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Old 09-28-2016, 04:39 PM   #31
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I myself can't wait to get the Michelins of my new GMC. They are so bad in the wet and snow. I will be putting Generals or Firestones when they wear out.
Tire design is a never ending trade off of performance in various categories. They best snow tire is likely to wear out very fast and also have poor dry weather handling characteristics. Likewise, a long lasting "highway tire" is going to suck in the snow. You didn't mention any models for any of the three brands, but I can assure you that Michelin, General and Firestone all make tire models that are "so bad in the wet and snow", as well as models that work great in the snow (but suffer in other areas of performance).

In other words...your tires are the wrong model for your needs as opposed to the wrong brand.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:22 PM   #32
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Tire design is a never ending trade off of performance in various categories.
True dat. One of the best compromise tires I have run across is Nokian. Lots of siping for wet and ice traction.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:03 PM   #33
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Ok I am past due for 4 new tires on my truck. It is a 2014 chevy Silverado 3500 HD SRW duramax 4wd. I know Michelin LTX M/S are a great tire but they are almost $1115 mounted and balanced. I saw falken wildpeak at3w for $754 mounted and balanced. At that price I have to ask... Anybody out there using these? How are they with daily driving and towing? Reviews are few and don't address towing. The only online reviews I can find are articles and they are fairly positive but don't address what I really need to know. Thanks!
I run wildpeak at3w. Have about 2k miles on them. They are an at / mt hybrid. Make a little noise but not annoying. Seem to have good traction in the wet and are wearing good. 55k mile warranty I believe. Towed to TN and back with them...about 1000 miles round trip. No complaints
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