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Old 11-25-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: MN
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Thank you all for the suggestions.

I want to get the best chains possible.

This is a case of chains being required by law under certain weather conditions.

While using chains is tire tread at all a factor...would it be better to have snow tires and chains rather than all season tires and chains?
How often are you traveling through the mountains?
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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How often are you traveling through the mountains?
When chains are required it shouldn't be very often.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: MN
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Driving around Houston with winter tires is gonna be so pointless. Winter tires also wear out much sooner then all terrains and cost much more. We were gonna get some Nokian winter tires for my wife's newer Sonata and price was around $1,200. Salesman of a very highly reputable independent tire shop set us up with a rain/snow tire that that does well enough, lasts much longer and $200 less then Nokians. See if you can find a rain/snow tire if you plan to get new tires. If your current all seasons are fine, just buy chains. Use your first trip as a test, if tires suck, buy new ones in next city.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Driving around Houston with winter tires is gonna be so pointless. Winter tires also wear out much sooner then all terrains and cost much more. We were gonna get some Nokian winter tires for my wife's newer Sonata and price was around $1,200. Salesman of a very highly reputable independent tire shop set us up with a rain/snow tire that that does well enough, lasts much longer and $200 less then Nokians. See if you can find a rain/snow tire if you plan to get new tires. If your current all seasons are fine, just buy chains. Use your first trip as a test, if tires suck, buy new ones in next city.
1200 for just tires? that's insane. how big are the tires? I just got winter tires 17" for 470 for all 4
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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With snow tires you won't need chains
On a 2WD truck? Seriously??

Some jurisdictions require chains no matter what kind of tires you have and they won't let you go through a snowy pass if you don't have them.

OP: If you spend most of your time in Houston, you don't want winter tires. They'll wear out extremely quickly and they'll handle like absolute crap any time it's warmer than 50-some degrees.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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On a 2WD truck? Seriously??

Some jurisdictions require chains no matter what kind of tires you have and they won't let you go through a snowy pass if you don't have them.

OP: If you spend most of your time in Houston, you don't want winter tires. They'll wear out extremely quickly and they'll handle like absolute crap any time it's warmer than 50-some degrees.
You are right I was thinking awd/4WD and snow tires
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