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    Winter tires: Light Truck or Passenger?

    Hello,

    I'm getting close to buying my wife's Escalade a set of winter tires. I bought 4 spare tire steel wheels for the incoming winter tires, but now I'm at another crossroad. Do I get the passenger or Light Truck tires? She’s not going to be towing anything, let alone in the winter. I will most likely put 2 bags of concrete mix on the left and right sides to add some weight to the back. What are your opinions?

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    Re: Winter tires: Light Truck or Passenger?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfong View Post
    Hello,

    I'm getting close to buying my wife's Escalade a set of winter tires. I bought 4 spare tire steel wheels for the incoming winter tires, but now I'm at another crossroad. Do I get the passenger or Light Truck tires? She’s not going to be towing anything, let alone in the winter. I will most likely put 2 bags of concrete mix on the left and right sides to add some weight to the back. What are your opinions?
    If it's all wheel drive you do not need any bags of concrete, I drive thru snow over the hood with off road tires, for your wife or your driving look at Blizzak's or Revo's, Revo's are better in deep snow and Blizzak's are good for all around snow and ice, some "light truck tires" like I run are very rough riding because the extra belts in the tires, of course you can not destroy them either. I have used chains on all 4 wheels several times when the snow was window level and had to get to the house to get to the plow, but we live in an extreme area

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    Re: Winter tires: Light Truck or Passenger?

    I use Blizzaks as well and have had no issues. As hcvone mentioned i have never used any weight in the back either but both of mine are AWD.

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    Re: Winter tires: Light Truck or Passenger?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    If it's all wheel drive you do not need any bags of concrete, I drive thru snow over the hood with off road tires, for your wife or your driving look at Blizzak's or Revo's, Revo's are better in deep snow and Blizzak's are good for all around snow and ice, some "light truck tires" like I run are very rough riding because the extra belts in the tires, of course you can not destroy them either. I have used chains on all 4 wheels several times when the snow was window level and had to get to the house to get to the plow, but we live in an extreme area
    Thanks for your reply. I talked with someone from Tire Rack and they recommended the P rated tires and you're right about the bags of concrete because she has AWD. What I wish the 2011 had was the option of selecting 2 or 4 wheel drive. I took a look at the load rating for General Tire Altimax Arctic and the LT rating can hold 16% more than the P rated tire of the same size.

    I'm looking forward to owning the roads and hills during the winter. AWD + Winters will make a dramatic difference.

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    I just looked up the weight distribution and it's 52% front 48% rear. I don't know what I was thinking about with the bags of concrete.

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