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a couple days ago i purchased an 2006 Armada. I live in the mountains and have always put heavy duty snow tires on, like the Blizzaak or Winter Dueller. Can't find anything like it in an 18". Anybody have any suggestions?
 

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I have always had studded snows for all my cars also. Bummed that I could not find any purpose built snow tires that accept studs, or as you found out any purpose built snow tires that are at least the stock size. I did some research and found some guys that race motorcycles on ice and they were describing purchasing a tire studding gun and making their own studded tires. :) For the hard core out there, you could probably track down where rally drivers get their studded tires and have a custom set made $$.
Back to earth, BF Goodrich T/A KO is rated for extreme winter conditions, which is a step above M+S rating. You can also have tires cut with extra siping, creating more square edges to grip snow and ice with. Discount Tire told me this would be about $50 total for all 4 tires. Depending on how these Contis do I may be rushing out to get something better. Terragrapplers look like they have a good open tread for snow, but not sure how well they grip in cold conditions.
 

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stock conti's

the stock Conti's are terrible, get rid of them now. I was in some storms headed to VT last winter skiing and never felt so nervous behind the wheel. I have Conti's on my Audi and they are a fantastic tire. Nissan missed the boat by putting this size and such a crappy tire on this truck. I put on Michelin Cross Terrains..praying for snow to test out the new shoes!!
 

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armoody said:
Terragrapplers look like they have a good open tread for snow, but not sure how well they grip in cold conditions.
I'll find out in a few weeks. ;)
 
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