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Help,will I need any sort of snow tire for our trip from New Orleans to Flagstaff,AZ ~Dec 20-Jan1??Living in New Orleans doesn't really prepare you for driving in snow or ice;I haven't driven in anything like that since 1975 in Colorado.We have the stock tires on the Pilot-I guess they are all weather.
Now,I am not asking for certainty here,because it does snow in Northern AZ in Dec,just a best guess from folks familiar with the Pilot,and cold weather climates.Thanks,Charlie
 

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I had no problem driving the pilot in snow last winter in Chicago, using the OEM tires....the 4 wheel drive is very [/v] effective. I think I have driven it in 4 to 5 inches of snow without any problems
 

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charlie said:
Help,will I need any sort of snow tire for our trip from New Orleans to Flagstaff,AZ ~Dec 20-Jan1??Living in New Orleans doesn't really prepare you for driving in snow or ice;I haven't driven in anything like that since 1975 in Colorado.We have the stock tires on the Pilot-I guess they are all weather.
Now,I am not asking for certainty here,because it does snow in Northern AZ in Dec,just a best guess from folks familiar with the Pilot,and cold weather climates.Thanks,Charlie
The Michelin CrossTerrain is considered the ultimate upgrade in an all-seasons tire.
If this is a one-time excursion, and since you don't normally drive in the snow belt, then this might be your best bet.
Michelin CrossTerrain thread: http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5388

Another option in an all-seasons tire is the Nokian WR SUV.
The WR is closer to a snow tire that has been transformed into an all-seasons tire.
The WR carries the mountain/snowflake symbol on the sidewall which qualifies it as a legal snow tire.
This could be useful if, under severe weather conditions, the area in which you'll be traveling bans vehicles without real snow tires or chains.
Nokian WR SUV thread: http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5451

If you really want true winter tires, then a Michelin, Nokian, Pirelli or Continental product will suit you.
Winter tire thread: http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5685
 
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