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    So I got a new "tow vehicle" today. (Momma says it's her new truck, but don't tell her) And it is in need of a new set of shoes. I got an 07 Dodge Ram 1500 Lone Star. I'll be taking it to Alaska later this year so I am looking towards an A/T tire that will do well in the snow as well as highway. Any suggestions? It's been years since I've regularly driven in snow since my 10 years in the AF have kept me mostly in desert climates.

    The truck is currently on 275/60 R20's.

    I'll post pics tomorrow when it's light out to prove that it did happen

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    I run Bridgestone Dueller A/T Revo's on a 2500 Mega Cab and I love them. Spent 2 winters on them up in Alaska and the drive out in Feb hauling 17,000 lbs including the weight of the trailer. I will be getting another set when these are done.
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    I put BFG AT's on my F250 and I loved them. They grip like glue in snow.
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    hands down with out a doubt the best AT tire i have ever ran is the HANKOOK ATM. no chunking, they have the severe cold weather rating, way stickier than the bfg's even on ice. were got almost 40k on the set we have right now and still have over 3/8" of tread left. the BFG's seemed to have a wear break where once they got so far worn down or after a good burnout they were wearing like schit and started to chunk abit.

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    You can never go wrong with BFG and Goodyear.
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    So here it is. My wife added her sunshades to the winshield and my son says it looks like its from the movie Cars

    Right now I'm between the Hankook and Bridgestones; but nothing is decided yet.
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    I have run BFG All-Terrain tires on all my pick-ups. I have them under my 7.3L Excursion right now. I have had great results with them and have towed in many climates and conditions (great in snow/slush). Pay attention to the load rating when you buy tires for a tow rig.

    With a 1500 Ram (I just sold my second one), be sure to install a brake controller otherwise you will find out quick how much it sucks to stop a 5K+ load with a 1/2 ton truck. I use a Prodigy. Works great and plugs right up. Also make sure you don't pull in Overdrive, or your tranny will hate you and you'll burn it up quick.
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    Maybe try the new Goodyear Wrangler Dura Tracs. Very aggressive All Terrian. Just a suggestion.
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    wow odd man out here, toyo at's wear great and grip like glue

    ps my dad's from bethel AK and I do go there , we love toyos
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    +1 for Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo's, I had them on my YJ, and I LOVED those tires. Great traction on/off road in any weather, they wore evenly, although I've heard they wear quite fast compared to some others.

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