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Old 02-11-2019, 01:02 PM
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While the temperatures are rising to slightly more tolerable levels in the Midwest, the snow is also falling with more frequency and fervor. At Atturo Tire, we're wondering: what is the No. 1 thing you look for when buying after-market tires for winter weather? Let us know in the comments below! #GoYourOwnWay
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The mountain snowflake symbol. In my state, and in general, that's what will almost always legally avoid having to carry chains. It's also means the tire passed an independent approved traction testing regime rather than just marketing claims.

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High silica compounds make for sticky tires in the cold and wet. Are you getting some wear tests done on these (relatively) lighter vehicles so we can have some kind of guarantee like with the reliability of a BFG or the assurance of Falken's 55k mile warranty, or even Goodyear's 30 day trial period?
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The mountain snowflake symbol. In my state, and in general, that's what will almost always legally avoid having to carry chains.
I was thinking you were in the Austin, TX area for some reason Am I dreaming?
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I was thinking you were in the Austin, TX area for some reason Am I dreaming?
Yep, I'm usually in the Washinton-Oregon area, but enjoy time in the Southwest desert too.
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Originally Posted by Mr.T View Post
Yep, I'm usually in the Washinton-Oregon area, but enjoy time in the Southwest desert too.
Makes a bit more sense. I knew you sure as heck weren't using chains down there!
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Originally Posted by resharp001 View Post
Makes a bit more sense. I knew you sure as heck weren't using chains down there!
It's raining now, but we had icy, slushy, snow on our steep gravel road to the house for a week -- 4WD only. Some Austin weather would fell good right about now...
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