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Snow Tires?

In January I will be relocating to Burlington, Vermont. What should I be considering, if anything, in the way of snow tires. I am just looking to get around town, not adventuring into the wilderness. Thanks for your input.

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Check with your dealer on snow tires. You have a 4x4 so should not need anything too agressive but, if legal in your area, studs would be an added safety feature on slippery roads and ice. - Ted

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In January I will be relocating to Burlington, Vermont. What should I be considering, if anything, in the way of snow tires. I am just looking to get around town, not adventuring into the wilderness. Thanks for your input.
daughter started college there this fall, nice area, love the roads, watch out for 89 tho lots of ppl obsessed with going over 100mph for some reason. back to your question, they drive fast in VT so I would lean toward performance tires or Bridgestone Blizzaks (they are good at highway speed and not noisy) over aggressive like Firestone Winterforce

for entertainment you might check out the craigslist for snow tires in VT. our sizes can be hard to find but I found more in VT than in MA. wut size you running now?

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these bad boys have been listed since before Thanksgiving. I almost drove up for them

https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5334570792.html
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I got Michelin X-ice from Tirerack.com. I had good experience with them in the past. Overall the winter tires are not for adventures. They have much better traction and much shorter braking distances at cold temperatures compared to all season. So even when just driving around town it's worth having them. the added cost is not very high as you don't run down the stock tires as fast.

I got also aluminum wheels from tirerack. I'm not to excited about the look but they are ok. I will remove the blue protective foil from the wheel hubs when I have time.
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~ andialpha - this are really nice looking, wut size you get?

the others I posted 12/10 sold apparently but found a couple more if anyone in Burlington VT area is looking. this is my size - don't know what size anyone else is using

https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5353342788.html
https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5352346645.html
https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5343109493.html
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~ andialpha - this are really nice looking, wut size you get?

the others I posted 12/10 sold apparently but found a couple more if anyone in Burlington VT area is looking. this is my size - don't know what size anyone else is using

https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5353342788.html
https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5352346645.html
https://burlington.craigslist.org/wto/5343109493.html
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17X7.5 SPORT EDITION P5 ANTHRACITE
4 In Stock $112.00 $448.00

433MHZ TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR
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245/65R-17 MICHELIN LATITUDE X-ICE XI2
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I am currently running 225/60 R18 all weather tires. I see you have gone to 17's. A choice, or are you replacing size for size?

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I got also aluminum wheels from tirerack. I'm not to excited about the look but they are ok. I will remove the blue protective foil from the wheel hubs when I have time.

I kinda like those wheels but thinking black might look best with the mango. Do they make in black? And, what brand are they?


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I am currently running 225/60 R18 all weather tires. I see you have gone to 17's. A choice, or are you replacing size for size?
Do you really have *all weather tires* or all seasons ? Big difference, because the newer *all weather tires* are winter rated with the snow flake symbol. Tests show they do pretty well on snow and ice, though not quite as well as dedicated winters.
@andialpha has a Trailhawk, so the 17s are standard size. Only the Limiteds and Altitudes have 18" wheels.
In your case, you could save a little bit of money by going with 225/65/17 tires on 17" wheels ; those would have the exact same height and width as your 225/65/18 tires. Just mention you need thin wheel weights to the person who will eventually install and balance the tires on 17" wheels (clearence with front brake calipers is tight with most aftermarket 17" wheels).

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