There are posts about Treadwright tires out there, but nothing that I found measuring their longevity on a JK. For those of you who don't know who Treadwright is, here's a link to their info page: http://treadwright.com/pages/green-zone
I'm sure there are plenty of JK owners who have Treadwrights on their rigs, and a few are probably JKO members. Tell us about your experience here so that others have a one-stop post to review.
Having purchased my 2nd set of Treadwright tires, the first set installed on my WJ and only driven 10k miles before I sold it, I'm optimistic about their performance. Here are some pics of the set of their "Guard Dogs," size 315/70R17 (34.7" equivalent) that I just installed last week:
Compared to unused stock BFG T/A KM 255/75R17:
Penny test (Abe's head up):
Side view (see signature for lift/other stats):
At first blush, I noticed the same minor issue with these tires right out of the gate: there's a humm at speeds of 25+ mph. I've driven in JKs with louder tires like the Toyo Open Country or Nitto Tera Grappler, but be advised that they're louder than the stock BFGs. If that's a huge problem for you, sell your JK and buy a Mercedes and a box of Tampons because Jeeping isn't for you any way!
As recommended, the tire shop that installed my set static balanced them. They were quite reluctant to do so for some reason, but I explained that I would not accept any other install method, so they did it.
Before leaving the dealership, I adjusted the PSI to 29 due to the C vs. D sidewall difference. For those of you looking for the proper D load range PSI, what I found suggests 28-30 is best.
The tires expectedly track groves in the pavement noticeably more than the stock BFGs. I say expectedly because it's a much wider tire. And it's not a factor of the lift, either - I drove for a week with the lift but without the tires and it handled fine.
When I ran a set of 32" Guard Dogs on my WJ, I was amazed at their handling in the snow and ice. Being from New England, that's very important to me. I did not opt for the Kedge Grip, mostly because I want to get as much life out of the tires that I can and their site says to expect about 10% less tread life with Kedge Grip.
One thing that I did opt for, however, is the "bead-2-bead" option. Instead of getting a new tread with an old sidewall, which might also be different brand sidewalls at that, the b2b is Treadwright's brand new sidewall. Worth the $, IMHO.
I will try and remember to update this post at least every year to log the tread life. Hell, for the price I'll be happy if they last 40,000 miles! I am good about rotating tires, but I'll try to post specifics about rotation. I will be putting some decent trail miles on these tires, too, so subscribe to see what happens!