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snow tires

well i hate to say it but soon there will be snow so i am looking into snow tires now i was looking at getting firestone - winterforce tires if anyone has used them how are they?
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I'm running Cooper Weathermaster S/T2 on my 2wd. 235-75/15.
I like them so far and don't need much weight in the back either.
Have the winterforce tires on my wife's Taco with 150-200 lbs in the bed. They wear well IF you keep them rotated. She seldom needs 4wd even with all the lake effect snow we get .Average 300-400 inches a Winter.
Just make sure you go with a narrow tire.You want it to bite down through the snow and slush,not float on top like a wide mud tire .Out of towners are always running off the roads here with their wide tires so I supplement my income quite well recovering them.

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I need to try and find a cheap set of snow tires. My mud terrains won't fair to well in snow.
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General Altimax Artic. Better than any snow tire all the state police run these. I've mounted atleast 85 this week.
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I've used the Winterforce tires before... no issues through 3 Canadian winters. I've also used the General Altimax Arctic... they're awesome as well!
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The Cooper WeatherMaster 2 are good winter tires they were on my ex vehicle went lots of places
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i gotta get a set for the front of the car fml
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General Altimax Arctics have tested noticeably better than Firestone Winterforce and Pirelli Winter Carving Edge in real world testing conducted by Tirerack. The Generals are studdable too.

Winterforce has been a price leader among winter tire brands until this year. The Generals offer excellent value IMO. Was rated #2 by Consumer Reports in 2009 for passenger car winter tires. In 2011, CR rated the Generals #3 for SUV/truck winter tires. #1 was Continental ExtremeWinterContact. #2 was Nokian Hakkapeliitta R. Firestone Winterforce UV were last at #10.

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I need to try and find a cheap set of snow tires. My mud terrains won't fair to well in snow.
Ask Pedro, They actually do better than you think.
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i gotta get a set for the front of the car fml
Put them all the way around and it'll be far better!
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Got 4 on my ranger there awesome in fresh snow and hardpack. Slush not as much but im satisfied!
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