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Need help selecting snow tires for 2018 G90

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Just moved from TX to Montana and need different tire for the upcoming winter. Locals advise me I only need snow tires on rear - don't bother with front. Any thoughts?

Also getting different advice re studded or not. One tire shop recommends studded on all four tires. Again, any thoughts? Appreciate everyone's help.

p.s.- I have 24K miles , ContiPro tires and 3 of the 4 have failed. Thankfully I took the tires insurance offered by the dealer!
 

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I'd get winter tires on all 4. While you can get away with just 2, why bother? Is your safety worth it? Winter tires aren't all that expensive, not to mention if you decide to drive into the mountains you'll be glad to have them. Please, don't forget to keep a bag of kitty litter or sand in your trunk in case you get stuck and need something for extra traction. And if you will be going into dangerous mountain roads, get a set of tire chains. You can get them off Amazon much cheaper than a local shop.

Studded tires do provide extra traction, but they shred the roads. Make sure to check where they are legal in Montana.

Ride the Conti's until they are worn and then get a different set of tires. 3 failures speak volumes.
 

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I'd get winter tires on all 4. While you can get away with just 2, why bother? Is your safety worth it? Winter tires aren't all that expensive, not to mention if you decide to drive into the mountains you'll be glad to have them. Please, don't forget to keep a bag of kitty litter or sand in your trunk in case you get stuck and need something for extra traction. And if you will be going into dangerous mountain roads, get a set of tire chains. You can get them off Amazon much cheaper than a local shop.

Studded tires do provide extra traction, but they shred the roads. Make sure to check where they are legal in Montana.

Ride the Conti's until they are worn and then get a different set of tires. 3 failures speak volumes.

Thanks for your input. I went ahead today and committed to four Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires. Expensive at $350 per. Since my lease has only one more year and I have no big travel plans, I will have a set of low mileage snow tires next spring! Thanks to both who responded. Joe
 
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