Pefect for highway driving and trails. Also great for dry and wet driving. However, not the best for the snow.
Not sure what all the whining is about on this review thread. If you wanted a true off-road tire you should have gone with something else. And for those hauling heavy loads, what did you expect in terms of tire wear?
This is still good for light trails and overall I was very pleased and will be purchasing them again.
I bought my Jeep with these tires on it. I've put about 20K on these tires, but I suspect I'll only get another 8-10K out of them. I will NOT buy another set of these. We NEVER could get them to balance well and there is at least 2 that are out of round. NOT a good tire even for the slightly lower price.
Just upgraded from 285/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs to 305/70/17. First impressions are they are surprisingly quiet for a mud tire. They feel sure footed on the dry pavement and probably great off road. My only complaint is they are extremely heavy and sluggish, even with 4.56 gears. My Duratracs looked great and felt nimble on and off road. It's summer so I can't comment on wet and snow performance. Overall they look good but wouldn't recommend this tire. I'm going back to my Duratracs when these wear out.
I purchased four 295/70r17 for my 2012 Rubicon. I "lost" two tires to driving too long slightly out of balance, and scalloping made them so noisy I was compelled to replace them. Word of warning: keep these tires rotated and balanced *often*. But the original two, now my front tires, are still going strong after 32,000 miles, and with plenty of tread. I feel confident that I can get another year out of them... I am quite frankly shocked at the tread life.
Yes, they are noisy on the highway... and that really is my only complaint. In the snow and mud, they are just amazing. I have never lost confidence through three harsh NE winters, and deep snow. Handling has been reasonably good, enhanced I am sure by the fact that I am also running upgraded shocks and springs given that these tires are significantly heavier than stock. Plus they look awesome, and I get a lot of compliments. That is a plus.