: snow tires



Brax
06-06-12, 02:59 PM
I have set of oem 22s on my esv. I know they won't cut it in our wisconsin winters and there doesn't seem to be a good all season tire in this size. The question is, drop down to a 20 all season tire and run it all year or keep the 22 s for summer and run a dedicated 18 snow tire?

hcvone
06-06-12, 03:45 PM
This is what I had to do, no traction issues anymore 275/65/18, when getting stuck is not an option you have to go to extremes

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff389/hcvone/DSC_0116.jpg?t=1339008059

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff389/hcvone/DSC_0115.jpg?t=1339008053

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff389/hcvone/DSC_0110.jpg?t=1339008221

Brax
06-06-12, 10:54 PM
It will be a pain to change and store the tires but running snow tires may be the best option. I was looking at the Brigstone Blizzak DM-V1s. I don't drive the ESV on a daily basis, so they should last for 5-6 winters.

hcvone
06-06-12, 11:41 PM
It will be a pain to change and store the tires but running snow tires may be the best option. I was looking at the Brigstone Blizzak DM-V1s. I don't drive the ESV on a daily basis, so they should last for 5-6 winters.

They are ok just not in deep snow, but 100 times better than the stock 22's

vighj
06-06-12, 11:54 PM
Im considering the Bridgestone Revo 2's... they make them in 285/45/22... ive heard great things from others running these all year round.

evois
06-07-12, 01:23 AM
I had the revo on my pilot and they grip pretty well, snow, wet and dry alike. The mile rating will not be 60 k miles like the alenzas but somewhere close like 50k miles. They made the revo2 to make it quieter.

chakde
06-07-12, 01:26 AM
It will be a pain to change and store the tires but running snow tires may be the best option. I was looking at the Brigstone Blizzak DM-V1s. I don't drive the ESV on a daily basis, so they should last for 5-6 winters.

I have the 18 inch rims like hoc one running the Blizzacks and have no issues here in Northern Canada on my EXT, planning to do the same with my ESV this winter. I run the 22 in Summer.

hcvone
06-07-12, 08:03 AM
Im considering the Bridgestone Revo 2's... they make them in 285/45/22... ive heard great things from others running these all year round.

They are good tires, not as good as the old Revo 1's, but better than most and in a 22" stock size

odiesel
06-08-12, 10:21 AM
Hcvone- I am really digging your set up, do you have any full pics showing your truck with the tires?

hcvone
06-08-12, 11:22 AM
Not any great pics but here are a few

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff389/hcvone/48909d13.jpg?t=1339165101

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff389/hcvone/0c28358b.jpg?t=1339165244

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff389/hcvone/DSC_0100.jpg?t=1328040905