Hello Next season I plan to do about 11 weekend trips from San Mateo to Incline Village (Highways 80 - 267) between mid December and mid March. I will be transporting precious cargo (my 7 & 9 year old children). I was thinking of getting another set of rims and winter tires and leaving them on for 3 months Dec-March. So the questions is tires. Am thinking of getting a winter tire that is studdable but I do not have plans to ever put studs in them. The vehicle is a 2000 Lexus RX300 AWD with tire size 225/70-R16. I am leaning towards the following two tires: General ALTIMAX ARCTIC 12 STUDDABLE (I heard these are made in Germany by Continental) https:/
Cooper Evolution Winter Studdable
https:/ www.discounttiredirect.com/ buy-tires/ general-altimax-arctic-12-studdable/ p/ 35936 /
I might also consider:
Hankook I PIKE RW11 STUDDABLE
https:/ www.discounttiredirect.com/ buy-tires/ cooper-evolution-winter-studdable/ p/ 36797 /
Cooper DISCOVERER M+S STUDDABLE
I understand that General and Cooper are two excellent tire manufactures that are under the radar compared to the big popular brands.
Not sure it is worth paying the extra $$ for the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2 or Michelin tires.
Looking to confirm I am going in the right direction for the type of tire and also looking for specific tire recommendations. I plan to buy in late November.
Thanks!! www.discounttiredirect.com/ buy-tires/ hankook-i-pike-rw11-studdable/ p/ 10762