Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Pro Grade
Category: Light truck, all terrain
Warranty: LT matrix tires don’t bare tread warranties.
Two steel belts plus Kevlar provide a smooth, quiet ride meeting European standards for highway noise. Goodyear claims rubber tread is chunk- and chipresistant thanks to Durawall rubber compound borrowed from off-road tires.
Looks: Kudos as the coolest macho tires, drawing many curbside comments.
Stability: The knobby tread was surprisingly stable, but there was a little tread “squishing” in places.
Ride: Smooth as the competing Toyo in spite of the more aggressive tread.
Launching and Loading: No squishing here. The aggressive tread came right up the steep, wet ramp with grip and no slip.
Stopping: Good controlled stopping with noticeable tread squish in aggressive stops.
Cab Interior Noise: Measured at 71 to 73 db.
Perceived Noise: We did notice an audible though not bothersome hum.
Best For: Boaters who frequently use their tow vehicle in snow, off-road farm or hunting applications.