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Heres my new tires, purchased from canadian tire for $609 installed and balanced.

using these for the coming winter.

I'll do a review on these when winter comes. I can tell you right away they are a bit noisy and you can feel the tread when moving slowly.
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Those seek like they have quite the meat on them! Hopefully they do well for you this winter as that is quite a bit of money for tires!
Those were going to be my next set of tires, but my current A/Ts don't seem to be wearing fast enough for me to be able to upgrade anytime soon.

The siping doesn't look adequate for ice. They should do well if you live around unplowed areas, but I wouldn't be too confident in a large city with more ice and slush than snow.
They look heavy duty! :thumb: Good luck with 'em!
that is quite a bit of money for tires!
well, Im not sure what you pay for tires but these were one of the cheapest tires there.... and it was on sale.

I originally wanted bfg at ko's, but those were going to be 200$ more
The bfg's also had the severe snow approval logo, so I knew they would be good for winter... but I just happened to buy a new cd player that day, so I decided on a cheaper tire.

Goodyear silentarmors are the same price, and goodyear fortera's are around 220 a tire.

sometimes I wish I could just drive 5 mins over the border to buy stuff...
The tread pattern looks reasonably aggressive. Can imagine your tyres will have good traction on wet roads.
I don't know about that, stone. These tires are essentially a cross between a mud tire and an A/T tire, neither of which are known for their wet performance. M/Ts and A/Ts perform well in deep snow and mud, but tires with less aggressive tread can evacuate water just as efficiently while having a greater contact area between the rubber and the road. In fact, M/Ts are known for having very little traction on ice because the large voids needed to clear mud mean that very little rubber is contacting the ground (i.e., the ice) compared to winter or even all-season tires. They also have usually just one or two sipes per tread block, while winter tires have five or more per tread block.

Sorry Jordan, I'm not saying the tires are bad (did you read the part where they were on my next purchase list? :D ) but I don't want there to be any misconceptions on the applications of these tires.
Jordan31 said:
that is quite a bit of money for tires!
sometimes I wish I could just drive 5 mins over the border to buy stuff...
Are you not able to do this? Pardon my ignorance, I have no idea how the laws work over there but...

Couldnt you drive over the border, get them installed, then drive home? :lol:
If I wanted to drive like 6 hrs to the states, yes, and then pay a duty on it when I come back to canada.

I think you can do this (with no fees/ duties) if you stay across the border for something like 4 days.

You could say that you didnt buy anything, but Im pretty sure they take a picture when you go over...
and when you come back they see some nice shiny tires.
Hello Jordan31. I noticed you have the 235/75 size. My cooper tires have the 235/70 specs. Upon observing your photo, yes it was noticeable that there is a bit of extra height.
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