Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Grande Prairie area, Alberta, Canada
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From what I have heard directly from someone shopping at Chrysler for a vehicle, more then one dealership up here isn't pushing the air bag system on the pickups, they say there have been a lot of problems with that system and a certain amount of that is moisture related but as well just plain winter. It may work fine far south of here but they don't seem to have perfected it for this climate. I just don't know every problem type that they are having with the bags on the pickups but they haven't created anything like the reliability of the highway tractor air suspension, why that is I don't know.
Stevie, I am curious if your temps are warmer and have a lot of dry bare pavement during the winter as that isn't typically what we have out west, well certainly not up where I am and where Don is, that is a very bad corridor in there for freezing rain weather. Even if the pavement is dry, if its cold its been proven that true winter tires will grip better then a non winter tire on cold pavement as the rubber starts to turn to glass. Tires that barely meet the so called snow flake designation, I haven't been too impressed at all with more then one brand of them on a pickup for ice at all, no comparison to a real winter tire. Every tire store around here is totally swamped come winter, the amount of people that get tires swapped over on the same rims is massive and then there are those that have sprung for the two sets of rims/tire sensors as well but still end up at the tire shop to do the quick swap. Spring isn't as bad at the tire shops but come winter we get hit with the first snow and everyone's slipping around like bumper cars or getting stuck in the residential area's in town if we have a brutal winter as many don't plan ahead and must be thinking maybe this winter we won't get winter ... but we always do !.
Last edited by Northern Farmer; 12-28-2018 at 12:13 AM.