Gave this tire a 9 on ice...nothing except chains or studs will hold on ice. Also gave it 9's on ride and noise...My truck has an off rod package on it, it is not going to ride smooth...Noise??? It's a truck people and it has truck tires on it, there is going to be a little noise...Love the tire, love the tread life after 67,000 miles I can still make it through the upcoming winter. Perfect tire!!! Had the original Silent armors on my wifes escape and just tried to buy another set and found they have been discontinued just over 90,000 on them...Hope they never discontinue this tire.