**I know MT based tires are not as good as most AT's on ice/packed snow due to the lack of Sipes**
That being said, I think on a truck like my PW it is necessary to have some aggressive looking tires to match the capabilities and look of the truck.
I don't off-road the truck much, never really had issues with the Stock AT's other that needing some extra pedal to clear them out in mild trail mud, and not so good snow performance (very noisy too).
It might just be the truck and how its geared, but it is very easy to light up all 4 tires in light snow snow with minimal effort, and I almost got stuck in about 6-8" of snow due to the tires not cleaning out because wheel hop made it hard to spin them to clear them.
For me, its more esthetics for now and long term plans, I really am looking to make the PW a little more all around recovery vehicle over time, that means to me I should look into a tire that allows the truck to be a bit more capable in the mud and snow.
I am liking the new hybrid AT/MT tires out there (Duratrac, ST/MAXX, Etc...) but I hear they wear fast/sway a bit in the turns.
I keep coming back to Cooper stt's and Toyo MT's most likely in the 295-70 or 285-75 flavor to still be able to tuck them w/o ANY rubbing and keep weight down (keeping the suspension stock for a bit, only has 20K).
So the main question, anyone that has run MT's on the road in the snow months have and feedback/input of how the truck performs and such.
08' Dodge RAM PowerWagon (Laramie, 6 Speed)
GO: Volant intake, Magnaflow "Y" and 24" muffler
Traction/Suspension: 295-70-17 Sipped Nitto Trails, DT Profab Steering Brace, Carli front diff guard.
See: Silver stars, 9005 fogs, reprogrammed for fogs with high beams, KC daylighters converted to HID behind the grill
Tunes:Pioneer Avh-x4500bt w/stock infinity amp, Infinity ref. dash/door speakers, JL rear stealth box and JX500.1d, (next is reverse cam custom mounted in the handle)
Other: Dually marker light under the tailgate, 2013+ Red hemi badges, Bedtred and mopar mat, Wheel well liners, rubber flaps, Bakflip fibermax, W2W Mopar steps (sanded and bedlined black), weathertech front mats.
Wish list: Retroe'd Headlights, rear Diff Covers, Control Arms