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snow tires Vs mud tires

I apologize up front if this was covered somewhere else already.

Most of my driving experience has been with street vehicles with street tires. Now I have had a '96 land Rover Discovery for about a month now and have decided the well worn stock Michelin 235 70 16 aren't going to cut it this winter when I go snowboarding in the high country. I bought the land rover because my 2wd nissan frontier with all terran tires was an adventure in the snow.

IT is my everyday vehicle, so the majority of my driving is on the street, but I see plenty of snow and would like to play in the dirt on occasion.

I was wondering if anyone thinks there is such a big difference between off road and snow tires? I was thinking that they should work simularly. But I got to looking at the "mud tires" and "snow tires." And go figure the guys selling them seem to think that you should have dedicated winter tires.

Also, is it just me or does it feel like you're going to flip if you take any corner faster than 30 mph in a land Rover? Is there something wrong with mine? It wouldn't suprise me if it needs new springs/shocks.

Any advice is appreciated
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It may need new springs and shocks but you still need to remember it is a suv and by their nature they are not meant to fly around corners.

As for the tire question there is a big difference between snow tires and mud tires. If your looking for a good all around tire i.e. good in the snow and off road pick up a set of AT(all terrain) like bfg at's or some by nitto toyo cooper etc...

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I went through this some months ago with my D2, and in the end took the advice of my tire guy and went for Michelin LTX A2's. They are rated as all terrain, dont look all terrain (more hwy) but grip the black top wonderfully, and off road far exceeded my expectations in deep mud, slippery clay hills and ice and snow. They really chuck it out... I Am Very Pleased.

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