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just asking regarding tire size:
my rav4 is using 235/60/16 tires kumho all weather any advice for better all weather tire and also has a good handling traction for snow. and possible for 17S too
 

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You specified an all weather tire with "good" traction in snow.

The deal with an all season tire is that they have "O.K." traction when it comes to all the seasons you'll need them.

Where do we start?

You have to start with what your priorities will be. (ie: wet vs. dry and winter traction vs. road noise/comfort)

With any all weather(all season) tire there is a trade-off between noise/comfort/handling.

Will you be using them mostly on dry/wet pavement?

How many months will you be driving in a snowy climate? Is ice a factor?

A tire that will give you beter traction in the snow will have wider grooves that allow slush and snow to escape easily. Same pretty much goes for wet rainy traction as well. (Trade-off: these are prone to more road noise)

"Sipes" : are grooves that cut the tread into smaller sections that flex under load to give better traction on ice by incresing surface area. These help by giving better traction on ice than a tire with a solid, blockier tread. Look for an all season that has Sipe technology incorporated in the tread. (trade off : these may wear a little faster)

Rubber hardness or the indication of the longevity of the tread is indicated by the "UTQG" (Universal Tire Quality Grade) rating on the side of the tire. You will see a place on the side of the tire where it says "Treadwear 400" for example. Generally the higher the number the stiffer the rubber compound. Many factors effect this number on the side but in laymans terms it means the higher the number, the longer it will last but the harder the rubber may be. ----- Economically it is better to buy a tire with a higher number. However this is where your priorities come in again. A lower number will give you better dry/wet traction but will wear out a little or alot faster.

There is alot of good info out there on buying tires. Do your homework first. http://www.tirerack.com is a good place to start. They have a questionair to fill out to help you choose. Wish I could give you the name of a tire to buy but it really depends on the area where you live. Sorry.

Any more questions just ask. Later. M.
 

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Sorry but you'll need to buy a second set of Winter tires and Rims.

Take your time and look for used rims. Or do what i did and put your winters on your OEM rims and then buy some bigger Bling Bling Rims for the Summer.

As for the Summer rims. You don't need dedicated summer tires.
You have the option of putting less expensive, quieter, longer lasting All Season Ultra High Performance tires. This option is also good if you happen to use your tires in the summer in some tricky (mud, gravel,.....) envirenment.
 
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