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Old 06-27-2021, 01:04 AM   #1
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Talking Snow tires??

just finished the long road trip from CA to VT! my Hardbody made it! vary stoked. now I'm on the search for some good snow tires... anyone have any brand recs?

also was wondering about the rear wheel well... my truck did not have any kind of front or rear wheel well guard or any kind of protection from water or mud... once we get into snow season the salt is gonna kill all my hard work. any recommendations on inner rear wheel well guards? if there is such a thing... been trying to find but its proving to be difficult.

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BFG KO2 are good in the winter and you can run them in the summer. They are rated at winter traction devices so no chains required unless everyone is required to chain up.



As for salt, I wouldn't drive the truck and get a little beater. You'll want to make sure your house or down as often as you can. I've seen people take little sprinklers and set them under the truck for a day or two to get sea salt out.



No salt used on Oregon roads so I can't really help much with that. We use crushed lava rock which wrecks the front of your vehicle.
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Old 06-27-2021, 03:21 AM   #3
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I have used KOs for years and love them. They last and they are hard to ruin...on a big truck, on yours, almost impossible to ruin.

I've never lived where it snowed alot...it doesn't in my part of CO.

I think that snow tires are over rated, in the snow. That said, I put them on the front of my FWD cars every Nov or so.

What I'd be worried about is ice and I'd want studs for that. You wont' have any problem going in ur PU...assuming that it is 4wd. If not, and if it gets bad where you are at, you'll learn how to put chains/cables on.

How much does it snow at one time? I know guys that get a foot of snow, probably 5x a year, and one of those is in AZ. How often does it snow 2 feet or more in a weekend?
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Snow tires are well worth it in snow and ice vs standard all seasons. I've used them both on AWD cars. My Audi is on rails in the wet, dry and snow. With all seasons on ice it's like a greased skating rink. With snow tires its much closer to what it's like in snow and I can actually stop in the same county.



2' of snow in a weekend is pretty good. Better have plows running if it's coming down like that! Even with 4wd that can easily get out of control.
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it can defiantly snow about a couple feet in a weekend thats not un heard of... i will most likely want studs in the tires.
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it can defiantly snow about a couple feet in a weekend thats not un heard of... i will most likely want studs in the tires.
my buddy moved out there i wanna say two years ago and that is a very accurate description of what iíve seen on his insta/snapchat since heís been there. place looks amazing too.
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I'm from Texas, but lived in the New England area for 2 years. 2011-2013. 46" snow is crazy to see. #1 recommendation from me is to get your truck undercoated even if you decide to do it yourself with a spray can undercoating. Do it now while the weather permits it.
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I grew up in snow country. 46" of snow sounds like a blast!



Void, have you looked into the studless tires that have walnut shell in them? I'm generally against studs as they distroy the roads when run in the dry. The walnut tires are supposed to be pretty good.
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