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Sure, it's doable on all seasons/all terrains. But why? for 2% of the cost of the truck you can use something that is unquestionably better and safer!
Some people like all wheel drifting ;)
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Personally I switched my 21's for 22's when my 21's went. If you drive anything like me you will have less than 12K miles left before you have to replace yours. I went with the new Michelin defenders for EVs. I like them so far but we don't get much snow to test them out. I'm hoping that when I'm up in North Western WI in a couple weeks it doesn't snow as I don't particularly like driving in it but if it does I'll be able to tell you about it.
 

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A 21" inch option from Mitchelin is suppose to drop in July '24 from another tread that got data from the Mitchelin site. I built the second 20" set to help extend life on my 21's and hope for a little better traction in the winter.
 

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The easy fix for the puncture is a plug; the slightly more complicated - and more expensive - fix is a patch. Patching repairs are practically fail-proof and IMO are worth the extra cost for the increased peace of mind.

With respect to snow tires, all the testing data that I've seen indicates that their biggest benefit is found during braking and turning on snow and slush-covered road surfaces. Shorter braking distances and more secure control in winter conditions are worth the added cost of snow tires IMO.
 

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Minnesota here. I put on snow tires for all last winter. You'll never regret it, plus they are cheaper than stock tires. No need to buy dedicated rims as it would take years to get that money back (especially since your tires probably wont last more than 3 seasons)
 

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Minnesota here. I put on snow tires for all last winter. You'll never regret it, plus they are cheaper than stock tires. No need to buy dedicated rims as it would take years to get that money back (especially since your tires probably wont last more than 3 seasons)
Did you just have a tire shop swap out your stock tires for the snows? What did it run you?
 

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I just purchased a set of Michelin X-Ice Snows in 22s for our mild winters here in the PNW. Although we don’t get a lot of snow, it is cheap insurance to have the extra winter traction.
 

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Did you just have a tire shop swap out your stock tires for the snows? What did it run you?
Yes. $80. Discount tire.

I would guess rims at minimum would cost $1200 including mounting. Every 3 years you would have to switch out tires for wear regardless.

It would take at least 12 years to get your money back on dedicated rims for winter tires.
 

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Yes. $80. Discount tire.

I would guess rims at minimum would cost $1200 including mounting. Every 3 years you would have to switch out tires for wear regardless.

It would take at least 12 years to get your money back on dedicated rims for winter tires.
Yeah, I'm not going to get dedicated rims. I'd just grab some snow tires and have them swap them out.
 

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It would take at least 12 years to get your money back on dedicated rims for winter tires.
True, but you would also have the benefit of having a spare if needed with one of your snow tires if mounted on rims.
 
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Minnesota here. I put on snow tires for all last winter. You'll never regret it, plus they are cheaper than stock tires. No need to buy dedicated rims as it would take years to get that money back (especially since your tires probably wont last more than 3 seasons)
The problem is I have 21s and there are no alternatives. It appears you have 20s and have all the alternatives.
 

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For those on the Fence with motor options, the DM is much better on this stuff. It feels much more planted than my QM did on the same tires.
When did you test DM in snow?
 

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The problem is I have 21s and there are no alternatives. It appears you have 20s and have all the alternatives.
Same here but I live in Colorado (not in the mountains) so the snow isn't typically that bad and melts after a day or two.
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