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For the last number of years I have been running Wrangler MTR with Kevlar or Duratrac's. Both have been great tires and I have no problem buying them again.

But I cant help but think I am overlooking other options.

Only real requirement I have is - the snowflake rating is a must
I do tow a trailer but she's fairly light ~1,800 lbs max.


Open to suggestions.
 

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For the last number of years I have been running Wrangler MTR with Kevlar or Duratrac's. Both have been great tires and I have no problem buying them again.

But I cant help but think I am overlooking other options.

Only real requirement I have is - the snowflake rating is a must
I do tow a trailer but she's fairly light ~1,800 lbs max.


Open to suggestions.

If you don't mind me asking, what size are you looking to run?
 

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I don't mind you asking at all, I plan on sticking with stock size.
 

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Well I am gong to preface this with the fact that I am omitting the snowflake rating requirement, but I really believe that the Nitto Ridge Grappler is a terrific 4-season tire. I've only had my set on for one (mild) Colorado winter, yet I have been super impressed with the performance in 2wd in roughly 5in of snow. I deliberately left the truck in 2wd to play around a bit and try to intentionally get stuck in some urban driving environments... which I didn't. I was coming off a set of Falken Wild Peak AT2's with about 45K miles for reference.

Again, these tires have the "M+S" designation but no snowflake. So far I am very pleased with these tires (Load C) and can only wait to see what they bring down the road (currently 7K miles on them).

With all that being said, a majority of people in CO run Duratracs on their rigs... for good reason = they have a track record of performing well in winter

John
 

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I've been really happy with My ProComp A/T Sport. I run 285/70r17. The price was good. I love the 60,000-mile warranty. I like the D load rating that rides way better than my old E series. And they are snow rated.
 

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For snow we all know Duratracs are hard to beat
The FJ in my stable will keep them

Went to BF Goodrich KO on my work truck this year because they seem to balance easier and stay that way in a bigger tire than the Duratracs
Had them in the snow and worked fine slow and rough going.
Tire store said new compound was softer and maybe it is but on I-80 on bad conditions truck broke loose a couple of times this winter.

Good luck
 

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mikey, i made that mistake going from DuraTracs to a E rated Cooper S/T MAXX and i didn't hate the Coopers but they didn't ride and handle near as good as the DuraTracs so i went back to Duratracs and will stick with them for the life of the truck IMO the DuraTracs are the best tire on the market ...very few of us need a E rated tire so steer clear of them stick with C or D
 

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Snowflake rating narrows down the options a lot. I've been running General Grabber AT2s for the snow flake rating for 4 years on my FJ and Tacoma. Great performance in East PA winters but I don't have first hand comparisons with other tires. Their new Grabber ATXs looks pretty good and will carry all the benefits of the AT2s. But I don't like how the new side wall looks
 

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As it turns out the local parts store had a nice sale going on for Fathers Day and price on Duratracs was sweet so......I ended up with a fresh set of Duractracs.
 
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