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Old 31 Jul 2013, 02:58 am
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looking for new tires and my main requirement for now is silence

that car is damn noisy, and i drive it in all-year summer conditions with low speeds, so i guess i should focus on noise alone. and thread life secondarily because money does not grow on trees.

for now i have my eyes on a discontinued yokohama "dB Super E-Spec" (195/65 R15). I can still get them for the same price as any medium model from the know brands... but anyone ever had first hand experience with it?

Or any other so called "summer touring tires"? they all claim to reduce noise and have long life.... but as with any new meaningless marketing term comes lots of copy cats. so i'm probing here for first hand experiences on noise reduction.

appreciate any input. thanks!
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Old 31 Jul 2013, 11:13 am
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I did the same thing - have a convertible and wanted good, quiet tires. I've got the Pirelli P6's on mine and boy are they nice. They are considered 'all road/all weather performance tires'. Add to it, they are lasting longer than any other tires I've had on my PT. I fully expected them to be gone around 24k miles, but nope, they are still wonderful 36k miles later!



Now two weekends ago, while at home, I stopped in at Discount Tire as I had a wood screw in my right front tire. They have Yokohama YK580's that are supposedly the quietest tires. They have excellent review ratings and the mileage ratings are even better!



I'm actually considering those for next year when I replace my Pirelli's.
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Old 31 Jul 2013, 11:19 am
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Had these a week, they're so far the best in all categories I've owned in 30years driving, especially peaceful in the noise dept.


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Old 31 Jul 2013, 11:21 am
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IMO and they vary from person to person the tire that is the smoothest and quietest currently in the size you have is a Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes


I have sold these to 2 customers last year that had the same request. They reported loving them!!
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Old 31 Jul 2013, 11:28 am
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Well, I'm not a fan of Conti's and here's why:

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I have had great luck with Kumho Ecsta LX platniums. Super quiet and long lasting. I have purchased two sets over the last few years. Neither for the PT, but that doesn't matter. Check them out....
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Well, I'm not a fan of Conti's and here's why:
Many of us over years and miles of driving all have had experenced a flat,blow out tread separation, leaking valve stems, cracking sidewalls, etc. etc etc... but we also know how you drive Robin!!
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Many of us over years and miles of driving all have had experenced a flat,blow out tread separation, leaking valve stems, cracking sidewalls, etc. etc etc... but we also know how you drive Robin!!
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Now two weekends ago, while at home, I stopped in at Discount Tire as I had a wood screw in my right front tire. They have Yokohama YK580's that are supposedly the quietest tires. They have excellent review ratings and the mileage ratings are even better!
I'm actually considering those for next year when I replace my Pirelli's.[/QUOTE]





These are what I had put on in the spring, and I am liking them a lot.
Very quiet, and handle quite well.

Being they are somewhat the "house model" Yokohama, the price is very good too.

I went with a wider profile (which are the max on a stock rim) to give the PT a more aggressive look. I have not notices any odd or early wear at all.

This may sound a little trivial, they also have a nice sidewall look.

Oh yeah one more deciding factor............................................ .................................................. .........

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Now two weekends ago, while at home, I stopped in at Discount Tire as I had a wood screw in my right front tire. They have Yokohama YK580's that are supposedly the quietest tires. They have excellent review ratings and the mileage ratings are even better!
I'm actually considering those for next year when I replace my Pirelli's.





These are what I had put on in the spring, and I am liking them a lot.
Very quiet, and handle quite well.

Being they are somewhat the "house model" Yokohama, the price is very good too.

I went with a wider profile (which are the max on a stock rim) to give the PT a more aggressive look. I have not notices any odd or early wear at all.

This may sound a little trivial, they also have a nice sidewall look.

Oh yeah one more deciding factor............................................ .................................................. .........

Made in the U. S. A [/QUOTE]



What width ? oh and good stuff.... I had Yokohamas ( avid ) on my Mazda3 and they wore out inside a couple years ! WTF
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