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With the oem all season tires, you won’t be tearing up the snowy roads, but the truck handles fine and won’t leave you stuck.

My job requires me to be out on snow days, so I have a set of Blozzaks due anyway now.

I will say though, the oem all seasons have seemed to have lost some snow traction compared to last season when they were new. They now have 15k miles.


Summer tires? Forget it. Don’t even try snow with them.

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With the oem all season tires, you won’t be tearing up the snowy roads, but the truck handles fine and won’t leave you stuck.

My job requires me to be out on snow days, so I have a set of Blozzaks due anyway now.

I will say though, the oem all seasons have seemed to have lost some snow traction compared to last season when they were new. They now have 15k miles.


Summer tires? Forget it. Don’t even try snow with them.

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Just curious... Blozzaks or did you mean Blizzaks?
 

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The stock 3 season tires are useless in snow. You can't move a trackhawk on a flat driveway with them! If you have those please get snow tires! For everyones safety!
Totally agree. Stock tires will get you through light snow, but get very sketch in deep wet snow or ice
 

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Totally agree. Stock tires will get you through light snow, but get very sketch in deep wet snow or ice


Stock summer tires will not get you thru light snow.

Stock all season tires will get you home and safe in the deepest snow., just not ideal. They are a compromise.


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Stock summer tires will not get you thru light snow.

Stock all season tires will get you home and safe in the deepest snow., just not ideal. They are a compromise.


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+1 on the summers being NFG in even a little snow. Plus they lose most of their grip once the temp gets < 20F or so.

If you're in a heavy snow area (92 inches/winter on average here) then you want a bit narrower tire and a real snow tire. I'm running 265s for the winter on a knock-off SRT wheel. Been through Blizzaks, Pirelli Scorpion Winter and Nokian Hakkapeliitta, and the Hakkapeliitta have been the best overall so far...
 

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I'm from Pittsburgh and the last 3 winters haven't been to bad. Last winter I had my 16 SRT and put winter tires on it. I put the Pirelli snow tires on it and honesty I didn't notice a big difference. Maybe a little better stopping but that's about it. I will say the winter before I had brand new stock all season tires so that probably has something to do with it. I just wanted to see everyone's opinion on the TrackHawk in the snow. I think I'll be alright as long as we don't get 3 feet of snow. If we do I will be going on to Tire Rack to order some snow tires because I can have them in a day or two.. Thanks guys!!
 

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There are several things that make Winter specific tire's superior to all seasons.

The one main thing that gives winter tires more performance is the ability to stay ply-able in very cold conditions 30 degrees and colder. This gives the tire the ability to stop and steering were as an all season will harden up and not be very ply-able so then you are dependent on the tread design. To disperse water slush and snow from them.

The aggressive winter tread patterns also help with dispersing water slush and snow away from the tire preventing hydroplaning or under steer conditions.

Also look into as the tire wears alot of manufacturers as the tire wears becomes just an all season tire and the ablilty to stay a winter specific tire goes away which will result in longer stopping distance and the steering goes away so when you turn the steering wheel the vehicle will continue on it straight path.

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Anything more than 12-15” of snow, you’ll be dragging the front underside of the TH, regardless of what tires you have.

The all seasons new are a surprising tire in the snow, I will say that also. That said, now that I have 15k miles on them, things are not the same as last year for me with them. Quite a bit slipping and sliding last week, which I attributed to the tread wear.




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My personal experience is snow was excellent with the all weather tires. All wheel drive, vehicle weight, snow mode and the brembos makes the TH reign supreme - we got hit hard with snow in NJ, and I was pleasantly pleased.
 

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The Pirelli Scorpion Winter XL are amazing. I've put them in the corners, dig raced in below freezing temps, and daily it. Their Wet/Dry/Snow Rating is among the highest. I run blizzaks on my Subaru's and I really like these things on the TrackHawk as I didn't like the Blizzak offerings for this size.
 

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In my opinion, the Pirelli Winter Scorpions are the best way to go. They are a little pricey, but for the power and torque of our GC Trackhawks, having have a good snow tire is well worth the piece of mind when you are on the roads. I feel very confident on ice and snow with these tires. This will be my third set, and I love them.
 

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I was curious as to the speed and load rating of your Blizzaks. Many aggressively patterned tires will not meet the specs required for the vehicle and should not be driven to the capability of the Trackhawk, both in terms of driving attributes (speed, cornering, braking, etc.) as well as towing capacity. This is generally an issue during the spring on those warm days prior to switching out to proper summer shoes.
 
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