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post #1 of 48 Old 06-28-2011, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Quietest Offroad Tire?

Need new rubber and have been surprised how loud my BFG A/T's are on the Hwy, above say 60 mph.... with top and doors off.
Looking for a quality, quiet, 33", offroad tire. Do they exist?
If not, who has the least noisey?

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post #2 of 48 Old 06-28-2011, 08:43 AM
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So far my Duratracs seem to be pretty good.
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BFG ATs are too loud for you???
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My KM/2's are silent untill you slow to <10MPH then there is a slight hum as they slow to a stop.

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BFG ATs are too loud for you???
x2...if BFG AT's are too loud for you, you need earmuffs or something. BFG ATs are one of quiestest tires out there. My Duratracs are slightly louder than my BFG AT's were, and have a pretty low noise level for their size & aggressiveness.

The reason its so hard to find a quiet off-road tire is due to the tread pattern design...when those big fat lugs push against the pavement, air gets trapped under them. That air being pushed out is what creates the road/tire noise.
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Need new rubber and have been surprised how loud my BFG A/T's are on the Hwy, above say 60 mph.... with top and doors off.
Looking for a quality, quiet, 33", offroad tire. Do they exist?
If not, who has the least noisey?

RJ
You're not going to find a off-road tire much quiter that the BFG AT, some would argue that it's not even an off-road tire.


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My KM/2's are silent untill you slow to <10MPH then there is a slight hum as they slow to a stop.
KM2s are silent? They are quieter than some tires of that type, but hardly silent.

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post #7 of 48 Old 06-28-2011, 08:57 AM
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check the new bfg "rugged terrain". not sure if they make a high flotation 33 but they are pretty aggressive for a 60k mile tire and the 31s i just put on the dakota are unbelievably quiet

*edit, dont mistake them for "rugged trail", the only place i could find a legit picture was from bfgs site

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post #8 of 48 Old 06-28-2011, 09:02 AM
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Quietist I've found is the one on the tire carrier. I've got Mickey Thompsons and I don't notice them, wind noise is so bad without the hardtop I can't hear them, but never noticed them with hardtop either
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KM2s are silent? They are quieter than some tires of that type, but hardly silent.
Yeah they are, well the 33x10.5 is at any rate, I run them at 35PSI and I don't know they are on.

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When I was shopping for tires, several times I went out of my way to find out what tires someone had just so I didn't make the mistake of buying their loud *** tires. lol

I have Duratrac's 31's Some roads are louder than others but for the most part, quiet. Not as quiet as my BFG AT's were but the BFG's aren't what these tires are.

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post #13 of 48 Old 06-28-2011, 09:50 AM
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I've heard the Falken wild peak are supposed to be very quite and preform well off and on road

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post #14 of 48 Old 06-28-2011, 09:57 AM
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KM2's are far from silent. I have 25k miles of experience with them. My MTR's are quieter.

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Rotate your tires more often , I rotate mine every 2000 miles or so.
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