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Blizzak WS80 is fantastic on ice and pretty durable for me. 3rd winter now and lots of highway miles. I recommend them
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:52 pm Blizzak WS80 is fantastic on ice and pretty durable for me. 3rd winter now and lots of highway miles. I recommend them
Had those on the wife's car before the Michelin's x ice she now has. Good on ice but not sure about them off road or following a cat building new road
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Topper wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:20 pm
The Brown Wizard wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:52 pm Blizzak WS80 is fantastic on ice and pretty durable for me. 3rd winter now and lots of highway miles. I recommend them
Had those on the wife's car before the Michelin's x ice she now has. Good on ice but not sure about them off road or following a cat building new road
I had 10 ply blizzaks up north on a company lease for the mines, they were expensive but tough as fuck.

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The Brown Wizard wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:06 pm
Topper wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:20 pm
The Brown Wizard wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:52 pm Blizzak WS80 is fantastic on ice and pretty durable for me. 3rd winter now and lots of highway miles. I recommend them
Had those on the wife's car before the Michelin's x ice she now has. Good on ice but not sure about them off road or following a cat building new road
I had 10 ply blizzaks up north on a company lease for the mines, they were expensive but tough as fuck.

Here:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... iliate=FH8

They'll be what you want
Those may work, same price as the DuraTracs but not available in the size I run (235/85/16) though the 265/70/17 will fit the stock rims.
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I had them on for a bunch of trips up to dublin gulch. Once every 2 weeks i drove 6 hours of hwy then a couple more on the mine access...only to rip around the site on that shaley crap.

10 ply is why they can take a shit kicking
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Ended up going with the same DuraTracs and having them siped. I'll run them year round.

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Tire tech as he gave my truck back "siped pizza cutters, you'll be able to go anywhere"
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Topper wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:15 am Ended up going with the same DuraTracs and having them siped. I'll run them year round.

LT235/85/16 E

Tire tech as he gave my truck back "siped pizza cutters, you'll be able to go anywhere"
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:17 am
Topper wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:15 am Ended up going with the same DuraTracs and having them siped. I'll run them year round.

LT235/85/16 E

Tire tech as he gave my truck back "siped pizza cutters, you'll be able to go anywhere"
Reefer always says...long and thin always gets it in
I thought it was "a long fin always gets it in".....?

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Topper wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:15 am Ended up going with the same DuraTracs and having them siped. I'll run them year round.

LT235/85/16 E

Tire tech as he gave my truck back "siped pizza cutters, you'll be able to go anywhere"
From a tires board:
I'm on my 2nd set of duratrac tires already in 287/75/16's. First set I got about 20k miles on them before I got rid of them. They were at the wear bars already (damn supercharger)
On my 2nd set I decided to get them siped. They already come winter rated with sipes but I decided to take the chance and get them siped for extra winter traction.....
HOLY CRAP....22k miles later I still have 30% tread wear left and my driving habits ( heavy foot ) have not changed. Not only do I still have considerable tread left but siping has made the ride "MUCH MUCH better. Traction in snow is much much greater as in rain and on dry pavement.
So I consider siping duratracs very worthwhile and plan to do it again on my future sets as it increased traction, comfort, and long term longevity.
looks like you'll get a good 35k-40k km out of em with better traction.
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LOL, I'm pretty happy to get anything over 20K kilometres out of a set of tires.
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A run through the Okanogan yesterday, ice, slush, compact snow, and freezing rain. Fucking awesome.
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Topper wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:31 am A run through the Okanogan yesterday, ice, slush, compact snow, and freezing rain. Fucking awesome.
Late to the party - but those are what I've always run up here in the North. I have a siped set for winter, and a beat up set for summer. Only issues I face vs. true winter tires are temps below -25C, rubber gets hard. But these days, I don't go that far into the bush past -20C... too damn cold for a long walk out if necessary.
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