I've recently joined the forum and had a couple of questions regarding tyres for snowy conditions.
I live in NE Scotland at the end of 3/4mi of broken tarmac farm track. At the first sign of snow the track fills up pretty quick, which is all good fun for charging through! Until the morning when you wake up and the track is waist deep in snow in places (I tried it once last year, it didn’t end well…)
Once the track looks like that, the escape route is an old grass track through the woods and across a few of the neighbour’s fields. The snow isn’t nearly as bad going this way but it turns into a muddy slushy mess before the main track is passable.
So, the point is, I currently have 265/65/r17 Runway Enduro HTs on my 06 Path. They are just about done and I need to get new tyres. The Enduros were fine last year on cold snow but once it changed to slush the tyres were spinning in the mud and I was walking in the woods. So should I get more of the same and accept the odd trek to the house or would all terrain (or something else) be a better bet.
I don’t mind losing some mpg and gaining a bit of road noise with more aggressive tyres but I wouldn’t want to increase braking distances for example? I bought the Path to fight through the winter and that is my priority for that car. The wife has a perfectly nice road car if we need to do big miles in the warmer months. So I don’t mind losing some on road niceness to get to and from my house without frostbite, as long as it doesn’t get too dangerous on the highway!
I also think I would need to go up to 265/70 to get a decent range of AT tyres but I don’t think that would be a problem?
Anyway, apologies if I'm asking stupid questions or flogging a topic that has been done to death, any advice would be welcome!