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Snow Tire Results--just tire performance; would you buy those tires again?

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How about a new thread, just tire successes and not so successful choices in snow tires.  No discussion about ABS or 4x4, just tires.

 

Hankook Winter I*cept EVO--I wish I'd bought something else.  Studless.  Poor on ice.  Good in snow unless you're on an ice base, good in dry & rain.

 

Hankook Winter I*Pike--Studded.  Good in all snow & ice conditions if you want studs.  Typical studded performance on dry.

 

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1---Studless light truck tires.  Very good in all conditions, typical Blizzak rapid wear on dry roads.  Heavier than a tire designed for a passenger/crossover/SUV only.

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Micheline Latitude X-Ice - Had them on the Wally Wagon.  Would buy again.  Pretty good in snow, better than that on ice.  Had two sets. Haven't had it for a few years, but IIRC tire evolved from first set to second set to provide more side to side grip at the expense of go traction.  Therefore caveat that current tire might be different from my last set.

 

Micheline X-Ice IIs had them on the front wheel drive puddle jumper (Pontiac Wave G3).   Good snow traction, good ice traction, long wearing,  would buy again except for the X-Ice IIIs are better.

 

Micheline X-ice IIIs - Have them on Toyota Corolla and now put them on the puddle jumper.  Obviously would buy again (just did).  Good snow traction, best ice traction I have found without studs.  Hope they wear as well as the X-ice IIs.  Time will tell.

 

Michelin LTX Winter - on full size crew cab Chevy/GM 4x4.  Pretty darn good, but have not had a lot of time on snow with them, so I'll leave it at that.  DON'T LEAVE THEM ON THE TRUCK ALL SUMMER OR THEY WILL BE DONE FOR.

 

Sorry for the lack of variety.

 

Edit: to add Firestone Transforce Tires - on full sized pickups.  Long lasting - next to useless on ice or in snow.  AT tire; not a winter tire.


Edited by Ghost - 10/31/15 at 12:32pm
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