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Hi all,

This is my first post, so please be gentle.

I have a 2005 Escape Limited with the factory Continental tires on the factory aluminum rims. My previous truck was a 1994 Explorer Limited with Dunlop Rover tires. These tires barely made a sound. But since owning the Escape I can't believe how noisy the Conti. tires are. Are these tires really this noisy? Or is it just bad sound insulting on the Escape. I'm seriously thinking of buying new tires (Goodyear Fortera TripleTreds) to resolve the tire noise issue.

Your input is appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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Welcome to E-C! We're always usually gentle.

:bill:

And jiggly anime is always welcome.

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I had the same Contis on my 2005 Limited, and they were just as noisy, especially at highway speeds on anything other than smooth asphalt.

Tire Rack has rankings of dozens of different tire types (from hundreds of tire models). Here's a ranking of "Highway All-Season" Light Truck/SUV tires in 235/70R16 (the 2005 Limited's factory size), which includes the Fortera Triple Treds (#2 in the list):

http://tinyurl.com/ak6q3b

If noise and ride comfort are the most important features, you'll love this list. You can also see other type of tires if you play around with the site a bit. Just look for your tire size.
 

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JP, can you make my.....ah.....nevermind. :blush:
 

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... :D NICE!!! ;)

As for the Conti's.... If you think they are noisy on an '05, you should here them on an '02. '05's have better sound insulation. When I test drove an '05 Hybrid, the difference was noticeable. I replaced my Conti's with GY Fortera SilentArmor tires around 30,000 miles ago (I'm at 64k now). They were great when new but over time they have gotten noisier. Especially when the temp is below freezing. Not as nearly as bad as the Conti's but not as good as when new...
 

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my escape had its conti's for 2 days while i owned it. then it got a new set of shoes. (i called the day after but they couldnt get my trucklette in for the swap). toro AT's!!
 

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The stock Contis are known noisemakers and generally crappy tires. (Cookie for whoever spots the pun :) )

I would get a new set and then post the Contis on Kijiji or craigslist. Depending on tread depth you can probably recover around $100-200.
 

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Hi there boys & girls,

Thanks for the responces. They were much appreciated. The truck is in as I type this getting new boots (GY Fortera TripleTreds). The rear Contis were scalloped on the outside edges, so they not only made constant road noise, they made a thumping sound too.

Hopefully the new tires will give me a nice quite ride. We're driving to Daytona for Bike Week this Friday (Feb. 27th). :yahoo:

I'll post my findings when I get back.

Enjoy the snow ya'll. :lol:
 

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Dasha said:
JP, can you make my.....ah.....nevermind. :blush:
Oh, absolutely. I'll need some... er... pictures. Then I'll need about eight days to get it done, just to make sure.



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