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Best AT tires for snow? Duratrac? Has anything changed?

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Postby Billy03z71 » Jun 30 2020, 2:46am

I've liked my ko2s in the snow a lot, they also are not loud on the hwy in my opinion either.
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Re: Best AT tires for snow? Duratrac? Has anything changed?

Postby silentbravo » Jun 30 2020, 3:21am

I'll be running the Cooper AT3 XLT in a couple months probably, will test them out until it gets to icy/snowy (curious about 19trax95's claims) and then switch to my Cooper M+S which are a true winter tire that I ran last year. They grip so good, they are studded as well. I could practically run normal (fast) speeds with ice/snow on the pavement and have total confidence.
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Postby SilmarilS » Jun 30 2020, 7:33am

I run Nokian winter tires, and last year, I changed my winter tires for my ToyoAT2 as usual, but we had a last snow fall. Damn it was scary going somewhere with AT tires. It was like driving with slicks compared to real winter tires.

Even the Nokian AT tire was scary with only an inch of snow.
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Re: Best AT tires for snow? Duratrac? Has anything changed?

Postby kwilder [OP] » Jun 30 2020, 4:03pm

So some people are saying the Toyo AT2 is not good in the snow, Interesting. I've already ruled out the Falken. I know people have had good experience with it, but I have not, and it's a lot of money to spend on something you aren't sure about. I guess the question is: is the Toyo AT3 measurably better than the AT2? I know it has the mountain snowflake rating while the AT2 does not.

Also width/aspect ratio matters. I have been running 275 width tires (275/65R20 are about 34" diameter I think) because they are significantly narrower than say, a 35"x12.5. Usually narrower tires help in the snow.
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Postby 19trax95 » Jun 30 2020, 4:11pm

At3 hasn't been out long enough yet for most people to have tried them in the snow. They really only hit the market this spring.
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Re: Best AT tires for snow? Duratrac? Has anything changed?

Postby SilmarilS » Jun 30 2020, 6:36pm

kwilder wrote:So some people are saying the Toyo AT2 is not good in the snow, Interesting. I've already ruled out the Falken. I know people have had good experience with it, but I have not, and it's a lot of money to spend on something you aren't sure about. I guess the question is: is the Toyo AT3 measurably better than the AT2? I know it has the mountain snowflake rating while the AT2 does not.

Also width/aspect ratio matters. I have been running 275 width tires (275/65R20 are about 34" diameter I think) because they are significantly narrower than say, a 35"x12.5. Usually narrower tires help in the snow.



My AT2 have the snowflake symbol. But the snowflake rating is that a tire must be 10% more traction than a summer tire, so it's worth nothing, appart from the law..
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Postby SilmarilS » Jun 30 2020, 6:37pm

Toyo Open Country AT II but now certified for winter service*!

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Postby Z15 » Jun 30 2020, 8:46pm

This tire came as an option on my 2017 Denali and its been very good winter tire IMO and after 30,000 miles they make no highway noise whatsoever. P285/45R22 110H All-Terrain. I will buy them again.

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Postby TheMightyWhitey » Jun 30 2020, 9:41pm

IMHO; Winter driving reviews are essentially worthless, because of the "nut" behind the steering wheel. Cannot get an unbiased opinion, because you don't know how said, "NUT" drives in the Winter, on snow, ice, etc.............

I'm still gonna buy Cooper Discoverer AT3 4s when I replace these "wear like steel" OEM Bridgestoner AT rh/s with 94,1xx on them right now. These OEM's are great dry road tires....................average on snow and ice.
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Postby 660catman » Jun 30 2020, 10:47pm

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I currently have Michelin LTX AT2’s and will replace these with same in the fall. They now have 170k kilometres on them.


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