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Old 10-02-2015, 05:58 PM
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dedicated winter tires

hello fellow jeepers
brand new to the jeep world
2015 jeep wrangler saraha 4 door
this will be my second post ever on here and I am completely overwhelmed with all the info on here.

I have done lots of reading and looking

so here is my question I travel from pei to Ontario every month for work and I'm looking for a dedicated winter tire I seen some that are rated for winter but I will buy a set just for winter and another set for the summer

I just don't wanna be that guy who winds up in the ditch on my travels

any suggestions would be greatly appricceated

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forgot to mention that these are 18' wheels if that's any difference

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Old 10-04-2015, 04:19 PM   #3
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Do you really need separate tires for summer/winter?

I live in Wisconsin, which admittedly doesn't see quite the winter that you guys do. Nevertheless, I run Goodyear DuraTracs all year long, and have no issues. Man, I've run these things on Lake Winnebago during sturgeon-spearing season––we're talking ice, covered with snow.

Personally, I think you're looking to spend $ where it's unwarranted. You're probably pissed off by this statement, but hey...sleep on it. Simply my opinion.

For ditches, get a good snatch strap.
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nah all good just thought I needed them

I came from driving a jetta to a jeep and I am all new to this sorry for all the questions coming up from me in the future lol
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I run snow tires on all my vehicles. I got a set of Grand Cherokee wheels and had a set of tires leftover Firestone Wintermasters for the JK. 4x4 is great to get moving but the snow tires help you stop and turn. Here in Western NY we have lots of ice to deal with. Throughout the winter here it thaws a little during the day and refreezes overnight. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:58 PM   #6
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http://www.nokiantyres.com/winter-tyres/nokian-hakkapeliitta-lt2/

Have you looked at these? i think they come in 35's...
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hello fellow jeepers brand new to the jeep world 2015 jeep wrangler saraha 4 door this will be my second post ever on here and I am completely overwhelmed with all the info on here. I have done lots of reading and looking so here is my question I travel from pei to Ontario every month for work and I'm looking for a dedicated winter tire I seen some that are rated for winter but I will buy a set just for winter and another set for the summer I just don't wanna be that guy who winds up in the ditch on my travels any suggestions would be greatly appricceated
Hankook I pike. Excellent tire in snow and ice- TRUE snow tire. Don't let anyone talk you out of one! There's no comparison to a non designated snow tire. And a Duratrac is NOT a TRUE snow tire!!!
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:49 AM   #9
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You will do a lot of highway, I would look after the Hakkapeliita 8 SUV, Blizzak DM-V1 or DM-V2 or Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:45 AM
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so im lookin at these Hakkapeliita r2 suv tires i can only see thay they come in 255/65/18 will these work on the jeep without problems?
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KalTire.
I bought Yokohama Geolanders in the stock size.
Love 'em. Going into my 4th winter. Still lots of tread left.

Check the price. 17s or 16s might be cheaper on steel rims. KalTire offers great package deals.

PEI to Ontario??? YES you NEED Winter Tires. And no they do not cost more. You save by not using the DTs in the winter. You gain by getting BETTER traction, SAFETY on the monthly commute.
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Definitely go with a dedicated winter tire, that save you in the long run with longer life of summer and winter tires with the necessary traction all the time. If you gonna run some muddy trails too, check out Cooper discover at winter tire:
Cooper Discoverer A/TW All-Terrain Winter Tire - Consumer Reports News
I recommend Blizzak DM-V1 for more snow and wet highway traction, plus lots of choices on size.
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:40 PM   #13
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You can also look at this page, usually their reviews are pretty accurate. This is from last year, but should be updated soon (as it's written) for this year.

Automobile Protection Association | Winter Tire Recommendations for 2014 - 2015
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You can also look at this page, usually their reviews are pretty accurate. This is from last year, but should be updated soon (as it's written) for this year. Automobile Protection Association | Winter Tire Recommendations for 2014 - 2015
Thanks, there's some great advice on that page.

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