Stock Bridgestone DUELER 255/65R17 for winter

Frenchy

Well-Known Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Mar 15, 2020
Messages
1,496
Reaction score
1,299
Location
Poncha Springs
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger, 1983 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 Turbo
Occupation
Ford Dealership Mechanic
as a former nissan driver.... it wasn't the tires
It was my 4th nissan and I can tell you that the tires make a difference for the conditions. A ture winter tire will make the world of difference in winter conditions. Now if you go offroad the General Grabbers do alright. On slick icy and snowy roads they are not good what so ever.





Advertisement

 
OP
Igor

Igor

Well-Known Member
First Name
Igor
Joined
Sep 11, 2020
Messages
126
Reaction score
198
Location
Ontario (ON)
Vehicle(s)
Ford Ranger 2020 XLT 4x4 Sport
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
For winter conditions on the road those would be a terrible choice. These pictures are from my 1992 Pathfinder with General Grabbers and rhe winter performance sucked.

IMG_20191031_124229.jpg


IMG_20191031_124224.jpg
Wow. It was ugly. Glad you are OK. But people in this thread have different opinion about General Grabber tires.
 

SPEEDBUILT

Well-Known Member
First Name
Zak
Joined
Apr 24, 2019
Messages
114
Reaction score
115
Location
SacTown
Vehicle(s)
2020 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4
Occupation
Strength Coach
Wow. It was ugly. Glad you are OK. But people in this thread have different opinion about General Grabber tires.
If you want objective ratings, go to tire rack and see what they rate them at. Hint: it’s not even close between true winter tires and all-seasons. Winter tires rate between 9-10 on snow and ice, all-seasons would be lucky to rate above a 7, most good ones are at a 6.5. You have four points of contact on the ground-don’t skimp on tires. Besides, if it saves one fender bender they pay for themselves(similar cost as most deductibles).
 
OP
Igor

Igor

Well-Known Member
First Name
Igor
Joined
Sep 11, 2020
Messages
126
Reaction score
198
Location
Ontario (ON)
Vehicle(s)
Ford Ranger 2020 XLT 4x4 Sport
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #19
If you want objective ratings, go to tire rack and see what they rate them at. Hint: it’s not even close between true winter tires and all-seasons. Winter tires rate between 9-10 on snow and ice, all-seasons would be lucky to rate above a 7, most good ones are at a 6.5. You have four points of contact on the ground-don’t skimp on tires. Besides, if it saves one fender bender they pay for themselves(similar cost as most deductibles).
Nothing against your experience, but here is rating from tire rack.
Winter/Snow Performance
8.9 - Excellent
  • 9.3 Light Snow Traction
  • 9.1 Deep Snow Traction
  • 8.2 Ice Traction
 

SPEEDBUILT

Well-Known Member
First Name
Zak
Joined
Apr 24, 2019
Messages
114
Reaction score
115
Location
SacTown
Vehicle(s)
2020 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4
Occupation
Strength Coach
Nothing against your experience, but here is rating from tire rack.
Winter/Snow Performance
8.9 - Excellent
  • 9.3 Light Snow Traction
  • 9.1 Deep Snow Traction
  • 8.2 Ice Traction
It says 6 on the link you provided. You are looking at consumer ratings. I don’t trust those. They are also only comparing to other all-seasons. Again, it’s not even close when it comes to winter driving.
 
Last edited:

myothercarizahearse

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Apr 26, 2020
Messages
237
Reaction score
420
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger STX 4x4, 1987 Caddy Brougham hearse
Occupation
retired to the glue factory
It was my 4th nissan and I can tell you that the tires make a difference for the conditions. A ture winter tire will make the world of difference in winter conditions. Now if you go offroad the General Grabbers do alright. On slick icy and snowy roads they are not good what so ever.
never buying or renting a nissan ever again. never. don't care what tires they won't stop the constant seal leaks, sticking shifter, piss poor gas mileage, bed falling off, check engine light never went off, replaced gas tank, fuel sender 3x, every EVAP valve/solenoid/sensor, knock sensor, timing belt, replaced transistor for heater fan 2x, bed fell off, never got over 15MPG- the hearse gets 14 in the winter- cruise control was a pain to set and then it never kept speed, my foot got stuck under the brake pedal many times... that caused a couple situations, bed fell off, spare tire rotted through the rim, i know I'm missing something, check out www.nissan.com . the truck was retired at 105,000 miles They are junk


#nissanhatred
 

Frenchy

Well-Known Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Mar 15, 2020
Messages
1,496
Reaction score
1,299
Location
Poncha Springs
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger, 1983 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 Turbo
Occupation
Ford Dealership Mechanic
never buying or renting a nissan ever again. never. don't care what tires they won't stop the constant seal leaks, sticking shifter, piss poor gas mileage, bed falling off, check engine light never went off, replaced gas tank, fuel sender 3x, every EVAP valve/solenoid/sensor, knock sensor, timing belt, replaced transistor for heater fan 2x, bed fell off, never got over 15MPG- the hearse gets 14 in the winter- cruise control was a pain to set and then it never kept speed, my foot got stuck under the brake pedal many times... that caused a couple situations, bed fell off, spare tire rotted through the rim, i know I'm missing something, check out www.nissan.com . the truck was retired at 105,000 miles They are junk


#nissanhatred
Being in Ohio and the fact that you're talking about the bed coming off tells me you never took care of your vehicles by washing them off from the salt on the roads. That is a entirely different subject that does not belong on this thread.
 

JimJa

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jim
Joined
Jun 19, 2019
Messages
135
Reaction score
137
Location
Bondurant, WY
Vehicle(s)
'19 Ford Ranger Lariat, '18 Focus RS, '17 Escape Titanium
Was always doubtful when friends bragged about pure winter tires. Finally succumbed and installed a set of Michelin Ice-X winter tires on my wife's Escape. WOW! Next best thing to chains. Really. (BTW, as I write this there is 18" of snow out my front door and more on the way).

Suspect most all pure winter tires are close with only slight differences among them, but all are light years ahead of standard mud and snow tires.

Keep in mind they wear quickly so are best only used during the winter, exchanging with your OEM or "year round" tires normally on your vehicle.
 

Shadowdraxx

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ric
Joined
Sep 3, 2020
Messages
73
Reaction score
143
Location
TX
Vehicle(s)
2020 Ranger XLT Sport
Occupation
Bum
They are possibly the worst OEM tires I’ve ever had. Not very confidence inspiring in the wet and ice is something you will want to avoid. Not sure on others but they seem to be wearing pretty fast too
 

Montana Ranger

Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Oct 19, 2019
Messages
102
Reaction score
190
Location
Missoula, MT
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger Lariat
Finally succumbed and installed a set of Michelin Ice-X winter tires on my wife's Escape. WOW! Next best thing to chains.
Agreed. I have the Michelin Ice-X on our Subaru Outback. The only bad thing I can say about these tires is that they breed overconfidence on snow and ice because they are so amazingly effective. Over the years I have had only a few instances where they car got anything close to squirrelly, and that was on pure sheet ice that is only encountered very rarely.

My 2019 Lariat came with the Hankook Dynapro tires, and at first I agonized over swapping them out for the winter. (Really wasn't looking forward to finding and buying yet another set of wheels & tires and then having to store them off-season) I stuck with the Hankooks and after around 3,000 miles of winter driving they were okay. In the winter, my Ranger is mostly used for highway travel for skiing, and have had only a couple of instances where I had wished I had something better.
 

PierreD

Active Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
39
Location
Ottawa CA
Vehicle(s)
2020 Ford Ranger XLT
Occupation
AV Tech
Got my winter tires. The Bridgestone are not good for winter.
AT tires are not best in winter (specially on ice) as they have too hard a compound in the cold...
If you want a very good performing winter tire at a reasonable price, you can't go wrong with these:
https://www.quattrotires.com/tires/WS71
They are also very smooth/quiet for a winter tire.......
 

Advertisement





 


Advertisement
Top