|11-15-2011 02:46 PM|
I've run Cooper STT's (stock size) on my JK for 3 years up in Rapid City, SD. Lots of snow and ice. I got extra sipping done before I put the tires on. These tires are amazing. The sipping and soft tread combined with the traction control systems on the JK make you stick to an icy road like velcro, I was amazed.
the STT's do well in mud and chew threw snow like crazy, which sometimes leaves me high centered when trying to get through snow drifts to get out on the lake ice fishing.
I seem to be getting really good treadlife out of the STT's also. I've got something like 55k miles on these so far and aside from needing new sipping, I think I can get another year or 2 out of them.
|11-15-2011 12:39 AM|
One example: back in 2007, the Tire Rack tested three then-new studless ice tires (Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60, Dunlop Graspic DS-2, Michelin X-Ice) against a more-traditional studded winter tire (Firestone Winterforce). In both acceleration and cornering, the studded tire came in dead last. You read that right: all three studless tires provided better traction on solid ice than the studded Winterforce tires.
There are good tire choices out there for use in all conditions.
|11-11-2011 02:14 PM|
|11-11-2011 02:04 PM|
^ What jtpolla pointed out. More sipes=more better.
However, OP you did post you want tires that can "chew through" deeper snow. That implies you might want tall and skinny, "pizza cutters". There is a reason you don't see boggers on plow trucks... ;-)
Feed your head: http://www.letstalksnow.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=25045
|11-11-2011 12:07 PM|
Tire Siping - Discount Tire
I rotate my tire every other oil change or about 6000 miles. I do the 5 tire rotation to make my tire set last longer.
|11-11-2011 09:01 AM|
I have a question - what is siping?
Also how often do you rotate the tires, and does anyone do a "5-Tire Rotation"?
|06-30-2010 10:48 AM|
|InfernoGirl||x3 on the Duratracs, we had snow a couple of times since I've had mine, and they performed very well. The siping helps alot with rain, some with ice. They are studdable too, if you need them, and they look fantastic. There's a $100 rebate on 4 thru Aug if you join treadlightly.org too!|
|06-30-2010 10:41 AM|
For what its worth,
From all the reviews I have seen, i think GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs would fit what you are looking for. Google them and read some reviews. I live in Maine and although winter isn't as intense here its still pretty bad at times. My duratracs should be showing up at the house today, in a nutshell the reviews all say its quite, very aggressive and has good reviews for snow etc.
|06-28-2010 03:48 PM|
All-terrain tires are pretty good in the snow. As far as an AT tire goes I like the Duratracs the best. Pretty good tire in the rain and snow as long as it isn't super deep. Mud terrains aren't too bad either if you can find a brand that has them sipped.
As for ice, everything sucks. nothing is good.
|06-28-2010 03:38 PM|
Good tires for snow/ice?
Searched and didn't find much on this, so here goes:
I've owned my 2010 JK Sport for a month now, and I'm starting to develop the Jeep mindset: I'm getting tire envy
Anyone have any good recommendations for tires which are particularly good in snow and ice? One of the main reasons I bought my Wrangler is because I wanted something that can chew through 12 inches of snow and get me around in a blizzard
I currently have the stock Goodyear Wranglers, which I understand are pretty good tires, but they're a little weenie for my tastes. No plans for a lift at the moment - I'm paying enough on the Jeep as it is I'm probably not going to do studs/chains, but my mind may change (never used them before because they were illegal in MI where I'm from originally.)