I usually don't give tire advice, but it sounds like you are really looking for a silent tire.
Like GP said above the silent armors are just that and more.
I run Pirelli Scorpion ATR's, live in Northeast, Ohio "snowbelt" and have never had any snow or ice issues. When I changed from the Fotera's my goal was quiet.
I drive about 35,000 a year highway so wasn't looking for a agressive off road tire, though they have been off road, about 130 miles in Moab and many other trips.
I have 65,000 miles on them now, and my Christmas present to me was new digs.
I could probably get another 10,000 out of them but my son started driving and I want the best under his feet. So... new ones are coming soon, like next week.
Good luck with your decision.
Forgot something.. My parnets live South of Daytona and yes been on the beach at least twice a year and no issues. Only been in mud about 6" no issues there but wouldn't go anny deeper.
Last edited by ScorpionCrawler; 01-20-2011 at 08:07 AM.