Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2000 Ford F250 4wd Super Duty
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Miles driven on tires: 84,000
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 84,000 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

2000 Ford F250, 3" lift. Extended cab, 8' box, topper 8" higher than cab and LOADED with carpentry tools. Unbelievable wear despite weak attempts at rotating. Super Duty has solid front axle and is notorious for being hard on front tires. At 84K, I still have some tread left to use up. Best snow traction I have ever experienced, almost don't need 4wd, but live in MN. Tires are relatively quiet. I had them professionally siped when new, gaining even better ice traction. Some told me siping would cause premature wear, but at 84K, I am elated. Never had a truck tire with decent tread over 50K miles. I run at 85psi always, and truck is always loaded and overloaded. I have overloaded the weight capacity on occasion without issue. I will buy these until they quit making them. The nice part is, with that kind of mileage it won't be too often!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7
 
 

1997 Jeep Wrangler
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2014

Though have not driven enough to comment on some conditions or tread-wear they are stable and quiet and responsive, and seem to be better on coasting i.e. rolling resistance. They are a little-more SUV-like than previous tires I've had on this Wrangler but I have driven them extensively in rain and snow and they were fine even in RWD. When I finally needed 4WD they were great. I kept pushing into deep snow until finally I couldn't move but only when the Jeep was in snow up to its undercarriage. Would definitely buy again. There seemed to be some not-so-great reviews. I corner aggressively and enjoy driving in rain and snow and these tires have been super.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.15
 
 

2007 Toyota 4Runner 4wd SR5
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Birmingham, AL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

13,000 miles and was caught in completly ice/snow roads during the drama that was Birmingham on 1/28/2014. Never failed me. I'm so happy with these tires. I'm looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler and though all my friends with a Wrangler have another type of tire, I'm getting these ASAP! Love them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8
 
 

2013 Dodge RAM EXPRESS
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Mount Washington, KY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

These tires came stock on my 2013 Dodge Ram Express single cab short bed. And as a general rule of thumb, factory tires 9 times out of 10 are not the optimal tire for the vehicle and the GoodYear Wrangler SR-A is no exception. Although the ride is pretty good, but in light snow they get the job done but nothing to write home about, throw a little ice in the mix and I started thinking about new tires. My truck only has 5000 miles on it and the first upgrade I plan on are new tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler AT/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.6
 
 

2007 Dodge Ram 2500 MegaCab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

Good looking tire when new but on a 4x4 they wear very fast on dry pavement. At 22000
they are gone, unsafe to use. I have gone thru 2 sets worth of stump pulling and off roading with these but it's time to step up to a better quality tire.
On wet pavement I can overpower them easily and with ABS in use they keep your attention glued to the windshield. Don't even attempt to stop short with these!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler HP

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2012 Jeep Liberty
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Miles driven on tires: 3,100
Location: Long Beach, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,100 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

These tires came stock on my 2012 Jeep Liberty Latitude. I purchased vehicle new in November 2012 and only have 3100 miles thus far so tires still look new. I don't see why these tires get such bad reviews. I have been very satisfied with the performance of these tires in all weather conditions. Yesterday we got a foot of snow combined with very cold temperatures and after reading all the negative reviews about this tire I was not expecting them to perform as well as they did: I was able to drive out through a foot of snow in 2WD without getting stuck, needing to rock the vehicle or using 4WD, I have the video to prove it but cannot include a link. 2012 Jeep Liberty drives out of foot of snow in 2WD on youtube will let you see for yourself that the reviews stating 4WD was needed in even small snow amounts are exaggerated. My previous vehicle had General Grabber AT2 tires and I wish they came in my size 235-65-17 as the Grabbers are my favorite tire so far. So far I cannot find one reason to replace these tires. If General decides to make the Grabbers in my size I would switch over only because I know how great they are off road but for normal everyday driving in all weather conditions these Wrangler HP's perform very well.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73

1996 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

Purchased the tire for mostly offroad use, but wanted something that had good on road manners. The tire has been very quiet, and continues to perform well on-road. Offroad the tire does ok, but don't expect MT performance from this tire. In dirt, sand and snow the tire does pretty well, but deep mud is not this tires forte due to the tightly spaced center rib. I have not had any issues with the sidewalls despite all the rumors on the internet about the weak sidewalls, and I regularly run them at 10-15 psi. If you are the occasional offroader, this would be a good tire for you, but if you are more hardcore, stick with the MTR or similar.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,300
Location: Peoria, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,300 Miles on Tires
January 09, 2014

Great all around tire. Despite going with the Load Range E and extra reinforced sidewalls and tread, and a half inch of tread depth, the ride is excellent and the noise is minimal. Compared to the OE Goodyear P-metric passenger car rated tires, these ride almost as smoothly and as quietly, and that is amazing. As a sound engineer I am confident in my ability to evaluate ride and sound level, and I rate these extremely high quality in both areas, especially for a truck tire with an aggressive tread pattern. Traction has been excellent, especially in snow - loose and hard packed. The truck is very sure footed and stable with these tires and confidence inspiring.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Friday, January 31, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.58
 
 

2003 Ford F350 Reg Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Massillon, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
December 24, 2013

Best deep snow tire i ever used for the first 2 seasons. Plow snow contractor for 20 years exp. This tire is the only tire with the severe snow rating that meets all my needs except for tread life. 30 k is all i can get and they are gone. Have the wrangler with kevlar on my other truck, too new to know for sure if thats going to be the best replacement. Bought a new set of Dura Tracs today will continue to look for a E rated tire in the 285 75 16 size with the severe snow rating.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2010 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Tallmadge, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
December 15, 2013

This is the 5th set of tires I've had on this truck. It's a company vehicle that I've driven since it was new. I drive in all weather conditons, and all off-road conditions for the work I do. Putting these tires on was like geting beefed-up shocks. It handles and corners like a mid-sized sedan now. The traction is excellent in all conditions. We had a big snow storm with 35deg temps yesterday, which left 3" of icy slush on the roads. No problem. Today, the temp dropped to 22deg, so the now the slush has frozen solid. No problem. Very happy with these tires, just glad I didn't have to pay for them myself:)

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.07
 
 

2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Littleton, CO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

I live in the mountains of Colorado off a private road that sees significant snow. We also pull a camper in all 4 seasons, in all kinds of weather. These tires have yet to fail us in getting where we want to go. At 50k miles I still have enough tread to get me up the hill to my house in snow (it mid January now). I fully expect to get 60-65k miles out of these. Hands down the best tires I’ve ever had.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2005 Dodge Ram 2500 QuadCab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Westerly, RI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 10, 2011

Great performing and looking tire. Haven't had a TON of opportunities to drive in the snow and when I do, I usually don't have the bed loaded with extra weight... I'd imagine it'd only improve on the performance of the tires!!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler Radial

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler RadialReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.33

1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 1,100
Location: Allamuchy, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,100 Miles on Tires
September 23, 2012

So far I have put about 1,100 miles on this tire. Heavy rain has not been an issue, dry traction is great, nice and quiet at 70 mph. I will see how the snow is soon enough! Not bad for the price... So far.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-AReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6

2008 Jeep Patriot Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 31,000
Location: Abington, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 31,000 Miles on Tires
January 28, 2010

These came standard on my Patriot, and while I'm usually not impressed by Goodyear tires (my wifes 2004 GMC had the Wrangler RT/S and they were --- aweful in the rain and snow) these SR-A's have been pretty good. They transmit a lot of road noise and get noisier with age. I figured I'd have swapped these off within a month of buying the Jeep, but two winters later and they still hold the road fairly well, and still have some decent tread life left on them. I do rotate every 6k miles and check/adjust air pressure every week.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.17
 
 

2013 Ram 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 4,500
Location: Cypress, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,500 Miles on Tires
June 09, 2013

A tire review haiku:

Okay for street use
Crappy For Offroad Driving
Will not buy again

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67
 
 

2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 66,000
Location: Swanton, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 66,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I drive a 4 inch lifted Jeep Liberty with aftermarket bumpers etc, so lots of extra weight. The Duratracs have been an excellent all around tire. They are fantastic in snow, do everything well except deep mud, but then they are not a mud tire. Wear has been great, installed at 129,000 miles now have 195,000 miles. As long as you keep the air pressure checked and rotated every 4,000 miles they wear really well. I would and do recommend these to everyone.

 

Goodyear's Wrangler All-Terrian Adventure with Kevlar Does it All

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is Goodyear's newest On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire slated to replace the highly popular Wrangler SilentArmor. Last year, Goodyear provided us an opportunity to experience this tire in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of America's top areas for outdoor recreational activities. They offered several on-road and dirt-road experiences behind the wheel of a variety of SUVs and pick-up trucks in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

Most notably, our team felt the tire provided a quiet and comfortable ride. Also, the tire's open shoulders and multi-faceted tread blocks delivered predictable steering response and traction on dirt.

 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar


Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tires are developed for light truck drivers looking to combine on-road competence with off-road versatility. Offered in Standard Load sizes for half-ton vehicles, the tire is also available in Pro-Grade Load Range E sizes for three-quarter and one-ton pick-up trucks, vans and SUVs that regularly haul or tow heavy loads.

This new addition to the Goodyear line-up features a longwearing, specialized rubber tread compound (Pro-Grade tires use an even more chip- and chunk-resistant tread compound that enhances wear in high-torque applications). These compounds are molded into a multi-faceted symmetric tread design that combines rugged looks along with on-road comfort and off-road traction. Open shoulder blocks and traction ridges at the base of the outboard circumferential grooves help clear mud and snow (Pro-Grade tires meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol).

If you're in the market for an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire that can deliver superior ride comfort and road noise, while combining off-road versatility then consider the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar.

Best All-Terrain Tires for Winter

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Do you own a pickup truck or large SUV and need an aggressive tire? Or possibly you're getting ready for hunting season or snow plowing and need new tires. If you're looking for an aggressive tire that can also go off-road while still performing on the streets, then look at options in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain category. Some options are branded with the severe winter mountain/snowflake symbol and can even be studded to provide added traction.

New for 2013 is the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. Just one look at this tire and you can see how well it will churn through the snow. It's heavily siped which will certainly help with the grip on ice. The sidewall rubber compound features Goodyear’s Durawall Technology to protect the polyester cord body by resisting cuts, punctures, scuffing and abrasion.

Another great option is the General Grabber AT 2. This tire consistently rates well by our customers and is very aggressive. It has tremendously deep tread depth and can plow through deep snow. The tread blocks feature multiple traction edges and sipes, and are molded to accept optional metallic studs to increase wintry weather traction.

Finally, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO is worth a look. This tire has been around for quite some time, but more importantly, it's a solid performer and does very well in the snow. Its aggressive tread design easily goes through deep snow and will keep you trucking along to your destination.

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber
AT 2
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
T/A KO


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Alternative Options to Tire Chains

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

Depending on where you live, you may be familiar with how to use tire chains. Quite a while ago, government agencies that oversaw roads cutting through mountain regions required vehicles to use tire chains before proceeding through a mountain pass. Although they increased traction for the type of tire technology at the time, they were cumbersome and inconvenient to install during a storm.

In the 1990s, a new standard was developed to help consumers identify and purchase a tire that offered a higher level of traction in harsh winter conditions. Tires were now to be branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol. In addition to tire chains, winter / snow tires meeting this performance standard are considered traction devices, allowing drivers to get through the passes. Listed below are some light truck/SUV options that are branded with a mountain/snowflake symbol. These tires offer a higher level of winter traction without the requirement of using snow chains.

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction

To learn more about the mountain/snowflake symbol, read "How to Confirm a Winter Performer."

What are the Quietest Tires?

Friday, July 5, 2013 by Colin .

Are you looking for a quiet tire? Today's tire manufacturers know many drivers want something they can drive, not hear. That's why they spend many resources designing tires that try to minimize it. Take a look at some quiet options from a few popular performance categories.

Generally speaking, if a person stresses they want a tire that is quiet, I would direct them to a Grand Touring, Standard Touring or Passenger all-season tire. In the case of sport utility or truck tires, I would tell drivers to consider options in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season or Highway All-Season categories. Tires in these categories tend to prioritize low noise through optimizing their tread design.    

As an example, the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus uses specially designed grooves to reduce acoustic tones. If you compare the Bridgestone to a Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Max Performance Summer) tire, you can see the tread design differences. The Michelin's focus is wet and dry traction, along with handling. It's designed to maximize those qualities at the expense of others, such as tread noise. Pilot Super Sports aren't noisy, but they won't be as quiet as a tire like the Turanza Serenity Plus.  

The same thing would apply to SUV and truck tires. An On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction tire, like the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac, with its large tread blocks and open spaces won't be as quiet as something like the Michelin LTX M/S2, which is part of the Highway All-Season category.


Bridgestone Turanza Serenity
Plus

Michelin Pilot Super
Sport

Goodyear Wrangler
DuraTrac


As tire technology improves, so do the products. Most modern tires have good road noise levels, therefore the differences between categories is getting narrower. An easy way to look at how different tires rate in their category is to look at our tire survey results. After selecting a category, you can sort by attributes, such as noise comfort, to help you decide which tire is best for you.