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Old 01-05-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Quiet Tires for Tow Vehicle

Does any have an opinion on what the quietest highway tires are for a 3/4 ton Suburban tow vehicle, Load Range E, 245/75/16 tires, for pulling an Air Stream? I want to replace my current tires and would like to have less noise!
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Something tells me you can't avoid some tire noise. We have Michelin LTX/MS2's on our new truck and the same on the former truck. I like them and find them to be relatively quiet even when driving with the windows open. Keep in mind a more aggressive tire will be a bit louder.
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Something tells me you can't avoid some tire noise. We have Michelin LTX/MS2's on our new truck and the same on the former truck. I like them and find them to be relatively quiet even when driving with the windows open. Keep in mind a more aggressive tire will be a bit louder.
I like the michelin also from costco......good mileage.....
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We also put Michelin LTX/MS2 on our Ram 1500 this fall, agree they are quiet.
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I use the Toyo HT Load range E 10 ply rating LT245 75 R16 I am very satisfied with the wear, traction, and road noise.

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I just put a set of the Michelin Defender 275/55-20 on my F-150 and couldn't be happier -- very smooth; very quiet.
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Michelins for me too. Quiet but also a very good tire for wear and safety.
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I spent my professional life maintaining cars and in general I've found that there is nothing like a Michelin tire. They are my favorite and always my first choice!
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I spent my professional life maintaining cars and in general I've found that there is nothing like a Michelin tire. They are my favorite and always my first choice!
Me too.
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When we got our former truck. A Dodge 3500 diesel it came with Cooper Discover tires. I found they wore well and were quite but I felt that their wet traction was not up where it should be so went to Michelins when the time came. They were much better but don't give up on the Coopers.
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I have used Michelin tires on every road vehicle for over 45 years and now the Airstreams as well. I have not had a single Michelin tire failure. I have had a few flats from road debris like nails and screws even on the 25FB which was a non-repairable in the edge of the tire screw.

I would swap put brand X tires on new vehicles at the earliest possible opportunity and the ride improvement was always a pleasant experience.
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What others above have said is a good choice but any tire with an HT designation is going to be a quiet tire.
If you need a bit more tread there are AT designated tires that are not bad. I just put Firestone Transforce AT on my truck and was pleasantly surprised how quiet the tire is. When they wear down I am sure they will get more noisy.
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