a tall, skinny tire works best for getting traction on ice- more weight per square inch. a wider tire works better on pretty much any other surface- more surface area to bite into.
one of my cousins had a beat up 71 Chevelle about 10 years ago that had the stock 307 and one leg highway geared rear end. it went thru the snow pretty well with some oddball worn out 14" tires of some sort. then, he got ahold of a set of 12" wide dirt track stock car tires and rims somehow and for some reason put them on in the dead of winter. on anything more than about 1/4" of snow, he wasn't going anywhere.. but on dry pavement, he couldn't even do a "rockford" style burnout- it would just grip and bog the engine down. it was fun to watch him try, tho.
you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.
wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?