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Snow/Ice Tires for 2004 2WD & 1998 4WD Suburbans?

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Both suburbans are from Texas and have all-purpose radials. Paid the wrecker driver $80.00 this afternoon to pull the '04 our of a bar ditch - really icy roads. At 30 MPH, rear-end swung around on a back tar-road without any warning - right off the road into a snow bank. Completely my fault for driving the 2WD beyond my experience given the weather conditions.

Do ya'll maintain a seperate set of Winter tires and swap them seasonally here in SW MN? If so, what type of tire? Need some expert/experienced advice.

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MuleShack

I think most just get an all season radial all terrain tire.

for inexpensive the Dunlop Radial Rover is a good tire.

For moderate $ the BF Goodrich rugged trail is a good hiway and snow tire.

for top $ the Michelin AT +4 is probly the best.

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JDM

I put some Toyo's on my 02 Sub that have a hefty tread but still ride nice on the highway. I have been very impressed.

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Northlander

I also run Toyo's and for the money Im impressed.

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Matt C

I have Michelin LTX M/S on my Tahoe. Excellent tire in snow, mud, dry roads. Smooth and quite ride.

You pay hefty for them, but they are worth every penny.

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DinkADunk

I ran Michelin LTX M/S on my Suburban and they worked pretty well in the winter for an All Season tire. If you need better than that then get a set of steel wheels and mount some Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires.

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BoxMN

I put some "MULTI-MILE WILD COUNTRY RADIAL XTX SPORT" on my 98 k1500 and they are doing really good. They are an "off brand" brand. Good on highway, good in North Dakota fields, good in snow, look nice and aggressive but not overly aggressive. I got load range E, and the price wasn't too bad at all, compared to the name brand tires. I would recommend them.

They look better on the truck than they do in any pictures, and the tread is deep. Worth a look anyway. I used to run BFGoodrich, not anymore. Good luck.

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Dragonsm

On my last two pickups, I have ran Goodyear Wrangler AT's. For the most part, they have been a good tire and I haven't had any problems with them at all and they seem to handle the snow/ice pretty well. On my last set I purchased, they asked me if I wanted them siped free of charge. When asked what the benefits were, they mentioned better traction in slippery/winter conditions and extended wear. From what I can tell, I have better traction in the winter time and out on the frozen lakes, and I haven't noticed any irregular or faster wear patterns.

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Dan Thiem

Blizzaks. The best dang snow and ice tire around. (IMO)

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hondavxr

For the 2wd truck get some dedicated snow tires, make sure you get all four tires though. If you only get snow tires for the rear your front is going to start slipping. The traction on snow and ice for these dedicated snow tires is 300% better than all season tires. If you looking for snow tires just make sure they have the snow flake in the mountain symbols, these are tires made for severe snow conditions.

For your 4wd truck just get some good all seasons. As long as you have thread on the tires and 4wd you should be good.

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deadeye

I have to second Hondavxr with putting some real snow tires on the 2wd truck. Some good firestone winterforce tires would do. they are cheap and they do a darn good job. For the 4x4 a/t's of any sort will work. I just got some cooper discoverer s/t tires on my blazer and I went right through the last snow in 2wd no problem. I have another truck with dayton timberline a/t tires that do pretty good. My dad also has some bfg a/t's on his dakota and I really got to give those tires credit, they have been on there for like 60,000 and still push right through too. Really, you should just get a fairly agressive a/t, its better to be a little overkill and safe with tires.

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IFallsRon

I run an all-season Firestone on the Suburban and generally don't have any traction problems. I have snowtires on the back of my extended cab 2WD Silverado as sometimes I drive it where I shouldn't and need a bit of traction advantage. I got the snowtires at Fleet Farm many years ago and they hardly show any wear.

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