I run Michelin LTX-AT2 in winter, only because I got them for free from my dad since I couldn't afford real winter tires at the time. I put about 350# of sand in the back and so far no issues.
As for the use of studs in ON I got the following from the MTO website.
Who can use studded tires?
Northern residents living north of and including Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts can now use studded tires on their vehicles.
When can I use my studded tires?
Northern Ontario residents can use studded tires with lightweight studs, anywhere in Ontario, from October 1 to April 30 inclusive. Using illegal studs, driving outside the legal time period, and Southern Ontario residents using studs on their vehicles can result in fines of up to $1,000.
How much does it cost to purchase a studded tire?
On average, a studdable tire could cost anywhere from $90 - $150 per tire or more depending on the make and size of the tire. This is similar to the cost of a winter tire. The price for studding a tire is typically $25 per tire and up.
Where can I get studded tires?
Studded tires are now available and can be ordered by your local tire installer or supplier in Northern Ontario. Follow manufacturers' recommendations for installation, maintenance and operations
What type of studs can I use?
Only lightweight Scandinavian studs can be used in Northern Ontario. The maximum stud weight for each type of vehicle is regulated.
Where can I get more information on the type of studded tires I can use in Northern Ontario?
Detailed information is included in Regulation 625 and is available through E-Laws: Highway Traffic Act - Tire Standards and Specifications
Do out-of-province visitors face fines if they have heavy (steel) studs on their vehicles?
No, as long as they do not stay longer than 30 days. The stud weight regulation does not apply to visitors. Similarly to Northern residents, they can use studded tires, in the legal period, anywhere in Ontario.
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