FWIW - I have the BFG TA/KO's for about 15k miles now. Driven from TX to MI twice, once in the winter. Could not get them to slip no matter how much I tried in the MI snow (ok, maybe a little @ 3/4 throttle). So far, good wear, low noise (except on grooved pavement, but then what isn't loud!). I check pressure regularly and rotate as close to every 5 k as possible. I averaged 17.8 mpg during the winter trip, there and back.
I have spoken to a few that run Hankooks and they seem to like them. I don't have same info as above on em tho.
Hope this helps.
PS - I am with GPintheMitten on a slightly larger tire...