Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

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Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape 4wd
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 20,000
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
Follow-Up Review: 52,000 miles on tires
February 07, 2014
We retired these tires after 6 years. Didnt want to take the chance of a blowout with a 6 year old tire in the Phoenix summer heat. These tires were great off road and had excellent wet and snow traction. We bought them for camping and going off roading. There was only minor tire sidewall cracking even with extensive use on wash boarded gravel roads. Towards the end of life the ride was rougher and road noise was getting louder. We bought a set for our 2011 4Runner which replaced the Escape as our preferred off roader and camping vehicle. I would suggest this tire for a daily driver that is taken off road to play in the mountains. Lasted over 50000 miles and still had plenty of tread depth but this is my wife's car which is driven at highway speeds every day and I wanted to get her car new shoes so she feels safe again. We replaced them with Michelin M/S2 because this car now stays on the pavement and are focused on comfort and quietness.
Initial Review: 20,000 miles on tires
October 24, 2009

Installed on an 08 Escape with the new intelligent 4WD. First thing we noticed was the quiet ride. First test was trying to get it stuck in the mud, the tires come with free wench out, and with mud to the doors and the traction control turned off I floored it, mud went everywhere and the truck pulled strait out. Then it was on to the Apache Trail through the Superstition Mtns, very smooth on on the wash boards and truck was always sure footed. We then took it to Sedona, ARZ and did some off-roading. The truck was sure footed and there was no tire slipping going from rock to rock. Loose gravel and pebbles were no problem. On a drive through the mountains in CAL with a foot of snow on a dirt road the truck maintained 45MPH and the Low Traction light never even flickered. Just a note here, these tires do have the severe snow rating. We drove through a summer rain storm in ARK and the truck was again sure footed. There was standing water on the roadways and we maintained 70MPH. Average MPG is 19/23.

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