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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Winter tires

How many folks put winter tires on their Ranger?

I live in eastern Ontario. This will be my first winter with the Ranger. It'll be driven on good pavement by a guy with 40 year's winter driving experience. Normal winter conditions. I don't intend to push snow with the front bumper or anything.

I simply need to know whether they are required, especially with weight in the arse end. If so, what rims? what tires?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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I fyou have the goodyear wranglers you'll want to replace those, they are horrible tires. It is a light little truck and weight in the wiunter is a good idea. Ive been running bfg at all terrains for the last two years a very good tire in the winter

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I will be putting on a brand new set of unstudded winter tires on my 4x4 Ranger. Even with a set of studded winter tires and several hundred pounds of sand in my 4x2 Mazda, I got stuck a number of times.

If you need to drive in the winter, you need winter tires period.

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I run blizzaks on my truck. A little pricey but this will be my 6th winter. Saved me countless times.
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On my '97 2wd Ranger I drove it one winter day before I put a set of 4 snows on it. My '07 4X4 worked great on the stock 31" BFG All Terrains. I'm sure my 33" Duratracs will be even better, but I plan on putting snows on this winter just to save my new wheel from the salt!
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 09:50 PM
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I am either going to run snows this winter, or like others switch to a better AT before the winter.

My 09 4x4 was brutal last (its first) winter. I put about 180lbs of weight in the bed, and it did help...a bit.

Without the weight, I was sideways with just a touch of throttle. Even in mid summer in the rain it is easy to drift a corner.

Yes I have the Wrangler RS-A's, and yes the suck! I am not a fan whatsoever of the BFG AT's. I am looking at the Toyo Open Country At's or the Goodforayear Duratracs.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for your input.

Before I decide I'll talk to my neighbour two doors up. He has two Rangers. I'll see what he does. My guess is he puts on snopws.


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I have BFG AT KO's on my 4x2 Mazda.....although they are rated for severe snow, I got stuck like 10 times one winter. Had wanted to go with one tire year round, but the BFG proved me wrong.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 01:47 PM
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I have always put on winter tires and now in Quebec there isn't a choice. AT tires aren't really snow tires and I don't know how they got rated for snow. In winter I store my BFG AT KOs and put on a set of Nokian Hakka LTs. A true winter tire can't be beat for stopping in the snow and staying pliable at low temperatures.
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