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post #1 of 22 Old 11-05-2018, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Put the winter tires and alloy rims on last week.

Running 215/65R17 Nokian Hakkippelita R3's on 17" Core Racing "Impulse" black alloy wheels.

(The OEM Trailhawk wheels with the Falken Wildpeak HT's are in storage until April)

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Too soon for me to put mine on.

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I always put mine on every year on November 1st. Just a standing appointment to beat the rush once the snow flies! We have snow forecast for this Friday, and thru the weekend until Tuesday. (Saying "wet snow, snow flurries, scattered flurries & snow" for each of those upcoming days. None of the temperatures above 0C either) It's coming.

Usually take them off April 1st. (Got caught last year, big time, with the summer tires back on, when we got the ice storm in April.)
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Whats a winter tire? Warmer tires?


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Put also my winter shoes on. 18" Brock RC27 wheels along with 225/55 Hankook i*cept evo2 tires.

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I'm going to stick with the stock Wildpeaks on the Trailhawk this year see how it goes. Did you guys swap over your TPMS sensors on new wheels or just buy new sensors?
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I'm going to stick with the stock Wildpeaks on the Trailhawk this year see how it goes. Did you guys swap over your TPMS sensors on new wheels or just buy new sensors?
I always buy new sensors. There's no way I'd try pulling them out of the wheels and switching them back and forth.
Too costly as well because each time you have to take the tire off the wheel which seems kind of ridiculous because then you have to rebalance it as well. A heck of a lot cheaper to just buy 4 TPM's

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Winter tires differ from other tire types in a few areas. They might be a studdable tire but do not have to be. They usally are a softer tread compound with lots of siping. Siping are the smaller lines cutting across the tire thread. These will fan out under load to help grip ice. Below link is a good example of a non-studdable winter tire.

https://www.firestonecompleteautocar...rands/blizzak/
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You mean All Terrain tires? So you use winter tires to go over the sand on the beach or dunes?


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You mean All Terrain tires? So you use winter tires to go over the sand on the beach or dunes?


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Huh?

No...............SNOW.

It SNOWS where I'm from, sorry. Freaking snows from late November until early April sometimes. Definitely no sand, beach or dunes here!

Obviously where you're from it doesn't snow??



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You mean All Terrain tires? So you use winter tires to go over the sand on the beach or dunes?


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Winter tires are dedicated for the purpose of driving on ice and snow. ChrisJacobs above gave a good explanation above. Here's my take on it.
  • All-season tires try to meet as many different conditions as possible, but do none to perfection.
  • Winter/snow tires are expressly intended for severe winter conditions. While 4wd can get one moving in deep snow, real winter/snow tires will give the driver better cornering and braking. Usually the trade-off is shorter tread life, but there may be some summer traction issues as well.
  • All-terrain tires are usable on the road, but are principally designed for off-road use, like rock-climbing, sand or swamps -- the buyer needs to research what tires are best for their particular conditions. Again, there are trade-offs between tires based on traction situations.
You can get a more thorough explanation if you poke around some tire sites. Manufacturers will tell you all you need to know and more!

Because I do a lot of driving in heavy snow and mountains I choose to run dedicated snow tires, and because conditions often vary with altitude, I'm considering tires with studs. Some of the best winter tires are almost as good as studs. I was on some pretty nasty snow & ice a couple weeks ago and studs would have been nice to have had. My OEM all-season tires worked, but I wasn't real comfortable.

If you live in an area where snow is uncommon or winters aren't too severe, all-season tires might be good enough. Its a judgment call every car owner has to make for themselves.
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Nice of you guys to give HernĂ¡n Grimberg the benefit of the doubt, as for me I think hes gone full-troll on this one...
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Nice you got some good selection for the 17" rims. I've been looking at the Blizzaks from firestone. Unfortunately I don't have enough cash to buy tires outright, or I might go for AT, but there are no AT tires offered by firestone in the stock wheel size for the Sport.

I was hoping to get an AT tire that I could use in winter and summer and not have to change out in the spring. Looks like I'll be doing either the Blizzak WS-80 or the Blizzak DM-V2

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I found some 17" Compass wheels someone was selling on Craigslist for $60 for all 4! No TPMS sensors though and had my winter tires mounted on them. We will deal with the ding and the light during the winter. Won't throw them on until we start to see snow in Utah
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I'm right around the corner from you and never needed a winter tire, decent set of A/T or All season and I'm set. I will see what these Firestone Destination that came with the Compass are worth shortly

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Huh?

No...............SNOW.

It SNOWS where I'm from, sorry. Freaking snows from late November until early April sometimes. Definitely no sand, beach or dunes here!

Obviously where you're from it doesn't snow??

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I'm right around the corner from you and never needed a winter tire, decent set of A/T or All season and I'm set. I will see what these Firestone Destination that came with the Compass are worth shortly
Where are you? I'm in SW Ontario. I've run winter tires for years, and might not have really needed them, but when I did they were life savers!

I used to get up and head out the door at 4:00AM for work and I'd be the first car blazing a trail down the street. No plows out yet, or if they were I'd then come across a huge snowbank across the end of the street I was trying to get out! Never did get stuck once.
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Put winter tires on both our jeeps today.
Firestone Winterforce II on my Tailhawk Compass (stock size) Had these on last winter they handled everything winter condition I encountered just fine.
With the miles I drive every month I would not want to be without snow tires.
Firestone Winterforce L/T on our JKU.
As for the JKU that thing is a beast in the snow with those tires. I can take down the unplowed logging roads for hunting or across the lake through the drifts and mounds for ice fishing. And having snow tires make both vehicle that much more safer to travel in the winter.
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Where are you? I'm in SW Ontario. I've run winter tires for years, and might not have really needed them, but when I did they were life savers!

I used to get up and head out the door at 4:00AM for work and I'd be the first car blazing a trail down the street. No plows out yet, or if they were I'd then come across a huge snowbank across the end of the street I was trying to get out! Never did get stuck once.
I'm in Rochester, about and hour away from the border. We get our far share of foot plus snow.

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FYI-

Just checked the firestone website and they have a rebate on the two Blizzaks I was looking at (WS-80, DM-V2)

$70 mail in rebate on a set of 4, they up it to $100 if you use your firestone card.

Hopefully there'll be more specials as the season approaches

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