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Anyone used these tires? They seem to be popular where I am. I assume it's because they provide good quality at a reasonable price. I'm wondering if anyone here has used them and how they would compare to a severe winter rated snowflake all terrain tire.
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I don't use them, but all our 1 ton town plows use these through the winter. These are a dedicated snow tire, so that's where the difference comes in; a severe weather rated tire is good for year round use. Snow tires tend to get soft when the temps warm up which causes faster wear and less predictable handling.
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I'm wondering how much better there winter performance is, if anything, compared to a KO2 or Duratrac.
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Anyone used these tires? They seem to be popular where I am. I assume it's because they provide good quality at a reasonable price. I'm wondering if anyone here has used them and how they would compare to a severe winter rated snowflake all terrain tire.
I bought the Cooper Discoverer M&S last year and have them on again for this winter. I can't compare them to the others since these and the factory Goodyears are the only ones I have tried on this truck.

The rubber compound appears to be appropriate for winter as evidenced by the strip of rubber left on the highway when I accelerated from a traffic light a little too fast. The traction in the snow and on ice is good, and they seem relatively quite on the interstate.

I am impressed with these tires and I rarely have to use 4WD (I do have a LSD)...and we get a lot of snow here. The only PITA is changing over from ASR to MS tires--and then back again in the Spring.
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The changing is a pain for sure! I always did it with my cars! With the truck I haven't bothered, just bought a severe winter rated set of all terrains...but if winters like the Coopers are far better performing, I will consider getting two sets.
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