I'm also in the market for tires, so I'm really interested in this thread. I mostly drive on pavement and dirt/gravel roads. Very little true offroad driving. I also plan to buy dedicated winter tires with aggressive tread and studs.
Basically, I'm trying to decide between an AT tire such as the Michelin LTX AT2 or Goodyear Silent Armor, and a more highway oriented tire such as the Michelin LTX MS2.
I need at least some minimal snow capability, for the shoulder seasons when it snows but I can't put my studs on yet. Anybody have favorite preferences? I've found Tire Rack to be a useful resource, here's a summary of their user's ratings:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyres ... ?type=ORAT
Ford_6L_E350, I'm glad to hear you like those tires, and am leaning heavily toward them. Can you comment on noise or fuel economy compared to other tires you've had?