Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Tire Review & Rating
- Dry, wet and winter performance
- Off-road handling
- Surprisingly good ride comfort
- Treadlife could be longer
Have you been looking for a tire that will take you to that favorite fishing hole? Or perhaps you’ve been searching for one that will get your family up to your family campsite off the beaten path. If so, then Goodyear’s Wrangler Silent Armor tire is a tire you’ll want to check out.
They are designed to please pickup, van and SUV drivers with their satisfying on road capabilities, while also providing excellent off-road performance as well. These rugged tires have a unique layer of DuPont Kevlar that gives them the versatility to conquer dirt trails, gravel, sand, mud and other terrain.
In addition to the standard-duty Wrangler Silent Armor tires, Goodyear also offers a heavy-duty Wrangler Silent Armor Pro-Grade version for three-quarter and one-ton light trucks that require extra load capacity.
All Wrangler Silent Armor tires are designed to handle tough off-road conditions, provide a smooth on-road ride and generate traction in dry, wet and snowy conditions. Here are just a few of Silent Armor tire features that stood out to us:
• An extra layer made with DuPont Kevlar enhances toughness
• Durawall technology that protects your tires and resists cuts and punctures to sidewalls
• Traction ridges help provide off-road traction in wet and muddy conditions
• Open tread pattern helps deliver enhanced off-road traction
• Rim protectors that help protect wheels against accidental curb damage
This heavy-duty Goodyear Tire is well equipped to handle any season or terrain. We found that its ridges remarkably useful and improved traction in both wet and muddy conditions. Its open tread pattern designed to enhance off-road traction make this a great choice for pushing your truck to the limit on your next off-roading excursion.
Cornering – Steering
The Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Tire is designed with traction ridges that provide excellent cornering and steering control. This tire also features an open tread pattern to provide excellent handling while ensuring maximum grip and balance for cornering. Silent Armor users report excellent cornering in steering control in inclement weather. We found that this tire also handles very well off-road, including sand and mud.
This Wrangler model is branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol to identify they meet industry severe snow service standards. This heavy-duty tire is well equipped to handle any season. We also found that this tire performs very well in wet driving conditions and has no problem in light snow or plowing through heavy snow. Ice traction is pretty good as well.
Ride Comfort – Road Noise
Ride comfort is surprisingly nice due in part to the tread design. It takes road bumps without the harsh pounding you might expect from a tire like this. Road noise is minimal, even as the tire wears.
This tire is designed with a longwearing, silica-blended tread compounds that plays a major part in the durability of this tire. These compounds are molded into a multi-faceted symmetric tread design with shoulder and sidewall appearances that help prolong the life and quality of the tread, as evidenced by its higher 520 UTQG rating.
Goodyear’s Wrangler Silent Armor tires come with a 50,000-mile tread life warranty.