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BFG KO2's and 4 - 50lb bags of sand close to your tailgate. The stock tires that came with it sucked.

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Huh?
What the frack are you talking about?

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Sorry my east tennessee vocabulary came out.

I was talking about clearing the tire tread of snow and mud. I am not worried about clearing the falken mud tires I have now of snow but some of the local mud likes to stick in the tread of any tire
 

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Yup. Also made the move to KO2's from the stock Falkens and never looked back.
Which falkins? I've enjoyed switching from the M/T Falken to the Falken at3.
 

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Mine came with the Bridgestone Dueler HT's and were promptly replaced.
 

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Different places get different snow. Here in Virginia when we get big snows it often starts as rain and ends as rain. Even if it's all snow, the ground and road surfaces are often warmer, so the base layer is rarely dry and like sand. It's much more like mud. Wet and slippery as hell.
Yes, it will cake in your tire treads and you're running snow on snow.

Braking can be tricky, as the base slides on the water later beneath the surface. Which is why a combination of careful and cautious braking and engine braking is typically the best approach when needing to stop quickly or on a downhill grade.

But what do I know? I've just never been stuck in snow, up to 30 inches, and have never had an accident of any kind, well discounting a couple of sharts.

Sometimes faster is better. Sometimes slower is better. It's a seat of the pants thing. Still talking about the snow. Not the other thing.
 

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Which falkins? I've enjoyed switching from the M/T Falken to the Falken at3.
Mine came with the AT3's. Granted, I didn't put a ton of miles on them before switching them out to KO2's but I could tell a difference right away with the road manners and ride quality. I am also impressed with how quiet they are.
 

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Mine came with the AT3's. Granted, I didn't put a ton of miles on them before switching them out to KO2's but I could tell a difference right away with the road manners and ride quality. I am also impressed with how quiet they are.
I've had two different tires on my JTs, and now my wife's Wrangler with the KOs and I know people love the Falken A/T tires, but if I needed tires and there were 3 sets to compare, even if the Falkens were a tad cheaper, I'd go the BFG KOs or the General Grabber A/Tx
The latter two are much better in snow and very quiet - the KOs could have an edge in noise over the Generals even though it's really a very very close call to me.

Our snow also often starts out as rain, then freezing rain, sleet, then snow. What's UNDER the snow is normally the issue. Or, what happens when the Iowa winds blow that snow across the roads forming perfect ice, often you can't see it until you are on it and you see tail lights ahead of you going all different directions.
 

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I've had two different tires on my JTs, and now my wife's Wrangler with the KOs and I know people love the Falken A/T tires, but if I needed tires and there were 3 sets to compare, even if the Falkens were a tad cheaper, I'd go the BFG KOs or the General Grabber A/Tx
The latter two are much better in snow and very quiet - the KOs could have an edge in noise over the Generals even though it's really a very very close call to me.

Our snow also often starts out as rain, then freezing rain, sleet, then snow. What's UNDER the snow is normally the issue. Or, what happens when the Iowa winds blow that snow across the roads forming perfect ice, often you can't see it until you are on it and you see tail lights ahead of you going all different directions.
My buddy has a new Silverado that he ditched the stock skins for the General Grabber A/TX. He absolutely loves them in all weather conditions. I have ridden in the truck, and it is smooth as silk.
 

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About 12" last night here in Michigan. My at3 toyo we're incredible, on my Mojave ! My wife's High Tide with 35" bfg we're incredible as well! Maybe it's because it is a jeep? Just sayin!✌
 

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Love my Falken Wildpeak AT'S. They are pretty much bulletproof in the snow. We've had a wild winter out here and today is no different. We've been slammed. Last trip took me over to 7,000 ft mountain passes. I was able to pass slower people in the snow. No evidence of slipping or sliding at all. As far as the Gladiator being a disappointment in the snow. I have to disagree. It's up to each individual driver and what the vechicle wears for shoes. My old Honda Civic was pretty damn good in the snow as well.
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