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Our '06 has the stock Wrangler tires which seem to be very noisy, and have also pretty much worn out at 22K miles (yes, we hardly drive this car). Goodyear is not doing themselves any favors with such low buck tires.

What are people's recommendation for a good quiet tire? This Element never goes off road, and probably will never see snow or ice. Seems lots of driving in the rain. I'm considering Continental Pro Contact. Any other suggestions Thanks
 

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Our '06 has the stock Wrangler tires which seem to be very noisy, and have also pretty much worn out at 22K miles (yes, we hardly drive this car). Goodyear is not doing themselves any favors with such low buck tires.

What are people's recommendation for a good quiet tire? This Element never goes off road, and probably will never see snow or ice. Seems lots of driving in the rain. I'm considering Continental Pro Contact. Any other suggestions Thanks
I have the ContiProContact, very smooth and quiet.
 

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Also check Discount Tire Direct. They are a site sponsor. Last time I bought tires from them I got free shipping and no tax plus a rebate. I cant say I've ever got that kind of deal from tire rack.
 

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Sorry, I should have been more clear. For me, the best place to buy tires is a local tire shop that buys by the semi-load and wholesales to other local garages. Shipping costs make it hard to say where's the best place to buy. However, Tirerack.com was a great place to research tires, even though they weren't all that competitive a place to buy tires. I would definitely encourage checking out EOC site sponsors as well.
 

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What kind of noise do you mean? If the OEM tire tread is worn-down, it shouldn't be especially noisy, except when cornering.

Consider a wider tire like a 225/70 or 235/70 to reduce the effect of road noise. But at the same level of inflation, I wouldn't expect any replacement to be significantly quieter until it had some miles on it.
 

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