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    Snow handling

    How has everyone done with driving in the snow with the stock 22's

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    Re: Snow handling

    Good question.

    I can only assume it would be terrible with these wide low profile tires. The slighest bump of a hidden snow covered curb would likely cause severe curb rash and likely bend the wheel.

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    Re: Snow handling

    no problem here as long as you drive prudently.

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    Re: Snow handling

    I have no issues with snow. Im running goodyear fortera sl's in 305 45 22 with a leveling kit and have r1 concepts d/s rotors.

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    Re: Snow handling

    I have the stock dueler H/L alenzas, proven in several snow encounters in the past.

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    Re: Snow handling

    The stock Alenza tires are awful in snowy winter. For already two winters I put Bridgestone 285/45-22 tires and they do there job perfectly at any temperature and weather.
    I'll do pics in 1 or 2 days & write the actual name of these tires...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzel
    The stock Alenza tires are awful in snowy winter. For already two winters I put Bridgestone 285/45-22 tires and they do there job perfectly at any temperature and weather.
    I'll do pics in 1 or 2 days & write the actual name of these tires...
    I have REAL 4wd in my hybrid that's probably why the 22inch alenzas are perfect in the snow?

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    Re: Snow handling

    You can go with the stock 22's, but they do not turn or stop good at all, it was all I could do to get up my driveway with the stock 22's, took 4 tries, pulled the truck on my lift and put my Blizzak's on, then it was like drive on wet roads, what a difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by evois View Post
    I have REAL 4wd in my hybrid that's probably why the 22inch alenzas are perfect in the snow?
    Even "REAL 4wd" is no better than all wheel drive with the locking rear like the Escalade's come with

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    Re: Snow handling

    I always had a 4WD up until I got the Escalade but I doubt I'll be getting it out in any snow here in the Piedmont Carolina's.

    When we do I always find it amusing that some folks with 4WD that think they can fly anywhere. We all have 4W brakes and by having 4WD doesn't make it stop any better.

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    Re: Snow handling

    not sure about this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iNa_TLGAw8

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    Re: Snow handling

    It only works if you're in the car, everyone knows that!! LOL

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    like the video post said, at 25 mph? if it has lockers I didn't see a rotary knob or switch that would engage the rear and or front unless it happens automatically when you downshift to 1st from a start.

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    Re: Snow handling

    So, guys, these are the tires I was talking about. They are really good in snow. But are not perfect when there is muck ice on the road...




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    that's a good snow tire. I had it in my sports car.

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    Re: Snow handling

    Yup, i have those on our Escalade and they work very well over stock. THe only other tire that I have had that was above and beyond Blizzaks were Nokia Hakkapelitas that were studded.... but they were on 16" rims on a different vehicle.. if they made 22's I would have went to Nokians.

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