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    Quote Originally Posted by sveesix View Post
    Any of you truck guys have recommendations for winter tires for a Silverado 1500? LTX Winter, Blizzak, etc?
    My old boss put Blizzak WS80s on his Tundra, and they seemed great, but if it were my truck, I'd look for something not directional. I've seen too many trucks with scalloped tires that you can't cover up if you can't rotate tires side to side.

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    That's kinda my question because the stock size pressures are different front and rear. I'm just guessing keep the same differential and drop it down a little due to the higher side wall.

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    Oh shit, I have a '16 with just rwd. 18" snows, though, so no help there. Putting my shits on tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philkinson View Post
    Getting so excited to put the winter wheels on in a couple of months...

    When do you guys wait to do it? I'm usually December 1st thru April 15th
    FWIW, I threw the snows on my wife's car tonight. Plan to throw mine on tomorrow at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    FWIW, I threw the snows on my wife's car tonight. Plan to throw mine on tomorrow at work.
    We live in New england, I run winter tires year round. Lol


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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    My old boss put Blizzak WS80s on his Tundra, and they seemed great, but if it were my truck, I'd look for something not directional. I've seen too many trucks with scalloped tires that you can't cover up if you can't rotate tires side to side.
    We compared WS80’s Head to Head with Altimax Arctic and Hakka R2’s.

    The Hakkas are better in ice and slush. WS80 added tread depth so they're longer lasting than the old models. Bridgestone bought a chunk of Nokian, presumably there is technology transfer.

    We have the Hakka R2 SUV’s on our Tahoe, on 18” Z71 rims. They also have the Rotiiva, WRG3 and WRG4. Rotiiva and G3 are symmetrical.

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    Re: Snow tires....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    We have the Hakka R2
    I was going to try the R2s, but getting thru the snow easily makes winter driving too boring, so this year i'm stepping up to a set of R1s for some excitment

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Now we’re talkin


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    Re: Snow tires....

    I just swapped to the winter wheels and tires on the Lincoln. I did a TPMS relearn procedure and the $10 OEM sensors I bought off eBay all worked perfectly. First impression is they are already much smoother than the 3/4 worn OEM Michelin MXM4s and they have a very subtle growl due to the nature of the tread. Now it probably won't snow since I want to try them out in crappy weather.

    The next question is what do I replace the OEM Michelins with for summer use? I only have 22K on these Primacy MXM4s and they are 3/4 spent and hydroplane like crazy.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    This thread is for winter tires. Sorry!!


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    Re: Snow tires....

    I'd argue that 2 posts prior to mine brought us out of the winter realm!

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    Re: Snow tires....

    The posters application was winter use and prioritizing sideways fun and not dry grip. As such, on topic!


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    Re: Snow tires....

    What if I rephrase and say I'm looking for really shitty winter tires that still have good wet weather performance?

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Gmail history says I fitted Hankook Ventus V12's last time I was running 2 sets. ('09 Jetta wagon) Usual mix of appeal; excellent dry perf, pretty good wet, not obscenely priced. Wore kinda fast, but not pencil eraser fast.

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    Well I needed tires for the Explorer and hated to spend $800+ for new all seasons. Found 4 used Blizzaks with rims on CL for $300 and best of all just 5 minutes from the house.

    This MAY give me some time to save up for either new tires OR a supermoto come spring time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    The next question is what do I replace the OEM Michelins with for summer use? I only have 22K on these Primacy MXM4s and they are 3/4 spent and hydroplane like crazy.
    We were so happy with the R2’s we decided to try the eNtyre, then eNTyre 2. Really impressed and they generally cost less. Have them on an Outback and Tahoe.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    I just swapped to the winter wheels and tires on the Lincoln. I did a TPMS relearn procedure and the $10 OEM sensors I bought off eBay all worked perfectly. First impression is they are already much smoother than the 3/4 worn OEM Michelin MXM4s and they have a very subtle growl due to the nature of the tread. Now it probably won't snow since I want to try them out in crappy weather.

    The next question is what do I replace the OEM Michelins with for summer use? I only have 22K on these Primacy MXM4s and they are 3/4 spent and hydroplane like crazy.
    I'm running Michelin Premiers. 20k something at this point and about 1/2 worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    What if I rephrase and say I'm looking for really shitty winter tires that still have good wet weather performance?
    So far I love the wet performance of my BF Goodrich Comp 2 A/S’. Put em on the lady’s car for all season use but we’ll be swapping out for snows. Her subie is our winter tank if needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    I'm running Michelin Premiers. 20k something at this point and about 1/2 worn.
    I had Premiers on my Mazda 6 and they were fantastic. Unfortunately they don't make them in the correct size for my current vehicle.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I've had good luck with Toyo Proxes series. I ran a few sets of the older Proxes 4, but they don't have those anymore.

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    These have worked for me the last few winters ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    I'm running Michelin Premiers. 20k something at this point and about 1/2 worn.
    The only thing that irks me about the Premiers is that brand new tread depth is 8/32", not 10/32" like most other tires. So even though they claim good performance until worn, I can't bring myself to trust a tire below 4/32" tread depth for hydroplaning resistance or below 6/32" for light snow traction.

    With a starting depth of just 8/32", tire life is shortened if you only use them til 4/32"

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    The only thing that irks me about the Premiers is that brand new tread depth is 8/32", not 10/32" like most other tires. So even though they claim good performance until worn, I can't bring myself to trust a tire below 4/32" tread depth for hydroplaning resistance or below 6/32" for light snow traction.

    With a starting depth of just 8/32", tire life is shortened if you only use them til 4/32"
    You're assuming identical wear rates across all the tires though.

    The Premiers are 1/32 less than the OEM Primacy MXV4 that came off the car. I wore out the OEM tires in 49k. The Premiers are a few hundred cheaper than the Primacys and I'm on track to get at least 40k out of them. I dont think that's a bad trade off considering the price savings. In fact, they could end up being the better value despite the tread difference.

    The car does get snows for winter so I dont really care about their snow traction. Time will tell on rain performance, but the Primacys were solid until I hit the wear bars. I expect the same from the Premiers.

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    My previous car had narrower tires than my current one but the Premiers were excellent in the rain. They were also wearing extremely well for me and while not the best all-season I've used in the snow, they held their own.

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    Has anyone used sumitomo ice edge? I found a set of Mazda OEMs and that’s that they have on. But I haven’t even heard of them

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