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Unread 06-28-2011, 11:12 AM   #16
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It's generally easy to see what will be quiet, look for patterns where the lugs don't hit all at once. Essentially the exact opposite of a bogger. Then there's tire compound and a few other factors after that but generally I find this to be the case. $.02

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Unread 06-28-2011, 11:19 AM   #17
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x2...if BFG AT's are too loud for you, you need earmuffs or something. BFG ATs are one of quiestest tires out there.
Yeah...always thought so. Have run them several times on pickups because they seemed quiet. Could be lower tire pressure on the Jeep?

Wide open country around here and most Highways are concrete. Very loud.
Asphault roads are much less noise.
Contrary to what some of you seem to think.... I'm not a 'wus'. Just thought I'd ask before spending serious money. Nothing I can't live with.
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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.
Have heard that before but 'Imped' disagrees??

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Unread 06-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #18
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Unread 06-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #19
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That's strange my bfg's are pretty quiet. I barely here em at all
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Unread 06-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #20
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I've run BFG KOs, General Grabber AT2, and TreadWright Warden....all which have a very similar tread pattern...and they are noisy on the highway. They HUMMMMMMM pretty good.

The quietest MT I've ever had is the Cooper STT. The loudest MT I've ever had is the KM2...those were loud as he**.

If you specifically want a AT tire that is QUIET on the highway...look for tires with a more ribbed tread design. Some examples are Toyo Open Country AT, Firestone Destination AT, etc. Those are whisper quiet and you can barely tell they are even there. I can't believe how quiet those tires are...but they are great in bad weather.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 02:24 PM   #21
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disagree on the km2 loudness. it all depends on air pressure, contact patch, alignment, how often you rotate, rim size...etc...blah...blah..blah. i have a buddy with a superduty on 35-37" km2s and they are just as quiet as his stockers were and that diesel is heavy

plus "loud" is relative to what you have driven. everything is quiet after boggers
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Unread 06-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #22
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I'....If you specifically want a AT tire that is QUIET on the highway...look for tires with a more ribbed tread design......
Agree, Quietest agressive tire I even had is the Pro Comp, Extreme, A/T.
It's directional.... and I'm convinced the directional tread pattern makes for much less noise (similar to the old BFG M/T's).
But I can't get them in 33" for 16" wheels. Maybe I'll switch wheels??

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Unread 07-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #23
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Firestone Destination AT, Michelin AT2, Bridgestone Revo, Pirelli Scorpion, Goodyear Wrangler Silentarmor are a few that I think are quieter than the venerable BFG AT
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Unread 07-03-2011, 09:02 PM   #24
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My MTR's with Kevlar are suprisingly REALLY quiet
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Unread 07-03-2011, 09:19 PM   #25
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I've ran the old style MTR's, Toyo MT's, BFG AT's and KM2's, and Duratracs on different vehcles. Old MTR's were the loudest, then Toyos, then KM2's. Duratracs are silent and BFG AT's are too. Duratracs are my favorite tire for a DD/wheeling tire. Awesome traction, silent on street with great manners and cheapest. Only problem is the sidewall isnt as thick as i'd like but i'm very happy with them. MTR's had great traction off road and a thick sidewall but I still managed to puncture one. They're pricey and not good on the street during rain. They were on a pick up tho and were 35's. I replaced the MTR's with BFG AT's when they wore out and also had AT's on an F250. Awesome street tire. Best on road manners, silent and good overall traction. Not as good as an MT bit that is to be expected. Toyo's I only had one trip in LJ and they were 37's. Loud and expensive but great off road, ok on road. My buddy has the Hankook MT's and the were surprisingly good in mud. Fairly loud on the street but i've heard louder. I would choose BFG AT's for a DD, Duratracs for a DD/wheeler, and MTR Kevlars for a weekend wheeler or maybe go a little more aggressive.

This is my experience with these tires. Hope it helps
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Unread 07-04-2011, 01:49 AM   #26
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The quietest MT I've ever had is the Cooper STT.
Righttttt..........I almost need a hearing aid after running these tires for 6 hours up to the hunting camp!
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Unread 07-04-2011, 02:37 AM   #27
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I recently bought a set of Corsa's. I had never heard of them but tried them because of the great price I got. They are by far the quietest off road tire I have ever owned.
I also have to agree with others about the BFG A/T's they are pretty quiet, but these Corsa's are just as quiet if not more so. Overall, I don't know that I have ever heard of a true off road tire that didn't "sing" or make a lot of noise on pavement.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 08:53 AM   #28
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Righttttt..........I almost need a hearing aid after running these tires for 6 hours up to the hunting camp!

Really? See it's interesting how everybody has different experiences with the same tires. My KM2s required ear muffs....but other guys say they are "silent". My STTs were just as quiet as an AT...and yours are loud. This is why asking for opinions on tires on a forum is going to end up in 10 pages of no help.

Another tire I've had good luck with and to me is pretty quiet is the Treadwright Guard Dog:
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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:31 AM   #29
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Really? See it's interesting how everybody has different experiences with the same tires. My KM2s required ear muffs....but other guys say they are "silent".
maybe the guys that think their tires are "silent" are the guys that are almost deaf from years of loud tires and topless Jeep wind noise.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 12:27 PM   #30
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my brother has stt's on his dodge truck and they are loud. They are way louder inside the truck with the windows up and ac on than my 34" swamper ltb's on my open top jeep. my hearing is fairly good and i can hardly hear my ltbs at 60. with dual exhaust and ltb's i figured i would not be able to hear anything but i can have a conservation at normal volume levels with my wife driving down the road.
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