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    Default Large tires in the snow

    Have any of you experimented with different width tires in the snow?

    I can't tell for sure, but it seemed my older '91 Suburban with the factory width tires (but good mud tread) tires seem a bit more sure footed on the snow and ice than my new Suburban that has oversized tires.

    It's nice to have the 4 wheel ABS in my new Burb, but I'm wondering if I should locate some stock rims and for winter specific driving.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Kraziken; 12-17-2008 at 12:11 PM.

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    Tires in snow are the total opposit of what u think would be right. So whatever ur thinking reverse it and you'll be fine. I'm into speaking in riddles today, sorry it's my home brew.
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    ive always been told skinny tires are better for snow
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    seriously though narrow is the best with a good snow pattern on the tread.c'mon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallstetter View Post
    ive always been told skinny tires are better for snow
    Right on... it lets you sink to the road so you can get some traction. wide tires make you float ontop of the snow. When i drove my Hummer in the snow with its 14" wide contact patch on each tire even that 1 1/4 ton 8,000 pound truck would drift ontop of the snow.

    Skinny is better in snow.
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    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me some "narrow good cleaning tires" in a pare tree.
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    sory it's the brew talkin.........lol
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    Makes perfect sense good info guys.

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    Another for the skinny tire here in Canada. Its all about the sipes and tread pattern.

    BTW can I get some of that homebrew....



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    this winter will be fun. I have the 2wd sierra to drive or the jeep with 33/12.50/15's on it. HA!
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