Hello all, We are in the SoCal area but plan to do a few trips to mountains this winter, Big Bear, etc. We went to Mountain High/Wrightwood this past weekend and the 19 inch OEM Contis on my brand new truck (with only about 1300 miles on it) weren't exactly confidence inspiring at around 6.5k altitude on those winding two lanes, and it wasn't even snowing at the time we went out there, but there were some sporadic black ice type conditions and temperatures dipped from 27F to like 19F at night. I have lived in the east coast for years and bought my first LR, an LR3 back there and have experienced first hand how crappy and dangerous OEM all seasons could be in winter/snowy conditions. My LR3 had come with Good Years all seasons and the traction on snow or ice was not good at all. I never had thought that living in SoCal I'd ever need winter tires but recalling those couple of near-mishaps resulting from the combination of the weight of my LR3 and the all seasons rubber, I am afraid to take this truck into any snowy or icy surfaces without proper tires So I am wondering that for the days/times we are not out in the mountains, would running winter/snow tires in typical SoCal winter weather in my area with normal temperatures well above 55 to 65 degrees, cause any premature wear. Here are the two tires I was looking at, they have got some good reviews: The Blizzak DM-V2: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...toYear=2016&autoModel=LR4&autoModClar=HSE+LUX and the Latitude X-ICE X12: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...toYear=2016&autoModel=LR4&autoModClar=HSE LUX I am leaning towards the Latitude for its higher speed rating of 111H vs the Blizzak' 111T, guessing it would be quieter on the freeways. I may also be looking to get a dedicated set of 19 inch OEM rims, style 703 (i believe this maybe the part number: LR040788).