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Turning my 4wd trailblazer into an SS clone, I have just ordered a set of used SS rims and am going to buy a set of 255/50/20 tires to mount on them, How are they in the winter?? If there are decent, I may sell the original 17" tires and rims to help offset the cost of the upgrade.
 

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I just (3 wks ago) changed from the stock RSA's to some new Nitto 420s.

I ran the RSAs through two winters, without one hitch. They're not the best snow tires, but they're adequate. The AWD system does a great job, when it's needed. I've never had any ice buildup, either.
 

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I ran mine through 2 No. Illinois winters and no major issues with the rubber. My only concern would be is that some of the SS rims did not get a good clear coat from the factory and I know that mine developed white lines under the clear coat that could not be polished. :hissy: I assume that part of this was due to driving in the cold/salty conditions.

I rectified the problem by moving to So. California permanently, and then finding a dealer that would cover the stripping and re-clear coating under warranty. :woohoo:
 

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Thanks for the reply
Are you running the 255 50 r20 Goodyear Eagle RSA??
Is your SS AWD??
Do you have problems with ice buildup inside your wheels??
Yes, I have the 255/50R20 RSA. This is the first replacement set. (the OEM lasted 45,000 miles) And yes, my SS is AWD.
I have not noticed any build-up in my rims. The only problem I have had (in snow) is bottoming out. This is not a tire or rim issue, but rather ground clearance issue.
 
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