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FWIW, I'm trying the Goodyear tires this winter, but I've not used snow tires previously on a Range Rover. I did OK on the Continentals last winter, but slid around a bit, and ABS kicked in quite a bit at stop signs. My office is across the street from the sheriff's office, and they have Ultra Grips on many of their vehicles (mostly FWD).

I took a look at the reviews at Tirerack -- lots of reviews for Pirelli, not so much for Goodyear. I don't know that between the two you can really go wrong.
 

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My wife has the Pirelli Ice and Snow on her Porsche, and last year I got them for my RR. Love 'em. Super traction and quiet. If Porsche recommends them for their SUV, I figure they gotta be pretty good.
 

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Of those two choices I'd suggest the Pirellis, however I'd prefer to search for a set of Vredestein Wintrac Xtremes.
 

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GKP said:
Of those two choices I'd suggest the Pirellis, however I'd prefer to search for a set of Vredestein Wintrac Xtremes.
I've heard the Vredesteins are fantastic winter tires that work quite well all year round with good tread life. The reviews on the Pirellis are also quite good.

I'd heard similar good things about Nokian tires, so I purchased Nokian WR SUV tires for my wife's car (Volvo XC70). The tires are on all year and provide a pretty smooth ride, great winter traction, and (so far) good tread life. She's put about 35k-40k miles on the tires and there is still a good amount of tread left -- I figure another year at least. When the time comes to decide on a new set of tires for my RR, I will strongly consider the Nokians -- Vredesteins too, if I can find them around here.
 

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I would be more concerened with road holding on ice and snow covered tarmac, stopping distance,
cornering etc, rather than which car can go furthest up a desserted track before getting stuck.

:think:

But not as much fun. :D
 

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The Video was exceptionally cool!

I am more concerned with packed snow, ice and slush.

My read of consumer reports seems to indicate all snow tires fall short on dry road braking or am I reading it wrong?
 

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I'm running the Goodyear Kevlar Wranglers but it is said that they may not be best for ice and snow. I'm going to give them a chance and see. Since I'll be running Vail Pass a lot this winter I will find out soon.
 

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After all the research, I went with Pirelli. Tire Rack guy said it was a better choice as did the folks who posted on the English Tyre review site.
 

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I got a set of the 19" Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow tires for my 2004 Range Rover last year and I was very happy with them not just in the snow (We spend a lot of time in Squaw Valley California) but on dry pavement (they seem as good on dry pavement as the 18" Pirelli Scorpion STR tires I have on my 2001 Discovery II).
 
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