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Old 11-08-2015, 07:31 PM   #101
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Ko2's work well in snow as well.

Done multiple trips between here and Alberta during the middle of winter without issue.
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Ko2's work well in snow as well.

Done multiple trips between here and Alberta during the middle of winter without issue.
Interesting, thanks for replying. I was really on the fence about getting a set of winter tires vs the KO2s and this doesn't help I was thinking that after a few years on the KO2 it would get to a point where it's still good for a summer or two but a liability in winter, and instead of having to replace a set of expensive tires that are still good for 8 months of the year I can just swap to the cheaper winters (which should be better in winter anyways). My thought process seem valid?
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I ran KO's year round on my Cherokee for years and never had a problem with traction in the snow when I was crossing to Coq or going to Big White every weekend, I imagine the KO2 would be similar.
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anyone know if there will be a performance issue if I use 16 inch steelies with snow tires on them? My stock rims are 18 inch as of now and i am not fond of purchasing another set of snows for these current rims since 18 inch snow tire options are way too expensive..

I have the 16 inch snow tires from my previous vehicle which is not in use at the moment so the tires are pretty much still brand new and its the cheaper option for me if it works out. 10' accord v6 coupe. Thanks!
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anyone know if there will be a performance issue if I use 16 inch steelies with snow tires on them? My stock rims are 18 inch as of now and i am not fond of purchasing another set of snows for these current rims since 18 inch snow tire options are way too expensive..

I have the 16 inch snow tires from my previous vehicle which is not in use at the moment so the tires are pretty much still brand new and its the cheaper option for me if it works out. 10' accord v6 coupe. Thanks!
Things to take into consideration:
-do the 16" wheels fit over your current brakes?
-is the overall diameter of the two different tire sizes the same? (or close to the same, within 2%)
-are you okay with a softer sidewall? (if you've driven on these tires before, this is probably a yes)

If yes to all, it will be fine.
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Craigslist.

What size and bolt pattern are you looking for?
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I remember Ceco had good b2b pricing for steelies. Not sure if their retail prices were good though. They're in coquitlam

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I had this idea, for the folks who go to Whistler maybe once or twice throughout the winter, what do you think of a shop that rents a set of snows for the weekend?

Basically, shop has a collection of snow tires in different sizes and bolt patterns, as many as possible. You call ahead and reserve a set, come in, shop mounts them, you leave yours in the shop. When you come back, switch out. Say $120-$180 per weekend, depending on size, etc. What do you think, would the Dragons throw some $$ behind this idea?
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What does the shop do for the rest of the 9 months of the year?
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What does the shop do for the rest of the 9 months of the year?
Most likely, this concept would have to work with an existing business.
Most likely a tire shop or car mechanical shop which has access to a tire changing machine and jacks.
It will be a value added type service like how some places are now offering tire storage services for a small yearly fee.
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Yes, snow tire rental added onto existing tire store.
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For $120-$180, couldn't you just rent a car from one of our local rental agencies? Many of them have snow tire options which would probably end up equal or cheaper than that $120-180 figure.
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Costco has the K02's for $220 cdn a tire plus $50 off for 4 tires in a 245/65/17 size.
Is this a good price?
I see TR has the 245/70/17 for $202 usd each plus shipping.

I need new winter ready tires for my truck.
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$202USD = $262CAD so I'd say yes unless you can find them cheaper from 1010 or PMC.
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PMCTire.com, they're based out of Quebec. Like Costco not the hugest selection but they tend to have pretty good pricing from what I've seen.
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Now with an F-150 I'm not wanting something quite so soft as I imagine the truck would wear them quicker. I've ordered some Cooper Discoverer AT-W to try this year: firmer rubber and a mileage warranty, but lots of siping should make it decent in the snow/ice, and I won't have to be as worried about when I put them on/take them off. I debated buying some BFG KO2s to run year round but the lack of siping and chunkier blocks don't look like they would perform the same when things get slippery. I will, however, get some KO2s in the spring to run for the snow-less seasons.
I cant speak for KO2s yet as I havent had to buy a new set of tires for any of my trucks since they came out, but I can definitely speak for the previous BFG AT KOs and say they are fucking shit in snow. I've run them on a grand cherokee, F150s, and F350 in the winter and they are scary on ice. almost as bad on ice as full blown MT tires. They might seem like they work ok, until you put a set of real winters on the same truck to compare.

The KO2s are supposed to be alot better in the winter tho.
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Costco has the K02's for $220 cdn a tire plus $50 off for 4 tires in a 245/65/17 size.
Is this a good price?
I see TR has the 245/70/17 for $202 usd each plus shipping.

I need new winter ready tires for my truck.
I looked at the KO2s in 275/70/18 and my local tire shop was ~$50 cheaper mounted and balanced than Costco.
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Winter tire discussion for grown ups thread.

ok so for those booting around in the city only...when are your winter tires going on?
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About now.. the temperature is cold enough (~10) to be effective.. you also want to check your brakes etc while your wheels are off.

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I saw on the CT flyer that the Goodyear Nordics are on sale.. 25% off + $40 mail in rebate..

It looks like CT is getting pretty aggressive with pricing.
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