Snow tires- Lion hunting

kyleds8

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Hey All,

getting ready for lion season and looking for people's thoughts on the best snow tires for my toyota driving FS roads in deep snow?

Conditions are Rocky Mountain deep, light, dry snow. I'm in the camp of snow tires that "float on top" rather than tall thin tires to cut through the snow. Of course no tire will really make a heavy truck float, but you catch my drift... No tire's cutting through late season snow here no matter how tall and skinny.

Many thanks
 

ntrlbrnhunter

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The greatest snow tires are chained, but the next best thing are studded tires.

Nothing else comes close… I started putting them on recently for winter hunting and I don’t think I’ll go back.

General Grabber is a good all-terrain “studable” option…. They will definitely have options for your Toyota.
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black dawg

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What toyota? and what size wheels do you have and how big of a tire can you run?

Toyo mt and yokohama mt have been awsome for me. Have to be able to air down though.
 

robby denning

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The greatest snow tires are chained, but the next best thing are studded tires.

Nothing else comes close… I started putting them on recently for winter hunting and I don’t think I’ll go back.

General Grabber is a good all-terrain “studable” option…. They will definitely have options for your Toyota.
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Agreed, if I take the time and money to have two sets of tires, studs are STUDS
 

Randle

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I agree for the first year or so studs are great , after they wear down then they are just nail head that slide on ice
 

Buzzy73

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I air down and chain up on wore out 37’s. My xj does pretty good like that, just need lockers and lower gears at some point.


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6mm Remington

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Cooper ST. Maxx tires 10 ply Have them siped!
Get some good chains to compliment the tires. Good V-bar chains are hard to beat.

I've ran Cooper AT3's for years and they have worked well. A couple years ago I got a little more aggressive tire in the ST. Maxx. They have been fantastic and work a lot better in snow, mud, just about any surface you throw at them.

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black dawg

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Cooper ST. Maxx tires 10 ply Have them siped!
Get some good chains to compliment the tires. Good V-bar chains are hard to beat.

I've ran Cooper AT3's for years and they have worked well. A couple years ago I got a little more aggressive tire in the ST. Maxx. They have been fantastic and work a lot better in snow, mud, just about any surface you throw at them.

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What do you have those on?

For me they have been OK in most everything, but dont have the best grip on packed slippery (not siped....) stuff. Pretty tough tire, and both sets I have are wearing pretty well.
The one set has chunked out a little from being used on rough rocky stuff pulling firewood to the road.....

Also should add, the three ply sidwall that makes these a pretty tough tire also makes these the stiffest riding tires I have had yet.
 

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I’ve had a ton of different tires. I had the Nitto ridge grapplers and they were good for the first 5k but after that they were poor at best. Toyo m/t, bfg, and a couple others I can’t think of were ok. I just put a set of M/T baja boss a/t on my gmc 1500 and so far they are amazing. Very good road handling when wet, quiet, we’re awesome in the snow, and great in mild off road. They are severe snow rated as well. Have 8500 miles on them so far and still loving them. 07E14036-5DCE-4C26-8B87-4EABF7FD8541.jpeg
 

6mm Remington

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What do you have those on?

For me they have been OK in most everything, but dont have the best grip on packed slippery (not siped....) stuff. Pretty tough tire, and both sets I have are wearing pretty well.
The one set has chunked out a little from being used on rough rocky stuff pulling firewood to the road.....

Also should add, the three ply sidwall that makes these a pretty tough tire also makes these the stiffest riding tires I have had yet.
They are on a 2004 F150 4-door.
 

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