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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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has any one ever ran 35 x 12.50 allterains in the winter on a full size? how were they? I ran them on the way home and they seemed alright but i was wondering how they handeled in the snow. Has anyone ever done this or should i switch down to my 31x10??? i was just courious on peoples opinions. thanks
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:14 PM   #2
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They aren't as good as a purpose built winter tire, but they work pretty well.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:20 PM   #3
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them tires are better than mud terrains but not as good as some street tires with more sipes in it
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:21 PM   #4
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12.5" wide footprint is going to equal less tire pressure per square inch vs a 10.5" tire of the same tread pattern.. narrower tires are preferred for winter driving for improved traction in snow and ice conditions (properly siped)..

the wider tire means you are more likely to slide..

all be it.. i loved my 36x12.5s in snow fun as hell to play with.. but for proper braking and steering you want to increase your footprint pressure lb/sq in..
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:24 PM   #5
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I run AT's on my pickup. They work very well when plowing snow but they are 285/75/16.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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i am running 31/10.5-15 BFG Ats on my heep and they are pretty good in the snow....last year was my first year in the snow with em and they handled it just fine..cleaned real well in the thick sticky stuff...that normally would pack out the tread on a lesser tire and render it useless...i also add a fifty pound bag o sand to aid in traction finding/needing situations...Just my .02 take it for what its worth...
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I run that size on my Ram now andhave always run BFG AT's since I bought it. Make sure you keep them siped.
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My winter tires, I just got em today!

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Cooper weathermasters.

Hands down next to studded tires.

The ONLY tire I will run in the winter months on a DD.
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Cooper weathermasters.

Hands down next to studded tires.

The ONLY tire I will run in the winter months on a DD.
i really would love to get some Dayton Winterforce tires.. but they dont come in 18" tire sizes ): .. so cant get them.. i think im going to end up with Blizzak DM-Z3s
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General rule in winter the skinnier your tire the better more weight per square inch of contact
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Cooper Discoverer S/T. I ran those in 35's for a year through the sand and the snow and mud. They are a great all around tire. When u start moving up in size, like the 35's, the tread pattern gets so wide that they almost resemble a mud tire, but yet still wear like an A/T. Cheap too
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last year i ran blizzacks on the yj they were pretty good
the year before that i ran bfg muds on the xj but i had them siped at discount tire ($10 per tire) and they were awesome in the snow and ice
i drove the bfg muds in the first snow storm before i got them siped and spun out like 10 times (not even trying to)
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I run BFG AT's on my xj, last year I didn't have them siped and they worked fine(not great, but fine). This year since I work at Discount Tire, I siped em, waitin for a chance to find out how much better they're going to do.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:06 AM   #15
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How would I sipe them? my 31's are worn,but i think Ill switch them over winter break. I amlooking for a new set of tires for the smaller ones, probley the 265/75r16, what have people heard about the kumo ventures m/t's???? where can you get the cooper tires? Illlook in to them. So far the 35's have done alright,I havent drove aroundmuch,but they seem to work ok.Thanks guys
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when I ran my plow truck all I ran for tires were the 235/75-15 wranglers. they had the best traction in the snow and ice. I did lots of hard breaking with the plow on going backwards and they were always good in the deep stuff.
I currently have the 315/70-17 BFG AT'Ko's on the H2, they do great in the snow and I have had little trouble with them. the wife used the H2 to pull out my dodge plow truck on the icey hard pack when I nosed the plow of a ditch line. it was stuck up the mirror on the drivers side and she pulled it out after I showed how to turn on the diff lock in low range, it didn't spin a tire.
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