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Best Snow Tires

My 2000 Ranger XLT has 16 inch rims and the factory tire sizes is 245/75/16. What would be the best studded snow tires? We've always used Firestone Winterforce on our subarus but i wasn't sure if anyone knew of any better ones.

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I've never put snow tires on my rangers since they've both had mud terrains and they do great in the snow but I had General Altimax Arctic on my old car and man do they grip well.
I ran them as all seasons because I didn't want to buy a 2nd set of tires. Drove on em for 3 years and they still worked awesome each winter haha
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Bring on the hate, but I love my siped mud tires for winter driving.

Mud tires are some of them worst tires for packed snow and ice, but the best for deeper snow.

I had my hankook MT siped for better packed snow and ice traction. Absolutely worked awesome.

BTW. They are studdable.



Now, winter tire specific, blizzaks seem to be a good name.
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On my 5th winter with the studded General Altimax Arctics. 245/75-16. Studs are nearly gone. Read the rubber gets hard and the performance declines after 5+ years. Will keep a watch on these tires for this (and hopefully next) winter.

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Gonna update this, still have my hankook siped on the ranger. And still love them.

Also bought a car this past year, and this winter I have the GT altimax arctic studded. Absolutely amazing tires. Can't go wrong with em.
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Duratracs are also a good option. You can add studs.
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For strictly street driving, sure duratracs are good. Offroad, junk.
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For strictly street driving, sure duratracs are good. Offroad, junk.
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Duratracs are also a good option. You can add studs.
Although I haven't gotten stuck with Duratracs, I haven't exactly tried to either. But they don't seem to clean very well from what little off-roading I have done. They do great in sugar sand though.
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