Winter Tires

Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Chiefcamper On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:15 am

CapeCoaler wrote:I have almost 180k on 2 sets of tires...
the factory set...
and a set of toyo's
must be all that sand on The Cape...
Not winter tires but...
If you are only getting 25k they better be snows...


Funny you should say that, it seems I got the best mileage so far from running used blizzaks year round

What vehicle do you drive?
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: jpd989 On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:24 pm

I bought the General AT2 tires back in Sept of 2012. And so far they are wearing evenly and thats a good thing with the roads around here. Front end alignments take a beating out here. My 01 Silverado has performed very well with these tires in 2 wheel drive and even better in 4wheel. I would buy these again and have reccomended these to others.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:20 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:..........
If you are only getting 25k they better be snows...

Not if you drive like I do. :lol: Most I've ever got out of a set was with the stockers on my new truck. They were Bridgestone Dueller A/T's - on the truck for 33k miles.

When I was 16, I used to get 10k, so this is a BIG improvement! :D
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Chiefcamper On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:30 am

jpd989 wrote:I bought the General AT2 tires back in Sept of 2012. And so far they are wearing evenly and thats a good thing with the roads around here. Front end alignments take a beating out here. My 01 Silverado has performed very well with these tires in 2 wheel drive and even better in 4wheel. I would buy these again and have reccomended these to others.



It's good to hear some encouraging news on these tires jpd. I really did my homework on them. I had a nice set of 5 spoke 18" rims that I wanted to put these on. The rims really looked great on the truck. Unfortunately I couldn't get my hands on the 18" AT2's. Everyone was out of stock for weeks. So I end up using the 17" rims which still look pretty good. It was good in a way, I saved 50 bucks a tire, plus gained some oomph and gas mileage by losing the rotational mass of the heavier rims and tires.

Used to live in S.Canaan so I know what you mean about the roads in these parts. All turns, Ups and Downs. It can be a lot of fun driving those roads, but the chip and tar surface is tough. Not to mention at that time I was driving a '95 Dodge 1/2 ton reg cab short box. Very short wheelbase and a solid front axle. Thing rode like a jeep but it was as durable as hell.

I see we're neighbors. I'm in the Mid-Valley area.

Joe
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:49 am

Have a gmc sierra 1500 with the 5.3...
Had fun with cars...
too many chats with the cops about the use of the right foot...
Did make it from hyannis and across the dover delaware bridge in under 6 hrs..
and made the florida state line in 18 hrs...
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: jpd989 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:14 pm

So far so good on these General AT2s. I got a great deal from the tire shop and I will be going to him for all my future tire needs. And I forgot to mention they are not all that annoying on the highway at 65mph, orabove.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:00 pm

Those look exactly like BFG All-Terrain T/A's tread pattern. Can't believe what they get for those now!! :shock: Seems they've shot up 80% in the past 7 years ...
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:00 am

That is why i went with the Toyo...
Road noise was very minimal for a truck tire...
I see more sand than snow...
The price was reasonable...
Went with an E-rated tire...
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:33 pm

Does anyone use the Michelin LTX M/S 2 or the Michelin Latitude Tour HP's on their truck ?
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:02 pm

Replace my hankook dyno pro atm that had 61,182 on them with another set of hankook 8-)
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: dave brode On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:14 pm

I swap rims and tires on everything for winter. I have to make a steep hill to get home. There is no comparison in snow of any depth. A siped winter tire seems to work really well for me [as opposed to a more of a block tread like found on many LT rated larger tires].

Wife's 4WD Liberty came with typical all season. Bought siped General M&S tires for it. Wife said there was no comparison, so it must be true.

I drive either a FWD car, or a 2WD S-10. People laugh, but I run winter tires on all 4 corners on the 2wd trucks and fwd cars. You have to steer and stop too.

I've used Cooper WeatherMasters on the last two cars, and the last two trucks. They are also sipped, and made in USA [as were the Generals]. It matters to me. Many tires with "American" names are made elsewhere. I also used the Coopers on Wife's previous AWD turbo'd Talon, it did really well with them.

I just paid $311 shipped for four 215x75-15 WeatherMasters from discounttiredirect for my Caliber wagon. It had all season 225x55-18s. I could see me trying to get around in the snow with those. I just got them mounted up on steelies today. Maybe it will not snow now. LOL.

Dave
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:57 am

dave brode wrote:They are also sipped, and made in USA [as were the Generals].

I assumed my General snows were made in the USA, but when I looked at the sidewalls they say Made in Germany.
I was disappointed, but (I'm almost ashamed to say it :( ) I was also glad because I felt more confident of the German quality.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:14 am

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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: mmcoal On: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:28 am

I have a set of Starfire tires on my truck. They were made in the USA and are owned by Cooper. They were one of the cheaper load range E tires for my truck and perform very well with traction. Unfortunately besides the great traction I am not all that impressed with the handling, noise and wear of the tire.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:06 pm

Tires made specifically for winter use are made of a softer compound and will wear faster...hence no tread wear warranty.
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