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Winter commute best tires

Hello! I have a 100 mile round trip daily commute from the Maryland boarder to Harrisburg,PA on I81. For the summer I have a 2013 Focus, but I don't want to get it messed up this winter.

My 2003 2wd 4cyl Ranger will be my ride. Does anyone have suggestions for a good tire that will do well in snow when needed, but not kill my gas mileage too badly?
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Firestone destination AT's are hands down the best tire Ive had in the snow ever, great tire.
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Any of the bigger brand A/T tires will do you some good. I have Bridgestone Dueler Revo 2's now, but they are wearing out way too fast. I loved my Toyo Open Country A/T's. I'd shop tirerack, make sure your comparing tread life.
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The Firestone destination AT's get my vote. I can say that they are good all around tires.
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Michelin LTX M/S2 235/75R15
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Here's what the Tirerack survey shows:



I really believe that you will get many, many, more miles out of the Michelin than the Firestone tires.

Look at the "sample size" relative to miles driven and you'll see that the Michelin has a very extensive record.
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Avoid BFG All Terrain T/A KO tires IMO. They were quite poor on ice (fair in snow) on my 1996 Mazda B3000 4x2 (I use to live in a snow belt where it average 8 feet of snow a year)....even with 250 pounds of sand bags over the rear axle too.

I always prefer winter tires for winter driving in a 4x2...studded if it is warranted and legal in your area.

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I loved my BFG AT's in the snow. They did pretty well in everything but mud.
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I really believe that you will get many, many, more miles out of the Michelin than the Firestone tires.
I agree. When I was a mechanic and tire guy for a Ford dealer and Sears we usually had people replace Michelins due to age and dry rot. I never honestly seen a Michelin fail either. Goodyear on the other hand.

IMHO the Michelin LTX MS/2 is THE best tire for trucks and SUV's on the market.
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