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Planning ahead on winter tires #4784925
06/12/18 01:04 PM
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Just picked up an extra set of factory alloys for my Tundra ,and am researching winter tires . (275/65/18 )
So far I知 interested in the Yokohama IG 51 ,and the Blizzk DMV2 . I知 open to any other tire suggestion that are offered on winter tires for my truck . TIA .

Last edited by nixon; 06/12/18 01:05 PM.
Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4784949
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The Nokian Hakka R3 might be what you're looking for, or perhaps the R2 on clearance

The Dunlop Winter Maxx is also a good winter tire

Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4784980
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Falken Wildpeak AT3W (All Terrain Winter Wet Wear)

Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4785006
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Make sure you check out the new Bridgestone Blizzak LT that is supposed to come out this year.

https://www.auto123.com/en/news/bridgestone-blizzak-lt-new-winter-tire/64418

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 06/12/18 03:01 PM.

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Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4785036
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You are a little late but tire shops clear out winter tire stock usually starting in February, maybe a month later depending on where you are, but that's when to buy whatever they have in your size. My last winter tire purchase (for the Miata) was $250 all four corners, mounted and balanced, bought in March '16.

About half the September price (Continental ExtremeWinterContact, an excellent tire and I've been using dedicated winter tires on every vehicle since the early 1990's).


'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]
Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4785139
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If they sell the General Tire Altimax Arctic in your size that's the best bang for the buck.

Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4785151
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As someone else noted, poke around online for clearance priced winters.
I've bought them that way in the past for probably 60-70% off.


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17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
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Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: sloinker] #4785195
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Originally Posted By: sloinker
If they sell the General Tire Altimax Arctic in your size that's the best bang for the buck.


Altimax is for passenger cars

Grabber Arctics are for light trucks, SUV's


2016 VW Tiguan|APR Stage 1|Neuspeed P-Flo|Osram CBI|Redline 5w30
Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4785401
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Originally Posted By: nixon
Just picked up an extra set of factory alloys for my Tundra ,and am researching winter tires . (275/65/18 )
So far I知 interested in the Yokohama IG 51 ,and the Blizzk DMV2 . I知 open to any other tire suggestion that are offered on winter tires for my truck . TIA .

I had DM-V2 on BMW, and they are OK. What I found is really good deep snow performance, OK dry and OK rain. However, they are really, really weird in lateral ice performance. They hold road and out of nowhere with no any progressive loss of traction they just let go, and it is pita to get them back on the track.
Now I have Michelin Latitude XI2 on BMW. Was very, very skeptical of that tire due to tread design. However, they are step above DM-V2. They are light years ahead on dry and rain, they are equally good in ice, and no this weird lateral behavior. They are just bit less aggressive in deep snow but not surprise as tread is less aggressive.
Have Nokian R2 on Tiguan and that tire is amazing in deep snow and ice, and amazingly bad in dry and rain.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 5W30 EP+OEM filter).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4786137
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Michelin Latitude Xice Xi2 but would have to go to 265/65R18. The blizzak lt is only made in LT sizes.

Last edited by FordFocus; 06/13/18 05:48 PM.

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Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4787732
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Hercules Avalanche X-Treme snows work well here in Michigan winters. I run them from late November till about mid March. Never had any issues in poor driving conditions.


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2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L Latitude 4x4
Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4789692
06/18/18 04:48 AM
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Thanks for the advice , and suggestions . As winter tires become more readily available locally , I値l make my purchase ,and post what they are . I am mostly looking for good performance in snow over a layer of slush . That seems to be the most likely condition that I encounter here in W. Pa .

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If your concern is slush, then look at the Nokian Hakkapeliita SUV. They design their tires for more than just snow/ice straight line traction. They design for slush and cornering in those slippery conditions also.

https://simpletire.com/nokian-275-65r18-t429060-tires

$139.39 per tire for the R2 SUV isn't that bad of a price, especially when they are replaced by the R3 SUV probably this year.


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Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: nixon] #4790546
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Originally Posted By: nixon
Thanks for the advice , and suggestions . As winter tires become more readily available locally , I値l make my purchase ,and post what they are . I am mostly looking for good performance in snow over a layer of slush . That seems to be the most likely condition that I encounter here in W. Pa .

Nokian R2 SUV is probably best bet for slush. However, I have to emphasize again, if dry performance (and you will be driving in dry conditions) and rain (braking and handling) is any concern, it is abysmal.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 5W30 EP+OEM filter).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Planning ahead on winter tires [Re: edyvw] #4790777
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Originally Posted By: edyvw
Originally Posted By: nixon
Thanks for the advice , and suggestions . As winter tires become more readily available locally , I値l make my purchase ,and post what they are . I am mostly looking for good performance in snow over a layer of slush . That seems to be the most likely condition that I encounter here in W. Pa .

Nokian R2 SUV is probably best bet for slush. However, I have to emphasize again, if dry performance (and you will be driving in dry conditions) and rain (braking and handling) is any concern, it is abysmal.


That's the tradeoff you get. It's a pickup truck, hopefully, the OP is loading the truck bed with bags of sand to get some weight on the rear axle.

For what we get here, the top of studless tires tend to have soft compounds, with heavy siping, and tread pattern made to grip the snow, which is usually a recipe for poor dry handling and hydroplaning prevention. You can get a AT tire that is winter rated, but you may gain some dry handling, maybe not hydroplaning resistance, but you sacrifice white stuff performance.

Is West Sunbury (not to be confused with Central PA's Sunbury) close enough to Lake Erie to get Lake Effect snow?


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