Large tires in the snow

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Kraziken, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Kraziken

    Kraziken Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  2. bassalive

    bassalive Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
  3. wallstetter

    wallstetter Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    ive always been told skinny tires are better for snow
  4. bassalive

    bassalive Rockstar 100 Posts

    seriously though narrow is the best with a good snow pattern on the tread.c'mon!
  5. Akula682

    Akula682 Rockstar

    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.
  6. bassalive

    bassalive Rockstar 100 Posts

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me some "narrow good cleaning tires" in a pare tree.
  7. bassalive

    bassalive Rockstar 100 Posts

    sory it's the brew
  8. sdavis2702

    sdavis2702 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Makes perfect sense good info guys.
  9. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

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

    BTW can I get some of that homebrew....:great:
  10. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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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