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  1. FYI this is a high performance tire after 1 day at the track. The high performance vs regular mc tire show a huge difference in wear, but also performance. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  2. The winter tire concept applies to lt tires as well, that's a part of what differentiates winter from non winter tires. That and the tread block design of course. On an all season or summer tire the rubber gets hard, whereas the winter tire it remains pliable. Hence why they wear faster. That's part of the allure for me at least, with the atw. That they manage to achieve this softer compound by using silicates which don't wear as fast as rubber. The atw compund is borrowed from Motorcycle tires that have been using this formula for years. That slight difference in rubber pliability makes a HUGE difference on 2 narrow contact wheels, I can attest to this first hand. Also, I agree as to the narrower footprint. Where I live , we get a lot of suburban and urban traffic that's accustomed to plowed and salted roads..you typically see them in ditches in their Audi/BMW/Mercedes SUVs as they're riding around on all season tires that are about 2' wide! Some argue that a wider footprint tire allows you to float over the snow... I personally disagree but I see the validity in that statement, namely when it applies to a vehicle with subpar ground clearance and significant snowfall where they can get high centered easily..a narrow tire will dig to the ground causing this to happen, whereas in theory (I guess) the wider tire will float over. Ultimately I'm with the old school of thought, that tall and narrow wins the Snow battle. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  3. If it helps, here are some pictures of the tires mounted on the truck. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  4. It gets further complicated whether if op wants lt or p rated tire. If not hauling much, he can get away with p rated and there seems to be more options/better prices. My suggestion to the op is to figure out the following: 1. Do you want/need e rated tire or will p metric aka SUV tire suffice? 2.do you plan on swapping the tires out once summer comes or do you like the idea of year round use. Answering both will give a better picture as to suggestions. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  5. The reviews for blizzaks are typically centered around passenger cars. I've owned a set for a car and they do perform great. But I have not seen it get as much praise for the lt/SUV tire segment. Also, they're strictly snow tires. IDK if you've ever had/driven snow tires in the summer, but the performance can get a bit hairy. Not to mention that they wear alot faster. That's part of the appeal of the atw. That they're an all season snow tire. They offer snow tire level performance in the winter conditions while retaining the summer/all season tires capabilities. Such as tread life and rain performance. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  6. Some of the negative reviews that I read seemed to be centered around the atw e load rated variant. I have the suv/non e load rated....don't know if that's the case with the reviews you read. So far no complaints, although to your credit I've only put 12k miles on them. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  7. Disregard the last line, I missed where you said you changed it recently Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  8. The reason why they are quick to say rebuild is due to what I am assuming that you have the ever so fragile 4l60e trans. Id avoid rebuild and go the route of upgrading it to a 4l80e if that's the case. That's if it is in fact going. That's a lot of miles on it. Silly question, but when was the last time you did a full fluid and filter change on it? Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  9. +1 on the atw. I purchased them for my avalanche. Walmart had a sale for $89 each. I've put 12k miles on them and so far so good. Road noise is minimal considering the tread pattern. Rain performance is average but nothing scary. Drove on soft mud and performed really good. Just had our first snow, well technically less than an inch lol but I'm confident in their ability. It's a cool concept but essentially it's an all season snow tire. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  10. Hi all, So I've been lurking on this forum for a while and I decided to finally join as I am hell bent on purchasing either a Colorado or a canyon. But i need your help/guidance! ! The first is, what if any difference is there from the Colorado and the canyon? Is it just the badging? What is the difference between the Z71 packaging and the off road label I see on some of the trucks? If I am not mistaken, the Z71 comes with 4wd and a locking rear diff? Also it sits higher and has skid plates..am I missing anything there? The 5 cyl is the better engine between the two. But what if any known issues afflict this motor? Why is it that I can't find a crew cab with Z71 and a manual transmission? Most of the manual transmission only seem to be paired with the 4 cyl or the 5cyl extended cab. Any other information would be great! Thank you all Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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