What Truck Tires Are Best in Snow?

Thursday, December 1, 2011 by Alex Mouroulis
Many SUV and truck owners need excellent snow and ice traction. In some cases, it's not practical to have a dedicated set of winter / snow tires, therefore I'd like to showcase a few tires that perform well during all seasons while maintaining great snow traction. Each snow tire, as well as the following all weather options from BFGoodrich, General and Goodyear are marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol. To learn more about the mountain/snowflake symbol, read "How to Confirm a Winter Performer."

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
T/A KO
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber
AT 2
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
Goodyear Wrangler
SilentArmor

Take a look at what customers are saying about their experience with these On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires:

"I have put 80,000+ on this set of BFGs and they are still going strong. I had a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee before and I put 93,000 on those. I live in Michigan and I hardly use my four-wheel drive in the winter. I tow a 16 foot enclosed trailer, my friends 21 foot boat sometimes. Deep snow, slush, mud and sand are not a problem. These tires respond very well to the load and handle them with ease. The rim protector is great for protecting your rims from curbs. The trick to getting the mileage out of theses tires is to rotate them every 5,000-6,000 miles. I do plan on buying another set here once mine wear out. As the saying goes 'Why mess with something that works?' These tires have been proven through the years on-road and off-road.
" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Dodge Durango 4WD (BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO)
How to Confirm a Winter Performer
"I originally bought these when I had a selectable 4WD Explorer and never had to use 4WD during the winter and always had excellent traction. Now I have them on an AWD Explorer and they make the AWD traction, in any weather, insanely good. There is some tire noise which is expected and personally doesn't bother me at all. Advice on these tires, have them rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles to keep the treadwear even and these tires will last a long time. The tires also made my SUV look more aggressive compared to the previous tires that were on it, and have had a few people comment on them." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2000 Ford Explorer (General Grabber AT 2)

"I had a set of these on my 2004 2500 Silverado. They were the best tires I've ever had. I literally got 65,000 miles out of them and NEVER had a flat. Mine are 10 plys but I drive in absolutely miserable conditions. Frequently on scrap steel sites which destroyed other tires. Frequently towing heavy loads. Frequently overloaded. Driving on mountain roads. These are more expensive than other 10 plys out there in the same size range but I will stick with the Wrangler SA. They are worth it." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado C2500HD Crew (Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor)

If you decide to buy BF Goodrich tires, Goodyears or Generals this winter, be sure to look for that mountain/snowflake symbol!

Comments on What Truck Tires Are Best in Snow?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by robert:
I want an all-terrain tires, but not too exaggerated and are not very wide, they are flush with the bodywork.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack:
Hi Ray,

What year and model truck? Are you using stock wheels?
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by John:
I need tires for my 1999 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD. I want tires for the snow and steep snow/ice covered hills. I want to go up from the stock wheel size without changing the rim or getting a lift installed.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by Tom m:
I have a 2013 JEEP Grand Cherokee Overlander. I have a new home with a 200+ yard paved drive with an average incline of about 15%. Last year, with the factory all weather tires n, it slipped and sliced in 4 low. Ice is scary. Short of using chains or Spyders, what is my best bet for this coming Maryland winter?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack:
Hi John,

All 3 of the tires listed above are available in 235/75R15. Tirerack can't offer or suggest larger tire sizes for that body-style of Explorer. I am sorry I can't help in that aspect
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack:
Hi Tom,
Are you in 18 or 20 inch?
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Tom:
I am in 20"
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack:
There are no all-terrian tires in your 265/50R20 size.

Your best choice for snow capability is Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Dueler+H%2FL+Alenza&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=65VR0HLALNZ&tab=Sizes&affiliate=EG9
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Deb Harris:
I need to put reliable tires on my 2003 ford explorer xlt, 4 wheel drive. Bad weather.....snow tires or not? How many 2 or 4 if you recommend snowtires. I need to keep this at 500.00 or less
Sunday, March 16, 2014 by jerry:
looking to replace my 2009 jeep wrangler x 17" tires. need all season terrain tires, moun tain and snow. wrangler silent armor look decent. any other suggestions?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Stephanie:
Looking for the best replacement tires for my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 18". Would like something that performs well in snow and resists hydroplaning.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 by jason:
I am looking for tires for my 1997 k1500 z71 it's got 31 10.50 r15s on it now looking for snow and mud tires
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Alex:
Hi Jason,
What sort of off road conditions do you encounter? These General grabber AT2 are pretty versatile.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Austin Cremer:
I have a 2001 GMC 2500 HD. I had Goodyear duratrac on my old truck and they did amazing in the snow and mud. But I did it before I got all my miles out of them. I am stuck between buying the duratrac or the BF Goodrich All Terrain. I need something that goes far (like 60,000-80,000). But id be okay with loosing 15,000 miles for a tire that does good in the snow and mud.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Alex:
Hi Austin,
The BF Goodrich has a long history of extended mileage. How many miles did you get with DuraTrac?
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Rikk:
We just recently bought a 11'jeep wrangler sport unlimited and we are moving from CA to CO in February, what tire would you recommend for the snow/ice?
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Alex:
All year long tires, or winter tires?

Leave a comment





Captcha