Originally Posted by billt
I don't go off pavement. But like many, I like the deep, thick, aggressive tread patterns because they look so bad ass on a vehicle. The downside is of course the noise. I never see "noise ratings" on tires. I don't know if there even is such a thing.
Is there any way to ascertain the noise level these aggressive tread patterns generate, without rolling the dice and buying them, then having to live with it regardless of how loud they are? I know from various brands and tread patterns I've had on my truck over the years, they can differ greatly. Many times tread patterns you would think would be extremely noisy, are not. There is just no way to tell unless they're on your vehicle going 65 MPH.
My BFG all terrains at 265/70/17 are pretty quiet, more so at higher speeds. Between 20-35 is where u hear the beefy tire noise in my opinion.