Hi guys. My '95 Cherokee is used for camping and mountain biking in the summer, and skiing & as my snow car in the winter. I live in Albuquerque, and most of the time the roads are dry...cold in the morning, up to 40's in the afternoon. It's a 3-hour drive to Taos, most of the time on dry highways. I'm a little disappointed with my BFGoodrich T/A KO's on cold, icy roads.
Obviously, everyone is going to say "Get snow tires!". Well, I did for my other car and have been disappointed. They're fantastic in the snow, and just awful the other 98% of the miles. Also, I don't drive this SUV enough to justify two sets of wheels and tires. So, I'm looking for a tire that's reasonably quiet (noisy tires are exhuasting after a hard day!) and decent-handling on the highway approach (lots of windy sections, and snow tires can be SQUIRMY), but better able to handle an icy road that my old KO's, and something that'll still not be too bad in the summer, either. If there is a snow-ish tire that can do well on dry highways and occasional warm weather road trips, I'd be interested in that. Or, an all terrein tire that's particularly noted for it's snow and ice capabilities.