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Old 11-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

Snow time + e350 heavy van with 2wd
(I know I wish it had the 4wd ability at times)

I think these might be good... (how are they with breaking compared to others)
Wrangler MT-R tires 245 75 16
http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/3362736509.html

So expensive but would be worth for the winters...

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

firestone winterforce on all four
500 lbs of sand or salt cubes over rear axle
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

I've always heard all terrain tires work better in snow. Then there is studded tires. I don't do a lot of snow travel being I don't live in it.
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

Those tires look like they would do a good job in the snow. It looks like it's a tire and wheel deal. The wheels probably won't work for you. You can find a better deal looking for just the tires.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:30 AM   #5
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

Also if they are Wrangler take offs, I'd be surprised if they were E rated, which isn't something I'd save on- although depending on your van you might get away with Ds.
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

I've always used studded conventional snow tires (all around) but for SilVan I splurged and got Bridgestone Blizzack W965 E range. We didn't have a lot of snow last year, but as far as I could tell they worked just as well as studs, and were a LOT quieter on bare pavement. We mainly use our van for skiing in the winter, and don't see much mud.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

My winter tires are Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT, 245/75/R16, E rated, siped and studded. This will be my third winter with them, and they have been great.

I have a 2WD extended E350.



More info on winter tires in this thread.

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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

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My winter tires are Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT, 245/75/R16, E rated, siped and studded. This will be my third winter with them, and they have been great.

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How is the road noise with those? I've heard great things about their traction.
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How is the road noise with those?
They're studded, so you do hear the clicking, but not so much with windows closed and stereo on.

Compared to my summer tires, I do not notice any additional thrum or vibration from the actual tread.

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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Re: 2wd e350 - What is the BEST Winter Tires?

I have the W965 Blizzaks. They're smaller than my BFG's (265 vs 295) but the snow/ice traction is awesome! I hardly ever use 4x4 for plowed roads. I pass Subaru's and Audi's going up the hill...
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