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Thread: Silent Armor discontinued, need new tire advice

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    Silent Armor discontinued, need new tire advice

    Hi everyone,
    After taking the overwhelming advice I got here, I'm asking again. I replaced the stock crappy tires with Silent Armor rubber at 265/60/18 size.

    Calling to replace them this time, the shop told us Silent Armor line has been discontinued. There is a replacement (adventure something) but I was wondering if members here might have advice. 85% paved road use, but we head into the mountains with snow a few times a year. Mostly wet pavement the rest of the year, as we live in Vancouver Canada.

    Also, could I bump up to 275/60/18 with no rub issues with stock suspension?

    Thanks!

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    That size is 31" OD. I think you could....but I can't say 100%. Especially for on-road use, I say you won't rub at all in Normal Height or above. At Access Height you may rub going backwards up a hill in a turn!

    Not sure what to replace them with. I know the Duratracs are popular but may be too open of tread for you. Same comment for BFG All-Terrains. I've taken the opposite route; two sets of rims with dedicated tires; one set does off-roading superbly and is crap on the road; the other set is a winter tire. Truly I almost need a third set (for summer on-road travel) but it's not in the cards.

    I guess if I were you I'd go Duratracs.

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by HOUM_WA View Post
    That size is 31" OD. I think you could....but I can't say 100%. Especially for on-road use, I say you won't rub at all in Normal Height or above. At Access Height you may rub going backwards up a hill in a turn!

    Not sure what to replace them with. I know the Duratracs are popular but may be too open of tread for you. Same comment for BFG All-Terrains. I've taken the opposite route; two sets of rims with dedicated tires; one set does off-roading superbly and is crap on the road; the other set is a winter tire. Truly I almost need a third set (for summer on-road travel) but it's not in the cards.

    I guess if I were you I'd go Duratracs.
    Ended up getting the Wrangler Adventurer (Silent Armor replacement) "Go with what you know", so I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil p View Post
    How much were they each ( fitted ) in CAD ?
    About $1150, mounted and balanced, with free repairs for life. Also, free rotation and balancing every 10K kms.

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