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Old 07-20-2011, 04:28 PM
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Quiet tires?

My new to me 2008 Escape has Michelin tires, at 35000 kilometersI think that they are original.There is a fair bit of road noise from them so looking for quiet all season or snow tire.I have had good luck in the past running Cooper snows all year(large blocks but quiet) but that was a few years ago.Any recommendations?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:23 AM
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The smaller the blocks, or the gap between them, generally, the quieter the tread. The larger gaps and blocks allow room for a lot of air to move around and cause various noises depending on the frequency and the 'space' involved. There would be harmonics at different speeds, and they are a lot more muted with smaller gaps.
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We have over 200,000 miles on our 04 and I haven't had a 'quiet set' yet. Honestly I don't think it's the tires as much as a bad design of the cabin to keep the noise levels down.
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We have over 200,000 miles on our 04 and I haven't had a 'quiet set' yet. Honestly I don't think it's the tires as much as a bad design of the cabin to keep the noise levels down.
O.K.Thanks I was hoping it was the tires as that would be an easy fix,other than the road/drive/brake noise I like the Escape.I just had it rust proofed at Krown,I expect to keep it a few years.
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Our 2005 Escape came with Continental Contitracs from the factory. They were really noisy and we only got about 45,000 miles out of them (I do rotate every 6,000). For our second set I chose Yokohama Geolander HT/S's. They are much quieter and handle great in Northern Wisconsin weather. I have about 60,000 on them and are due to be replaced soon. I'll probably get another set of Yoko's.
I do agree with scott91370, cabin design doesn't seem to block road noise well.
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Our 2005 Escape came with Continental Contitracs from the factory. They were really noisy and we only got about 45,000 miles out of them (I do rotate every 6,000). For our second set I chose Yokohama Geolander HT/S's. They are much quieter and handle great in Northern Wisconsin weather. I have about 60,000 on them and are due to be replaced soon. I'll probably get another set of Yoko's.
I do agree with scott91370, cabin design doesn't seem to block road noise well.
OK thanks for the info I will keep the Yokohamas in mind.I was in Wisconsin last year to watch a race at Road America,the roads were not the greatest so if you are getting 60,000 plus miles on them up there they can't be bad.
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which Michelins do you have? Our 2010 Escape came with Cross Terrains, they are noticeably less noisy than our old escape, which had BFG Radial TA's. We have almost 20k miles on our Escape, so far so good.
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which Michelins do you have? Our 2010 Escape came with Cross Terrains, they are noticeably less noisy than our old escape, which had BFG Radial TA's. We have almost 20k miles on our Escape, so far so good.
I have Michelin Cross Terrains also,so if they are one of the quieter tires I had better get used to the noise.I will have to watch out that I don't get noisier ones still when I do replace them.
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I have 245/65R17 Bridgestone Dueler H/L's and they're very quiet but there is a high-pitched whine sound when you get up to 55 MPH or so (some people probably won't notice it). I haven't had the truck long so I'm not sure how they do in weather but the pattern is street-oriented so probably not great in the mud and deep snow although they are marketed as all-weather.

The 33x12.5" BFG A/T's on my Bronco are "silent" considering how big they are. Only thing is, the interior of the truck is so loud it may just be that I can't hear them. Very good all-round tire but might be loud on a quieter vehicle, I don't know. They are some of the quieter mildly aggressive tires though.
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