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    Re: Snow tires....

    Yeah. Probably.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I'm looking at the falken wildpeak a/t tires for my Fj cruiser. I have nitto terra a/t now but need to replace before the snow.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    More likely, you will post a thread ruminating over choices, receive much advice from frenemies and the well-intentioned, then purchase the cheapest available option.
    Purchase?!

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by theducman View Post
    I'm looking at the falken wildpeak a/t tires for my Fj cruiser. I have nitto terra a/t now but need to replace before the snow.
    They have the Severe Snow rating and the price is appealing.

    They seem to be new on the market?

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    Re: Snow tires....

    The brand falken has been around for some time. I believe these at3w tires are relatively new. All the review's I have seen, people love them. They are definitely on my short list.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I can't speak to the quality of their snow tires, but Falken have been around for ages and are (very) popular overall in the Japanese market.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Want to know how I know you aren’t an engineer?

    Thought this would come in handy for those considering takeoffs versus steel rims.

    OEM 20” polished alloys weigh 38 lbs.
    18” Z71 weigh 31.8.
    18” steel rims weigh 40 lbs.

    More likely, you will post a thread ruminating over choices, receive much advice from frenemies and the well-intentioned, then purchase the cheapest available option.
    Your tendency to choose to butt hurt is astounding. Learn to accept a joke at your expense.

    Either that or go ahead and explain to all of us the multiplicative effects of adding weight to a rotational unsprung object. Don’t forget to start your sentence with “well actually.”


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    Re: Snow tires....

    I'm running Coopers on my 2500 HD and also plow with them, seem good to me.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I put Yokohama Geolander A/T G015 on the wife's SUV before last winter. They did really well, but the truck goes like a tank anyway so tough to tell how they are really. But they are quiet on the highway and seem to handle pretty well, again, like testing mud boots on a pig but they do ok.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Your tendency to choose to butt hurt is astounding. Learn to accept a joke at your expense.

    Either that or go ahead and explain to all of us the multiplicative effects of adding weight to a rotational unsprung object. Don’t forget to start your sentence with “well actually.”
    It’s a deal!

    I’ll be less sensitive, you get better at jokes....

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    I'm running Coopers on my 2500 HD and also plow with them, seem good to me.

    Snow tires....-discoverer-at3-owl-jpg
    I have those on my Silverado. I'm very happy with their snow performance.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Just installed the falken a/t . First impression, they look awesome.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Was at the Nokian dealer this week. Here’s the tread of the WRG3, Nokian’s “All Weather” Tire. It has. UTQG treadwear rating, but also passes the Severe Snow test. Great choice if you can only have one tire. A lot of people in modest snow areas that can get big storms use them as Performance Winters, or dedicated snows that work better on dry and wet roads.

    Nokian molds the tread depth right into the tread on a lot of their tires. Cool.


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    Re: Snow tires....

    Wife got a "new" vehicle and now im trying to figure out a plan. Ive got a set of 16" wheels in the garage from her previous car that will but the tires that are on them are way too small.
    Her car has 18s on it
    18s are tough to find used and more expensive new. I also dont want to switch tires. Id rather switch wheels.
    I have 16s and im pretty sure they will clear the calipers but tires in the proper size have proven to be sparse so far.
    I can find 17s in proper tire size more readily but cant find any decent used wheels for a fair price.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Those wrg3 look like a great year round tire

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    I can find 17s in proper tire size more readily but cant find any decent used wheels for a fair price.
    What’s the vehicle?

    Set a search in CL, that’s how we nabbed 4 new Blizzaks on new steel rims for $350.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by LuvDog View Post
    Those wrg3 look like a great year round tire
    I used them on my Suzuki Vitara with great results.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    What’s the vehicle?

    Set a search in CL, that’s how we nabbed 4 new Blizzaks on new steel rims for $350.
    its a Sorento.
    OEM tire size is 235/60-18
    i can do:
    235/65-17
    225/70-17
    235/70-16
    these sizes get me within 1% of OEM size

    i have had luck in the past using a CL search engine like search tempest. just havent found anything yet. i got wheels and tires for my caliber for about 300. my wifes old car was a little more difficult so im pretty sure i bought a new set up for hers.
    the lug pattern is fairly common (5x114/4.5), like i said i just cant seem to find 17" wheels at a decent price (with or without tires), or 16" tires in the size i need.
    ive found that when it comes to CL searches for snow tires, you really need to get it done by thanksgiving otherwise choices get scarce or prices are too high.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by LuvDog View Post
    Those wrg3 look like a great year round tire
    They're a pretty soft compound, no?

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    Re: Snow tires....

    They have a UTQG treadwear rating of 600. My Michelin Pilot Super Sports are 300.....

    We had WRG2’s on several cars and the only downside was they got noisy as they wore out. Don’t have G3’s so perhaps they’re better.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Scored a set of practically brand-new studded Nokian Normand 5 215/70/16s for my daughter's 4WD Rav4 for 240 bucks on craigslist over the weekend. Thinking it'll go pretty good in snow.Snow tires....-nokian-jpg

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by stoinkythepig View Post
    Scored a set of practically brand-new studded Nokian Normand 5 215/70/16s for my daughter's 4WD Rav4 for 240 bucks on craigslist over the weekend. Thinking it'll go pretty good in snow.Snow tires....-nokian-jpg
    Thinking it will climb a tree.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Just picked up a complete set of 17" snow tires...........for free!

    I have no idea what they are, I think Dunlops, but whatever the case someone apparently did not want to deal with plugging two nails so they tossed all 4 tires to the curb.

    Free snows for the Subie!

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Just picked up a complete set of 17" snow tires...........for free!

    I have no idea what they are, I think Dunlops, but whatever the case someone apparently did not want to deal with plugging two nails so they tossed all 4 tires to the curb.

    Free snows for the Subie!
    I'd check the DOT date code just to be sure, but otherwise, nice find!

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Some guy walked out of his house around 9:45 this morning thinking, I know I just unloaded those damned tires here somewhere....

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