Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire
I had 35" Duratracs on my H3, and have the Goodyear AT Adventures on the Jeep. Two completely tires that have their own strengths and weaknesses.
The Duratracs look amazing, no question they look tough as hell. They are LT and have the snowflake symbol, I drove through some insane snow in those things, 3ft+ and never even a hint of getting stuck or losing traction. They were equally good offroad, but I was limited to wooded trails, no rocks. The only downside...they are loud. You may get used to it and not notice it any more, but trust me when I say they are loud and have a hum to them (vibration).
When I got the Jeep I originally was going with Duratracs again, and probably would have but they didn't offer the 18" OEM size and I wanted a stock size. I ended up with the AT Adventures due to the legendary status the old Silent Armors held. First off, these things are QUIET. I was shocked at how smooth and silent these were on the freeway. The tire specialist I talked to claimed one of the often overlooked advantages of the kevlar is that as well as providing a lot of strength it also helps the ride tremendously.
All that being said, they are not as good as my old Duratracs in the snow and off road. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It's more than adequate offroad and in the snow for my needs, the Duratracs were just unstoppable. They also don't look as good as the Duratracs with all the side treads, but they look a million times tougher than the stock tires (which I replaced within a week of buying the Jeep).
If I had to do it again and they offered the Duratracs in the OEM size? I won't lie, I'd probably get the Duratracs. Yes they're way louder, but I have a soft spot for really good offroad/snow tires that look the part. It really comes down to what's important to you (and your wife...).
2014 JGC Overland EcoDiesel
Changes: 265/60/18 Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure w/ Kevlar | Mopar Rock Rails | Weathertechs