Living in Colorado and regularly traveling over Vail Pass, my favorite SUV tire has been the Wrangler Duratrac owning three different sets. However, the Duratrac is limited to 35" max size. I've also had multiple sets of BFG KO2s and Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Both are very good tires on road and off in Colorado and Moab area and I have found both to perform competently in the Colorado snow, not as good as the Duratracs, but well enough to trust with my family of four off roading, highway driving and traveling across Vail Pass in the winter. I did have a harder time balancing the Nittos than the KO2s or Duratracs, but the Nittos lasted as long as advertised.Any recommendations for a good winter tire for the 392?
I recently bought new wheels and Nitto MT tires, for off-roading, but was planning on keeping the factory wheels and K02s for snow since I know mud terrains aren’t the best for that. But I’m considering selling the K02s and replacing them with something better suited for winter only use after reading a fair amount of comments similar to yours.
We clearly won’t get nearly the snowfall that you do, here in northern Illinois, but for being in the Midwest, I will say that winter here last year, (my first) was, well, surprising. Especially as a transplant from nearby St.Louis. Very different winters despite their relatively close proximity to each other.
I guess it would have to be something that’s available in similar sizes to the factory tires, but TIA for any recommendations.
I just bought 37" KO2s for my 392 driven by my confidence in winter, off road, and highway performance along with long life and lighter weight.