Your Opinion on Snow Tires for a Suburban

  • avatar oldrat 
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    #1261056

    I have B.F. Goodrich AT’s right now.. and while they are fine for the highway.. THey just don’t seem to be the best in ice and snow..

    I would like your opinions of Snow tires for a Suburban or Tahoe or a Big Pickup..

    Avatar of klh klh 
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    #734191

    I am REALLY happy with my Bridgestone 695, awesome traction in snow. I did a search on Tire Rack and read reviews there

    avatar GlennMarshall 
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    #734204

    I’ve had Coopers on my last two. They are great, wear like iron, ride nice and the traction is awesome.

    Avatar of suzuki suzuki 
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    #734208

    I’m suprised All- Terrain TA’s are bad on snow for you. Those are fairly aggressive without being too lound on pavement. More aggressive will usually mean louder on highway. Here is a site you can compare them all. I just found this last week. Good info. I like how they never rate all terrains high in snow. Truth be told the best snow tires are purpose built with soft matarial and mean owning at least two sets of tires/wheels. http://www.offroaders.com/tech/AT-MT-Tires/Cooper-Discoverer-stt.htm

    That Cooper Discoverer STT that comes up first on my link has been getting a lot of attention lately on the off road sites. It sounds like what you are looking for.

    Avatar of Steve Plantz Steve Plantz 
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    #734211

    Quote:


    I’ve had Coopers on my last two. They are great, wear like iron, ride nice and the traction is awesome.


    I have Coopers also, great tires.

    avatar cshunt1 
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    #734214

    last winter my chevy silvy needed tires. i was on a budget and tried the nitto grappler AT’s from discount tire.

    i think they were around $120 a tire, which for trucks is somewhat cheap. they’ve lasted a while and held up well. im pleased with them. i wouldnt hesitate to get them again.

    Avatar of Doug Bonwell Doug Bonwell 
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    #734224

    I have the Goodyear wrangler at’s on a 03′ Z71 Suburban. I like them for both highway and have worked great in the snow and off road. BUT, I’ve had two blowouts on newer tires on the highway after they’ve been running for hours. Don’t know if they got hot after 5-6 hours of driving or what. I’m planning on changing tire company’s on the new set. my 2 cents.

    Avatar of Randy Wieland Randy Wieland 
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    #734230

    My last 5 or 6 sets of truck tires have been Michilin LTX M/S. Very happy with them. I drive through fields, farm lanes while trapping and get right on the road and go. I’ve averaged about 60K per set with rotation every 8-10K miles and hard use.

    Avatar of igotone igotone 
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    #734260

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    My last 5 or 6 sets of truck tires have been Michilin LTX M/S. Very happy with them. I drive through fields, farm lanes while trapping and get right on the road and go. I’ve averaged about 60K per set with rotation every 8-10K miles and hard use.


    I 2 have had a set of these Michilin LTX. Mine are the A/T’s

    They are an LT type tire not a P type. I believe.

    LT type being harder sidewells. Mine too have and are doing good

    Will go to SAMS and get my next set when needed and hope they still carry them. They were 762.14 with lifetime road hazard, flat repair, balance & rotation every 6000-8000 miles

    avatar Bassn Dan 
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    #734289

    I’ve been real happy with the Firestone Destination A/T’s on my Silverado. Quiet, good ride, great traction in winter, and they’re fairly reasonably priced. My mechanic recommended them and they also get great marks at TireRack.com Survey Results

    Dan

    Avatar of buckshot buckshot 
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    #734291

    Not sure if they come in the right size for a Suburban but I have had 3 sets of Firestone Transforce on my 99 f-350. I had just put a new set for the ford then ended up trading it in and I made the dealership switch tires out and put them on the 2005 3/4 ton silverado I picked up back in Oct. I have been really happy with tire life and traction.

    Avatar of sharkbait sharkbait 
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    #734348

    I have always run Kumho all terrains.Good for snow mud or highway.A little louder than some for the highway but still like them.A couple years ago had an oops and came over a hill to fast and the entire road had blown in about 2 ft deep for 1/2 mile ahead of me with no way to stop in time..kept up the rpms and they road over and through the whole drift.Saved a lot of scooping.

    avatar riveratt 
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    #734305

    Check out the General Grabber AT II’s. very affordable, excellent traction, and a 60k mile warranty. We love them!

    Avatar of ferny ferny 
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    #734621

    I just loved General Grabbers also for my old sub. I picked them up at Sam’s Club. They were awesome in the winter and quiet during the summer. My only drawback is they were good 2 year tires then not so good after that, seemed soft! Hated the Goodyear Wranglers that came from the factory in the winter, summer OK, lasted 70K though.

    Ferny

    Avatar of suzuki suzuki 
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    #734626

    I was gonna mention that yesterday Ferny. Glad you chimed in. I have heard a lot of good things about the Grabbers the last couple of years. Innexpensive yet aggressive. Sounds like they may not last as long and you get what you pay for but a “cheap to get into” all terrain.

    Avatar of crossin_eyes crossin_eyes 
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    #734655

    I’m on my third set of Goodyear Wrangler RTS on my Yukon XL (2001 with 165,000 miles) and have been extrememly happy. I had them on my previous 2 Ford pick-ups as well.

    Mike

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