Best Tires for Western NY

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OttxRvinn

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I currently live in Buffalo, NY. I have a stock 2018 Dodge Ram 1500. I currently run Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. They will need replacing before winter here soon and I'm looking for suggestions on tires to run. Looking for an AT tire that has good performance for mainly snow and wet traction. I will be running them year round. I'm just curious on people's opinions. Thank you in advance!
 

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I like using tire rack's website tire selection guide. You get to read actual consumer reviews on the tires the guide will suggest for your use.
 

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Is your truck mostly a pavement pounder? You'll need something good in snow. Any of the common tires you see guys recommending should work well. Here's a thread going on right now. There's a ba-zillion other tire threads, some real long, if you do a search. Good luck in your search. :waytogo:

 
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OttxRvinn

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I like using tire rack's website tire selection guide. You get to read actual consumer reviews on the tires the guide will suggest for your use.
I will check into it, thank you!
 
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OttxRvinn

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Is your truck mostly a pavement pounder? You'll need something good in snow. Any of the common tires you see guys recommending should work well. Here's a thread going on right now. There's a ba-zillion other tire threads, some real long, if you do a search. Good luck in your search. :waytogo:

I'm a newbie to the forum. Thank you for the information! Yes, it's primarily a pavement pounder!
 

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Welcome to the forum :favorites13:

Some of the top tires (for winter) owners here seem to like are:
Cooper AT3 or ATX
Falcon Wildpeak
BF Goodrich AT KO2

Any of those would be good. The BFG might offer even greater winter tread if you're in the real high-snow zone there in Buffalo. The tread blocks are somewhat more horizontal. There are a ton of good winter tires out there. Best of luck!
 

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From personal experience, I can tell you Cooper AT3 4S will get through rain snow and anything Jersey weather threw at me. They performed flawlessly except in longevity. Only lasted 29000 miles and were completely done. However, if longevity isn’t a priority for you, the coopers won’t get you stranded.
 

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From personal experience, I can tell you Cooper AT3 4S will get through rain snow and anything Jersey weather threw at me. They performed flawlessly except in longevity. Only lasted 29000 miles and were completely done. However, if longevity isn’t a priority for you, the coopers won’t get you stranded.

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Coopers, Goodyear, and now Bridgestone are on my do-not-buy list, and mainly due to poor longevity.
Example: I was all set to LOVE my Bridgestones until I found
the receipt and realized I was replacing them at 22,000 miles.
I now have Falken Wildpeak AT3W on the truck, but only for a
month or 2 at most. I love everything I have experienced so far.
I can't speak to longevity or snow performance except to say
they get good reviews, but so does every other tire shown here.

Even with 4wd, living in or near Buffalo think I might be looking
at dedicated snow/winter tires. I have heard the nightmares
about record lake-effect snowfalls in your area. Good luck!
 
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