Well, there's always snow tires. They look more aggressive than A/T tires. Only problem is severe wear when temps are above 45 degrees. Heck, they probably grip rocks better than A/T tires, too...and may be cheaper...but probably no 8- or 10-plus available.
I too WAS looking for all around types...and here's my 2 choices after much readings:Ive heard the defenders are great for light off road and even grip OK on snow/ice in the winter time (Driving on lake ice fishing), all while being quiet on the highway and better on the MPG than A/T.. plus they look a little more truck-like than stock tires.
All around i cant find a better tire for year-round usage, and i plan to get 255/65 instead of 265/60 because they are a little taller sidewall.
Very true. I am currently running some BFG KO2's on my Taco, but in a load range "C", which are not as heavy as the LT265/60r18. Just looking at TireRack's collection of another potential size (255/70r18) is interesting:Please note that the KO2 sizes that fit new Ridgeline are E rated tires and with it comes a huge weight penalty. As you can see there are a lot of guys that don't care but then there are others that aren't even sure what weight ratings are.