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Old 09-30-2009, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can you quiet down tires?

hey, just threw a set of 37x13.50 17 claws on my dodge diesel, and boy are they loud from 30-50 mph. can't even talk on the phone type loud.. a buddy has a set of claws, 35x13.5 20 and they aren't half as bad. anything a guy can do?
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Buy some all terrains or street tread tires. Mud terrains are loud. Radials will be quieter then bias ply tires.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol, its worse with the windows up. and they are radials. i've had several different types of mud tires, nothing comes close, never seen a set of claws this loud either. i did buy them used, 90% tread or something, were on an H2. not quite sure what i should run for pressure, i have 40/31 lbs now. front to rear.
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the only thing you can do it air them up so much that only the center hits the road. It is the side lugs hitting the pavement making the noise. Of course, they will ride and wear like shit that way.
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they are prob. scaloped. chevys are very bad about wearing tires uneavenly.
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i'll try airing them up a lil bit, see how that goes, im quite cautious these days to not have too much pressure, seen so many tires with worn centers. maybe they'll quite down with a lil use.
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ah, i upped em to 45/35, same shit, in the mornin i'll maybe try an additional 5psi in them, didn't seem to make a difference.
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they are prob. scaloped. chevys are very bad about wearing tires uneavenly.
Just gonna have to deal with it. i Had a set and same thing they were nasty loud but worked in the woods.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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claws are probably one of the loudest tires you could of picked... not much you can do about it... the wheel width could be a factor...
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I would switch to a set of boggers, much quieter tire for your application
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hey, just threw a set of 37x13.50 17 claws on my dodge diesel, and boy are they loud from 30-50 mph. can't even talk on the phone type loud.. a buddy has a set of claws, 35x13.5 20 and they aren't half as bad. anything a guy can do?
Don't talk on the cell.

I had the 35" like your friend.I was surprised how quiet they were.Are you sure your toe-in is set correctly?If your toe is not set right any tire will be noisy.It shouldn't be much noisier than your friends IMO.
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it seems like its bang on, as best as you can see with your eyes. are they supposed to be toed in a bit, or out, or perfectly straight? i read lots about supposed to pre load wheel bearings etc or some shit with a bit one way etc.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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smack them around a little the be quiet!
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When they start getting loud threaten to turn your rig around
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If you don't want noisy tires, don't drive them on the road.
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i would just wear ear plugs on the highways
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i would just wear ear plugs on the highways
In the ears works better. Maybe that's just me
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I've got 315/75r16 Cooper stt's on my 99' f-350 , quiet as they can be for a mud tire . A 4wd truck looks wierd sittin' on street tires , just keep them rotated every 6 mos. as I do to keep from cupping the fronts .
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sipe the center lugs, air them up and run some bedliner or soundproofing inside your wheel wells.
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it seems like its bang on, as best as you can see with your eyes. are they supposed to be toed in a bit, or out, or perfectly straight? i read lots about supposed to pre load wheel bearings etc or some shit with a bit one way etc.
They should be only slightly in.about 1/8Th inch.
Using two straight edges flat against you disks (tires off), measure in front and in back at equal distances on the straight edges and the front should be narrower by an eighth inch +/- .

Toe-in is needed because the wheels naturally want to toe out at forward motion.

This might not be your problem if you've had other tires and no wear issues or noises with them.
Something else I thought of,maybe your cab/tub of the vehicle is in contact with the frame somewhere.(metal to metal)This could transmit the drive train noises into the cab.Do you have unusual transmission noise in your cab?
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:13 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Might try runing them the other direction.
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