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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by tex78 View Post
    Well mabe this was 5-6 years plus ago, Costco used to do this, but they did and know forsure it was the case

    I used to work-and then run a tire shop, all the way back to Remington tire days Best snow tire for a 1 ton?
    Remington Tire? That was a long time ago. In a previous life I was in the tire industry for quite a while, worked for Goodyear, was an area rep and the last couple of years was the guy who did all the warranty adjustments for commercial tires in BC.

    The debate about lesser tires for OEM, well both sides are kinda right. Goodyear would make the same "tire" for OEM as well as aftermarket use, but there was a different serial number series and no the tires were not the same. The OEM tires were built to the same quality and standards as an aftermarket tire, but they used much different tread compounds for OEM. The reason being is they had to meet standards for ride, noise and driver feel. They could manipulate the compounding to make a tire ride smoother and have less road noise, but the offset was always tire life. OEM tires looked identical as aftermarket tires, but they were very different tires.

    I have no idea if this is still the practice today, things may be different but I kinda doubt it.
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summitric View Post
    they actually buy at one location and distribute their own tires... The more tires you buy, the less you pay. They do tend to buy older model, 1 or 2 year old(or more) tires, however....
    back in my day Costco tires were know for getting better mileage than the identical aftermarket tire sold at Kal or OK or Fountain, the reason once again was compounding, they would order a large lot of tires, get a special quote on the tires, then the supplier would do a run in the factory but use a much cheaper compound and the tires would get better mileage but way less traction because they would be as hard as a hockey puck.
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stompin Tom View Post
    Remington Tire? That was a long time ago. In a previous life I was in the tire industry for quite a while, worked for Goodyear, was an area rep and the last couple of years was the guy who did all the warranty adjustments for commercial tires in BC.

    The debate about lesser tires for OEM, well both sides are kinda right. Goodyear would make the same "tire" for OEM as well as aftermarket use, but there was a different serial number series and no the tires were not the same. The OEM tires were built to the same quality and standards as an aftermarket tire, but they used much different tread compounds for OEM. The reason being is they had to meet standards for ride, noise and driver feel. They could manipulate the compounding to make a tire ride smoother and have less road noise, but the offset was always tire life. OEM tires looked identical as aftermarket tires, but they were very different tires.

    I have no idea if this is still the practice today, things may be different but I kinda doubt it.
    Yes, yes it was a few years ago Best snow tire for a 1 ton?
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Cooper Discoverers and Hercules Avalanche. Studded. The best. Buy several 5-6 sets of these every year for bush work. Pizza cutters as skinny as possible. Best ice / compact snow traction tire hands down. Have run many tires over the years. Deep snow = chains. Iím the guy passing you on ice roads!

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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    The best all around light truck winter tire I have used is the Uniroyal HDT on snow and ice. The problem is limited sizing, so many new sizes on trucks and I dont think the HDT is built any bigger than a 16". My current favorite is the Firestone Winterforce, just a great all around aggressive tire.
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by rknight111 View Post
    Really, had a set that came with my 2017 1 ton durmax from the factory, have 33000k on them and there done. Very noisy and rough riding. There all season tires with a snowflake, i drove on them on the first few snowstorms and had to put truck in 4wd to stay on the highway.
    Big difference between all season tires with a snowflake and Actual winter tires just my 2 cents.
    I said that you canít beat a duratrac for all around traction. I couldnít agree with you more, true winter tires will out perform duratracs hands down on ice on the highway hence why I said that you need to stud the duratracs if you want ice traction as well, but good luck getting out of a snow filled parking lot at the end of the day with blizaks on. Also, I donít believe any oem has ever offered a Good Year Duratrac as a factory option. I donít doubt you had a good year all season tire but Iíve yet to see a tire as aggressive as a duratrac offered even on a Z71 or similar off road package. Were they possibly dealer installed?
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big A View Post
    Also, I donít believe any oem has ever offered a Good Year Duratrac as a factory option. I donít doubt you had a good year all season tire but Iíve yet to see a tire as aggressive as a duratrac offered even on a Z71 or similar off road package. Were they possibly dealer installed?
    Goodyear Duratracs are the factory tires that come with the 2017 Chevrolet Duramax Midnight Express Z71. This is a custom package that came out of the factory. I will be selling my duratracs in the spring. Going to go to a all terrain tire probably the toyo A/T
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big A View Post
    I said that you canít beat a duratrac for all around traction. I couldnít agree with you more, true winter tires will out perform duratracs hands down on ice on the highway hence why I said that you need to stud the duratracs if you want ice traction as well, but good luck getting out of a snow filled parking lot at the end of the day with blizaks on. Also, I donít believe any oem has ever offered a Good Year Duratrac as a factory option. I donít doubt you had a good year all season tire but Iíve yet to see a tire as aggressive as a duratrac offered even on a Z71 or similar off road package. Were they possibly dealer installed?
    Like Ron said it is a factory option. If I had bought the 3/4ton back in 2016 instead of the 1 ton it would have had them too
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    Re: Best snow tire for a 1 ton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stompin Tom View Post
    Remington Tire? That was a long time ago. In a previous life I was in the tire industry for quite a while, worked for Goodyear, was an area rep and the last couple of years was the guy who did all the warranty adjustments for commercial tires in BC.

    The debate about lesser tires for OEM, well both sides are kinda right. Goodyear would make the same "tire" for OEM as well as aftermarket use, but there was a different serial number series and no the tires were not the same. The OEM tires were built to the same quality and standards as an aftermarket tire, but they used much different tread compounds for OEM. The reason being is they had to meet standards for ride, noise and driver feel. They could manipulate the compounding to make a tire ride smoother and have less road noise, but the offset was always tire life. OEM tires looked identical as aftermarket tires, but they were very different tires.

    I have no idea if this is still the practice today, things may be different but I kinda doubt it.
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