It's that time of year again! Love it or hate it, the snow is here and depending on where you live, it may be here for a while.
So, today we're breaking down the BEST snow tires for trucks!
Truck Tires - Simplified
If you're coming from the car world or just new to truck in general, truck tires can be a little bit confusing. So let's dive a little bit deeper into the different types of truck tires available in the simplest way possible.
- All Terrain Tires - These tires are well suited for daily road driving and can handle mild rain and snow. However, most of these tires have a sort of subtle look so if you're after the aggressive look, there are other options more suited to that look.
- Mud Tires - These tires are designed to take brutal conditions in the sand, mud, and of course snow. They also offer the most aggressive look and can completely change the look of your truck. However, these tires are loud and not really suited for on-road use, especially in extremely cold weather.
- Hybrid Tires - Hybrid tires are like the best of both worlds. They offer a somewhat aggressive look while being able to be used on the road and in the snow.
Now that we have that out of the way. We'll jump into what we think are the best snow tires for trucks!
1. Nitto Exo Grappler
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The Nitto Exo Grappler is an all-terrain tire with four-block tread design. This is similar to how Hybrid and Mud tires are designed. This allows the tire to release water effectively and have a little extra bite when it comes to driving in adverse conditions. The Exo Grappler is a load E rated tire so it will be suited for your towing needs as well.
The tire itself is made of a softer compound that allows better traction in the snow and is pre-drilled for studs if you live in an area that allows them. An important note about these tires is that the sizing ranges from a 17 inch diameter to a 20 inch diameter. So if you require a larger tire than that, you should look at some of the other great options on our list!
As far as pricing goes, we priced a set of 295/55/R20 at just over $1300!
2. Toyo Open Country CT
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Just like the Exo Grapplers, the Toyo Open Country CT are all-season tires and are load E rated and ready to take on your towing challenges. However, unlike the Exo Grappler, the Open Country CT is designed to pick up snow in little ridges along the tire.
This may seem counter-intuitive but having a little bit of snow packed into the tire actually allows it to grip a lot better. This also helps your truck corner and stop in when there is a lot of snow accumulation. Remember, just because you can accelerate doesn't mean you can stop.
Price-wise, the Toyo Open Country CT come in a little above the Exo Grapplers at around $1500 for a 285/55/R20 set.
3. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
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Chances are, you've heard the name Duratrac before. Well, this tire is definitely one of our favorites!
While it is classified as an all-terrain tire, it doesn't look like one. The Duratrac has extremely large tread blocks for an all-terrain tire which give it more of a Hybrid look. Perfect for that aggressive styling without all of the noise.
Now being that these tires do have larger tread blocks than the average all-terrain tire, they are a bit louder on the road than the other two tires we've already covered. Don't let a little bit of noise hold you back, however. The Wrangler Duratrac has a bunch of tricks up its sleeve including a rim guard and enhanced sidewall protection.
Pricing is right around $1700 for a set of four. A bargain for the amount of technology and features that are packed into these tires.
4. Falken WildPeak AT3W
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Last but certainly not least, the Falken WildPeak AT3W is a fantastic tire for an even better price!
Similar to the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, the AT3W is an all-terrain tire but with a more aggressive style and deeper tread than the average all-terrain tire. There is also quite a bit of room between the tread blocks which allows better water, rock, and snow ejection.
This is the only tire on our list that is not pre-drilled for studs so be sure that if you're looking to run studded tires, one of the other options on this list will be better suited to your needs.
Pricing for the Falken WildPeak AT3W is pretty incredible. You can pick up a set of 285/55/R20 for just under $1200! But we're not done.
The WildPeak AT3W has sizing all the way up to a 37x12.5 so if you have a lifted truck, these tires will fit great and only run you about $1400! That's a steal for a quality tire!
The Wrap Up
These are some of our favorite snow tires for trucks! Hunting for a new set of snow tires can be a challenge, especially if you aren't familiar with truck tires. We hope that our list helps you narrow down your options this winter!
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Go grab yourself the perfect set of tires! After all, safety is snow joke (see what we did there)?