+1 on the M-55's. I still use them on my Dodge 4x4 year around. I don't get mine siped though. I spend a fair amount of time on gravel roads, and I don't want them to start chunking out.
Originally Posted by bigghoss
We usually get a decent amount of snow and ice here ( Bend, Oregon ). I have never had studs on any of my tires. Not to say it would be a bad thing, just never felt the need.
They should be balanced. I would install them and see if you have any vibration or shaking. If there isn't any, the balance is fine. I would check the air pressure too. If you are buying them used, there are a lot of people that never check the pressure, and you could have one that has a slow leak.
Originally Posted by Chris Pierce
IMHO, a decent set of all terrain tires, 4 wheel drive, and common sense will get you through just about anything you would want to do.
It's never a bad idea to have chains. I bought a really good set for my Dodge 4x4. They are a heavy link chain, with cam locks. They are basically a scaled down version of the chains I use on the gas tanker I drive. I figure if its bad enough I need to chain up my pickup, I want some chains that are really going to improve traction. The main reason I got them was for elk hunting, when I was still rifle hunting.
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