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Best Highway/Snow Tire Suggestions ??

I just bought an 01 F250 SD and it currently has Mastercraft Tires 315/75/16's on stock wheels. They are super sweet looking but have big blocks with no sipes. I drive through the snow belt (NW Indiana) about 100 miles a day and I know these tires are going to suck at highway speeds when its snowing.

So far I've seen the Goodyear Duratrac's and I think they would be the perfect fit for my truck ( thinking about stepping down a tire size to 285/75/16's ) but after reading some reviews about easy blow outs and uncontrollability at highway speeds I'm kind of scared. I know reading some of the reviews people could have been using less of a load rating than E but who knows.

Does anyone else have a tire they could recommend for my application that isn't noisy but still gives the looks like the duratrac ? Or can someone give some positive feedback on the duratracs ?
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I run 2 sets of Duratracs on my 03 f350. LT275/70R18 in the summer and LT235/86R16 in the winters. The winters are studded on my factory wheels, they are awesome winters tires! I have not had any issues with them being uncontrollable on the highway with either set. Both sets are load range E. No issues with blow outs either, I tow over 10,000lbs with them during the summer camping months (35 foot travel trailer).

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Yokahama actually makes a snow tire in 285/75r16 size. They are C load rated though, so no heavy hauling with them, but they would work well as a highway winter tire if you have something else to run during the summer months/when you need to haul.

I'm considering getting them for my stock wheels since all my hauling is done during the non-snowy months. That and I don't want to ruin my new aftermarket wheels or run the m/ts on them during the winter.
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Wildstyle, do you have any pics of the 235's on your truck ?
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I post in every tire thread about the duratracs but they are great. They were a little squirrely at first but I had them at 10psi under the max and after I aired them up to 65 psi they feel great at all speeds.

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Wildstyle, do you have any pics of the 235's on your truck ?
No I don't have any shots of them on the truck in the winter. I went with the narrower version for winter so they would cut through the slushy stuff we get here on the roads all the time better without trying to float on it.

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I've got Michelin m/s2 tires in stock size and they rock! I live in vt and go to work at night on unplowed roads and never get stuck. They do really well on snowy highways and no road noise on dry pavement. I've got 60k on the set a still have enough tread to run this winter.

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I think I'm going to go with the Duratracs. I think they would fit me perfectly, I just wanted a little reassurance
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