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Old 09-19-2016, 12:52 AM
 
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this is a special case....

so I have a truck and planning to buy snow tires and leave it on all year. however, my truck is my 3rd vehicle so ill only use it on snow days and long trips.

is it worth leaving them on? ill probably drive no more than 2,000 miles a year
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:43 AM
 
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I have a set of BF Goodrich KO all terrain tires on my Ford Ranger that have been on it for over 10 years and close to 65,000 miles. There is still a little tread on them but they are starting to get some cracks in the tread area so I'll probably replace them soon.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:16 AM
 
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I have a set of BF Goodrich KO all terrain tires on my Ford Ranger that have been on it for over 10 years and close to 65,000 miles. There is still a little tread on them but they are starting to get some cracks in the tread area so I'll probably replace them soon.
ill probably be dead before i run 65k miles on my truck ha ha since its just a "snow" or travel truck with my ATV so thats not bad

how did they do on snow? i currently have snow tires on my jeeps and man i feel so safe in them (with caution of course) would you say its pretty hard to slip on those tires?
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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"Caution" being the key word, I think those BFG's are as good as or better than any other tire I could have on my Ranger. I had a set of Cepek FC II's on my 98 beater Dodge that were pretty good but they only had about 30k on them and the tread was starting to get a little low, but I unloaded the truck before replacing the tires on it.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:41 AM
 
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hmm i am wondering if mud tires vs snow tires are much of a difference? ive seen people buy seperate studs for mud tires when going out west
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:48 AM
 
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this is a special case....

so I have a truck and planning to buy snow tires and leave it on all year. however, my truck is my 3rd vehicle so ill only use it on snow days and long trips.

is it worth leaving them on? ill probably drive no more than 2,000 miles a year
"long trips" ... but no more than 2,000 miles per year? Huh?

snow tire life will be very dependent upon the tires your buy ... some will deliver relatively few miles, others will give longer tread life. The rubber compound is the key to this, most snow tires are very soft.

With the limited driving you'll be doing on them, I wouldn't anticipate more than around 7 years of service due to aging of the tire. Wouldn't be unusual to see cracks in the sidewall from age/UV exposure before the tread wears out.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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"long trips" ... but no more than 2,000 miles per year? Huh?

snow tire life will be very dependent upon the tires your buy ... some will deliver relatively few miles, others will give longer tread life. The rubber compound is the key to this, most snow tires are very soft.

With the limited driving you'll be doing on them, I wouldn't anticipate more than around 7 years of service due to aging of the tire. Wouldn't be unusual to see cracks in the sidewall from age/UV exposure before the tread wears out.
well long trips meaning here in colorado haha. anywhere else im flying. so for instance, grand junction one day. I dont travel much since my wife does not have much vacation time.



7 years would be nice! how often do snow tires last? about 3 to 4 seasons mounted only on winter or 4 years straight?

most likely going to get this winter tires and leave them on my truck year round.

Firestone*Winterforce LT


just hoping they last 5 - 10 years if I only put 2k - 3k miles on my truck a year
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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Snow (Winter) tires & mud tires are not at all the same thing and not designed for the same environment.

Winter tires are designed to operate best when the temperature is below 40 degrees F. Other Summer / All Season) tires will not grip the road (snow / ice) like winter tires.

You should also not drive the Winter tires during the Summer as they will not last as long, and they're handling will be compromised.

Also tires that are more than eight or ten years old should not be used as they degrade due to Ozone, sun, and other environmental factors.
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