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Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Review - OnGoing Thread

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by rmd0311, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I looked at Generals before buying my Silent Armors. Put the BFGs next to them and they look very comparable and a heck of a price. Its a heavy tire too. Check that out. I went with the Silent Armors and have almost 15k on them now. Pretty satisfied with them in all conditions but am mounting studded snows this winter. Too much black ice where I live compared to past seasons. Still overall a great tire and would buy them again in a heartbeat.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    I ended up getting the Revo's and am very happy.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2008 at 3:27 AM
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    my mom has silent armors on her jeep...how do they compare against the BF AT?
     
  4. Dec 10, 2008 at 6:29 AM
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    Me Too, :D I traded my Dakota in, and my old S/As had a little over 40k on them. Although, they started being scary dangerous about 35k. For the first 30k, these tires could not be beat on anything on the road. I don't think that I ever hydroplanned for during the first 30k. They were simply awesome on road tires with some off road capabilites for the first 30k.

    Offroading wasn't really what I expected in a bad way. The mud shedding ability was pretty much poor, but on dry dirt and hardpack the tires were good.

    All and all, I would by them again but I'll be trying Revos or BFGs first.

    From my driving habits and experience, these tires will not last to 50 or 60k. Not even a chance, sorry!
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 6:37 AM
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    This is not just Taco forums, it's everyone. Just looked up the total miles reported on Tirerack:

    Goodyear SA = 4,626,479
    BS Dueler Revo = 62,898,667
    BFG AT KO = 64,234,401
     
  6. Dec 10, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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  7. Dec 12, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    If I had been able to find the Revo's I would have probably bought those.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    silent armours are truly a great tires for off-road and have great road manners. I a set on my 3/4 ton diesel and i could go anywhere in those. In the field not one flaw never even had to put in 4x4

    IMG_0416.jpg
     
  9. Dec 12, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    I have 265/75 R16's. I have really enjoyed this tire so far. Got them last Feb and have put about 10K miles on them. I had BFG AT's on before, but they were there when I bought the truck. I wore them out pretty well.


    That's about what I paid for mine at Discount Tire. Also known as Americas Tire in California. I love that freaking place. As I called around I quickly discovered that this tire is/was hard to find. Maybe that's changed by now. I had heard that they were starting to ramp things up with this tire and get some new sizes out.

    I wouldn't know, but they are much more quite than the BFG AT.

    So far the biggest difference I have noticed is on road. The GSA does much better so far. The grip on dry surface is great, and on wet it far exceeds the BFG. It is also a much smoother ride. Off road I have found them to be some what similar. Except that the GSA definitely does better in snow but worse in mud. Never put the BFG's in sand but the GSA's did great.

    One big negative, that I am fairly certain will occur, is that the GSA will wear much faster than the BFG. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I will be. So far they are doing pretty good. But time will tell. I have no idea what I will get next time, but hopefully that is a ways off.

    Interesting. I wonder how that will effect the "image" of the tire. Or that car?

    As of right now I would buy this tire again, and recommend it. But we'll see how the wear goes. And I am about to take the truck to Montana for a month, so hopefully I will really put these things to the test. I expect them to do great. We'll see.
     
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