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Can tires cause excessive noise when driving?

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October 07, 2008 12:49PM

I cannot speak for any other vehicle except my '93 Ford Explorer and '00 Toyota 4Runner, but I know that when I replaced the stock/standard highway tires for a lesser expensive all-terrain tires, the all-terrain tires were clearly a more aggressive drive/ride; took even the smallest road bumps harder; were louder; and the tread wore quicker that the highway tires that originallycame with both vehicles. The all-terrain tires made long distance trips less comfortable and quite. I am not a tire expert - I basically know where the key and the gas goes in a car, but a smoothe ride I definitely appreciate. Always use a highway tire for good comfort, quietness and durability.