Studded snow tires for Traverse AWD

Discussion in 'Chevy Traverse Forum (GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave)' started by tractorbill, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. tractorbill

    tractorbill New Member

    Having a hard time finding studded snow tires for my wife's 2010 Traverse AWD. Has anybody come across anything in the 18" size? Thanks
  2. redvett

    redvett Rockstar 100 Posts

    Why would you need studded tires with AWD? Even if you get them they are a seasonal tire and not allowed in summer. New York - Oct 16 - Apr 30

  3. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    ^x2 not to mention they are illegal in alot of states...
  4. dipstick

    dipstick Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    And states that will let you run studs have to have on all four wheels.
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I agree. I don't understand why you would need studded tires on an AWD vehicle. We get a lot of snow where I live. I drove around in a 2wd silverado with no weight in the back, on ms tires, never had an issue in over 10 inches of snow. My wifes front wheel drive torrent has made it thru more than a foot and a half of snow and ice with no issue, that was with the stock tires.
  6. jinsei

    jinsei New Member

    I don’t’ have an AWD yet but I think it’s general knowledge that a lot of states don’t allow studded snow tires.

    As for experience with snow, my pal who have an AWD also didn’t have problems with his tires even on snowy road conditions.
  7. yuuki

    yuuki New Member

    The reason why you’re having a hard time finding them is because they’re not recommended for use especially in your state. It’s even difficult to find those tire types in our location and we also get a lot of snow here.
  8. nikkeshelton

    nikkeshelton Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Just bought a set in Wenatchee Wa. $700.00!
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Yeah, I was about to chime in on this. I grew up in Idaho and Washington State ... believe me, there are time and places that people go where studded tires are ok and in fact recommended. There are some mountain passes that are Snow Chain / Studded Tires REQUIRED. Granted, if you show up in a hopped up snow beast they'll let you pass, but they're making a point. If you're in a place that's below zero for 4 months solid and up about 5,000 feet or more ... you'll want an awesome AWD system.

    NOW, that being said, most of the AWD systems will computer-aid the driver to be able to handle a lot of power where you need it.

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