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    4 season or All Terain tires that will stop in snow?

    I have a 2004 Durango limited with the 5.7. Currently I have the Goodyear SR-A 265/65/17 tires. Last year I had no problem going in the snow but as soon as I touched the brakes I started to slide. I am looking for suggestions on an all season or all terrain tire that will help me go and stop in the snow. Where I live it is either up hill or down hill.

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    you need a set of snow tires... never thought they would really make that much of a difference until I tried a set on my D...

    my blizzaks made me feel like there wasn't even snow on the ground
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    Brian is absolutely right, the difference with true snow tires is simply amazing. If you really want the best ability to stop and start in snow and icy roads, get "real" snow tires. The tradeoff of course is you have to swap out twice a year with 2 sets of tires.

    For all seasons you can't beat Michelin LTX M/S II's. They are ridiculously expensive but outstanding tires. A/T tires don't tend to be all that good in snow, but there are exceptions, look for tires that have extra siping that extends all the way down to the wear bars.

    By the way, the main SUV issue in snow is that people (I'm not saying you) are impressed by how well their vehicle goes in snow with their 4WD or AWD, but don't realize that they don't stop any faster than any other vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenD View Post
    Brian is absolutely right, the difference with true snow tires is simply amazing. If you really want the best ability to stop and start in snow and icy roads, get "real" snow tires. The tradeoff of course is you have to swap out twice a year with 2 sets of tires.

    For all seasons you can't beat Michelin LTX M/S II's. They are ridiculously expensive but outstanding tires. A/T tires don't tend to be all that good in snow, but there are exceptions, look for tires that have extra siping that extends all the way down to the wear bars.

    By the way, the main SUV issue in snow is that people (I'm not saying you) are impressed by how well their vehicle goes in snow with their 4WD or AWD, but don't realize that they don't stop any faster than any other vehicle.
    Agreed! I've noticed that goodyears get noticeably worse in snow as they wear, they're okay when new. The Yokohama's I'm used too weren't like that...


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    Pretty happy with the LTX M/S2 on the '14.. but still, you'll go far better than you'll stop in the snow no matter what you have for tires.

    This has nothing to do with physics. When you want to go, you WANT to go.. but when you have to stop, you HAVE to stop.
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    I'm also in the dedicated winter tire group, but if you are going to run one set all year round, Goodyear Duratrac's are by far the best AT tire in the snow. I ran them on my Ram for two years. Was very happy with their performance.

    https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-duratrac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy426 View Post
    Agreed! I've noticed that goodyears get noticeably worse in snow as they wear, they're okay when new. The Yokohama's I'm used too weren't like that...
    Not just Goodyears, I had a few sets of Firestone Transforce A/T's, one set on my '03 Durango, another on a truck. Really impressive in snow in year one, but year 2 with only 20,000 or maybe 25,000 miles on them the tread looked fine but the snow performance was awful.

    I've never run Yokohama's, but the more I read the more I might end up trying a set, seem to get positive reviews from people on multiple forums I read.
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    Another firm believer in snow tires. Once you have them, you won't want to drive without them. Goodyear RS-A tires absolutely suck in the snow and ice, especially after they have a few miles on them. They are the reason I bought snow tires in the first place (3 cars ago)
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    For great entertainment for you folks in the "snow belt" watch folks from Los Angeles attempt to drive in the snow. Great fun.
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    Well I know I'm late to the party but my take on A/T tires is that they are definitely not all that good in the snow. I go up to the Sierras frequently during the winter to play in the snow, and I just put on a new set of BFG A/T tires thinking I would do much better than my old ones that I had just replaced. Nope! Had just as much trouble and got stuck just as much as the old set. Although getting unstuck is part of the fun! LOL But I didn't notice any difference with the new set of BFG A/T's at all.
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