most tire company list the true tire size on their websites. so pic the particular tire you want, then go to the respective manufacturers website to look at what the true size is.
however tires like the current Definity Dakota's you have now are an off brand tire made by a third party and do not have a manufacturers site to look up info like this.
I.E. my 38.5x16-15 swampers are listed as actual size of 38.2. not much, but still slightly smaller than listed. this is unloaded weight however. by the time i put the weight of my rig on them at 8PSI, the end up at only just over 36" tall. i'd bet unloaded, your current tires are closer to being 30" or just over, but the weight of your jeep causes them to squat some.
1998 ZJ 2" bb and 31's. street queen but sees the woods once in a while.
2000 powerjoke tow pig
Anti-jeep--1989 K5 blazer. the new off road ride