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2012/13 Snow tires thread (cars & trucks, merged thread)

Oct. 17, 2012, 11:24 a.m.
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I would sure like to try that white truck. I wonder how well they actually work?

Powder Mountain near Whistler uses them:

(Someone stole a set of the tracks off one of their vans last year.)

Story:
http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/track-stolen-from-catskiing-van-in-brazen-theft/Content?oid=2276828

Oct. 17, 2012, 11:46 a.m.
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Anyone used the Cooper Discoverer M+S?

HardTack was it you that raved about this cruising up and down the Sea to Sky in a work van?

Oct. 17, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
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Chains are pretty useful in deep snow, but you can't really safely do highway speed. Basically you only run them on the highway if you absolutely have to.
Not to mention it's a bitch rolling around in the snow mounting them up and then worrying if you didn't tighten then up enough and your fender gets a gender bender.

Oct. 17, 2012, 11:54 a.m.
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Chains are also useful on ice.

Years ago I was on a on overnight ski trip in the Kootenays, we had a chinook come through overnight which melted off all the snow off the FSR leaving a 50 km long sheet of ice. It was so slippery with the snow melt on it, you couldn't even stand on the road. The only way we got out of there was chaining up the truck to cut into the ice.

Oct. 17, 2012, noon
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I like the Good Year Wranglers but have never run them.

My wife had Goodyear Wranglers on her Jeep, there are a TON of different tires with the Wrangler name on them. I'm guessing that they just use it as a brand for their offroad truck tires.

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Oct. 17, 2012, 12:07 p.m.
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studded 10ply haks on my ranger

Oct. 17, 2012, 12:24 p.m.
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What Wranglers are you looking at? I'm currently eying up the Wrangler Duratracs for my new tires. Anyone like these for winter traction?

I'm running these on my truck. Had them on tail end of last winter. They are excellent for mud and snow (wet and dry) but like any deep tread tire, they're less than stellar in the rain. Pricey though.

Oct. 17, 2012, 12:50 p.m.
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Anyone used the Cooper Discoverer M+S?

HardTack was it you that raved about this cruising up and down the Sea to Sky in a work van?

I had a set of 20" on my 2006 F150 for 2 years while living in Nelson. Those tires were amazing but scarier than all hell in the rain, pretty much like having slicks on even with 100 lbs in the box of my truck. In the snow however I never ran into a situation hard or loose pack that made them struggle. They do wear pretty fast however and are pretty pricey.

Oct. 17, 2012, 7:36 p.m.
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Ford doesn't recommend chains on the f150. Went with Hankook winter I pike studded. So far so good. Most effective just around freezing.

Oct. 17, 2012, 7:53 p.m.
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Powder Mountain near Whistler uses them:

(Someone stole a set of the tracks off one of their vans last year.)

Story:
http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/track-stolen-from-catskiing-van-in-brazen-theft/Content?oid=2276828

HAD a set of these.
http://vimeo.com/34647499

I wounder if it was purely a crime of opportunity on the side of the highway. or someone doing it out of spite, for the way they look and act towards other sledder and skiiers in that area.

Oct. 17, 2012, 8:34 p.m.
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and so I argue the point because thats what we do in a forum and so …..y'all having to listen

:clap:

It was a good day! Went for a rip on Burnaby Mtn. then dropped the Civic off at Cambodian Tyre Cambie were it were fitted w/4 Nordic "Winters", the

Regular nordic

being last years model and out of stock. $99.00 per.

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Oct. 17, 2012, 8:39 p.m.
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I had a set of 20" on my 2006 F150 for 2 years while living in Nelson. Those tires were amazing but scarier than all hell in the rain, pretty much like having slicks on even with 100 lbs in the box of my truck. In the snow however I never ran into a situation hard or loose pack that made them struggle. They do wear pretty fast however and are pretty pricey.

Princeton Chevron?! Nice stop.. haha

Oct. 17, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
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edit:If the BC gov ever grows a pair and saves y'all from yourself by making snow tires mandatory, get your new snow tires ASAP because what happened when snow tires became the law in quebec was a run on snow tires in quebec and a shortage in the rest of canada, fortunatley that year I ordered my new snow tires (haks of course ) in early september and I got my tires

That's why I bought my snow tires now, a month before I really needed them, because it seems like tire shops run out of the odd sizes that older cars use. While I might find tires in a month, I might not get as good of a selection or price. If we have an early snow event in Vancouver, good luck finding tires for an older car later in the season.

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Oct. 17, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
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I bought a set of General Grabber AT2's this year, a winter rated all-terrain. They have more siping than the BFG A/T's but I'll find out in another month what they're like. It'll be a hard adjustment after running Blizzaks before

I also carry a cheesy set of cable chains in the winter, never had to use them but they don't take much space in the back and work alright in a pinch

Oct. 17, 2012, 9:07 p.m.
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I would sure like to try that white truck. I wonder how well they actually work?

ask Ken Block.


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