For those of you who wheel in the snow...What tires? - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 5th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #1
victorymike
Geocache Addict
 
victorymike's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Marquette, MI
Posts: 1,462
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default For those of you who wheel in the snow...What tires?

I don't like driving my Jeep in the Winter because the BFG MTs on it are slick as hell. And that is on pavement. What tires do you guys use in the snow...especially when you wheel. I'd really like to make a snow run next year but have to get proper tires first.
victorymike is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 5th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #2
Sandals
Fucking Zen as Shit
 
Sandals's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Posts: 15,400
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

I must be the only one who loved my BFG MT's for winter wheeling
Sandals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #3
TopThrillJoe
Senior Member
 
TopThrillJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-07
Location: Battle Creek MI
Posts: 2,164
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to TopThrillJoe
Default

procomp m/t, i dono about my new superswamper ltb's.. dad wont even let me drive it till i cut the truss off that dented my oil pain
TopThrillJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #4
Ljltrucking
Senior Member
 
Ljltrucking's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-07-07
Location: MARION,MI
Posts: 492
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default air pressure

if your BFG mt's are slick they are either bald or too hard. mine go through every thing, my wife used these for winter tires and loved them like I DO
Ljltrucking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #5
Tab
Senior Member
 
Tab's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Freeland, mi
Posts: 4,907
iTrader: (29)
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Default

sipe them. I used to drive them on a tj 40,000 miles a year all through the northern lower pen. and I used to switch to stockers. Till I got them siped, total night and day. Be sure to use correct air pressure too.
Tab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #6
rallyemore
Snowman
 
rallyemore's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-09-06
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 3,176
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to rallyemore
Default

I've got siped Dunlop Mud Rovers. They work quite well, as long as it's aired down and fairly wide, you're set.
rallyemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 06:20 PM   #7
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,740
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Default

on road bfg all terrains.

off road swamper SX's with 1 psi
kickstand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #8
fukkinrizzo
Chrome Trucker Chicks Rul
 
fukkinrizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-04-07
Location: Port Huron, MI area
Posts: 3,217
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tab View Post
sipe them. I used to drive them on a tj 40,000 miles a year all through the northern lower pen. and I used to switch to stockers. Till I got them siped, total night and day. Be sure to use correct air pressure too.
x2
fukkinrizzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #9
Skooter_Built
Fuck talk, Duck walk!
 
Skooter_Built's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Whitelake, MI
Posts: 14,569
iTrader: (26)
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Default

i had BFG muds, worked great in the snow, but BAD on wet/slippery pavement. Have radial iroks now that come sipped and they grip way better on wet roads, havent tried them in the snow yet.
__________________
I'm the man in White.

If you want peace, prepare for war!

Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting.
Skooter_Built is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #10
Motor Slut
I put the Ick in Dick.
 
Motor Slut's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: 49963
Posts: 2,411
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandals View Post
I must be the only one who loved my BFG MT's for winter wheeling
Nope I loved mine! I thought they worked great. The carcass was just soft enough to flatten out when aired down while not being too soft.
Motor Slut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #11
Roadhouse
DrivewayJeeper
 
Roadhouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Sanford
Posts: 10,956
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

Like Tab said just get em siped. Cost about $60 a set, and yes it is night and day.
Roadhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #12
zanderman90
MTU here I come.
 
zanderman90's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-18-06
Location: Haslett,Mi
Posts: 282
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I love my new Trxus MTs. They a whole lot better than the MT/R's they replaced and a lot cheaper too.
zanderman90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #13
dune coon
do work
 
dune coon's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-13-06
Location: Grand Rapids
Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rallyemore View Post
I've got siped Dunlop Mud Rovers. They work quite well, as long as it's aired down and fairly wide, you're set.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tab View Post
sipe them. I used to drive them on a tj 40,000 miles a year all through the northern lower pen. and I used to switch to stockers. Till I got them siped, total night and day. Be sure to use correct air pressure too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fukkinrizzo View Post
x2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadhouse View Post
Like Tab said just get em siped. Cost about $60 a set, and yes it is night and day.
Agreed - I swapped out my 35" claws in favor of my siped 33" cepeks - huge difference.
dune coon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 09:48 PM   #14
ckupq
Kitten I'm gonna eat you!
 
ckupq's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Posts: 3,422
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Love my Truxus MT's too. I didn't think I could have this much traction in the snow. Turning and braking on snow covered and icy roads is awesome too.
ckupq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #15
oz97tj
Wasn't this attached?
 
oz97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-07
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 4,002
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default Xterrains

I've was real happy with my Pro Comp Xterrains last year. (Haven't gotten around to fixing my rear axle for this winter.)
oz97tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #16
ddeadserious
Senior Member
 
ddeadserious's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-20-06
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 5,078
iTrader: (44)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to ddeadserious
Default

I believe Mr. Beefy just got his BFG M/T's siped for the same reason and said it made a huge difference.

But I love my trXus for winter wheeling and daily driving. They clean snow out well(and look so nice and clean afterward) and grip like crazy on the pavement. As long as my rig is a DD, I'll be on trXus, regardless of size.
ddeadserious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #17
tjs0461
Senior Member
 
tjs0461's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-19-07
Location: Grand Haven
Posts: 205
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I had bfg m/t on my plow and they were great i ran them at 25 psi
tjs0461 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #18
Kodiak450r
Keep on truckin
 
Kodiak450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-14-07
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 5,911
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

I have BFG M/t's and have had no problems with my dodge in the snow. my moms truck used to have swamper LTBs, those were great for the snow, but not so good on wet pavement. my S-10 has futura Dakota M/T's. those are quite good in snow but pack up easy if you don't spin them up every so often.
Kodiak450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #19
Haggar
Covered in mud...
 
Haggar's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 17,756
iTrader: (57)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

On road, I like BFG-MTs, especially siped.

Off road, the key is proper air pressure. IROKs look to be quite good.

I have no issues with my SXs, which are grooved, and run at extremely low pressure (1-2 psi on beadlocks), but my truck is light and they are 14.5" wide...

Floation and gripping edges are what its about in the snow.
Haggar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #20
Pre4runner
Bike Dude
 
Pre4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Kawkawlin, mi
Posts: 2,098
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Pre4runner
Default

I ran my iroks the last couple weekends, booth on the road and off they work very well, 4-5 psi on the trail, stuck very well... better then a set of maxxis tires:tonka: Then the correct pressure on the road, 25 psi for me. I have also run BFG a/ts worked really well, and siped pro-comp m/ts also worked well. My friend runs siped BFG m/t's up in houghton, mi and loves them
Pre4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.34748 seconds with 80 queries