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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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So, what'r ya tryin' to say , Bob?

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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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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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Old 01-06-2016, 07:18 AM   #13
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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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Old 01-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #16
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Michelin seem the quietest to me.
I know Firestone Destination LE are noisier than Bridgestone Duelers...
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There's a Trade-Off...

As pointed out thus far several tires exist that are designed for quiet ride. A bigger issue is tire life. A softer rubber formulation will make a "less" noisy tire. However, they will wear out tread faster. Especially true if towing loads. When setting up my 2010 Tundra at CanAm RV (Canada), the owner was specific on this trade-off; the factory tire was designed to be "quiet" and would wear out quicker. He recommend a few potential replacements solely on how much STUFF I'd usually haul - and how much quiet I was seeking in the cab (with Windows closed). In my situation, his team was dialing in the TV hitch for towing and STOPPING a heavy AS.
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I have always had an AT type tire and I found them to be acceptably noisy with a continuous whine, but I put Ironman tires on the front which are last generation Michelins made in China in Michelin molds. I asked for a tire price point and a quiet tire and this is what was recommended. I like them after a 5,000 mile trip. I don't expect they will be high mileage tires but neither have the last 4 sets on my TV been anything to write about!
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Tried LT MS2 tires as replacement tire for the Michelin tires that came on my 2012 Tundra that we use to pull our 25' Airstream. We happily changed the trailer to Lts MS 2's, and wanted to change the truck to the same tires. Unfortunatly, the LT tires were much noiser and rough riding than the P metrics that came on the Toyota. Fortunately, Discount tire went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. After converting to LTS MS 2 in the P metric size, we're much more satisfied as far as quiet and safety goes, but they are still not as quiet or good riding as the original tires, but at 65, 000 miles I guess I couldn't expect them to last forever.
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Tow vehicle tire noise

I have Goodyear Assurance all season on my 2010 Chevy Silverado. I find them very quiet, especially considering the ones that came the vehicle were so loud it was hard to have a normal conversation while driving.
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