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    I have a 2011 GMC Sierra 4x4 with a 3 hole slide in box. I currently have Cooper ATR tires (E Load) on the truck - that what was on truck when I bought it. The tires say they are a M&S tire but I am not so sure they are what I need for a Maine winter. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thanks!!
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    Andy : I am not a snow expert but I do know we put Cooper's on Clint's Chevy 2500 4x4 and they were ok, I like the Toyo's he had on before and when I drove my Suburban in the snow in Idaho it performed well with Michelin tires...The Cooper is a good tire but I would have to look and see which tread design is made for snow, I know they did not handle mud well in the Colorado mtns..
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    I have never put full snow tires on my truck, but on the wifes car I really, really like the Yokohama Ice Guards. They made a huge difference over the all season Michelin's. I looked at the Bridgestone Blizzacks and one of the Toyo's as well. Swapped them over this past weekend, ready to roll.
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    With 4WD & AT tire, you should be fine. (Unless they are nearly worn out.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Stroyan View Post
    With 4WD & AT tire, you should be fine. (Unless they are nearly worn out.)
    I was hoping that was the case, but the tread seems "hard". The tires seem slick on wet grass and I have had to use 4wd when I thought it shouldn't have to be necessary. If I don't HAVE to get snow tires, great but safety is my main concern.
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    Are you allowed to run studs based on season? Nokian Hakkapeliitta is the best for snow in a regular tire.
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    I am about to put Goodyear Duratrac's on my pickup. Reports seemed good on road noise and traction on wet pavement.

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    Interesting to see this come up. I was just looking. My Micheline LTX MS2 tires have 70,000 on them. I'd go for at least another 5000 if winter wasn't coming. I'm thinking of putting snows on for winter, then getting another set of the Micheline in the spring. They are fine on snow, but I'm just thinking about adding a little extra safety factor, it gets pretty rough out here in the winter.

    I was just reading reviews here:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...p?type=W&VT=LT

    I am considering the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 but I don't have experience to share.

    One positive/negative I found in the description.

    NOTE: The first 55% of the Blizzak DM-V1 tread depth features the Multicell Z Compound while the remaining 45% features a standard winter tire compound. When the Blizzak DM-V1 is approximately 50 percent worn, a depth indicator molded into the tread design lets the driver know that the remaining tread is reaching the end of its ability to provide beneficial snow traction.
    From the initial look at the table, the Michelin Latitude Alpin looks great. But look at the low number of miles reported and read some of the negative comments. That scared me off of them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    I am about to put Goodyear Duratrac's on my pickup. Reports seemed good on road noise and traction on wet pavement.

    http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-duratrac
    Ran these on my 07' Silverado, they are GREAT tires! Great wear, great traction, great self cleaning in mud/snow/ice, very little road noise. The only time you'll hear noise in under 10 mph you'll hear some tread gripping. Once the wranglers on my 11' Sierra are shot I will put Dura Tracs back on forever!!!
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