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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
I just came home from a 3 hour trip with our Blazer RS with 21" Black Rims and I have to agree with you. I was in 4WD mode the entire trip and the 2020 Blazer RS has only 3,000 miles, so the tires are like new. I have never had a vehicle perform worse in the snow. I would say the roads were not icy, they were snow covered and blowing. I would say we had 1 to 1/2 inches of blowing snow on the roads, so the road was not snow packed. I was getting passed by other SUV's going 60 to 65. I did not feel comfortable over 55 MPH in the Blazer. It felt like the truck was floating and would start to sway almost like it had a trailer on the back that started to sway and cause the truck to seem on the verge of out of control. It was hard to keep it on the road. Never had the T/C go off or the stability control, as I kept it between the lines. I assume it is tires on the 21" RS Black Rims. I'm sure they are not meant for winter driving, but I would have assumed being brand new that they would have performed better than they did. My wife is no longer confident in the Blazer. I told here I would look into snow tires and that should resolve, but hate to have the extra expense every winter. Should have given it more thought at purchase that the 21's probably weren't the best idea for winter driving in WI.
 

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My RS came with Michelin pimacy tour tires and the first time I had in on snow covered roads I was not impressed with handling at all. I sold those tires and had new Michelin Crossclimate2 245/50/20 all season installed and drove it recently in 1-2 inches of fresh snow cover at mixed speeds with FWD and was quite happy with the way the Blazer drove and handled. I have owned numerous SUVs, cars and trucks with a variety of tires over the decades in Wisconsin winters and these crossclimate2 tires felt as good or better than any other,

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I just came home from a 3 hour trip with our Blazer RS with 21" Black Rims and I have to agree with you. I was in 4WD mode the entire trip and the 2020 Blazer RS has only 3,000 miles, so the tires are like new. I have never had a vehicle perform worse in the snow. I would say the roads were not icy, they were snow covered and blowing. I would say we had 1 to 1/2 inches of blowing snow on the roads, so the road was not snow packed. I was getting passed by other SUV's going 60 to 65. I did not feel comfortable over 55 MPH in the Blazer. It felt like the truck was floating and would start to sway almost like it had a trailer on the back that started to sway and cause the truck to seem on the verge of out of control. It was hard to keep it on the road. Never had the T/C go off or the stability control, as I kept it between the lines. I assume it is tires on the 21" RS Black Rims. I'm sure they are not meant for winter driving, but I would have assumed being brand new that they would have performed better than they did. My wife is no longer confident in the Blazer. I told here I would look into snow tires and that should resolve, but hate to have the extra expense every winter. Should have given it more thought at purchase that the 21's probably weren't the best idea for winter driving in WI.
I picked up a set of 17" rims off a Colorado for $150 then went with blizzaks 245/70/17 only 0.3% difference in size from the 21" wheels. Made a complete difference driving in MN winters. And don't need to purchase new tries every winter (unless you put tons of miles on in the winter). My last set for an older vehicle lasted me 4 seasons.
 

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I picked up a set of 17" rims off a Colorado for $150 then went with blizzaks 245/70/17 only 0.3% difference in size from the 21" wheels. Made a complete difference driving in MN winters. And don't need to purchase new tries every winter (unless you put tons of miles on in the winter). My last set for an older vehicle lasted me 4 seasons.
Looking on line I’m not seeing a lot of options for the 21 inch wheels. The tires that came on my ‘19 Blazer RS are probably the worst ones I’ve ever had for snow and ice. I hate to change tires with only 17,000 miles on the tires but they are so bad I am hesitant to drive in the snow with the Blazer. Any solid recommendations for replacements if I go that route?
 
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