UPDATE: I just ordered the General Grabber ATX's. They've always caught my attention, and I'd like to give them a try. They are rated just a little higher on sand, light snow, deep snow and ice, per the TireRack.
I got through the sands ok, just ok, with the factory Wranglers. Traction control disabled, rear locked, 4H, and don't let the momentum die down! I bring my own recovery strap, shackles, and small shovel just in case. But since I have to get new tires, I want better.
Excellent feedback, thank you. I like the more aggressive look of the ATX's and like that they'd be better equipped for the fully-loaded trip to the OBX and back; they also look like they'd be better in the sand (1-2x/yr); but the DD component is whispering "AT3 4S". Ugh hard decision.
I'm sure this has been asked in various forms, but I need to replace my stock Wranglers. I have an F-150 FX4 s-crew 5.0. I only drive 10,000 miles/year. The truck is basically a daily driver, no towing, fairly light loads. I live in the hills of southwestern PA, and while we don't get many deep...
This is all brilliant. Kudos to the tow driver; kudos to YOU for taking the time to provide positive feedback to who you thought was his boss -- not enough of us do that -- and kudos for the dealer's acting GM for actually acting like they give a shit. Kudos all around.
PS Beautiful truck!
I'm in the same position for my truck, but I'm stuck between the Falken Wildpeak and the General Grabber A/TX. I don't need much beyond the dd, snow & ice, and running the soft, sometimes deep sand in the OBX. I am a little stuck on the Wildpeak being made overseas.