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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2021, 01:57:20 AM »
I've been extremely happy with the Yokohama Geolander MT G003 tires. They are very good in the snow, a bit of road noise but not to bad, wear seems to be way better than the Toyo RT's or MT's that I had previously and the G003 is cheaper. I highly recommend them.

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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2021, 04:57:50 AM »
I've been extremely happy with the Yokohama Geolander MT G003 tires. They are very good in the snow, a bit of road noise but not to bad, wear seems to be way better than the Toyo RT's or MT's that I had previously and the G003 is cheaper. I highly recommend them.

I ran three sets of these and have nothing but positive things to say about them.
They all went 55-60k on a diesel truck.
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2021, 07:06:56 AM »
Can you have the Falkens siped at 40k?
Iím in the same circumstance.
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2021, 07:31:14 AM »
Can you have the Falkens siped at 40k?
Iím in the same circumstance.

Depends on actual tread depth, and who you take it to. Many les Schwab have machines and most commericial outfits.have them. Most places wouldnt do ut on a lower tread tire for fear of slicing into the casing.
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2021, 08:16:58 AM »
Can you have the Falkens siped at 40k?
Iím in the same circumstance.

Depends on actual tread depth, and who you take it to. Many les Schwab have machines and most commericial outfits.have them. Most places wouldnt do ut on a lower tread tire for fear of slicing into the casing.

I've never found a place that will sipe used tires. 

I know it can be done because a guy i knew that worked at a schwabs did his own.  Not sure whether the boss/owner knew, but I know they didn't do used tires for customers.

I think most places won't do it for fear of hitting rocks etc and damaging their machine.   :dunno:
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2021, 11:04:49 AM »
I imagine it would be impossible to get all the rocks out and it's a risk for what is a pretty inexpensive service.  That said, the Schwab near me will hardly touch a tire they didn't sell.  They'll do a few things if you pay 3-4X the normal rate, but they've told me no on several simple things on both new and used tires.

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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2021, 12:26:28 PM »
Can you have the Falkens siped at 40k?
Iím in the same circumstance.

Depends on actual tread depth, and who you take it to. Many les Schwab have machines and most commericial outfits.have them. Most places wouldnt do ut on a lower tread tire for fear of slicing into the casing.

No one would do this in my area, the dirt and rocks mess up the machine is their excuse, and there may be liability issues if the tread isn't full depth you could get into cords.

that said,  I can do it myself as I have a tire iron for cutting race tires and it has a heated blades for siping tread.   

that would help a bit, but all the corners on the tread are rounded off and they got like 50k miles on em, maybe more


its a long tedius process   :chuckle: 

I got it for my tractor tire to plow snow, tires are old and slippery
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2021, 01:24:42 PM »
Those groovers are great.  Did my 44" boggers and made a big difference on packed snow and ice. 

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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2021, 01:48:20 PM »
My little colly wouldn't keep up  :chuckle: 
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2021, 03:29:54 PM »
I've run the Cooper Discoverer  M&S every winter for about 15 years on my F350. They come sipped already and I do get them studded all four for highway driving. I tow a work trailer all around the Northwest all winter plus same trailer for snowmobiling and with these tires I feel rock solid going anywhere anytime. Either ice or 2ft of snow no problem.  I get three winters out of them,  about 40,000 miles so don't expect 60 or 70k . I can't think of any instance with trailer , camper or any where I was slipping or in danger while in 4wd.  Good luck.

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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2021, 04:12:03 PM »
I've been extremely happy with the Yokohama Geolander MT G003 tires. They are very good in the snow, a bit of road noise but not to bad, wear seems to be way better than the Toyo RT's or MT's that I had previously and the G003 is cheaper. I highly recommend them.

I ran three sets of these and have nothing but positive things to say about them.
They all went 55-60k on a diesel truck.

I also had great luck with the Geolander MT G003 tires on my 1500 Ram in the snow!
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2021, 12:19:31 PM »
I went with the General Grabbers at/x and studded them.

Talked to the tire guy, he used to work for chevy and said no matter what size tire or spacers don't chain the front- it'll take out my ABS and even kick me out of 4x4

Says he seen that happen at the dealer trucks brought in that chained.

So I got 265 70 -17
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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2021, 12:54:00 PM »
I run the Hercules Terra Trac AT II and I'm super happy with them. I got them last year and they still look great. the AT II's are more of all terrain tire so I don't know if thats what you'd be looking for but I still thought I should throw it out there as a possible option for you.

I own a old Toyota t100 that I'm planning on making it into my ultimate hunting rig when I have the time. I haven't gotten to it yet but I'm planning on putting the Hercules Terra Trac m/t or t/g max's. Don't be afraid to run a lesser known or off brand tire.

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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2021, 01:27:50 PM »
I also started carrying a set of recovery boards and an actual snatch strap rated for my truck.  I've actually been wanting to try the boards out but haven't gotten stuck for a few years.

With the snow tires, I haven't even chained up for two years now.

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Re: driving around in the mountains snow tire
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2021, 02:22:47 PM »
recovery boards are a great idea

last winter I got stuck in the snow in a place I shouldn't have been...

my strap wasn't up to the task, snapped over and over and wasn't stretchy.   I had it looped in a mag wheel and tied to a tree, put it into reverse and it would spin up the strap and pull me backwards.   A better strap or rope woulda worked


now I got a nice proper recovery strap
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