I was avoiding M/T tires precisely because I can hear what they sound like next to me on pick-em-up trucks, but this tread design was new for 2007, and claimed to be computer designed for low noise, and it was true. I can hear it to be sure, but less than half as loud as I was worried about, and you can still easily have a conversation with the passenger without shouting at 70 MPH. And they stick like glue to the rocks.
My vision of the truck was always hard-core. My offroad driving and judgement skills needed to catch up with a couple of years on the Silent Armors. I still have lots of places to show you if you want to ride shotgun some weekend. Where we went around the Ramona reservoir all burned, though.