Well I`m running them (305-55-20) and the noise is minimul and they work good loaded. Don`t know about tread life yet as only got about 10 or 12 thousand on them. They work real good in the sand and mud but don`t know about snow as you can keep that. LOL.
285... been on since before last winter, i think around 20-25k miles and they are around half tread or less. So in my opinion the tread life is good to average, not noisy at all, and last winter they did great in the snow! We will see how they do this winter as I'm not buying new tires again until spring haha...
I'm running my second set of Pro Comp's. I got almost 50K on the first set of 305's. Now I went down to the 265's and have about 10K on them. the tread life is great as long as you rotate very 5K miles. The 305's did good in the dirt and light snow. I never have had an issue with them. Good tires.
I called Pro Comp and confirmed these tires should be what I need. They ARE severe weather (snowflake) rated, so they should be good in the snow. They should be quiet on the highway, yet have a lot better traction offroad than these damn Michelins I have now (LTX M/S). He said most people get 60-70K out of them with proper inflation and rotation, with a few guys getting 80-90K. I’m hoping the few posts I found of people claiming 15-20K just had a problem keeping their foot off the floor or severe alignment problems.
I just ordered a set. Buy 3 get one free. Free shipping. No sales tax. $20 off using Google checkout. Ended up being $158 a tire. Can’t beat that for 10 plies.