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Old 11-29-2013, 11:03 AM
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Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

Ok, so I finally pulled the trigger on new tires. After tons of research I chose the new Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. It's a new tire (just a few months on the market). Goodyear markets it as an 80/20 tire. Meant to spend 80% of the time on road and 20% off-road. So it is not I the end all off road tire, but a great compromise. I got them in 275/55/20 on my 2011 WK2 Overland with Quadra-lift. No rubbing at any height or any wheel position (the are the same size as the Silent Armor's).

These tires are basically a new and improved model of the Silent Armor's. Check for yourself, Goodyear no longer has Silent Armor's available on their website for 275/55/20.... Or call Goodyear, like I did.

First impressions... I love the ride of my WK2 and didn't want to sacrifice ride quality while on road. I have had them for a week and driven about 300 miles on and off-road. I couldn't be happier. The ride quality improved in all aspects. The sidewalls are higher but stiffer. They feel less stiff while driving. They soak up a bit more while on highway. Little bumps and imperfections that I used to notice daily on my commute with the Forteras and now unnoticeable. On road traction is vastly improved... And wait for it... Just a quiet as the Forteras. I ran it up to 90mph with no noticeable difference in road noise.

Off-road, they are superb. They give me all the traction and confidence that the Forteras obviously lacked. They are sure footed and grip we'll in gravel, sand and mud. They are very good at cleaning themselves, so be careful of the debris to your doors etc. (that's why I have front mud guards).

Before buying these tires, I was debating between the GY Silent Armor's and Nitto Terra Grapplers. After reading every review I could find on each tire and seeing all three in person and talking to friends who had them, I chose the new GY Adventure. Like I said, I couldn't be happier for my application. If you are considering AT tires, add these to the mix.

P.S. I'll update with impressions in the snow in a few weeks.

Enjoy the pics.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:01 PM
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

Glad to here they performed so well and were so quiet. So... the Silent Armor had the severe weather snowflake/mountain symbol, but this tire only has it with LT sizes. Why do you think that is?
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Just got back from a romp in the mud... They are performing great.

Good question, I had the same question when I called Goodyear. They said the LT tire has a second layer of Kevlar (which probably has no bearing on snow performance), but the rubber compound on the tread is slightly different on the LT line, which affects performance in the snow. Actual performance in the snow is likely negligible, but i'll add to the thread my impressions in the snow in a few weeks.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

Thanks LAhunter, tires look great! Couple of questions - Does the LT line come in the 275/55/20 size, and are you changing your spare tire to get a size that more closely matches the diameter of the 275/55/20 size tire? Thanks!
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I too settled on the Adventurers, 265/70/18. Absolutely love them! Super quiet and great response. Haven't done any off-road or snow, but I'm definitely looking forward to it. Anyhow, also did the RRO lift to fit the tires. I can't say enough about the GYs. I did a bunch of research for over a month, what finally made the decision was seeing bone the Coopers and the SAs/Adventurers in person. Because they're so quiet, maybe the LTs with a slightly deeper dread depth would be that much better. Hindsight though...
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

@cloud11244,

Here is the link to the Goodyear website... my size is not listed on the LT, but the 265/70/18 are available in LT.

Also, I am going to have to replace the spare. I haven't done the sizing yet to decide what I will get. But from what I have read here, the storage containers will have to go, and I'll have to store it deflated.

I'll let you know once I get to that point.

@Dylan, they look really good in 18's too. Seems to be a great tire, and right now, Goodyear is still offering $80 rebate and they have a 60K tread warranty. Hard to beat with an AT tire.

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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

Also.... wait for it... my car is in getting the A/C compressor replaced (it was leaking) - under warranty.

I asked them to flash the computer and update the tire size so that my speedo and odometer are not off. They said that they can and will do it. I'll report back when I get it back and test it out. We'll see...
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

I am about to bite the bullet and buy the Goodyears. Will also get a set of rims so I can switch out the Michelins that came with it . Planning on the LT 275x65x18s. Sounds like that is the most I can get and be sure that they still fit on the QuadraLift. Is the LT version worth the extra $$? I am assuming so for Offroad.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

Glad you are happy with the Wrangler AT, but I've been unimpressed with every Goodyear tire I've owned including the Wrangler AT.

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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

Mine have performed great so far. Much better than the Forteras all around and they look good.
I just wish I would've gone with a wider size.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlar

I just bought a set of these, too. I was very afraid of road noise, having gone the Duratrac route on a 4Runner and regretting it. I am shocked at how quiet these things are - amazing for such an aggressive tire. I think the only difference I can feel is slightly more sluggish acceleration, but other than that they are good to go. Looking forward to taking them off-road!


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I somehow convinced myself that these would be the cat's meow so I replaced the stock Latitudes with them as soon as I could. It's been about 2500 miles since the swap and I have to say I'm happy with them so far. Initially I thought they sounded a tad louder than the Latitudes but I could only hear the (perceived) difference at highway speed with the radio off. My initial feeling was that the handling was slightly splashier than stock but the next day I did not feel this behavior despite specifically "looking" for it.

I took them on some moderate offroading on sandy/rocky roads (mmm rocky road...) with some pretty steep sections. The experience was completely drama-free.

Haven't had a chance to drive in the rain with them yet (damn that sunny southern California weather) or snow but will update when I do.

I like that the look is more aggressive than regular street tires and that they don't really have any of the detriments of "offroad" tires, such as harsh road noise or sloppy handling on the freeway.
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