I have the 315/70-R17 Guard Dogs with Kedge Grip on my Rubicon:
To be perfectly honest, I haven't had them long enough to put a lot of trail miles on them yet, but I have about 3,000 highway miles. None of the 5 required more than 2.5 ounces to balance, and they have zero vibrations.
They ride and handle great, and their traction is awesome on-road, but they are noisier than you would expect from such a mild M/T tread pattern. I'm used to Swampers so it doesn't bother me that much, but don't let yourself think that these will be as quiet as an A/T or Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac. The noise is really only noticeable between 35-65mph, above that it's high enough pitch that it pretty much disappears into the background, so road trips don't wear on you like Swampers do.
The Kedge Grip isn't a gimmick - when you look closely you can see tons of little pits in the tread blocks that provide additional traction in wet and snowy roads where mud-terrain tires are typically at their worst. You can also feel the embedded walnut shells and glass particles with your hand on the surface of the tread which act like snow studs on ice. The noise is the only complaint I have about them, and on the few trails I've taken them on, they've surprised me with how good they are. You can see in the photo above that they have no problem flexing the tread and sidewall, and they flat-out get it awn
in the dunes. Now that summer's here I plan to put a lot more trail miles on them. Overall I think they are a terrific all-around tire. I would recommend them even if they were priced the same as new tires. But since they cost nearly half the price of non-retreads, you can't go wrong with these.