In my case tire use is calculated for all year 'round…snow, rain, and dry…leaving the one set of tires on for several years running, not changing seasonally.
Under such conditions
I’ve had great success with the recalled Firestone Wilderness A/T, the best all around tires I’ve ever had. I wore out a set and bought a second prior to the recall for my 92 Explorer. ( since replaced by the Firestone Destination A/T, I haven’t owned any of those yet. )
After the recall I tried Goodyear Wrangler at/s and took them off within the week ! Skated dangerously on cold wet asphalt ( snowing, melting on the road surface near freezing ) and the 'stones never did that.
Replaced the G/Y with BFG all-terrain t/a and was quite satisfied with their all around traction although too heavy a tire ( LT series ) for the little Explorer. sold it with the BFG’s on it.
From the recall my wife’s Explorer got Michelin Cross-terrain SUVs. Just a street tire despite it’s name. Hence my post about two identical trucks driving so differently based on tires alone.
Now the 08 Expedition is shod with Michelin LTX AT2 but I still wonder about them for deep snow. they don’t skate on cold wet like the G/Y did but I’ve gotten this truck stuck once already yet never got the Explorer stuck. ( is it the tires or the truck weight ? )
The General Grabber A/T 2 is a good second choice to the BFG All-Terrain t/a for lees $$
I still want my ol ’ 'stones back though.