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So obviously the Sasquatch wheels and tires look cool, like really cool. But how will they handle the cold?

Here in Minnesota it's frozen a good 7 months out of the year, and we get a lot of ice and snow. Some of drivers here seem to think AWD makes them invincible on the road, but I see a lot of AWD crossovers in the ditch - nothing is a substitute for a good set of snow tires. But I've never heard of 35" snow tires - does such a thing exist?

I'm wondering if it's more sensible to stay at the lower wheel sizes, where it's more possible to find snow tires. Am I overthinking this? Or will the MT tires be able to handle snow okay?





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I don't have an answer here, but I AM curious about putting chains on the Sasquatch package and if it's possible. I'm trying to be in the mountains and changing tires sounds awful, so chains is more normal here in Northern California.
 

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In western Canada we live in igloos most of the year lol,but I run 35/1250r18 general grabber AT2 with studs in winter on my S/D they work good but noisy as heck on pavement
 

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So obviously the Sasquatch wheels and tires look cool, like really cool. But how will they handle the cold?

Here in Minnesota it's frozen a good 7 months out of the year, and we get a lot of ice and snow. Some of drivers here seem to think AWD makes them invincible on the road, but I see a lot of AWD crossovers in the ditch - nothing is a substitute for a good set of snow tires. But I've never heard of 35" snow tires - does such a thing exist?

I'm wondering if it's more sensible to stay at the lower wheel sizes, where it's more possible to find snow tires. Am I overthinking this? Or will the MT tires be able to handle snow okay?
Check out Nokian. They make a tire for that but I’m sure they won’t be cheap.
 

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I’ve run 33 duratrac in snow and they were great. Only thing I liked about them. My wife’s truck runs 35.25 x 13 nitto g2 and they do great also. I’ve run 32 bfg all terrain they were great in snow also
 

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The Goodyear Territory is supposed to carry the "mountain/snowflake" rating for "extreme snow" so it is in the same category with BFG AT/KOs, Grabber ATX, etc. Should be an OK winter/snow tire. Not as good as real snow tires, but one you can leave on in the summer too.
 

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I've found a quality All Terrain and 4 wheel drive is usually good enough. A 2 wheel drive or low clearance AWD vehicle benefits significantly from true snow tires, but I run K02's all year-round in the Rocky Mountains without any issues.
Of course it goes without saying that you still have to be smart about it and allow more time for braking, etc.... Drive the conditions and A/T tires are fine.
I have never run M/T, so I can't comment on what the Sasquatch package tires will do, but I suspect they will be slightly worse on snow covered pavement than an A/T tire.
 

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I'm sure plenty of people will say I'm nuts on this, but I used to run 35" BFG Mud Terrains on my FSB's and never had an issue with them in the snow. That's back when NJ used to actually get snow. I think some of it also depends on how you drive. Larger tire will make you sit higher and less snow being dragged underneath, and of course All Terrain tire should handle better than M/T.
 

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Northern Ontario here, my 33in MT on my old Jeep TJ held up really well in snow packed and ice covered conditions. Mostly all I had to do was pop it in 4Hi to get going quickly at stop signs. Drifting was fun 🤣
 

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I'm a big proponent of dedicated winter tires for winter driving.

Even if I got a Sasquatch Bronco, I'd probably go down to a 33" tire for a winter setup, to get better availability / affordability of winter tires.
 

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So obviously the Sasquatch wheels and tires look cool, like really cool. But how will they handle the cold?

Here in Minnesota it's frozen a good 7 months out of the year, and we get a lot of ice and snow. Some of drivers here seem to think AWD makes them invincible on the road, but I see a lot of AWD crossovers in the ditch - nothing is a substitute for a good set of snow tires. But I've never heard of 35" snow tires - does such a thing exist?

I'm wondering if it's more sensible to stay at the lower wheel sizes, where it's more possible to find snow tires. Am I overthinking this? Or will the MT tires be able to handle snow okay?
To be honest, it really depends on your experience. I live in interior Alaska and haven't had tires smaller than 35" since I was a teenager. As long as you drive with care, you'll be fine. The bigger tread will do well in deep snow, but wont do as well on packed snow and ice. But when you're looking at driving on ice, nothing is going to do as well as studs... And even with studs, there is no substitute for experience and skill. I personally will be going with a set of 37" Toyo M/Ts immediately after picking up my bronco.
 
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