT3s. I just put these on. They are a P rated tire so the ride is nice but they also have 14/32 tread depth where some other AT tires start you off 12/32. Basicaly stay away from MT tires because they are not siped so the bite on packed snow is not so good. The picture of mine is not so good but they have a nice aggressive look.
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09-08-2013 05:01 AM
gc47 Don't know where you live but I have a set of pro comp AT for sale in 305/65/17...great ratings on street..have only 1000 miles on them
09-07-2013 09:39 AM
old 300 Thanks again.
09-05-2013 09:45 PM
ford-willy
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Originally Posted by faultymechanics View Post
Any day of the week I will tell you to get Nokian Hakkapeliita. They are fantastic snow tires with a great tread pattern. They come in 31's if that's what you want. Maybe bigger but I haven't found any yet. They get fantastic traction in snow and other weather. Can also get them studded which I plan on doing.

These will be for my cj-7 but its all the same.
Ditto---I run the 31/10.5/15 Nokian Haks myself on dedicated winter wheels. Mine are also studded. Simply awesome. Check out this comparison chart for winter tires. When you open the link, click on the chart to enlarge it for easier reading. Also, Nokian Haks hold world ice speed record.
http://picolio.auto123.com/art-image...11-ang-car.jpg
09-02-2013 09:50 PM
faultymechanics Any day of the week I will tell you to get Nokian Hakkapeliita. They are fantastic snow tires with a great tread pattern. They come in 31's if that's what you want. Maybe bigger but I haven't found any yet. They get fantastic traction in snow and other weather. Can also get them studded which I plan on doing.

These will be for my cj-7 but its all the same.
09-01-2013 06:42 PM
old 300 Thanks, I will have a look to see what I find and can afford. If we weren't planning a wheel/tire upgrade in the spring I wouldn't be worrying too much but the cost of lifting and wheels will cut into the budget.
09-01-2013 05:54 PM
Trendsetter75 Goodyear Duratracs or BFG KM2 would be your best choices for snow.
08-28-2013 01:04 PM
old 300 Thanks everyone, 99% will be on blacktop, just want a good traction tire for snow. We ran the factory wranglers last winter, they were ok but not a firm tracking tire in the slop. We plan to get a new wheel/tire package next spring so these factory wheels will be winter only.
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