Noisy tires on 2006 Ford Escape

Asked by Sep 13, 2010 at 10:51 PM about the 2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The tires on my 2006 need replacing at 78,000 miles.  The interior tire noise has always been a problem.  Any suggestions for a replacement tire that will be quieter and wear as well as the Continental 235x 16

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put set of michelin ltx/ms. 80,000 mile tire. best ride and least amount of road noise. little more expensive than the continental but they last longer than any other tire. that is if u keep them rotated and balanced. as u would any other tire. the ltx/ms is good for on road not too good off road. but ur 4x4 u could put the ltx/at2. either one u go with u wont be disappointed. once u ride on a michelin tire u wont go back with anything else. continental will lose every time. they r economical but do better on sports cars. not trying to bash on continental. i deal with stuff like this everyday.

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I agree. Continental tires are garbage. I replaced mine when they were only half worn because I couldn't stand the noise. Went to Michelins and got 80,000 miles on the first set with absolutely no noise and no problems. On my second set of Michelins now at 135,000 miles.

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Contipro conitracs or low rolling resistance Michelin LTXMS2 light truck tires and both wear well and have great all season performance

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I found this to be an issue after buying a 2008 Escape XLT with 31,000 miles. There was an unsettling amount of noise from the rear end, and the rear tires were worn disproportionately to the front. As well, there were 2 brands of tires on the vehicle, which made me wonder 'why' at such low mileage. I had the shop at the dealership where it was purchased - and an independent mechanic that we use - check the vehicle out. The dealership said the noise was due to the tires, nothing to worry about in terms of safety, reliability, etc. The independent mechanic had encountered this problem in the Escape and other SUV's, explaining that the struts are purposely positioned to help with the 'roll over' issue, but that it causes increased wear and tear on the tires. As that shop has been doing for about 10 years, the struts were cut and put back together so that (as I recall it was explained), the tires now sit straight. In any case, I was told that this would 'cure' the problem of the tire wear, and that replacement of the tires should take care of the majority of the road noise. You may want to inquire of some mechanics about a fix of this nature, and save on rubber and balancing/rotation expenses, too. New and the most wonderful tires won't make much difference if things are not positioned so as to work well together. My mechanic builds race cars, so they're used to the 'fab' aspect of things.

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The Mazda and Ford dealers are recommending Kumho tires for performance, quiet and durability. Our Conticraps are about used up, we are nearing 50K miles, and I will probably go with the Kumho tires. They are almost half the price of the Michelin's, and give the same wear, and performance of the Michelin tires.

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ive had kumho in the past and they served me well.

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I have a set of Conts with the nipples still on them. They came with the 2006 Escape, 73K on odometer. The seller said they had 4,000k on them. The noise at highway speeds would inspire road rage. I purchased the car for my daughter and even though I doubt that she would have heard the noise over the noise she plays on the radio, I replaced them with Michelins. It completely changed the demeaner of the vehicle. I just wish I liked the frogs better. Bill

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