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Old 02-25-2012, 04:41 PM
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Anybody Buy Snow Tires for 20" Wheels?

Thinking about Hankook RW11 i-Pike.

Anybody know anything about this tire?

Only one I can find in 275-65-20

The other idea would be to get rims and tires - maybe I would have more options with a 17" or 18" rim?

I want to keep the diameter close to the Michelin 20s that are on it, which is 34.1"
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Thats as close as your going to get. That size is the largest one out of the 17, 18 or 20". Should be great, if your not going to run studs take a look at the RF10 DynaPro AT-m. I run these and they are great in the snow. Fresh deep and hard pack ice. I looked for months before I made my choice. The reviews of snow performance with these RF10's was 10+. And we just had 16" of snow 1 1/2 weeks ago and they were great. That said if you look at the tread pattern of the RW11 and RF10 you will see there very close.

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Old 02-26-2012, 04:25 AM
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Those look pretty nice - how noisy are the RF10's??

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Thats as close as your going to get. That size is the largest one out of the 17, 18 or 20". Should be great, if your not going to run studs take a look at the RF10 DynaPro AT-m. I run these and they are great in the snow. Fresh deep and hard pack ice. I looked for months before I made my choice. The reviews of snow performance with these RF10's was 10+. And we just had 16" of snow 1 1/2 weeks ago and they were great. That said if you look at the tread pattern of the RW11 and RF10 you will see there very close.

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That was one of the pluses of this tire. There no noisier that the stock tires. And much less than BFG AT's. I did go up in size as well and have seen maybe 1/2 mpg less with the tires and lift. I'm very happy with them.
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Yoy may wish to take a look at the DuraTracs. I run them year round in the Colorado mountains.
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I second Duratracs. Best winter tire I've ever had
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I wonder how Toyo Open Country AT's would be in the snow? They have a 305 60 20 that might work too?
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I wonder how Toyo Open Country AT's would be in the snow? They have a 305 60 20 that might work too?
Great for the first 10,000 kms or so, and then just OK, followed by brutal by the time you get to 25,000+ kms.

At least that was my experience with them, although I do tow a lot, so they wore out pretty quickly. All in all, a decent tire, but I wouldn't spend the premium they demand for them again on another set.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:56 AM
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DURATRACS - too noisy

I am thinking the Hankook RW11 in size 275 65 20s wd be a good choice. Great in snow, the right size and fairly quiet.
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I ended up getting the Hankook RW11 i-pike Snow Tires - put them on yesterday. Initial drive yesterday felt stiffer than Michelin AT/2s so I lowered PSI to 50 in rear and 55 in front. Today, we drove 420 miles from Fort Collins to Durango,CO going over Wolf Creek pass - I have to say I am very pleased with these - I could scarcely tell any decrease in comfort or handling compared to the Michelins and they did awesome going up and over wolf Creek pass - we encountered quite a bit of snow today - there was alomost white out conditions for about 20 miles with snow accumulating about 6" on the highway before the plows cleared it. The i-pikes felt very secure in the powder. Going up wolf creek we hit several sections where it was hard packed and icy - I was very happy with the grip on ice too. So far, I am very pleased. Biggest negative at the moment is the tire is directional, but I will take off and on every year so I should be able to rotate normally.
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