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specta

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Posted: 11/12/20 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

markowwes wrote:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=125


WINTER / SNOW TIRE TECH: WHAT IS THE THREE-PEAK MOUNTAIN SNOWFLAKE SYMBOL?


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Any number of dedicated snow tires if you want winter tires only.
Or virtually any aggressive AT tire, siped, will be very good in all winter conditions.

Personal preference, siped mud terrain tires. Almost as good as dedicated snow tires on ice and better deep snow performance than snow tires.
Air pressure is just as important as the type of tire, and with a dually you virtually cannot run low enough air pressure in an empty truck, so 25-30psi in the rear and add as much weight as you need until she sticks to the road!
Stock size front dually pizza cutter tires generally do well in the snow, but again minimum required psi for the weight is the best traction.


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It’s just a question of do you “really” want a true cold Winter tire or not. For sure, they are better in really cold temperatures, but they aren’t as good the rest of the time.

Otherwise, I think almost any M+S will be fine with a TC in the bed.


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I put a set of Nokian Rotiiva on my dually last winter and thought they did very good in the snow even empty .

PS they do have the snowflake symbol

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Geewizard wrote:

I used Brigestone Blizzak on my Toyota Tundra for YEARS in Fairbanks, AK. They are the cat's patootie. Highly recommended.


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Regardless of what everybody else likes the tires I recommended are better than all the others because they're the ones that I like. [emoticon]

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jimh425 wrote:

but they aren’t as good the rest of the time.


Other than longevity what conditions are they not as good in?

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specta wrote:

jimh425 wrote:

but they aren’t as good the rest of the time.


Other than longevity what conditions are they not as good in?


Winter tires aren’t usually as good in Mud and Snow, hard rocks, or higher temperatures. [emoticon] Their blocks aren’t typically as far apart and the compound is softer. They are better on ice due to the amount of rubber on the road and a different compound that works better when it is cold.

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TCjeff wrote:

Any recommendations for winter tires and wheels for our 2019 Ram 3500 dually? We live an hour north of Montréal Quebec. Winter can get nasty.


Previously, I spent quite some time working in Windsor,QUE. an hour east of Montreal. Also, Dryden, Ont 3 hrs north of Ifalls MN and Prince Albert, Sak. I suggest you contact a couple of local reputable tire dealers and ask for their recommendation. The road maintenance and weather up there is quite different than what I have experienced in the States. "Nasty", is putting it politely.

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jimh425 wrote:

It’s just a question of do you “really” want a true cold Winter tire or not. For sure, they are better in really cold temperatures, but they aren’t as good the rest of the time.

Otherwise, I think almost any M+S will be fine with a TC in the bed.


Some areas such as Quebec, you must have winter tires, it's the law.

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