(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
These tires are used on a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser that is front wheel drive but has a 4 wheel drive capability available on demand. I live just outside the snow belt in hilly Southern NY. I have a job that requires me to get to work no matter what the weather, that's why I equipped my FJ SUV with these tires. I have gone through two winter seasons on these tires. The first season didn't seem to be too bad, although my husband managed to get this vehicle stuck in our driveway during a big snowstorm then it slid off the driveway and into the tree next to our driveway when he tried to gun it getting it out onto the road which still hadn't been plowed. <br /><br />t don't know if it's the combination of the heaviness of the FJ Cruiser and these tires or what, but after the snowplow comes and salts the roads, the roads here turn to ice and the snow continues to pile up on top of the ice. With just about 4 inches on the ground (over ice), smaller, lighter cars with all season radials were passing me with little problem on my very slight incline of a street and my FJ Cruiser wheels just couldn't get me anywhere, even in 4WD. It was embarrassing. Eventually, I barely got the FJ in the driveway and left it there at the end of the driveway. I can't stop at the bottom of my hill and you can barely call it a hill. The FJ slides out onto the cross street, even with these tires. Every small incline and especially the declines of these very small hills sends the FJ off to the side of the road when there is just a few inches of snow on the ground. Maybe it's the combination of an FJ with these tires. Maybe it's because the plow comes, salts the roads, the snow melts and turns to ice, then more snow falls and I end up driving on snow covered ice. I'm going to go to a local tire service and ask if they can stud these tires. If that doesn't work, I will probably buy a different vehicle for this coming winter and next time, I'm getting some other type of STUDDED snow tires. I still can't believe that these tires weren't any good on this vehicle.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.