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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-27-2009, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Should I run a set of snow tires on my '09 Ranger Sport or leave the factory S-RA's on it this year? If I should change what does everyone recommend for snow tires(I'm staying with the stock size)?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-27-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Hey Maritime,
You guys get a bit more snow then we do here, but I found the stock Goodyear's on my
'08 Sport sucked. Especially with my 2 wheel drive. The Rangers are very light in the back-end, so I bought a set of chromed steel rims off of Kijiji and four of Walmart's "WinterMark" tires (stock size). I think they were about $75 each, studded & installed.

Here is the tread pattern:



I also tossed a few bags of sand in the back for weight.

The Ranger now goes where I want it to.

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+1 on that.
In the past I've found that even the cheapest winter tires are a lot better than all-season tires. Get an extra set of cheap rims for them.

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I've never put snow tires on my truck and in 11yrs I've only got her stuck once



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i just put a set of hankook i-pike winter tires on my 08,it handles great and the price was reasonable,the oem 3 season tires just don't cut it in our climate.


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i just put a set of hankook i-pike winter tires on my 08,it handles great and the price was reasonable,the oem 3 season tires just don't cut it in our climate.

I put a set of those on my Lady's Focus last winter they ate though the snow

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not really sure why i put them on cause i'm parking the truck for the winter,but i would feel better just in case i do drive it.


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I've never put snow tires on my truck and in 11yrs I've only got her stuck once
It's not just about getting stuck. It's about safety and control.

I used to keep all-seasons on my old RWD King Cab, and I almost never got *stuck* -- but I slid into a few intersections. While it luckily never happened, the thought of getting T-boned in a 1987 truck built like a pop-can, with no side impact beams, in a town full of 1-tons with welded bumpers, made me rethink things.

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It's not just about getting stuck. It's about safety and control.
Exactly! And I want to be able to get out of the way of some guy on all seasons sliding towards me out of control.

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I've never put snow tires on my truck and in 11yrs I've only got her stuck once
ya thats kuz you live in windsor ... i had to cut the grass befor xmas one year...lol


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