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I live in chicago, and it tend sto snow a lot here, and people get stuck. so I want to do some under the table recovery stuff since I have a 4x4 97 off road pkg truck with a class 5 reciver already.

I do a lot of street driving, and it will se a lot of snow use. I plan on doing 16x8" rims and was wondering what 285/75/16 you guys have had good luck with.

I need it to have pretty good wear, has to look good, has to grip good in snow, and occasional mud situations, and noise is not a real big issue, but quiet tires are always nice.

I have some ideas.

Yokohama Geolander MT's
BFG Mud Terrain KM2's
Mickey Thompson Baja Claw's

I am open to any suggestions, or reviews of the above tires, and if you have had good luck with other ones, post em up!!
 

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In snow and ice the more siping the better. The tires you listed have virtually no siping. Siping are those little slits in the tread blocks.

Consider the new Goodyear Duratrack - its mountain snowflake listed - has generous siping and an agressive AT design. Should do very well.

Most AT's do well in snow.

Consider also the Kumho AT KL-71 or something like that - I dont remember the actual designation - not the MT - the AT though. I have the AT on my truck and in snow its like its on tracks! Not for crap for hauling heavy or towing but as a daily driver - works wonderfully. Looks good too. Oh - and not that expensive. And the tire size/rim - you will be fine - a 285 on a 16x8 is just right.
 

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The new dunlop rover mt maxx traction should do well also. It is competing to the new goodyear duratrac
 
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