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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter Fanatic
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Good tires for snow??

i have the 37/12.5/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers and this weekend was the first decent snow test....about 6" in SW Pa...and on the "no maintenance" roads i thought it would handle better in 2WD....I tried to go through a field and almost got stuck....Now there was a decent amount of mud under the snow, but I would think that I would have no problem whatsoever maneuvering that....

I have not checked the pressure in them yet...maybe thats an issue...Now this makes me want to maybe use a different tire for winter and use the trail grapplers for summer...

any thoughts/idea/tips are welcome....


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I went with Goodyear Duratrac's and run them year round, i dont have 4x4 in my truck now because its broke but im glued in the snow, love these tires wish i went bigger though


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The Nitto Terra Grapplers did well for me in the snow and ice. Bought BFG All Terrain T/A's earlier this year tho and haven't been able to get them into snow yet. NC winters have been rather boring lately

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dura trac's are a great ice and snow tire, as well as mud but wouldn't trust them as far as i could throw them for rock. They have a very flimsy sidewall.
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I have Toyo M/T's this my second set and they are great I got 48,000 miles out of the first set. I just got a new set and it just started snowing here and it goes like crazy in the snow
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You can get duratracs in a 325/60r20 which is a 35.4x13 and they are great in winter. I currently have 275/70r18s duratracs but I want to go up to 35s. On my f150 I had 325/65/18 bfg a/t's and they were scary on ice, not that great in snow and sucked in mud. My f350 with the duratracs would go through a lot more snow and probably more mud, even though its about 2500 pounds heavier, than my f150 would.

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