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Old 10-24-2013, 10:32 AM
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i have a 2013 longhorn . does anyone have any recommendations about what snow tires to use
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I just put 4 Cooper AT3 tires on my Ram, $80 rebate and they are quiet and smooth on highway. Don't know if they come in your size, but I see you are in New York also try Mavis tire online for more info.
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i have a 2013 longhorn . does anyone have any recommendations about what snow tires to use
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What size wheels you have?

Do you want to put rims on or swap your tires off your current rims?
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thank you
i never thought about the second set of rims
that makes sense any suggestions??
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I would go with 17in winter rims and tires, JMO
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def 17' rims if you can swing a whole package

taller and narrower are the best when dealing with snow for some reason I don't fully understand. My old cavalier with it's 15" wheels and bad tires went through snow better than my truck with it's 17" off road tires and 250# of weight in the back ever did.

Michelin X-ice3 if you can afford to do it. My buddy has also had awesome luck with the firestone winterforce.

Put x-ice3's on my wifes avalon last winter and the darn thing out drove my truck - which at the time had some pretty agressive BFG's on it.
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I defiantly vote for the Firestone Winterforce tires, they are a fantastic winter tire… especially for where you live in Rochester ( I used to live in Niagara falls and went skiing in Ellicottville consistently when I lived there) They do great in that really messy lake effect snow and slush. I now live in Northern British Columbia and I studded my firestones. This way I get the best of both worlds, great snow/slush traction due to the tread design and fantastic stopping power on Ice due to the studs.

I also highly recommend dropping down to a set of 17 steel rims. In Canada it actually worked out cheaper for me to buy a set of 17 rims and tires then to just buy a set of 20” tires.
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I defiantly vote for the Firestone Winterforce tires, they are a fantastic winter tire… especially for where you live in Rochester ( I used to live in Niagara falls and went skiing in Ellicottville consistently when I lived there) They do great in that really messy lake effect snow and slush. I now live in Northern British Columbia and I studded my firestones. This way I get the best of both worlds, great snow/slush traction due to the tread design and fantastic stopping power on Ice due to the studs.

I also highly recommend dropping down to a set of 17 steel rims. In Canada it actually worked out cheaper for me to buy a set of 17 rims and tires then to just buy a set of 20” tires.
I am finding the same but with the 17 pkg, I can't find a combo that will match my 20's in height.

I like the thoughts of 17's but don't like the thought of putting more miles on my truck than what I actually am.
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Blizzak comes in a 285/70-17 that is very close to the same height. But now you have a slightly wider tire that isn't the best thing in winter... But I think that's the way I'll end up going.
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Height isn't nearly important as overall diameter. How close in overall diameter can you get? 1 or 2% takes a loooong time to add up to much. even 5% is still a matter of feet over the course of miles. As a seasonal thing it's mitigated pretty well.
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