don't buy BFGs because they are owned by Uniroyal......a French company.
I'm looking at Goodyear Wrangler MT/R. only problem is they are more
expensive than BFGs....about $206 a tire.
Firestone's Dueler MT is supposed to be fairly decent.
k, this is way off subject...your talking about something else completely.
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 02:20:40 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org (GC) wrote:
The very BEST tires for snow that I have ever owned were the
Bridgestones came stock on my new 1987 Mazda truck. You could go
anywhere with those tire and - I did, believe you me.
The worst tires I have EVER had for snow came from "Crappy Tire" in
Thunder Bay. I could NOT manuver the sloped drive out of the Crappy
Tire parking lot and back on to Hwy 11-17 so I backed down and made
them take the tires off again.
NEVER bought another tire from them and NEVER WILL!
Tied for worst is also the Good year Wrangler. Could not keep
traction on wet pavement to save my soul.. Our anemic 305 oil burner
had too much jam for those tires on wet pavement and there was a real
job to get going from a stop sign with those tires. Have refused to
run those tires ever since. The truck I am working on right now came
with Goodyear Wranglers and we took them off and gave them away rather
than risk the same problem. New tires were purchased from the get-go.
My wife has a set of Blizzack knockoffs and they are awsome in snow
and on ice altough they look like a tire from Grandpa Simpson's car
with a non-agressive tread.
Thanks for the info, Gordie!
Yeah, I 'm currently using a set of Wheel Trac Radial AT tires made by
Firestone/Bridgestone. Overall, not a bad tire... not the best, but VERY
good considering what I paid for 'em--$200.02 out the door. They were
only used for a couple hundred miles, not even wearing off all the
molding flash. Somebody must have gotten paranoid when Firestone had the
big recall, and decided they didn't want these since they're make by
them........ bad for them, good for me!
I was in a bit of a bind last christmas and needed some new tires badly
but no longer had the funds for something popular due to my tranny
so someone local to me sold me a set (4) of "Wintermark" M+S
tires...like a no name brand...i can't tell you who makes them. They
cost less than $100 (CDN) each and served me well on my trip from
Vancouver to Revelstoke last year. The tread is somewhere between a BF
all terrain and mud terrain in aggression.
We hit a near white-out snow storm over the coquihalla summit and
through merrit and they held the road fine at highway speeds even
though there were a good 4 inches of fresh powder covering the asphalt.
driving on hard-pack up to the ski hill and around town was great too.
I've put on about 23,000 km so far and i'd say there's only about
25-30% tread-loss....i use them off road too. mud & shale, and have
only lost traction a few times in the rough. (i'm not into extreme
i'm not saying they are the best and everyone's mileage may vary, but
from my experience with them they've been a great bang for my buck.
I finally lost one to the sharp shale this past weekend and i'm
comfortable knowing that a replacement is only going to cost me about
$100....a far cry from $250 or more....or better yet, i'll pick up a
pair and have a full-sized spare for next time :)
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