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I always ran ATs on trucks - driving an awd equinox on the moment. Had really good all seasons I thought I could get by on but was a nightmare first storm. No issues getting stuck rather just was skating around the whole time, like 15 MPH to stay on the roads sort of crap. I didn't find any decent deals on ATs so went for Firestone Winterforce, ran me about 560 installed on the 17s...

Now I always thought snow tires were a thing you put on cars, kinda a scam. Holy shit they are unbelievable. Even my next pickup I think I'm gonna run actual snow tires moving forward. Really night and day, starting, stopping, cruising, ice, etc
 

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My wife's X3 is unstoppable with studded snow tires. Got 3 years out of a set, but I didn't replace them and just run all seasons now year round. You don't need a snow tire anymore, they cancel everything the second an inch hits the ground
 

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I always ran ATs on trucks - driving an awd equinox on the moment. Had really good all seasons I thought I could get by on but was a nightmare first storm. No issues getting stuck rather just was skating around the whole time, like 15 MPH to stay on the roads sort of crap. I didn't find any decent deals on ATs so went for Firestone Winterforce, ran me about 560 installed on the 17s...

Now I always thought snow tires were a thing you put on cars, kinda a scam. Holy shit they are unbelievable. Even my next pickup I think I'm gonna run actual snow tires moving forward. Really night and day, starting, stopping, cruising, ice, etc
ever use chains or studs? Out west it was common. Upta camp in the winter, I still use chains occasionally on the 4 by 4 dodge.
 

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I used chains once on my old f150, and will only use them on tractors from this point forward. I ran studs on an old Volvo wagon, that was pretty impressive in icey conditions. Good snow tires are truly unbelievable in the snow. My wife has them on her Subaru, and it is a tank. I had some on an old 90 escort wagon I bombed around in for several years. Again, could go places you'd only imagine in the snow and that was only front wheel drive.

I briefly considered dedicated snows for my truck, but couldn't justify the overall cost. It has 20 in rims, dedicated snows or new rubber is $$$.
 

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I figured it was a cross between the heavy power stroke and bombing around the back roads in an 8000lb truck like it’s a rally car.

I got a set of steel wheels and LT snow tires for the big ford, they’re great in the winter makes me feel like it extends the life of my ATs. I got the wheels and snows for a steal.
I am thinking of doing the same thing. Remember how good my Volvo was with snow tires? Couldn't have climbed out of the pond, but I never got it stuck!
 

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i m running atturo trail blade m/ts on my ram 1500. they are great for the money and perform surprisingly well in all conditions. mileage down about two mpgs from stock tires. stock tires were complete shit in the rain. they are about as noisy or a little less then my old duratracs. i took these off my f150 so two of them had some uneven wear from bein on the ford. other than that great tire for the money
 

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ever use chains or studs? Out west it was common. Upta camp in the winter, I still use chains occasionally on the 4 by 4 dodge.

I haven't but a number of times I've thought about it on the trucks, at least owning a set of chains to get myself out of idiocy. Pretty much when they say stay off the roads, I'm on the roads - be nice to pack them just in case.

My canyon was pretty phenomenal though as far as not getting stuck. I used to figure provided it wasn't much over the bottom of the door I was good, wide balloony tires on a light truck with a locking rear. Sucked to keep on the road, could do donuts on wet pavement easily, but kept itself on top so didn't get buried or lifted off the tires.
 

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I haven't but a number of times I've thought about it on the trucks, at least owning a set of chains to get myself out of idiocy. Pretty much when they say stay off the roads, I'm on the roads - be nice to pack them just in case.

My canyon was pretty phenomenal though as far as not getting stuck. I used to figure provided it wasn't much over the bottom of the door I was good, wide balloony tires on a light truck with a locking rear. Sucked to keep on the road, could do donuts on wet pavement easily, but kept itself on top so didn't get buried or lifted off the tires.
I don't think my new chevy is even rated for chains. My dodge...well, it can take chains on all four wheels if needed.
 

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I don't think my new chevy is even rated for chains. My dodge...well, it can take chains on all four wheels if needed.

Ha! I wouldn't assume they were rated for chains at all - but kinda like changing tire size, plows, tunes, etc - you do it and take a risk or undo it before it goes to the dealer for warranty work. Typically my new vehicles - been lucky for sure - leave the dealership never to return..

I love them but Chevy is terrible for over engineering stuff to the point of causing problems.

My x girlfriend bought a 1/2 Chevy specifically to plow the driveway with. I know I know, 1/2 ton, but a driveway - pretty reasonable duty..
Dealership/sales guy literally sold her on the specific truck, happened to have the max tow package, geared lower and such, for the plowing. Traded in an Avalanche that was working just great and they installed the plow.

Come the first winter we found they had the cooling system so damn tuned for the truck to run at like 190 degrees or something the whole damn time that the airflow change with the plow on there was causing the thing to basically overheat, cooling system just couldn't take anything out of the ordinary - even in the freakin winter!

Back to dealership - honestly what the truck probably needed was a tstat < 190F, an electric fan, some basic cooling system tweak. What she got was "you can't have a plow on that!!!". She promptly told them to f-off. What worked was I got this little spoiler that mounts to the top of the plow, directs air down to the grill - problem 100% solved. But that's the Chevy bullshit factor.

Seriously there are shitloads of 1/2 trucks, and compact stuff like Jeeps and Rangers running around with a plow on them. Kinda a head in sand thing to act like it's completely unsupported.
 
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Every new vehicle that we have purchased out here in NorCal we have had to sign a waiver at the dealership agreeing that we wouldn't use chains... 4x4 trucks, cars, SUVs, across multiple brands. Even if the manual doesn't prohibit them.
wow. I seem to remember that it wasn't mentioned in the manual at all. I was looking if it was rated for them, couldn't find it. In my dodge manual, it does state the types of chains that can be used. I use the types with V bar welded on the piece that goes across the tire. They are amazing. Did some skiing in Jackson Wyoming years ago. On the way back we got into an ice storm, glad I had them. You are only limited to 40-45 mph.
 
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