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Old December 6th, 2006, 05:12 PM
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What is a good winter/snow tire with an aggressive look?

I have mud terrain tires on my 110 and while they look cool they don't have any siping just gigantic tread blocks. They work well when the snow is knee deep but suck on ice and thin cover and you can't brake worth a darn. I'm looking at the Yokohama Geolander AT-S, the Winter Dueler DM-Z2 and other dedicated winter tires. Any thoughts on a good gripping winter tire?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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I put some BigO X/T's 255/85R16 on my 90 this summer and they seem great as an all around tire so far including snow and ice.


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Old December 6th, 2006, 05:35 PM
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How much snow do you get in Palm Beach?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 05:39 PM
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How much snow do you get in Palm Beach?
No doubt...come up North!

A buddy of mine has the Geolander AT-S, thumbs up! It's seems to be a good all around tirel
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Old December 6th, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Go for the Pro-Comp X-Terrain. I'm running 31's but you could run 33's or 35's however you'll sacrifice road manners.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 08:26 PM
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how much snow do you git in LA???
Nokien for snow ...
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Old December 6th, 2006, 08:40 PM
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Good Year MTR's. Look great, wear well, handle nicely on road and off road and no complaints when it snows here. No tire works well on the ice without installing studs but come on. Trick is to slow down.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Old December 7th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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Ron I put Nokians on the wifes Volvorari a few years back wow! That thing sticks to the road like mad.. I am too cheap to do that to my trucks but the famdamly rides in her car most I have BFG M/T's on all my trucks & drive a little slower....
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Old December 7th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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You need my BFG's in the for sale section.
Sipped and ready to go for ice!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 09:59 AM
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Ah you wish..lol I am going 35's on the 110 when I can swing it then I will have 2.5 sets of 255/85's for the d1. I do need some 285's for the f250 though...
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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I have mud terrain tires on my 110 and while they look cool they don't have any siping just gigantic tread blocks. They work well when the snow is knee deep but suck on ice and thin cover and you can't brake worth a darn.

I have no personal experience with any of these tires, but there are a few Mud Terrain tires out there with sipped tread blocks these days. I really like the Toyo Open Country M/T's, and have heard good things about their snow/ice perfromance for an M/T tire. Here are a few links. None of these are going to perform in light snow or ice conditions like a dedeicated Nokian or Blizzark type snow tire will though, but neither of these would be good for any type of off pavement driving either, so weigh your options..

Toyo Open Country M/T's

Cooper Discoverer SST

ProComp M/T

Also keep in mind that the current incarnation of the BFG All Terrain's are severe service snow rated, and carry the snowflake insignia that dedicated snow tires do. These are still a fairly agressive tread pattern and great over all tire..


BFG All Terrain T/A
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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That reminds me of the Cooper Discoverer ST too, very aggressive AT with some siping and they look very "in place" on the square rovers.
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Dunlop radial rover RTs are also severe snow rated and very, very good on snow/ice (not quite snow tire specific good though).
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Ah you wish..lol I am going 35's on the 110 when I can swing it then I will have 2.5 sets of 255/85's for the d1. I do need some 285's for the f250 though...
You should get the 35x10.5x15 Simex Extreme Trekkers we have for sale, they would kick ass on your 110. I'll let you know how the Simex JT do on snow and ice this year. I do have a set of 5 BFG ATs in 285/75/16 (spare is new) that I don't need anymore. Let me know if you're interested.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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I currently have the Pro Comp MTs have yet to play in the snow with them but they are sipped and you can mount studs to them if you really need that. I ran the old style BFG ATs on my Ranger for years and never had an issue getting down the 1/4 mile driveway to my parent's farm.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 12:28 PM
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Any aggressive tread will work on snow. Very little will work on ice - especially without ABS. I run the BFG AT for all around use and it's fine. Have plowed through heavy snow no problem. Just don't be stupid with speed on ice and you'll be fine.
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itd be nice if the BFG AT came in a 255/85
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Old December 7th, 2006, 12:54 PM
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Dunlop Radial Rover rvxt. quiet on road, tall for their size, $100 a pop, and are severe winter rated. well see how they do this winter.
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