The really interesting observation here is how the different tire manufacturers interpret the "math" when it comes to how tire sizing numbers translates to the actual product, when you can take the same size tire from 6 different sources and they all vary in dimensions, and often seem to ignore the calculated numbers. Some run narrow, some run wide, and actual tread on the ground can vary as much as 1/2" or more for the same specs.
You do have choices.
And the differences grow by the size. 315/35 has never had TOO many options, but of the 2-3 sets on the rear (Goodyear, Vredestien, Firestone?) I've measured OVER
1" width difference between makers.
For the OP I went through sufficiently traumatic research replacing the Vredestein worn fronts (they don't ship the brand to US anymore - don't make many US sizes anymore either) and settled on the Conti DW. Shame if they quit the 275/40 now. As far as 'quiet' I just figure all tires get noisier as the rubber cures out (as in after couple years it always seems louder). I can't give thoughts on BFG, but it'll help overall if you tell us how many miles/yr. Unless a DD you might find you wanted to prioritize non-snow hy-performance after all.
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, SLP SS, 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds and CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear)
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: SS Bars, METCO LCAs, Koni Reds, PowerTrax No-Slip