Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Only had them on the truck a short while but within 3-4 days of having them installed, had to drive in a nasty late spring snow. They performed sooooo much better even in 2WD then the previous tires, particularly since it doesn't have a locking differential that it seemed to be a totally different truck. They did seem a little harsher riding but that seems...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

My truck is back.... The old factory Oem Goodyear wrangler sa's were not all that bad. But after 40k miles they were loud, wearing out, and made my expedition ride extremely rough. These tires are not cheap. But if you are reading this you know enough to understand that you are looking into a premium tire for your truck. These michelins are worth the price...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

There is not enough to say about these tires, this is the tire you should buy. I drive on the highway 5days a week for work and try to spend as much time as I can outdoors on the weekends. Tires are quiet on the highway, but with the quality of a Ford Escape, you're still going to hear road noise. My use on the weekends would involve fishing, hunting,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

These tires allowed me to get around in Northern Wisconsin winter without an issue. There were multiple times where I nearly felt overconfident due to the traction these tires provided. I'm sure the guys in the big 4x4 trucks felt awkward when a Ford Focus ST was passing them :) Overall these tires both met and exceeded expectations, I am a now a firm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Have these tires on a dedicated 17inch steel wheel. Did not notice any difference in ride from the OEM 20 inch on Goodyears. Noise is a little louder than a all season tire due to having them studded at 0-30mph. Anything over 30mph and you cant hear the studs anymore. Tires do exceptionally well in deep snow. Pulled out a mini cooper in 20inches of fresh...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

My daily commute consists of 10 miles of secondary roads and about 30 miles of interstate driving with a difference of over 1000ft in elevation during the drive. I've used studless winter tires in the past in level terrain and was relatively happy except on ice, but with the amount of driving and hilly terrain I elected to go with a set of 4 of these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

I purchased a set of these in 285/70-R17 on 17x8.5 wheels to replace the OEM wheels on my truck. The truck is otherwise stock and there is no rubbing at all over bumps or at steering extents. Most of my driving is highway or rough back roads and a bit offroad. So far I am quite impressed with this tire.It has excellent hydroplane resistance (tested in a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I purchased these snow tires while living in Lake City, Florida. Needless to say, I got some really funny remarks when ordering/having them mounted. However, they were bought because we were moving to Upper Michigan (Marquette area), where we get TONS of snow. Most people thought we were crazy for buying them when we did (around the middle of March), because...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

I drive 40k + miles annually. Drive 70 mph to the job location, pulling trailers, then all day off road in the muddy and sandy fields while pulling 14k trailers, then back home at 70 again. Tires have 77,000 miles on them currently and i still have a 1/4 inch of tread. During hunting season I drive my truck like an atv through the rocky river bottoms and up...  Read More

Best Bang-for-the-Buck All-Terrain Tires

The snow is finally melting, which can only mean one thing - time to go mudding. With the numerous options available, choosing the correct tire for your light truck or SUV can be overwhelming. Should you choose a tire that focuses more on highway driving with some light off-roading, or vice-versa? For starters, what will fit your truck will depend on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

This is fourth set of tires that I bought of Tirerack.com and for sure that's not the last one. Although I'm fan of Michelin's tires I'm really impressed with performance of this set of Pirelli's winter tires.This winter season my wife and I drove to Winter Park, Colorado from Chicago and we didn't even have to wait much to try new tires in winter conditions...  Read More

General’s AltiMAX Arctic Has Marched to the Top and Never Left

The General AltiMAX Arctic has been at the top of our Studdable Winter / Snow performance category consumer ratings and reviews for quite some time. With high rankings in deep and light snow traction, ride comfort and treadwear, it’s easy to see why. AltiMAX Arctic tires are pinned to accept optional TSMI #12 silver-colored metallic winter studs, however...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a Top Choice for SUV Winter Tires

If you're looking for dedicated winter / snow tires to outfit your light truck, crossover or SUV, be sure to consider the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Well into its second season, the Pirelli Scorpion Winter has maintained its high ratings in our survey data and we're still receiving very positive customer feedback.  Many drivers may think of Pirelli as a tire...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your Second-Generation (2005-2015) Toyota Tacoma

Over the last several years I've switched vehicles a few times, but have always held on to my solid 2008 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Regular Cab. It's a simple truck with a five-speed on the floor, cloth seats and crank windows, yet nothing is more dependable. Being only 2WD instead of 4WD, it's got one major weakness - it's intrinsically bad in snow. Rear-wheel...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for Your Snow Plow Truck

The winter season is upon us and soon we'll be facing snowy driveways and parking lots. After heavy snow, plow truck drivers are tasked with clearing the driveways of residents and parking lots of local businesses. Getting all of the contracted locations plowed can prove a difficult task, so the proper tire can make a significant difference in the time it...  Read More

General Altimax Arctic LT replaced by the General Grabber Arctic LT.

Winter is just around the corner, so now is a good time to think about the condition of your tires. Even if you drive a large, heavy-duty four-wheel drive pickup, tires are very important to making it safely through this upcoming winter season. As mentioned in "Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires", many drivers of trucks rely on On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires such...  Read More

Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires

Many drivers of heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickup trucks use On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires like the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 for winter driving. Other simply use standard Highway All-Season tires. While the all-terrain tires will typically outperform their all-season counterparts in snow traction, they are still not as good in winter...  Read More

All-Terrain Tire Options with a Mountain/Snowflake Symbol

If you're heading into the winter season with your truck or SUV and dedicated snow tires are not an option, you would be well suited to take a look at tires in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain performance category. These tires offer a significant amount more biting edges compared to a traditional Highway All-Season. The best among these types of all-terrains...  Read More

All Hail the King: Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2 Impresses on the Ice

With a four-wheel drive truck or SUV, you have a notable advantage accelerating in slippery conditions when compared to most passenger cars. However, even the most capable all-wheel drive vehicles shod with all-season tires will find difficulty compared to two-wheel drive passenger vehicles equipped with dedicated winter / snow tires. If you want the absolute...  Read More

First Impressions of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone has historically lead the way in winter condition traction. The more Mother Nature expresses her fury, the happier Bridgestone's winter tires seem to be. In the crossover, sport utility and small truck markets, the Blizzak DM-V1 has been the go-to tire. This fall brings us the all-new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2.   We took our SUV test vehicles...  Read More