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Year / Model Reviewed:
2000 265/75R16 - Hankook IPike RW11
Driving 2000 GMC 4x4 Ext Cab truck in 2wd feels like driving on dry roads; Feels comfortable in ice, snow and slush. 4 wheel drive with these tires - goes where you point it!
A little slippery when breaking on ice... but stays straight and definitely better than A/T and all-season tires. I did get the ABS to kick in when going down a hill to a stop light on ice... they're not going to stop on a dime if you're trying to push it a bit.
Casper, Wyoming : Drive in places where all-wheel and 4-wheel drives are slipping and going off road. Pulled a Chrysler 300 out of ditch (in 4-wheel drive) but didn't slip a bit... felt like pulling a car out of mud, and I was on pavement. Looked at Blizzaks, etc. but figured a cheap studless snow tire would out do an A/T any day of the week. I was right. I cannot believe I haven't used snow tires in the 20+ years I've been driving. Amazing traction and control. I am really impressed with the ride on dry roads, the control on snow and ice. I did get them to spin a bit on wet pavement, but as long as they're doing the job in snow and ice... I could really care less. I was concerned that the Hankook's wouldn't have been as good as some of the other major brands, but I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
Similar Products Used:
Cooper Discoverer S/T (terrible in snow and ice); Destination A/T (good all-around tire); General Grabber AT2's (good all around tire, good price); Michelin LTX MS2's (best all season and does reasonable in snow and ice)... still, none of these handle the snow and ice like the Hankooks. I'll probably get the Firestone Destination A/T's and use them in the warm seasons.