Best winter A/T tire

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There are winter tires, and there are A/T tires. I don't know of any "winter A/T tires". But there are A/T tires which are rated for winter use. Look for an A/T tire that has the 3PMSF symbol. Most of the tires mentioned by other's have the 3PMSF symbol, and would work well for you. Remember that aggressive tread doesn't necessarily mean it's good for winter use. I have personal experience with KO2's and Falken Wildpeaks, and both worked great for winter use.
 
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There are winter tires, and there are A/T tires. I don't know of any "winter A/T tires". But there are A/T tires which are rated for winter use. Look for an A/T tire that has the 3PMSF symbol. Most of the tires mentioned by other's have the 3PMSF symbol, and would work well for you. Remember that aggressive tread doesn't necessarily mean it's good for winter use. I have personal experience with KO2's and Falken Wildpeaks, and both worked great for winter use.
Yes I get it’s not a dedicated snow I just need something to get me by atm as snow will be flying soon. Many on here are saying wildpeaks are good for some reason brother didn’t like them as he went from duratracs to those and I have his old set of duratracs. I have a four inch super lift so 35s would fill this out the best. Is there any reason not to go 35 12.5 20?

Also what is the difference between a F rated tire versus an E?
 
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To get a good year round tire for your use, truly depends on what kind of country you live in. This board has people from all over Canada and the States and even some from Europe. Opinions and experience will vary widely.

Here winter can be 50 below to, summer 90 above F. We get a lot of snow and ice in winter and deep mud and dirt roads in the summer, along with pavement use. I have tried all kinds of tires, I run Duratracs, as does 90% of the oil patch up here. They have large lugs for mud and snow, the newer version has way more syping for ice and wet, but they are noisier due to the aggressive tread. They also have the 3 Peaks which we need if we run in B.C. during the winter.

If I lived in Sandy dry country, with wet pavement, ice, and little snow, my choice would be very different. There is no such thing as an AT tire that is as good as a pure winter. What you need to find, if you want to run one tire year round, is the right choice for your specific area. A quality local shop should be your best source of recommendations for your area.
 

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I had KO2's on my first RAM and loved them. I had gone with the E rated for the strong sidewall and thick lugs - I used to park in a city and did a lot of curb-climbing, rubbing and driving where I shouldn't have been to park (police either knew me or would leave me alone with my placard). I also had to get to work in all weather and they served me well.

On my last two RAMs I went with Wildpeaks - still have the 3PMS which is important to me - but I couldn't justify the price of KO2's since I now don't drive as much.
We get decent snow around here with at least a few 12+ storms a year and I also make a few trips to Vermont a few times each winter. I've been happy with their performance.

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To get a good year round tire for your use, truly depends on what kind of country you live in. This board has people from all over Canada and the States and even some from Europe. Opinions and experience will vary widely.

Here winter can be 50 below to, summer 90 above F. We get a lot of snow and ice in winter and deep mud and dirt roads in the summer, along with pavement use. I have tried all kinds of tires, I run Duratracs, as does 90% of the oil patch up here. They have large lugs for mud and snow, the newer version has way more syping for ice and wet, but they are noisier due to the aggressive tread. They also have the 3 Peaks which we need if we run in B.C. during the winter.

If I lived in Sandy dry country, with wet pavement, ice, and little snow, my choice would be very different. There is no such thing as an AT tire that is as good as a pure winter. What you need to find, if you want to run one tire year round, is the right choice for your specific area. A quality local shop should be your best source of recommendations for your area.
Newer version of Duratrac?
 

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Newer version of Duratrac?
Yes, about a year ago they came out with one that has a lot more syping and a compound that stays slightly softer in cold weather. They also made a number of the LT models studable. They are a bunch better on ice and on packed snow.
 
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There are winter tires, and there are A/T tires. I don't know of any "winter A/T tires". But there are A/T tires which are rated for winter use. Look for an A/T tire that has the 3PMSF symbol. Most of the tires mentioned by other's have the 3PMSF symbol, and would work well for you. Remember that aggressive tread doesn't necessarily mean it's good for winter use. I have personal experience with KO2's and Falken Wildpeaks, and both worked great for winter use.
Falkens for da BOIRD.
 
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