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    Duratracs work great especially in ice and snow. All the game warden trucks have them in Colorado.


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    The KO2 is the best "off road" tire I've had in snow. I have heard great things about the Duratracs, but have never had them. I'd love to try them, but I don't like having two sets of tires to switch around. I love the Open Country MT on the trail, and the Duratrac won't come close to the sidewall strength of the Toyos. The Duratrac with a tougher sidewall would be close to the perfect tire.

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    Found this video. Guy says the Duratrac performs great in snow when new, and crappy after 24K miles as the sipes don't go all the way down.


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    I've got almost 30k on mine and they still have sipes... *shrugs * maybe he had an older "model" or... Drives crazier than I do

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    I love the Duratracs. I went out a couple weeks ago and got to experience the gambit from icy pavement to mud to creeks to snow all in one day. They performed flawlessly for me. Highly recommend them.

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    Duratracs are decent at everything so its a good all around performer. Im from chitown so i understand the midwest winters well. If you are serious about winter driving, hands down blizzaks will be the one you want instead duratrac hybrid AT. People out west dont understand that we dont see powder snow but rather wet, icy, clumps of snow that freezes over quickly in multiple layers. I think the problem with Duratracs is that around 30k marker, they start to hydroplane a lot and do not enjoy them when it is pouring rain outside


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    Well I am also from the Midwest with wet slick snow and can tell you Duratracs are awesome on my WJ. And they have over 30k on them.


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    Another option I've seen perform well on winter roads in addition to the usual KO2 and Duratrac is the Nitto Exo Grappler. Those are the 3 snow flake off road tires that I know of. KO2 should have the best road manners, Duratrac has a solid reputation, Exo Grappler is the tank of the group.
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    Interesting thread. Good info
    I've had several of the brands discussed and have had the same experience
    My oldest son is getting ready to go to college and he is going north so will need snow capable tires


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDream View Post
    If you're looking for a dual purpose tire, without a doubt Goodyear Duratracs. Arguably one of the best snow tires, even when compared with actual branded snow tires. They work good off road as well.
    Thus far, research--including these comments--is leading toward two basic tires. Duratrac and KO2.

    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteCrystal View Post
    I run KO2s and you'll get lots of guys on here that love them. I live in Denver and my wife commutes 45 min to work early in the morning on them all through the winter.
    I've had 5 sets of KO. I've found it to be a strong performer overall, including robust load carrying on my trucks. A 60K rated tire, I've even gotten 59K out of one set.

    Quote Originally Posted by JKDream View Post
    I find that typically MTR's don't fair too well in the light snow/slush, but in deeper pockets tend to dig and hookup quite well. How have yours been in the slush/ice?
    This has been precisely my experience in Michigan, with the M/Ts. Between Dry and 4" they are terrible. Give me 5"+, like we just had (10"), and they're fabulous. That's not the norm for me though. Typical storms seem to be mostly Slush-to-3"

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    ...As far as the Cooper STT Pros go, I have found them to do exceptionally well in just about every snow condition and icy condition I've come across so far. Way better than Nittos, Toyos, BFG or even the old style STT. But again, this is just comparing mud terrains...
    This is actually one type of comment I was very curious about. The STT Pros 'look' very interesting, but comparative views are few still. Unfortunately, locally, they're hard to source. Almost guaranteed to be a special order.

    Quote Originally Posted by shin0bi1 View Post
    ...If you are serious about winter driving, hands down blizzaks will be the one you want instead duratrac hybrid AT...
    I've actually looked at Blizzaks. They don't make one for the stock Rubi size. I've had Blizzaks on sedans in the past---huge difference especially in slush/slime.

    I appreciate everyone's comments. It'll likely be Duratrac or KO2 I 'spect.

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