I have the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT, it's fantastic on the loose stuff. I can tell you from personal experience sport mode plus these tires is excellent in snow.Looking at either Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT or Continental Extreme Wintercontact... still not decided on which to choose. Let me know if you guys have an opinion (or better, experience) on these two tires. I already have the Continental on my Outlander and I like the dry handling a lot... but I feel that the traction on snow/slush could be better. I'm kinda worried that the Goodyear will not give me the best dry handling of the two though...
I had the same debate but I decided to go with 17s for these reasons:OMG!
I am sooo torn between getting OEM winter tires (18") and buying new 17" wheels with 17" winter tires and TPMS sensors.
Just don't know what is 'best"
I was actually looking at the very first ones for ordering my winter tires. I know, I know, a little much for winter tires but I was thinking I would then swap them in the summer. The big kicker is I need to order them down to Portland, Maine already on wheels and balanced so I can just bolt them on before heading home. I still haven't placed my order though... I am still UNDECIDED on the particular tire I want for dealing with NB snow...
I got those on my TB ST2. They look sweet. I've been riding on them for a month as the temp here fluxes from the 20's to about 50 on any given day. Nice thing with the Hankook tires is they ride and handle excellent for a snow tire, and their tread life is better than the OEM Eagle F1sI got my Tires and Wheels the other day, I just need to put them on now but its still been in the 40's so I might wait a while. I got Hankook icept evo W310 in 225/50 R17 and some black drag-33's from Discount Tire. They look pretty sweet and I'll think they look good on the Race Red. I got some black lugs to go with them too. View attachment 2420 View attachment 2421
The F1s are a uber high performance tire designed in Germany and are recommended for use (by Ford) above 40 degrees F. I have three miles on my F1s and all I've read about them are they are soft, easily worn tires. You'd be either crazy or have a deathwish to be riding around on F1s in the snow since they aren't snow tires. That's why I'm riding on Goodyear GTs right now and waiting on any sign of bad weather and I've had good luck and wear with them in my area of the country.How do you know that their tread life is better than OE summers?