Winter tires

Mitsubishi Delica L400 production commenced in 1994 -- After much anticipation, the L400 arrived on Canadian Soil in 2009!
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Winter tires

Postby archieim » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 am

Any one running winter rates tires on their 4x4 van! If so what are they? The performance of a true winter tire far out performs an all season....so I’m gonna search this out! Let me know what you have or what works!!



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Postby jamieboycowtown » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:18 pm

Hey

Running General Grabbers (mud and snow) on my L400 and love them. Great in the snow.
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Postby archieim » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:24 pm

jamieboycowtown wrote:Hey

Running General Grabbers (mud and snow) on my L400 and love them. Great in the snow.


Yes I’m running those exact ones during the summer. (A/T 2’s ). But looking for a straight up winter tire.
Can you stud those?
I’m guessing you’re in Calgary?
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Postby 204explorer » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:00 pm

I run Nokian Kakkapelita8 on my Honda Fit (much different than our vans) and we love it. They feel super safe on icy roads (Manitoba). They come factory studded. I think one stud is missing after two years. The studs are still super sharp and pointy. Tires are noisy when you go slow but decent at highway speed. Also does not damage drive way or garage.
Almost makes me look forward to the next blizzard.

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Postby volnoir » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:11 am

I have the Perelli Scorpion Ice & Snow on my Deli. Still a bit of slip here and there but overall much better grip than my all season geolanders.

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Postby 3crows » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:52 pm

I'll be installing winters real soon too.
Was hoping that the Geolanders it came with would get me by this winter
but after the first 6" snowfall they are certainly NOT OK!

Couldn't get away from a stop sign in 2wd, van went sideways at 80km/h on the highway :o
Kept it out of the ditch, but let's not do that again!!

Don't want to keep it in 4wd 'till April so, winter tire shopping I will go.

Would love to find a set on rims, but that seems unlikely...
unless, this set off a '98 Pathfinder work. 6 bolt 15", otherwise I have no idea if they'll fit.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tires-rims/cran ... nFlag=true

Anyone have any ideas for aftermarket rims?

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Postby archieim » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:55 am

3crows wrote:I'll be installing winters real soon too.
Was hoping that the Geolanders it came with would get me by this winter
but after the first 6" snowfall they are certainly NOT OK!

Couldn't get away from a stop sign in 2wd, van went sideways at 80km/h on the highway :o
Kept it out of the ditch, but let's not do that again!!

Don't want to keep it in 4wd 'till April so, winter tire shopping I will go.

Would love to find a set on rims, but that seems unlikely...
unless, this set off a '98 Pathfinder work. 6 bolt 15", otherwise I have no idea if they'll fit.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tires-rims/cran ... nFlag=true

Anyone have any ideas for aftermarket rims?



Ha yes! The wife had a pathfinder. Those were special rims and the door sticker requires a special size. It sounds like you have them. As far as I know Yokohama Geolanders were the only ones available and made in that specific size! The year of the pathfinder is relevant to the rim and tire. If it came directly off a pathfinder (I think it was 98 or 99, it was halfway though one of those years ), with those rims and those tires then you’ll only find that brand!
You can take the rim and do what ever size you want but I’m just saying Geolanders and pathfinders are one in the same!

Unless your gonna get a factory rim off another Delica it’s hard to find an aftermarket rim. They are out there.....somewhere




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Postby obeygravity » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:21 pm

I have the Grabbers as my summers. They are OK in snow, but I have Hankook Winter i Pike as winters. There is truly no comparison. The reason I got the Grabbers as summers is the reason (I feel) that they don't make good winters; longer lasting, harder rubber. The Hankooks have much softer rubber, decently big lugs, crazy siping, (effectively none on the grabbers) and I have them studded. I live in an area where I'm just as likely to have two feet of snow, 20 mm of rain, black ice or all three at the same time. Hope that helps.

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Postby archieim » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:40 am

You must be in the mountains or in Calgary !?


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