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Unread 12-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Very Impressed with WK2’s QD II and Silent Armors

Hello,

Here is SLC we got dumped on over the last week, probably a total of a foot or so of snow. We had to drive to Idaho from SLC about 125 miles each way for a funeral this past weekend. The roads were, well, not good at all, ice and snow packed conditions, pretty much the whole trip. I utilized the snow mode at times and I was very, very impressed with the way it controlled the Jeep’s throttle, traction management and the way it handled the road conditions. I was also very impressed with the GY Silent Armors they did just great in the conditions! We have had this Jeep for about 7 months now, bought it new, we use it as a DD, grocery getter, 4x4 it, exploring the wilderness, it’s been to Moab and other short trips. I just wanted to say that this Jeep has done everything we have throwin’ at it and has been a good solid rig so far, not a one problem, we have been pretty damn impressed with it and happy!

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Unread 12-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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That's great to hear. I'll vouch for the GYSA as well. I had them on my 99 WJ and they were great.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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+2. I've had them on 2 vehicles, and really like them as well. It seems like GY is phasing them out, and replacing with All-Terrain Adventure.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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I put the silent armors on my WK and they are great in snow an really are quieter on the highway, especially rougher pavement.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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+2. I've had them on 2 vehicles, and really like them as well. It seems like GY is phasing them out, and replacing with All-Terrain Adventure.
I did not know that they are phasing them out but good info. to to know for sure, is it still the Kevlar enforcement witht the new version? We have used them on the Moab slick rock, up in the High Uinta’s Mtns ranges., pretty tough old rough roads up there, mainly your typical old mining, rocky, rutted out, mini boulders type roads, they have even seen sand out at Little Sahara Dunes when we played out there with the our 4-wheelers and now snow and ice, these are probably IMO one of the best AT tires out and I have owned on a vehicle so far, and I have had just about everything else from BFGs, Terra’s, Nitto’s, Michelins , etc. I need new tires on my RAM 2500, the crappy Michelins that came on that rig are about toasted now and I am thinkin of these GY Silent armors tires as an option for that rig. Does anybody know how they wear and perform on the heavier HD trucks?

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Unread 12-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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As for your HD Ram, they do offer the GYSA in an LT with a load range E. I think you will be very happy with them, but I don't have any first hand knowledge of an HD truck. I've had the GYSA on a Nissan Frontier, but that does not compare to a full size truck.
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I have a set of GYSA on 18" wheels and they handle the snow great and do well on the highway. Overall they are a great tire and I would highly recommend.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 10:49 PM   #8
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Hello,

I utilized the snow mode at times and I was very, very impressed with the way it controlled the Jeep’s throttle, traction management and the way it handled the road conditions.
This might sound like a stupid question but I looked in the manual and did not find an answer. Can you shift in to the snow mode while moving on the road, let's say 30-40 mph?

So far I only tried the Sand mode on the beach and I always stopped before moving the selector. To get to the Snow mode I need to go through Sand first so I was wondering if this is safe for the transfer case to do while moving on the road.

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Unread 12-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #9
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This might sound like a stupid question but I looked in the manual and did not find an answer. Can you shift in to the snow mode while moving on the road, let's say 30-40 mph?

So far I only tried the Sand mode on the beach and I always stopped before moving the selector. To get to the Snow mode I need to go through Sand first so I was wondering if this is safe for the transfer case to do while moving on the road.

Thanks.
Hi,

Yes thats a good question, I believe its ok just to move selector over to snow mode from auto when switching. I generally slowed down to about 45-50mph..it engaged with no issues at those speeds. I treated it kinda like if you where to switch from "2 wd to a 4wd high" T-case like in my RAM but I could be wrong. My wife also looked in the manual on the way up and agreed that it does not
Indicate a speed anywhere that we could find. Peace of mind for me for the switch, is the speed mentioned above... . Does anybody else know what the speeds are for selecting the different terrain modes??
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Unread 12-11-2013, 01:35 AM   #10
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I switched to every mode but rock while going 70 mph on dry pavement with no issues.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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As for your HD Ram, they do offer the GYSA in an LT with a load range E. I think you will be very happy with them, but I don't have any first hand knowledge of an HD truck. I've had the GYSA on a Nissan Frontier, but that does not compare to a full size truck.
Yep -- they came OE on my '12 Outdoorsman. That's one of the reasons why I picked an Outdoorsman over the Big Horn -- with crappy 20" GY HPs. I love my LT ProGrade Silent Armors. They may be wearing a little quicker than the P-metric versions I had on my previous Aspen.

The new A/T Adventure are very similar, and also have Kevlar, but only the LTs have the snowflake symbol.

http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/...rain-adventure
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Unread 12-11-2013, 08:22 AM   #12
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@ Overland_HO, loveracing1988: thaks for the input!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #13
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Thank you for all of the comments and information, think I will start shopping for a set for my RAM and a leveling kit! Time to spend more money, wife will not be so happy!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #14
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Yep -- they came OE on my '12 Outdoorsman. That's one of the reasons why I picked an Outdoorsman over the Big Horn -- with crappy 20" GY HPs. I love my LT ProGrade Silent Armors. They may be wearing a little quicker than the P-metric versions I had on my previous Aspen.

The new A/T Adventure are very similar, and also have Kevlar, but only the LTs have the snowflake symbol.

http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/...rain-adventure
Nice man, just love that sportsman package! It was not an option for the cross over year to the H.O. in 11.5 or I would have consedered it for sure. Love that RAM box!
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