Well, this thread is a little dusty, but I thought I'd chime in, as I'm currently doing some winter tire homework myself for our 2007 FJ.anybody used the michelin LTX M/S2? how is it on the winter because thats what i have now.
I too likes the Pirelli Scorpion ATR in the snow. They wore out VERY fast for me.Another one to consider is the Cooper Discoverer M + S. I had two on the back in a 2wd Ford Ranger when I was in college, and they made a world of difference. I just put four on my Expedition, as it came with some "no-seasons" on it. First snow came today and they worked great, but I want to see how they do in some nastier stuff before forming a final opinion. Before I traded the FJ I had Pirelli Scorpion ATR's that went really well in the snow, but they were not a dedicated snow tire.
Agreed... we have them on our Corolla and they work fine.I’m really surprised Michelin X-Ice haven’t been mentioned. They consistently get top ratings and even beat both Blizzaks and Hakkas in some articles. So far mine have been outstanding in the worst of the worst of VT (glaze ice), are relatively quiet and wearing well. Got them in 265/70/17. Highly recommend 👍
I'm always looking behind me as I approach intersections... and I'm sporting duratracs on the FJ even!x2 Michelin X-Ice, "studless" snow tires. They ride great, low noise, top rated traction in side x side tests and last a long time too (as long as they are only used in <40~50F temps).
Got them on my FWD Camry (never been stuck, after 20 years of using several generations of them in deeeeeeep snow) and my 4WD MT FJ.
Biggest concern, when you fit really good gripping snow tires, is being hit by some dumb*ss in summer tires, or "all season" (= normal) tires.
I can second that! Dad was in a brand new Camaro and a trucker had a medical emergency and blew the light. Luckily he was paying attention and ran the red. Avoided a serious accident. Trucker was okayI'm always looking behind me as I approach intersections... and I'm sporting duratracs on the FJ even!