post #1 of Old 02-27-2005, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Tires

My GC is about due a new set of tires, and I was looking at the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor tires. Has anyone seen these, or tried them? All of my driving is on road, though some of them are more mud than gravel, so I want tires that are mostly road tires, but have good traction for snow and wet roads.

Goodyear has a new tire coming out next month called the Fortera SilentArmor, which is strictly a road tire, but has a 70,000 mile warranty on it. They are advertising it as having high wet traction rating, though.

Any thoughts on these, or maybe recommendations for other good road tires that offer good snow and wet road traction?

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I haven't seen those Goodyear SilentArmor's yet but I do like my BF Goodrich A/T KO's Never had slipped on these tires, great on road & it gives off a rugged look to your Grand

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I haven't seen those Goodyear SilentArmor's yet but I do like my BF Goodrich A/T KO's Never had slipped on these tires, great on road & it gives off a rugged look to your Grand

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you might want to give bridgestone dueler A/T revo a try. It never let me down on deep snow, wet and dry pavement...

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To answer your question on the Goodyear, I say go for it. Kevlar belt, big thick rim guard, attractive looking. Sounds like a great tire for your uses. The only thing I dislike about, and about all Goodyear tires, is the steep price. But you gotta pay for quality.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Fortuantely, the Goodyear's are available from a local dealer for much less than the MRP.

I think I'm going to go with the Fortera SilentArmor's. I like the 70K warranty, with as much mileage as I drive in a year.
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i am going to get the wrangler's also. goodyear claims that they wont be availible until 3/27/05 however they may come out sooner

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How would the Wrangler silent armors compare to the MT/Rs?
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not similar at all, MTR's are a mud tire, Wranglers are an all terrain








the wranglers are actually mile rated with the kevlar in them!! 50k

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MTR's are an aggressive all terrain tire


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MT/R = Maximum Traction / Reinforced. They are kind of a bridge between an AT and an MT.

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you might want to give bridgestone dueler A/T revo a try. It never let me down on deep snow, wet and dry pavement...
I'll second the revos...awesome tire.

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MTR's are an aggressive all terrain tire


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Even though they are fairly quiet on the street they are a mud and snow tire (look at the m+s markings). I know that they are not designed like a swamper, but they are what they are.

I would not use these on my daily driver. I have gotten close to 8K on the set under my wrangler, but the do not have a milage ratting, they track on the street, and they are desogned for offroad use. Why waist the money on them to only run em' on the street just for looks?

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Revo's You wont be dissappointed.

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dude the silent armors are a rename of the GY Wrangler GSA's aka Get Stuck Anywhere!!
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