yeah...i can't say the silent armors are my favorites in the looks dept...but if you mount them w/o the white lettering showing they aren't too bad. i didn't think they looked bad, but if i were to rate tires by looks they wouldn't be at the top of the list.NVSteve wrote:What really sucks is researching these things online, only to finally get to a store to see them in person & end up hating them. The Silent Armors have good reviews & look great on paper, but in person they don't seem to hold a candle to the rest. Not sure what I'm trying to say...except that I liked them a lot, at least until I finally saw them.
Have you gone out and looked at any of the tire offerings yet? What size are you running now? (you probably have this posted somewhere)
(This is purely my own subjective opinion)guinnessjim wrote: yeah...i can't say the silent armors are my favorites in the looks dept...but if you mount them w/o the white lettering showing they aren't too bad. i didn't think they looked bad, but if i were to rate tires by looks they wouldn't be at the top of the list.
Have you looked at these tires for offroad use in a 215/85r16 or 235/85R16 size;NVSteve wrote:I'm soooo sick of thinking about tires at this point...I just want to get them mounted so I can stop playing these mental games with myself.
Apologies for butting in where I have no dog in the hunt. But, wouldn't that skinny size be just a bit lame on the PF? I understand the importance of maintaining OE circumference, but . . . 215x?? Granted, with an 85R, you'd have a lot more compressable tire height for O/R purposes, but the truck would look like it was rollin' on bicycle wheels, for cryin' out loud.Greybrick wrote:Have you looked at these tires for offroad use in a 215/85r16 or 235/85R16 size; http://www.treadwright.com/CustomContent42.aspx
Those are certainly unique. Way too skinny for me, but I may have to pass this along to those I know who run winter tires (on smaller vehicles w/smaller sized tires).Greybrick wrote: Have you looked at these tires for offroad use in a 215/85r16 or 235/85R16 size;
Talking with Joel, he says that they will be building a bunch of the 215/85r16 GD's in a couple of weeks.
Nothing to do with tire size. More like brain size What's even more amazing is the amount of stupidity out there in Youtube land showing similar clips. Fun to watch, but it always makes me wonder what makes people do what they do.Greybrick wrote:Here's a video of a fellow who made a mistake in his choice of tire size for offroad work imo...
yeah i kinda figured that...and i also kinda loaded my statement. i have the same concern re: the wrangler SA off road....can't really find anyone saying nething about it, positive or negative. you do get the people who have had the tires for about a week and rave about them, but not too much substance. i know there are off road racers w/ them, but they also seem to be sponsored by goodyear, so who knows.NVSteve wrote:Sorry, my bad. I'm not talking about looks. I don't care what a tire looks like, as long as it is obvious that it will perform. Side by side with other tires, the Silent Armor just don't have what I would consider a decent enough tread design for off the road. On the road, hell yes. They have good reviews, but very few of those are off the highway reviews. If I wasn't concerned about the off road conditions, I think I'd pick up the armors. If you go with those, I fully expect a nice writeup on them! I'll do the same, with whatever tire I end up with, after I've had a chance to get some good mileage & varying conditions on them...(edit gj)...I'm soooo sick of thinking about tires at this point...I just want to get them mounted so I can stop playing these mental games with myself.