Re: WK2 Tyre choice
No idea about Maxtrex. I went for Bridgestone D697 for no other reason than they were the only LT tyre I could find that fitted the 18" rims exactly. I went for LT's because I too don't want to "...slice the side wall out on the first trip...". I haven't done enough k's yet to judge them but the D694 which they replace, had a good reputation.
Ordered 9 Nov 2011 - Delivered 3:30pm Friday 13 April 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3L CRD, Black Forest Green Pearl, Quadra-lift, Off-road Adventure II, Front Recovery Hook, Mopar Tow Bar, Mopar Rock Rails, 150A Projecta Battery Isolator, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LT, Kimberley Kamper Special Edition
MudMap M7 off/on road sat nav, Chief front recovery hooks "chrome", Chief 3mm bash plate