Quadratrac2 is pretty amazing.
Silent armours are sweet, you don't really lose fuel mileage, and they're great in severe conditions. i had a 2008 GC Diesel with 32's, silent armours while I was living in Kamloops driving back and forth from van every weekend regardless of weather.
I got a 2008 4runner now with a 3" lift and 32's yokohama geolander ATS. those are pretty good tires as well, but no snow flake. However I don't notice a difference in severe snow between the geolanders and silent armours. Geolanders are about 20% cheaper than the silent armors.