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09-23-2019 01:16 PM
rboothroyd
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That's a great look, well done
Why thank you good sir!!
09-23-2019 12:19 PM
johnnyroastbeef
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Originally Posted by rboothroyd View Post
That's a great look, well done
09-22-2019 11:17 PM
Jimmy N.
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Originally Posted by elephantrider View Post
will see how they do in december. assuming global warming doesn't kill the snow by then.
The low was 26 last night and the leaves have started turning. And that's at only 7,500 feet.
I think you get to see some snow.
09-22-2019 11:11 PM
elephantrider we road trip to colorado quite a bit during the winter. i ended up going with the yokohama geolanders that
are snow rated. will see how they do in december. assuming global warming doesn't kill the snow by then.
09-22-2019 10:27 PM
Jimmy N.
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The KM2s (with the center lugs siped) and the MT/Rs I ran on my 2012 Power Wagon never really disappointed me.

However, I knew they were never going to be as good as a dedicated snow rated tire.
Siping is our friend, especially on snow and ice.

I have never had dedicated snow tires, but by picking carefully from what's out there I've managed so far.
I also like to be prepared, but am not willing to suffer on mud tires for regular driving just in case I'd end up in a muddy ditch some day.
If I worried about that, I'd carry tire chains.
09-22-2019 09:44 PM
Juday
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Originally Posted by rboothroyd View Post
BFG K02's 285/65/20 on OEM rims with Rough Country 2.5" level kit. No rubbing, fit great (34.6")

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aZ3Zxcq92zRieBof7
Those look great! I'd love to level the truck out, however I like fitting in my garage. This truck (stock) is as high as my 2012 Power Wagon with a level and 35s! Also, it doesn't help that the "shark fin" antenna sticks up so high on top of the cab. I have 1-3/4" inches before I make contact now, so no level kit for me.
09-22-2019 09:41 PM
Juday
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Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
Ah, and meanwhile I never expected that anyone would voluntarily drive on mud tires in snow country.

Then again, many do it here, too, and it's kinda fun to see them struggle at times. Those times tend to be summer and winter.
In the fall, the hunters spend a fair amount of time off the pavement. so then mud tires work, and we also have a "mud season" (spring) when mud tires work well...as long as you stay off the roads.
I've pretty much run M/T tires on my last few trucks exclusively. I never had much trouble in snow/ice, but I always knew the limitations of the tires. The lateral traction is where it always hurt, so I wasn't racing around and taking corners like a maniac. It was evident I was going to plow into slick corners and spin off the line. The KM2s (with the center lugs siped) and the MT/Rs I ran on my 2012 Power Wagon never really disappointed me. However, I knew they were never going to be as good as a dedicated snow rated tire. I always had/wanted a tire on the truck that no matter what situation I got into to, I never had to worry about getting out to the other side. I REALLY want a M/T on the new truck, but I might settle for the hybrid with more siping to help.
09-21-2019 11:12 PM
rboothroyd https://photos.app.goo.gl/aZ3Zxcq92zRieBof7
09-21-2019 11:11 PM
rboothroyd BFG K02's 285/65/20 on OEM rims with Rough Country 2.5" level kit. No rubbing, fit great (34.6")

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aZ3Zxcq92zRieBof7
09-20-2019 05:19 PM
Jimmy N. Okay, that makes a lot more sense to me now.

The funny thing here is that many get new mud tires in the spring, then wear them out on the pavement by fall. So when hunting season starts they're almost out of tread already, and winter driving is done on nearly bald mud tires.

That's one reason I have a few vehicles set up to rescue other vehicles - not just my own.
09-20-2019 05:07 PM
USMC8511
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Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
Ah, and meanwhile I never expected that anyone would voluntarily drive on mud tires in snow country.

Then again, many do it here, too, and it's kinda fun to see them struggle at times. Those times tend to be summer and winter.
In the fall, the hunters spend a fair amount of time off the pavement. so then mud tires work, and we also have a "mud season" (spring) when mud tires work well...as long as you stay off the roads.
No sir, never in deep winter. They were off by Nov 15th, except when I lived in NC, SoCal or Arizona. In AZ I tried terra grapplers and they lasted quite a while, but never needed snow performance there. I have lived in Montana the last 6 years since retiring from the Marine Corps. I have ran winter tires since the winter of 14. I tried the OEM Firestones in 13 and never again. They probably work better than a dedicated MT, but nowhere near as good as a 3 peak or dedicated winter tire.
09-20-2019 05:02 PM
USMC8511
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Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
Ah, and meanwhile I never expected that anyone would voluntarily drive on mud tires in snow country.

Then again, many do it here, too, and it's kinda fun to see them struggle at times. Those times tend to be summer and winter.
In the fall, the hunters spend a fair amount of time off the pavement. so then mud tires work, and we also have a "mud season" (spring) when mud tires work well...as long as you stay off the roads.
No sir, never in deep winter. They were off by Nov 15th.
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