What is a good dedicated snow and ice tire for a diesel pickup?

Scott

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Let us know how the Toyo R/Ts do on the packed snow & ice. Currently running a second set of BFG KO2s which are a pretty good compromise for a load range E LT tire, but I'm always looking for the holy grail in truck tires!
That was my last set of tires. They weren't too bad at all, but that being said, I went back to Toyo M/T.
 

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They were decent in ice. No complaints.
I got about 45k out of them. 37 x 13.5 x 20.
They wore pretty evenly for oversized tires.
 

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Tires are so subjective. Everyone has an opinion. I would look for the 3 peak snowflake rating on the tire. If you are putting on something oversized they may not rate the tire. Take a look at a different size and see of the tread has the rating. I run BFG KO’s in the winter.
 

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Now switched from BFG KOs in non-winter to studdable General Arctic LT's in winter - Arctic's have been a great all around packed snow and ice tire this year - good at both unstudded, and better than KOs on ice. Studded they would go to awesome on ice. Truck is 1T CCLB SRW GMC L5P.
 

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They now make a blizzak in a heavy duty truck tire, 10 ply. Almost went with them but the Michelin Ltx 10 ply was a better all around tire without having to switch out in summer. Not a dedicated snow tire but a “much better than most” m+s all season. So far this winter been very happy with the Michelin’s, but if I needed a dedicated snow tire, I wouldn’t hesitate for the blizzak. The outer tread compound on them is second to none.
 
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Michelin LTX M+S load range E here too, on my Suburban 1500, it's is a great compromise for all the seasons in Montana as a year round tire. BFG Ko2s on my Ram 3500 for the worst winter conditions here in the Rocky Mountain West, plus chains.
 

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They now make a blizzak in a heavy duty truck tire, 10 ply. Almost went with them but the Michelin Ltx 10 ply was a better all around tire without having to switch out in summer. Not a dedicated snow tire but a “much better than most” m+s all season. So far this winter been very happy with the Michelin’s, but if I needed a dedicated snow tire, I wouldn’t hesitate for the blizzak. The outer tread compound on them is second to none.
That’s what I’m running now, the Blizzaks on my GMC 2500. Great tire for the crappy conditions I have to deal with and still feel comfortable driving out west with them. Not driving up a dirt mud road with them, but driving over 1000 miles each way on ice and snowy pavement.
 

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That’s what I’m running now, the Blizzaks on my GMC 2500. Great tire for the crappy conditions I have to deal with and still feel comfortable driving out west with them. Not driving up a dirt mud road with them, but driving over 1000 miles each way on ice and snowy pavement.
I'd be super curious to hear a long term review after you have had them a season. I run them on our smaller SUV's and they are incredible in the winter. I would think they would be the same on a truck.
 

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I'd be super curious to hear a long term review after you have had them a season. I run them on our smaller SUV's and they are incredible in the winter. I would think they would be the same on a truck.
I give a review after this season, but this coming weekend is going to be a challenge for them. Heading out to Togwotee Friday and it s suppose to snow and sleet when were leaving. Heading north thru Wisconsin over to Minnesota thru S Dakota to Wyoming. The first two states are suppose to have crappy weather.
 
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