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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kelnet, Dec 9, 2018.
We’re in the south Denver Metro area. With my Xterra I don’t bother. My CJ6 has Norseman’s on it. My wife’s Escape seems to do fine with all seasons but if it’s bad out we take one of the others.
Yeah I heard that through the grapevine.
Down here when I go up in the snowy Sierras with my Jeep and it's all terrain tires they still make me have chains. Otherwise my A/Ts just act like snow tires mostly.
4WD F150 with 8 foot bed/long WB.
In the last 6-7 years our winters have ranged from all-time record snowfall (100”) and crazy cold to 2 or 3 winters with virtually no snow and loads of 50° days.
In general as long as I can go as fast as I normally drive no matter what the conditions I’m happy and use the 4WD to try and accomplish that.
Never have done... but we live in the country now, and both have to drive to work, so maybe I should think about it...
Man, I'm glad I don't live where you do!
I live in the snow belt where winters can be pretty bad, but haven't used dedicated snow tires since the late '70's. When traction is ify, I might lower the air in the tires for more grip, but generally never need to.....and I still drive rear wheel drive vehicles.
Haven't had snow tire in 40 years or more..I used to live out in the country on a road that seldom got plowed so they were necessary..Since then there hasn't been a problem..
I'm back out in farm land now but they keep the roads pretty clean here..I have all weathers on my truck..
Yep. I live in rural Ontario Canada. Beyond them being helpful, we get discounts on auto insurance for having them. I drive mainly small hatchback vehicles, and they make a huge difference. I've tried both ways, there's no way I'd go without them again. I have a separate set on steel rims.
No, I just make sure there's beer in the house.
The law says you have to have them, so, yes. Just spent $900 on a new set.
Snow tires? Of course. A full set for every vehicle we own. Plus our sons have a set each. Yep, storing them all spring, summer, fall is a PITA.
Don't you love Big Brother? I do.
It's either get some on or pay an extra 100 bucks a year on insurance.
KAL Tire stores them for me. Sure, it costs about $150 a year for that, but they don't charge me to swap them off and on.
Is it quite flat where you guys live?
I live 30 miles north of Victoria, and I can tell you that snow tires aren't imperative if you only want to drive in the city. However, to travel north on Vancouver Island, it's illegal to drive the Malahat without them.
Besides, regular all-season tires are a harder rubber compound that is ineffective when temperatures drop below 7C. With snow tires and their softer rubber compounds, the traction is better in the cold, snow or not.
I keep "All Season" radials on my Jeep Liberty. I do not venture off road with it, since it is not set up for that. Tires with good tread depth, and four wheel drive is good enough for what I encounter here.
No, I live in Southern California