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Old 10-10-2017, 10:07 AM
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Winter Tire, Get on Wrangler or Truck

So,
I have a 2016 Tacoma, long bed in 2wd. with LSD (kinda) in rear
I have a 2004 Wrangler.

I am looking to invest in snow tires/rims.
The Tacoma has better brakes, better traction control, and is longer.
The wrangler has 4x4, but a shorter wheel base and worse brakes.

I can add weight to the bed of the truck every season.

So do I get tires for the Tacoma or Wrangler? I feel like the Tacoma would work better because it is newer.

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It really depends on how much snow your dealing with.

If the snow isnít very deep or dealing with steep gradesthen the truck would be fine

If deep snow, steep grades etc then the Jeep has i the advantage
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What tires do you have on the Wrangler now?

If you have a decent set of all terrain tires on the Wrangler then as NC25T points out, you should be OK for all but the deepest snow. If that's the case, then get a set of mud/snow tires with deep tread for the Tacoma.
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Last year I put a set of winter tires on my 2001 TJ and was absolutely amazed at how much better it handled in the snow. Now, I have had a 2wd pickup with winter tires and it handled well, but in 4wd the Jeep just walks away from it, and it stops and turns better too.
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I have Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo2 with good amount of tread.
On the truck I have Firestone Destination LE2 with 40k miles on it.
Still on the fence before I make the 1k investment for tire/wheels.

If I put a lunchbox locker on the front, this will make me go more towards the truck for snow tires.

Is there a good cheaper locker for the front that works with snow?
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It really depends on how much snow your dealing with.

If the snow isnít very deep or dealing with steep gradesthen the truck would be fine

If deep snow, steep grades etc then the Jeep has i the advantage
No steep grades.
I don't really plan on offroad in the snow. I just feel that isnt safe. I don't want to slide off a trail. I offroaded last weekend and the snow was only 1/4 or so, so no issue. Probably done offroading this season unless I go out to Moab.

I will only go to moab after I install my lift and 33in tires. Also fab some armor up. I also have to redo the master bath this winter, so progress will be slow.

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