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I would not waste the money on a set of dedicated winter tires. A winter rated/ M+S all terrain would be leaps and bounds a head of the typical all season/highway tires on these trucks. I run the BFG AT2 on my 1999 f250 and we see 60+inches of snow and -25 degrees for a good chunk of one month. I run general grabber at2s on the wifes Subaru.
Like you mentioned the biggest issue is the engine/empty bed. Throw a few hundred pounds in the bed and it will help. I strapped 100lbs worth of material in the back of my 2wd I had in highschool (little Toyota with 5pd) the weight alone was a big improvement.
Granted a set of studded winter tires will yield the best results but that you have to store them in the summer. I did that for one winter and the winter tires were good but the all terrain tires were nicer because all I did was rortate them. no more swapping sets every season.
BFGoodrich at2, General Grabber at2, Yokohoma Geolander at g105, Toyo Open country, (not a fan of nittos previous AT tires personally. ran them on two trucks and meh), Cooper discover stt max (although its a mt classification its tread design is very similar to an AT and very popular for plow trucks in my area.
-99 F250, 4X4, 6.0 trans cooler, 08 mirrors, 05 grill, AIS Intake, lvl kit, JW Vbody, cncfab hpop lines, WW2.
04 Excursion Modified, 04 F350 Modified, 06 F350 Modified
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