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John Perz

If you actually live/drive someplace where the winter driving conditions are so bad that they have laws where they won’t let you on the public highways without winter tires and/or chains; then the smartest thing you can do is acquire 4 plain steel wheels and mount and balance the best snow rated tires you can find on them. Switch them for your “regular” tires on a seasonal basis. This will give you maximum life on your winter tires (real snow tires wear really quickly in hot weather) and maximum safety when driving in the winter.

Since you are buying a new truck, and presumably will keep it for many years, this ends up be very cheap over the long haul. The steel rims quickly pay for themselves compared to the cost of having tires demounted and mounted and balanced on one set of rims all the time.

BTW, I use this system, and I have both sets of tires marked on the inside, with one of those yellow tire crayons, DE for Driver’s side Even, DO for Driver’s Odd, PE for Passenger Even, and PO for Passenger Odd. The FRONT of my truck gets the Odd or Even tire depending on whether the YEAR is odd or even. This makes tire rotation automatic!

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