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Old 09-06-2013, 04:39 PM
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Tires

Searched the site, could not find any threads on recommended tires so thought that I would start one.

The Firestone Destinations P275/55/60 (which I don't like) on my '07 Expy Max are wearing out. Need a replacement soon. I live and work in the Toronto area which means that I do not get a lot of snow/ice unless I go up north. But it does get fairly cold. I have decided to go to winter snows for the better cold weather grip. I split my driving 50/50 between city and usually paved highway, Cargo is usually under 500 lbs so was going to stick with P metric tires instead of LT's but would consider both. Any recommendations would be appeciated.

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Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 PM
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Michelin LTX A/T2 if you need to go off road more than occasionally and LTX M/S2 if you are a highway king.

If I lived where you do I would slap on some LTX M/S2 and call it a day.

I've run a bunch of other stuff, my '13 came with Goodyear SR-As they are quite and light but they are no off roader. The Pirelli's on my 07 sucked big time.


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Old 09-06-2013, 09:48 PM
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Thanks, but the LTX M/S2 is an all season, grip drops significantly below 40f/4c. All season tires are really 3 season tires, they suck in really cold weather = anything below 0f/-10c. Might consider them for the summer though. This year I really want snow tires
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:29 PM
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Honestly you are probably going to want something in an all-terrain tire, in which case I recommend the General Grabber AT2's. I have them on my truck, had them on my wife's old SUV and old truck, and had them on my last truck. Quiet on-road, wore excellent (60k miles and going strong, half tread left on them on her old truck), yet a very aggressive tread for cutting through mud, snow, water, etc. I have had no issues in all types of conditions, and grip was great even down to -20F (some sizes are certified for heavy snow conditions, look for the snowflake/mountain emblem).

If they are available in your size, I highly recommend them. They are NOT available for my wife's new Eddie Bauer with those damned 20 inch rims.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:14 PM
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I have had great luck in heat, rain and snow with my Goodyear Wrangler SA's. I am on my second set and they seem to do everything well, especially in snow.
Tire Rack has good reviews on their site.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:05 PM
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Thanks, but the LTX M/S2 is an all season, grip drops significantly below 40f/4c. All season tires are really 3 season tires, they suck in really cold weather = anything below 0f/-10c. Might consider them for the summer though. This year I really want snow tires
Then the only answer is the AT2. I've seen the General Grabbers in the snow and they SUCK. Even on a vehicle with diff locks and one of the best traction control systems on the market.

The only other tires is the BFG All Terrain but they are horrible once they are about 60% worn in anything but mud and dry weather.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:25 AM
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I agree that the AT2 is your best bet if you want an all-around tire that really excel in the snow.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:39 PM
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Then the only answer is the AT2. I've seen the General Grabbers in the snow and they SUCK. Even on a vehicle with diff locks and one of the best traction control systems on the market.

The only other tires is the BFG All Terrain but they are horrible once they are about 60% worn in anything but mud and dry weather.
Actually I had a set of the BFG's you mention, and they were great even down to the wear bars. If they weren't good on your vehicle then they were probably not inflated properly.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:22 PM
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Actually I had a set of the BFG's you mention, and they were great even down to the wear bars. If they weren't good on your vehicle then they were probably not inflated properly.

probably not but thanks for documenting your lack of knowledge with that statement.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:46 PM
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I highly recommend the Cooper Zeon LTZ's. I'm on my second set, got an honest 55k miles out of the first set. I love um, love um, love um. Great in all conditions. I have the 20" rims, a can't speak for their handling on the smaller rims.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:34 AM
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I have a 07 with 99k. Just put on Hurcules Terra Trac AT. Have had the best luck with these as these are the second set. Pirellis sucked first set of Terra
Tracs 59k worked hard. Quiet on road and aggressive tread. Great in snow. Plus they look good and priced right.
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I've still got the Pirelli Scorpions on my 09 EL at 45K. Still quiet as anything else I've ever had, no vibration and decent-ish tread. I'll probably only go another 5K or so, as spirited driving has worn the edges more than the center. Truck is primarily on road, some light mud on construction sites, and minimal snow, but I've never been disappointed with traction either. Although they are pricey, I'd definitely consider them again.

Edit: Just saw you're in Toronto and not terribly interested in all season tires. Sometime I suck at paying attention, LOL!
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