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post #1 of 9 Old 12-05-2013, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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Damage to the $$$$$$$ wheels.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Always have, always will. Ohio uses too much salt and brine to mess with anything else.

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it is good to use winter/snow tires or else you would get your tire damaged.
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I recommend wheels would be damaged in winter season.. You need to change it to snow wheels and tires
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