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Old 11-23-2017, 03:07 PM   #1
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I have both a 2005 2.2 5 speed and an 06 2.2 automatic. Both need new rubber. The 06 sucks for wet traction and I haven't driven it in snow yet. The 05 manual not so bad in snow (owned it since last summer) probably because I can dictate the gear. I am considering a Light Truck tires over passenger tires as I use the vehicles for camping and I live in western New York therefore these tires will see ALLOT of rain, mud snow, ice and slush.

I also use the vehicles for work, parcel delivery, I don't need extreme weights so a 10 ply tire is not necessary, I would expect better cornering and hopefully a bump in the mileage.
Plans. A light truck / LT an all terrain tread but still quiet enough so I can tolerate driving. I'm not going rock crawling or mudding, I don't want the constant buzzing that results in psychotic episodes LOL.

QUESTION. What do you drive on and how do they work for you?

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Old 11-25-2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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I used to always get the expensive Michelin LTX M/S tires. Mostly because they were quiet, and had a pretty good treadlife.

However after a lot of research, I went with the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia. I've been using them for a bit over a year now, and they are just amazing.
Quiet, and they handle awesome. Even when pulling the trailer. Cornering is a bit better than it was with the Michelins also.

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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The 2006 automatic got Yokohama Geolander AT GO15 tires. They were recommended by I know somone who is a manager at Mr. Tire. I described what I wanted out of a tire, and he gave me a few options. Good all weather especially snow and quiet. Not cheap but cheaper than a couple others I was looking at. The sidewall do their job by controlling roll, good braking, pretty quiet, as expected I feel the road surface more than with passenger tires but that's fine. I drove it on wet roads today in windy conditions not bad. About $750.00 all in tires, install, stems, balanced, alignment, road hazard. Yes I felt in my wallet but I don't compromise with tires or critical vehicle components.

If they work out on the 06 ill bite the bullet and put a set on the 2005.
I'll post a review in a few weeks by then Ill have some winter driving on them.

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:52 PM   #4
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The 2006 automatic got Yokohama Geolander AT GO15 tires. They were recommended by I know somone who is a manager at Mr. Tire. I described what I wanted out of a tire, and he gave me a few options. Good all weather especially snow and quiet. Not cheap but cheaper than a couple others I was looking at. The sidewall do their job by controlling roll, good braking, pretty quiet, as expected I feel the road surface more than with passenger tires but that's fine. I drove it on wet roads today in windy conditions not bad. About $750.00 all in tires, install, stems, balanced, alignment, road hazard. Yes I felt in my wallet but I don't compromise with tires or critical vehicle components.

If they work out on the 06 ill bite the bullet and put a set on the 2005.
I'll post a review in a few weeks by then Ill have some winter driving on them.

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:53 PM   #5
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The 2006 automatic got Yokohama Geolander AT GO15 tires. They were recommended by I know somone who is a manager at Mr. Tire. I described what I wanted out of a tire, and he gave me a few options. Good all weather especially snow and quiet. Not cheap but cheaper than a couple others I was looking at. The sidewall do their job by controlling roll, good braking, pretty quiet, as expected I feel the road surface more than with passenger tires but that's fine. I drove it on wet roads today in windy conditions not bad. About $750.00 all in tires, install, stems, balanced, alignment, road hazard. Yes I felt in my wallet but I don't compromise with tires or critical vehicle components.

If they work out on the 06 ill bite the bullet and put a set on the 2005.
I'll post a review in a few weeks by then Ill have some winter driving on them.

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