: quiet tires

animal mike
05-28-12, 05:30 PM
my 06 sts is wonderful and i love it the tires seem to transfur a bit more noise than i prefer what is the quietest tire if anyone knows
also is a size larger than 235-50-17 possable Thanks

05-28-12, 08:32 PM
I also have a 06, STS that will need tires before winter in ohio. Staggered tires, front are 235-50-18 and the rear 245-45-28. Tire Rack told me last week that I could installed all 4 with the same size tires. they recommend 245-45-18. Thinking about Continental DWS. Reviews look good but I don't know how quiet. Can any one tell me. Danny

05-28-12, 10:04 PM
Quiet, sure-footed, and VERY NICE!!

05-28-12, 11:17 PM
Quite is my priority as well. I have the DWS on my sts. Very quite.

05-29-12, 01:45 AM
I have the DWS's on my 06 as well, had them on my 04 CTS as well...awesome tire!

05-29-12, 07:53 AM
Sound like DWS is going to be my next set of tires. Danny

05-29-12, 08:20 AM
Purchased mine from Chris at Rippy Cadillac. Had them shipped to my Caddy dealership. I know it sounds crazy, but that was the best deal presented to me. Better than the tire shop I usually do business with.

05-29-12, 09:54 AM
Here's another vote for the Continental Extreme DWS.

I'm putting another set on my car when these are done.

edit: The Conti's have a 50K mile wear warranty, which jibes with a treadwear rating of 550.

However...if I get 38K out of the rears, I'll be shocked. Fronts...might get 50K.

This isn't a bad thing, mind you, just the result of 320 HP and an occasionally over-enthusiastic right foot.

05-29-12, 10:47 AM
Me too. They give the a car a more cushy quiet ride without affecting the handing. The original oem's were very noisy and hard. Scary on sliipery surfaces too. I will buy the DWS again.

05-31-12, 10:37 PM
The correct 18" are 235/50R18 or 255/45R18. 245/45's are too small and may cause TC issues (unless used on all four) and will certainly cause the speedometer/odometer to read high.

I'm not as sure about the 17".


I also run Conti DWS on my car. My wife's car runs Conti DW in the Summer and Blizzaks November-April.

05-31-12, 11:20 PM
I was going to get the DW's as a strict spring/summer/fall tire but decided on the DWS's due to the unpredictable weather here in MN, also the 50,000m tread warranty was very persuasive.

06-01-12, 01:12 PM
Has anyone looked at the new Yokohama YK580? It replaces the 520, but supposedly improves everything that people didn't like about the 520. It is supposed to be very similar to the DWS (I don't necessarily want to go with those as the tread that makes it ok in the snow is the first to wear off, leaving you with a summer tire). I'm leaning towards the yk580 as I would like more of a performance tire, but want an actual warranty (for the 580's it is 45k mi). I will be putting some kind of snow/winter tire on later in the year.

06-01-12, 07:42 PM
I'm on Yokohama Envigor's and Blizzak's in the winter. Just under 20K miles on the Envigors and I'm happy so far. Was originally looking at some Michelins but their price jumped just before I went in and blew the budget.

06-02-12, 03:20 PM
I'm on Yokohama Envigor's and Blizzak's in the winter. Just under 20K miles on the Envigors and I'm happy so far. Was originally looking at some Michelins but their price jumped just before I went in and blew the budget.

I've had the Envigors on for about two years. Very happy. Don't get much snow here so I don't need winter tires.

06-08-12, 05:47 PM
I have looked everywhere and for my 06 sts, i have a staggered setup. I can find the fronts for the DWS's, but not the rears. anyone have any luck and know where to buy? These are the tires I want for sure. If they are out of production, what would be the most comparable tires?

06-08-12, 08:32 PM
I prefer the same tire on all four wheels.

06-08-12, 08:46 PM
I prefer the same tire on all four wheels.

06 sts? What tire size and make do you use?

06-08-12, 09:17 PM
I have Conti DWS 235/50R18's. It came with staggered MXM's; rock-hard Michelins.

06-08-12, 09:50 PM
I have Conti DWS 235/50R18's. It came with staggered MXM's; rock-hard Michelins.

I've got 17's. Can't find dws's for my car Anywhere

06-09-12, 01:01 PM

There you go

06-09-12, 01:36 PM

There you go

Appreciate it but those are 55's. My rears are 50's. Will that still fit? I know nothing lol.

Edit: found stock size on there. Thanks for the tip with sears.

06-09-12, 06:22 PM
For the conti DWS check with Discount Tire. That is where I will buy my set of tire. Service & price. Danny

06-09-12, 07:57 PM
Tire Rack had good prices & availability when I bought mine. My local guy mounted & balanced them for less than their nearby 'partners'.

My wife ended up going through the dealer. With discounts & services, they were competitive. It's comfortable for me that they treat her right.

06-13-12, 08:01 PM
When I replace the tires on my 2008 STS, I also would like to have quieter tires than the Michelins currently installed. I may be a bit anal on this; but, when I purchase tires, they cannot be made in China or any other Asian source. First choice is made in USA, second is Canada, and a distant third is somewhere in Europe; i.e., Germany. I am sorry; but, I will try very hard to put only USA made tires on my cars. So far, I am 100% successful!

06-13-12, 08:31 PM
Watch out, such things vary even within a particular tire model, let alone manufacturer.

I'm confident you'll find a tire you like.

06-14-12, 02:03 PM
I am aware of the possibility of a bad tire; however, I almost always purchase Goodyear when I need replacements and never had a bad Goodyear tire. I did have a '98 Seville SLS a few years ago, and it came with Kuomo (sp?) tires. These were the absolute crappiest tires I ever had on a car. They wore unevenly, rode hard, had very poor traction in winter, and the list goes on. They still had most of their tread when I had a set of premium Goodyears installed. What a difference! Smooth ride, excellent handling, great winter traction, etc. When my 2003 Seville STS needed new tires, I installed a set of Goodyear Assurance. Made in USA (stamped on the tires) and proved to be a wonderful addition to this car. When I traded at 130m miles, these tires (with @ 50m miles) still looked almost as good as the day I purchased them! What more can I say.

06-14-12, 09:08 PM
My wife put GY Assurance on her 1998 STS. Nice tires.

My Buick Roadmaster had many Eagle GA's; factory and 200,000 miles later.

Many Michelin's are rocks. There are a lot of better tires.

06-14-12, 09:31 PM
I don't think Michelin is necessarily a bad tire, I just feel there are better choices. If Michelin tires were made in the USA (some are), and they were a USA company (they are not), it might be different. Michelin has some pretty convincing advertising, and the fact many premium cars feature their product, gives them the aura of superiority. When I was discussing a tire purchase with an old neighbor a few years ago, he suggested I should buy Michelins. He even sent me a message promoting some new concept tire they were developing. When I responded and said I wouldn't consider these tires for my Cadillac, he responded with, "but they are from Michelin, Vern". He couldn't understand why I would feel the way I did. Different strokes for different folks!

For me, made in the USA by a genuine American company is pretty important. I want the people who make the tires to be American citizens, and I want the profits for the company's success to stay here! It is more and more difficult to find this in today's "world" market. It's why I do not drive a Lexus; excuse me, overpriced Toyota! Enough said...

06-15-12, 07:29 PM
I used to swear by Michelin but I hate the tires that came on this POS. One reason I liked Michelin is that they have or had a big plant making them here in Canada. But since they no longer make tires sized for my Roadmaster either it doesn't look like I'll be buying the big M again.