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    Default Who swaps out Snow Tires in the winter?

    I'm just curious how many people swap out snow tires (or studded tires) when that time of year comes around.

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    Couldn't decide how to vote. I don't change out for snow tires in the winter, though we certainly get snow and cold here. Need an option for "run the same tires year round -- don't feel a need to buy a dedicated set of snow tires" (maybe that was what option 1 wanted to be?).
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    ok, I'll see what I can do. I'm not sure if posting a new option will erase the votes that have been made or not.

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    I get snow sometimes, but more often than not I'm not in the mountains during the winter. Not needed for me.
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    Don't use the Burb much in the winter..it's primarily a tow vehicle for my 7500# travel trailer...but I get PLENTY of snow and and have to climb two unpaved 8% dugways to get to my house. I buy used snowies (Blizzaks at the moment) for $30-40 each, slap them on some old steel wheels and run them all winter. They are load range E so I can run down south, hook up the trailer, and take my 4-5 day golf trips without having to change tires/wheels. This is my 3rd winter on the current tires. Makes a BIG difference when I need the Burb in a winter emergency (like 2' of snow in an hour or so.) My wife and I drive little front wheel drive cars otherwise and, with studded snow tires, they go anywhere, but have trouble when clearance an issue.
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    Default snow tires....

    I live in Indiana, and you get all kinds of weather here and we just had a nasty blizzard this week, usually a good set of all season tires will work fine, but i plan on getting a second set of rims with taller more aggressive tires for winter and for getting off the pavement when i go on vacation.... Its probly not totally necessary but i would rather have them and not need them, than the other way around.... by the way, anyone know what the tallest tire you can put on a stock set of rims on a 1999 LS suburban 4x4 without having any rubbing on wheel wells or frame?

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    Not the trailblazer, but the Vibe I had last year I did and the Impala SS before that. Every year in November I'd put them on.



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    Nope, not me. The Mojave Desert gets cold enough sometimes, but around here there is not enough snow to mention. Back in 2005 we had enough snow to cover the ground for a few hours.
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