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Thinking about upgrading to a 35' mud tire. Wanting something good in snow and good looking. Don't do a whole lot of off-roading. Daily commute is 15 minutes. Don't wanna spend $400 a tire for km2 or duratrax. Has anyone tried these?
 

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My understanding is that a M/T tire and "wanting something good in snow" are mutually exclusive requirements for a tire. If you want good in snow, go to an A/T not a M/T. Just look at all the people complaining about the stock Rubicon M/Ts in the snow.
 

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X2. Mud terrains are not well suited to winter use, they have large blocky tread and large voids to dig into loose surfaces. Snow tires are the complete opposite, small tread blocks with frequent siping in them. If you don't do much off road driving stay away from MT tires, they are a huge compromise to look cool. Stick to an A/T for best all around performance
 

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The Geolander is a directional tire. And a pretty expensive one at that. If you want directional then look at the Kumho Road Venture MT. A lot more affordable too.
 

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The Coopers, General , Cepek, Firestone and similar brands usually have a lower cost with similar performance.

The challenge is most of the 35s are 12.5"+ wide which is not ideal for snow. There are some 33-34" tires that are ~11" wide with good looks but less void ratio and with siping which are better choice for snow and a DD.
 
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