Tirerack review said they are the best but owners survey are not always objective. These are new Firestone with 3 Ply sidewall and they are priced a lot lower than BFG MT and MTR. The only drawback is size. They only come up to LT285/75R15 The survey said they are better than MTR in almost every aspect except snow performance. I do believe MTR are one the best performing MT on snow since that is what I have on my truck before I traded it with the LC.