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I've owned a far amount of suvs and pickups in my lifetime but I never have owned one that handles so poorly on ice and snow. Run it in fwd or awd it really makes little difference. It is so bad we are thinking of trading it for something else, Has anyone experienced the same issue and if you have what did you do to resolve it?

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I agree on the tires. I don't care who makes the car or SUV but it seems that the tires chosen are most often chosen for their fuel economy which usually makes them horrible in snowy and icy conditions. I don't care is you have 2WD, FWD, 4WD, or AWD driving on snow and ice has a lot to do with the tires on the car.

Living in Chicago we had a pretty mild winter last year but on the few slush and icy days I did feel the my 2019 Blazer RS AWD was fairly decent in those conditions but I have seriously considered picking up a set of basic wheels with winter tires to swap with. I had this on my 2WD S10 SS and on my HHR SS. Tires made the world of difference.
 

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I had thought about replacing the tires thats a obvious choice. What disappoints me is Prior to this Blazer I owned 3 equinoxes and they all handled the snow and ice very well. I think we are likely going to trade it off. My wife wants to go back to an equinox, I'm thinking of trying another Blazer ( not an RS ). First I'm going to drive one on the snow and ice. Just disappointed.
 

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that's the common problem that i usually hear for factory tires, have you tried Cooper srx or traverse. these tires get a really good feedback and based on my experience im using traverse tire in audi.
 

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I've owned a far amount of suvs and pickups in my lifetime but I never have owned one that handles so poorly on ice and snow. Run it in fwd or awd it really makes little difference. It is so bad we are thinking of trading it for something else, Has anyone experienced the same issue and if you have what did you do to resolve it?

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Keith from South Dakota
What is your biggest complaint on how the car handles?

Tires make a huge difference and how you drive it. Just switched from a 14 camaro that was my dd, to the blazer. The Blazer did awesome in our iced up alley, and all over town. We had nice sheet ice for about 2 days after that first storm this Oct. I am looking forward to the change for this winter. FYI the trash truck slid back down our alley and its a regular thing in this alley. The ice in SD is like nothing I ever dealt with in SW Co.

If you want, I have some awesome recommendations for tires that handle great on these style SUV's...I have been outfitting 6 cars yearly to handle snow and ice.

Liv - Pierre South Dakota
 

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Which tire brand / size combination do you have? I had 2 Equinoxes before my Blazer - a 2013 4-cyl LT and a 2017 6-cyl LT. My Blazer is a 3LT with the 18" wheel & Continental tire combo and, to me, it feels basically identical to the Equinoxes. Only difference is the Blazer is a lot wider so I have to be even more careful. We also had a very mild Winter last year so it wasn't tested in severe conditions.

I never felt the Equinox was great in the snow with the stock tires. It would go just fine in a straight line but stopping and especially turning could be an adventure. I'm in agreement with the others that the tires are probably the issue.
 

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Which tire brand / size combination do you have? I had 2 Equinoxes before my Blazer - a 2013 4-cyl LT and a 2017 6-cyl LT. My Blazer is a 3LT with the 18" wheel & Continental tire combo and, to me, it feels basically identical to the Equinoxes. Only difference is the Blazer is a lot wider so I have to be even more careful. We also had a very mild Winter last year so it wasn't tested in severe conditions.

I never felt the Equinox was great in the snow with the stock tires. It would go just fine in a straight line but stopping and especially turning could be an adventure. I'm in agreement with the others that the tires are probably the issue.
I'm currently running the stock tires and am very happy with the improvement over my camaro. When I buy another set for winter I be looking at nitto nt421Q. Or the continental dws06. These where great on my camaro all year long in S.D.
 

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I'm currently running the stock tires and am very happy with the improvement over my camaro. When I buy another set for winter I be looking at nitto nt421Q. Or the continental dws06. These where great on my camaro all year long in S.D.
I converted from a Camaro SS which was my daily driver here in NY. You learn to drive in those conditions :) I had General G-Max AS05's and they were a fantastic all weather tire. Hoping to put the latest variant of that rubber on the Blazer when it's time.
 

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I converted from a Camaro SS which was my daily driver here in NY. You learn to drive in those conditions :) I had General G-Max AS05's and they were a fantastic all weather tire. Hoping to put the latest variant of that rubber on the Blazer when it's time.
The general gmax was my go to on my ss for three years. I was surprised when the conti's where better.

I will also be keeping those in mind when its time as well. The continental tires just blew my doors off, driving on sheet ice in SD with almost 500 hp and rear wheel drive. I was used to snow and lots of it coming from sw co, Durango area. Did 5 winters in camaros...they never missed a beat down there. Sd is different.
 
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