First off I would like to say hello as this is my first post on this forum. I want to say thanks for all the great information I have got from this forum, which in turn helped me pull the trigger on a 2013 5.0 black xlt screw 6.5 box.
This is my first ford, prior to this I have built many jeeps and still run a 2003 Grand Cherokee Limited AWD 4.7HO with a 4" lift. Soon to be 6.5" lift with 35" tires since the f150 will be my daily driver.
So my first question is, regarding winter tires. I live in Cochrane Alberta Canada where as expected we get a fair amount of snow, also with the chinooks the roads melt and freeze over alot so winter tires are a must. I have run siped mud tires for the winter, which perform ok on ice and are amazing in a couple inches of snow. However I would like to know what works well on the f150, as well as some reviews and experiences from the forum.
Winter tires I am considering:
LT285/70/17 or around 33" tire which is hard to find in a winter tire
I have had the Blizzaks on my cars for years. Just got my daughter a set. They are a great winter tire. I have never gotten stuck in a Buffalo winter with them. I have never had them on a truck though.
i just put a new set of blizzaks on my expedition. they are an amazing tire!! i run cooper M+S studded on 2 other trucks and i had firestone winterforce studded before that on the expedition and any of those tires will give you amazing traction in winter conditions. our roads are glare ice/snow packed for 6 months of the year and i could not ask for better traction.