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#1 of 19 Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires
Nov 02, 2006 (7:56 pm)
Has anyone purchased winter tires for the Uplander (2006). Tire size 225/60R17. I am researching and find that a lot of the local and large Canadian tire supply stores are totally ignorant on this subject even though they claim to be tire specialists. Surely I'm not the first Uplander owner who would like to purchase a set of winter tires. Even the Chevy dealer had to phone around half a day to find one supplier (Toyo). No comparison prices and a 5 day waiting period.
#2 of 19 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires [barrieon]
Nov 03, 2006 (4:41 pm)
Check out the website: http://www.tirerack.com/ They carry all kinds of tires. Look for Bridgestone Blizzaks. Blizzaks are a good winter tire and usually come in a variety of sizes. Good luck.
#3 of 19 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires [jpf]
Nov 07, 2006 (9:34 pm)
Hi, Have you ordered from there and how was your experience with them. I've found a few online stores in addition to the one you referenced. click here for Carmodifier. My frustration is with the local tires businesses not being able to equip the 06 uplander.
#4 of 19 Winter tires
Nov 08, 2006 (12:13 pm)
I had limited choice with my '05 Uplander. I ended up with Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6 on OEM steel rims. My first choice would have been Blizzak W50s.
The new 6 bolt pattern may be difficult to find on the '06 and newer Uplnaders if you choose to go with steel wheels.
#5 of 19 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires [barrieon]
Nov 09, 2006 (5:27 pm)
I bought winter tires from them last year. No problems. I got the tires in less than a week.
#6 of 19 Winter Tires
Nov 10, 2006 (5:08 am)
I guess it is the time of the year but one of the suppliers indicate that the 17" in not that much in demand (yet). Also the 6 bolt wheel is not standard (yet). I ended up getting Toyo winter tires and OEM rims (which had to be shipped in from Montreal). Cost was about 1200 for all four installed. We'll see how they'll perform. The tire exceeds Transport Canada standards.
#7 of 19 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires [barrieon]
Nov 10, 2006 (1:35 pm)
The tires that came on ours from the factory did fine last Winter here in Michigan. Won't be upgrading to "Winter" tires since it came with MS rated radials in the first place. Maybe after 50K I'll start looking for another set of MS rated radials.
#8 of 19 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires [cwesleyg]
Nov 13, 2006 (7:33 pm)
MS = All Season
If you stay mainly in the city with your driving, MS tires should be fine. If you live in the UP, or rural Michigan, you will be amazed what tires with the "Winter" designation will do for traction in the winter.
#9 of 19 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Winter Tires [danno]
May 07, 2007 (7:00 am)
After waiting far too late in the season to be looking for such a "rare???" winter tire for my Uplander, I purchased a set of Dunlop Graspic DS-2(http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=Graspic+D- S-2).
A friend of mine works for GM and they had one set left, on factory rims too. They are a run-flat ice and snow tire. I paid under $1200CAD when I was being quoted over $1800 at retail outlets. I am complete satisfied with them.
I swear by winter ice tires given our climate. Late fall rain leaves the roads frozen over in the mornings, and the same can be experienced in the spring. Afternoon rain freezes on contact with the roads and then the rain turns to snow giving you thick snow on the icy roas. You wouldn't even know it with these tires.
Check out the reviews and strap a pair on. You won't be disappointed. Wow, this sounds like a plug.
#10 of 19 What wheels fit a 2005 Chevy Uplander?
Nov 23, 2007 (4:17 pm)