Recent Topics
Trailblazer tire pressures
by zrxkawboy - 03/31/20 06:01 AM
Lincoln MKZ hybrid / Sitting for 6+ weeks
by Ammofirst - 03/31/20 04:01 AM
Megapulse VEE System
by toyota62 - 03/31/20 01:35 AM
If only I had more time...
by 14Accent - 03/31/20 12:34 AM
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 availability.
by LTZ10 - 03/30/20 11:01 PM
Brake Fluid testing - moisture & copper
by DIY4quality - 03/30/20 10:49 PM
My E46 with BMW Style 225M wheels
by SLO_Town - 03/30/20 10:49 PM
2019/2020 VW Jetta GLI
by TCU_Adam - 03/30/20 10:00 PM
Inner Core Oil Filter
by QuangTeo - 03/30/20 09:56 PM
245/65/R17
by KE7JFF - 03/30/20 09:42 PM
Replace fuel sending unit or just roll with it?
by cwilliamsws6 - 03/30/20 09:37 PM
lawn sprinkler troubleshooting
by Burt - 03/30/20 07:44 PM
Air conditioner in a toyota avalon
by ChrisSnowden - 03/30/20 06:11 PM
CV axle shaft vertical play?
by JHZR2 - 03/30/20 05:29 PM
This is how it's done!
by Mad_Hatter - 03/30/20 04:56 PM
Android to PC pictures?
by Eddie - 03/30/20 04:30 PM
Crazy fixes that worked
by IMSA_Racing_Fan - 03/30/20 01:39 PM
Cadillac CTS 4 AWD driveline care and feeding
by IMSA_Racing_Fan - 03/30/20 12:13 PM
Newest Members
SantiagoT, cabriopeugeot, Z08969, TCU_Adam, deaner1979
71063 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
112 registered members (53' Stude, 1978elcamino, 10ecfarmer, 2004tdigls, 55hambone, alchargo, 11 invisible), 1,352 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics303,499
Posts5,235,272
Members71,063
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Danno] #5353414 02/18/20 07:50 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,372
C
Char Baby Offline
Offline
C
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,372
Originally Posted by Danno
Have had the P7s on my son's Mazda 3 for 4 - 5 seasons.

Works really well. Recommend it.


We did too...on an 06 Mazda 3i w/205-55-16 and they were very good. They were also quiet but, these tires were on a(lack of sound deadening insulation) not so quiet car and often it was hard to tell.


Retired 6 yrs now & lovin' it
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic 1.8 LX
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Trav] #5353415 02/18/20 07:50 AM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 962
W
wdn Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 962
Originally Posted by Trav
The Vredstein Quatrac 5 is a good tire but has a poor wear rating, I seriously considered them but that was a deal killer.


Continental PureContact LS was rated 90,000 miles in Consumer Reports test and they rated it outstanding.

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wolf_06] #5353431 02/18/20 08:16 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 632
Sam_Julier Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 632
In order of quiet riding:

Bridgestone Serenity Plus
Continental Contact Pro
Michelin Defender

And further down the list:
General Altimax R43


2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid TGMO 0W20, 81k
1993 Volvo 245 T5 10W30, 168k
1993 Volvo 244 T5 10W30, 177k

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wolf_06] #5353444 02/18/20 09:09 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,870
M
madRiver Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,870
P7 are wonderful tires not just on quiet but overall. The RT43 are quiet tire especially in a vehicle like the Cruze.

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Char Baby] #5353453 02/18/20 09:21 AM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 962
W
wdn Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 962
Originally Posted by Char Baby
Originally Posted by Trav
The Vredstein Quatrac 5 is a good tire but has a poor wear rating, I seriously considered them but that was a deal killer.


Not to argue however, Tire Rack's test doesn't particularly consider the Quatrac 5 a quiet tire. But, the Customer Rating/Review may show it to be quiet, IDK!



The Quatrac 5 rates an 8.7 for noise on Tire Rack which is better than the RT43’s 8.4 rating. PureConact LS is also an 8.7.

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wdn] #5353544 02/18/20 11:31 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 23,171
T
Trav Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 23,171
Originally Posted by wdn
Originally Posted by Trav
The Vredstein Quatrac 5 is a good tire but has a poor wear rating, I seriously considered them but that was a deal killer.


Continental PureContact LS was rated 90,000 miles in Consumer Reports test and they rated it outstanding.


What does the 90K mile 700 treadwear rating on the Conti have to do with the Vredstein with a treadwear of 400?


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wolf_06] #5353661 02/18/20 01:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 5,075
C
CKN Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 5,075
Originally Posted by wolf_06
Originally Posted by Mangos86
Any reason you won’t go with the rt43? I came back to them after giving Michelin a [censored] on my sienna.


they dont seem be top rated anymore according to Tire Rack



It's on the Internet it must be true....................

I had these tires-I liked them-but they are not "highly" rated on one particular site.

Just don't get the thought process here.

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wolf_06] #5353673 02/18/20 02:09 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,545
N
nthach Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,545
Between those two, I'd go with the Contis since Pirelli tends to be short-lived and per TR not too great in the rain. They might have fixed the issue with the North American-specific Plus series. Pirelli can make a quiet tire, Contis can get noisy as they age. A friend had P4 Pluses on her Yaris and they seemed to ride good and handle the Portland rain.

The Michelin Premier or Primacy Tour A/S would be my pick for NVH in that size - but they don't have a tire that measured up to the quiet of the Energy MXV4/Primacy MXV4 series. Car makers who cared about tire noise installed these - BMW and Mercedes installed them on their US-bound cars, Lexus used them on the ES/RX and Honda for years installed MXV4s on the Accord.

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Propflux01] #5353749 02/18/20 04:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,211
L
LoneRanger Online Content
Online Content
L
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,211
Originally Posted by Propflux01
I am using the Conti TrueContacts on mine. Very Quiet tire.The Pirelli is a great tire also, except gets loud and very squirrely in rain when it gets worn down a bit.The RT43 is also a great tire, but is slightly louder.


Continental TrueContacts were also very quiet on my former vehicle, a 2009 Subaru Forester. I traded it in with the conti's only being less than a yr old, never had chance to try them out in deep snow, which I was hoping for. All indications were they would have excelled in snow and slush. Quality tire.



'19 F-150 2.7 twin turbo DI V6 .....(Motorcraft synblend 5W30 SN+)
'19 GMC Terrain 1.5 turbo DI I4....(Warren 0W20 1DexosGen2)
'16 Moto Guzzi NTX 1151cc v-twin (Eni 10W60)
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wolf_06] #5353789 02/18/20 04:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 109
Passport1 Offline
Offline
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 109

My 50 years of tire purchases have mostly been in pursuit of a better quality of tire line rather than a particular model. I've sampled most of the majors with the exception of Goodyear/Firestone. Some were ok, most marginal in quietness, tread wear. Finally I found a brand that I think is superior.

Get yourself a set of Cooper CS5 Ultras or Grand Touring. These are the real deal and made in America.


1992 940 Volvo turbo 320K
2006 Saab 9-3 86k
2007 Suzuki Burgman
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Trav] #5354381 02/19/20 11:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,560
J
JOD Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,560
Originally Posted by Trav
The Vredstein Quatrac 5 is a good tire but has a poor wear rating, I seriously considered them but that was a deal killer.


Consumer's Reports puts the wear estimate for the replacement (Quatrac Pro) at 60K miles, though the UTQG rating is still 400-so it seems like the Quatrac Pro is better. In my experience, Contis seems to last a long time but get unbearably noisy when they're half-way through their life, but this was on some older model tires. Maybe they've improved.

Bigger question: who wants 90K mile tires!? That's way too much of a commitment for me. I mean, if you're driving >25K a year, I guess it may make sense, but I really don't want to be wedded to a tire for that long.

Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: wolf_06] #5354461 02/19/20 01:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 15,649
S
supton Online Content
Online Content
S
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 15,649
I drive >25k per year. smile

But I only get about 40k per set. RT43's with UTQG of 700? 40k. 70k warranty? 40k. I try to make plans to remove around 4/32's so if I have 4/32's after 40k, then I'm doing good. But sometimes I don't even have that much.

I suspect my roads stay rough, from the sand they put down and studded tire usage, so tires might wear fast. Also the roads are older and I guess with lots of turns per mile.

Anyhow, a UTQG of 400, that is something I can't imagine buying!


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 203k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 158k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 223k, his
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Char Baby] #5357028 02/22/20 05:41 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 180
bachman Offline
Offline
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 180
Originally Posted by Char Baby
Originally Posted by Trav
The Vredstein Quatrac 5 is a good tire but has a poor wear rating, I seriously considered them but that was a deal killer.


Not to argue however, Tire Rack's test doesn't particularly consider the Quatrac 5 a quiet tire. But, the Customer Rating/Review may show it to be quiet, IDK!

I believe TR even mentioned that the Quatrac 5 was one of the louder tires in its particular test. I guess this doesn't mean it's a loud tire, just more noticable I suppose?

TR site is down right now so I can't double check yet.


That Q 5 has interested me for a while.
As for noise and wear, I wonder if we are seeing a noisy looking tread block that is off-set with a soft compound. I've had that experience with Goodyear a long, long time ago.
That would seem to explain the higher wear and yet a tire not as noisy as it might appear or one expects. I like what that tire looks like for capability as A/S for my AWD wagen and the price makes it tempting. Even a short life wouldn't be too costly for my expectations. Not sure if I need the aggressive tread, though it would be a good excuse to up my ski days and get to mountains more often.
May still consider Conti DWS ext. Had them and they did well on rwd 4 seasons in CO. No small thing.


95 Honda Nighthawk- Rotella T6 syn
17 Golf SW 4MO dsg- Dealer LOF/5-6k *New spec syn -VW/Audi XOM ?
16 Mazda CX9 Tour- Dealer LOF/5-6k Casterol full syn
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: bachman] #5357402 02/22/20 04:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 90
W
whatnext Online Content
Online Content
W
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 90
There’s a better rated Q Pro now. Check it out.

Last edited by whatnext; 02/22/20 04:01 PM.
Re: Quiet riding tire [Re: Char Baby] #5358279 02/23/20 06:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 7
T
TViS Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 7
In my quasi recent use / purchases - I have begun to rack up mileage on the “regular” yokohama avid ascend in 235 65 17 size and it is extremely impressive & a total pleasure to drive

i also have been racking up miles on my other car on a cooper touring tire & have been pretty impressed
it’s called the cooper evolution tour it has a compliant ride and quiet too - i have noticed that this model seems to have been harpooned (in tire rack track testing) a bit “in the wet” but I haven’t had really much rain use with them to be able to opine on em in damp conditions-

the kumho solus kh 16 is also outstanding but don’t like as much as avid ascend (excellent durability on solus though)

i would think the p7 tire would be a good choice -
my “limited” experience driving on Pirelli’s was positive!! my brother had set on his pickup & they performed real nice [i’d use That truck pretty often] , they were the scorpion 🦂 zero model ✔️


07 Cadillac SRX 3.6 5spdAT 137k
91 To yoda Celica 2.2 5spdMT 204k
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™