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Advice on Snow Tires for 20" wheels
OK, so there's still lots of winter left up here in the Great White North, and as a new F350 owner, I am contemplating winter tire options. My truck came with the 20" wheels standard on the Platinum package.
First of all, I want SNOW/ICE TIRES, not all-seasons or M&S rated tires, so please no endorsements of non-winter-specific tire models. I live in Canada and we get real winter, and I enjoy the benefits of driving on snow/ice rated radials and the extra safety and protection they offer me and my family.
I've read a lot of tire threads on the forum, and most of them are full of recommendations for various all season or M&S options, which didn't help me too much.
My dilemma is whether to stick with my 20" tire size for winter use, or to get 18" wheels and tires.
A quick search of the 'net turns up very few winter tire choices for the 20" factory tire size, and a few more options on the 18" tires.
My original plan was to keep factory 20" wheels as winter wheels and eventually get some summer aftermarket with a decent mud tread. Now I am actually considering getting rid of the 20"s and getting 18" for winter, but I hate to get rid of such nice factory wheels.
Thoughts from any of the other northerners who have tried some tires and can suggest what to get? I am not brand loyal to any one type of winter tire manufacturer, as I have had good luck with several brands. Just wondering what my options are, because I'm not turning up much in my searches.
Hankook RW11 i-pike was one option for the 20's. Anyone try these?
Last edited by Q-DawgVFR; 01-29-2014 at 03:03 AM.