Do you swap out your aftermarket wheels in winter/snow? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes Here's where you can post all your topics and questions about wheels, tires and brakes.
Sponsored by Discount Tire

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-05-2013, 09:07 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 462
Thanks: 6
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do you swap out your aftermarket wheels in winter/snow?

I see some posters mention they put their stock wheels/tires on during the winter. Is this because of better traction on the tires on their stock wheels, or to protect the after market wheels?

I may be moving up north next year and just curious. I'm not too concerned about traction, I spent many years in Iowa winters and one winter driving a mustang, so even if the traction on my Toyo Mt's isn't up to par that's fine, I just don't want to have to worry about damage/corrosion to my fuel maverick wheels.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-06-2013, 07:16 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 94
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Damage to the $$$$$$$ wheels.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-06-2013, 07:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 283
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Most people do it so they can have better snow/ice traction. The large, wide tires aren't nearly as good in the snow compared to the tall/skinny tires. Also, some people do like to not run their nicer wheels in the snow/salt. I myself run the same set of stuff year-round since I have a lift. I can't stand lifted trucks running factory sized wheels and tires.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-06-2013, 08:50 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cen Cal
Posts: 670
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I never hav. Gotta Keep
it looking good lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Running a set of dedicated winter tires works well for those of us who need to drive through ice and snow covered roads. Pickup trucks really need winter tires if you need to run in tough conditions.

I use Michelin AT2's in the summer and studded Winterforce tires in the winter. Getting stuck with a snow plow hanging off the front of the truck is *very* embarrassing..... The studded tires have amazing traction.

Lou Braun

PS: I found a set of stock Ford 18" aluminum rims from someone who just *had* to run larger aftermarket tires. $200 and the deal was done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-07-2013, 03:30 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 509
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dedicated winter tires are a beautiful thing. For instance, my honda civic stops and turns better in the snow with General Altimax Arctic tires than my truck does with all terrains. The truck with winter tires.... AMAZING.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-10-2013, 11:35 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Groveport, Ohio
Posts: 513
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Always have, always will. Ohio uses too much salt and brine to mess with anything else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-12-2013, 03:25 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it is good to use winter/snow tires or else you would get your tire damaged.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I recommend wheels would be damaged in winter season.. You need to change it to snow wheels and tires
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors