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Old 10-07-2012, 07:00 PM
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I just bought a 2012 Ram crew cab, 4x4. It came with 20" Goodyear Wrangler tires. Live in Toronto, not a great deal of snow in winter, but there are some days with a great deal of it. I want to know if I should buy a separate set of winter tires. I did with my GCSRT8, and they were a lifesaver.

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Is it 2wd or 4x4? If it is 4x4, then no. Run the stock 20s you will get enough traction to get you through, I live in Maine and we get plenty of snow and no issues with mine. If it is 2wd. I would put some weight in the back and test it in the first snow before I made an expensive purchase of tires. good luck friend.
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Winter tires are for stopping and turning, not for pulling away from a stop sign.
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Is it 2wd or 4x4? If it is 4x4, then no. Run the stock 20s you will get enough traction to get you through, I live in Maine and we get plenty of snow and no issues with mine. If it is 2wd. I would put some weight in the back and test it in the first snow before I made an expensive purchase of tires. good luck friend.
4X4. Thanks for the advice.
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4X4. Thanks for the advice.
4x4 No worries, run her! Your gtg.
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Id like to know this too as I am considering winter tires.

Reason being is I have Toyo MT tires and also in Toronto where we do get snow.
Last year we fortunately didn't

I was thinking of running Nitto Terra...should I be looking at this considering I got MT Tires?
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Is it 2wd or 4x4? If it is 4x4, then no. Run the stock 20s you will get enough traction to get you through, I live in Maine and we get plenty of snow and no issues with mine. If it is 2wd. I would put some weight in the back and test it in the first snow before I made an expensive purchase of tires. good luck friend.
Winter tires do more than just get you to go in snow, winter tires are designed for cold conditions, not necessarily for snow or ice. it reads like you are thinking in terms of “snow” tires that are really no longer produced. Todays Tires are "winter Tires". Developments since that era have concentrated on the fact tire treads are susceptible to temperature. The effectiveness of all-season tires drops off sharply as the thermometer drops below 7 degrees Celsius and even more so for "summer Tires" That is the point at which “winter” tires start to gain the edge. As the temperature drops further, the gap between the two widens as well, regardless of surface conditions. Being able to get going at a stop sign is irrelevant if you can't turn a corner on an off ramp cause you have no grip below 0, or stopping when arriving at a corner or the car ahead of you who has winter tires decides to stop in your face. How much is the cost of damage to your truck or a life to a few hundred for some tires. Ya maybe your only gonna use them for 40% of the winter period, but it takes that 1% for something to happen where you might just say "I should of got some winter Tires". Also, they will last you for 4 - 6 years depending on how you maintain them. What if you have to go up north from GTA area? What if its an exceptionally cold winter. All things to think about before Old man winter comes along. JMO
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My Toyo MT's on my previous Ford was brilliant in the snow.
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My Toyo MT's on my previous Ford was brilliant in the snow.
Really?
Mine have only 500 miles on them so they are still new.
I may run them this winter to see how they handle. If it is not to my liking, I will grab winters.
Still undecided as I typically have winter and summer sets for each of my vehicle
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MT (mud terrain) tires suck in winter. The wider the tire the worse they are too. Get a narrow winter tire on all four corners, don't piss around - you'll thank me when the snow flies.
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