Toyo AT3 Road Noise

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Hi all - I just installed a set of 295/55R20 Toyo AT3's on my 2022 Denali. These are an E load range/10ply tire, I have them aired up to 42-45lbs. These things are crazy loud on the highway. I know it's an AT tire so I expected a little extra noise but these are excessively loud in my opinion. I went through custom offsets so I can't return the tires since I have driven on them. My question is, they offer these in a 285/55R20 or 275/60R20 which are both an 8ply tire. Will these provide any reduction in noise due to the softer sidewall or should I expect them to be equally as loud? I am also between the same sizes on the BFG KO2 as I have had good experience with these tires and don't recall them having a lot of road noise. I am just not sure I can drive 50K miles on these things with the noise (I must be getting old!!).

I know there are complaints on these trucks for having a lot of road noise even with the factory setup so maybe I am just being overly sensitive to it since they were recommended by Custom Offsets when I was leaning more towards Nitto Recon Grapplers or KO2's.

Any input or experience is appreciated.
 

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Hi all - I just installed a set of 295/55R20 Toyo AT3's on my 2022 Denali. These are an E load range/10ply tire, I have them aired up to 42-45lbs. These things are crazy loud on the highway. I know it's an AT tire so I expected a little extra noise but these are excessively loud in my opinion. I went through custom offsets so I can't return the tires since I have driven on them. My question is, they offer these in a 285/55R20 or 275/60R20 which are both an 8ply tire. Will these provide any reduction in noise due to the softer sidewall or should I expect them to be equally as loud? I am also between the same sizes on the BFG KO2 as I have had good experience with these tires and don't recall them having a lot of road noise. I am just not sure I can drive 50K miles on these things with the noise (I must be getting old!!).

I know there are complaints on these trucks for having a lot of road noise even with the factory setup so maybe I am just being overly sensitive to it since they were recommended by Custom Offsets when I was leaning more towards Nitto Recon Grapplers or KO2's.

Any input or experience is appreciated.
I’ve run the tires in a 285/50R22 on my 2022 suburban for the past 17K miles. They’re a little louder than stock but not too bad.
 

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Turn the stereo up, and you won't hear them. :) Just kidding.

I purchased Michelin Defenders, partially because folks told me that they ran quiet, and they do.
 
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Turn the stereo up, and you won't hear them. :) Just kidding.

I purchased Michelin Defenders, partially because folks told me that they ran quiet, and they do.
Haha, that's my next option.

Custom Offsets won't let me swap them out unfortunately (wish I would have went through Discount Tire as they allow you to swap out if you are unhappy within reason, at least they have in the past). They are offering me a heavy discount on an alternate tire so working through that now. I may end up stuck with these but we'll see.
 

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If you think they are loud, be glad you didnt get the M/T or the R/T. Stupid loud tires.

The A/T 2 would have rode quieter, as the sipping is narrower. But for what these tires are, yea, they are going to be loud!
 
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If you think they are loud, be glad you didnt get the M/T or the R/T. Stupid loud tires.

The A/T 2 would have rode quieter, as the sipping is narrower. But for what these tires are, yea, they are going to be loud!
I was actually surprised at how loud they are. everything I read about them said they were quiet and the sales guy at CO also said the same. Now, they are an E load tire so I was already a bit concerned about that as I didn't want a harsh ride. Ride is 'ok' at this point but the road noise is dumb lol.
 

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I’m not an expert by any stretch but I don’t think load rating/ply will affect road noise noticeable. It’s the tread pattern that makes the noise. Load rating/ply will affect the ride quality. Load range E/10 ply will be stiffer than a load rang C or D/8 ply or metric spec.
 

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I put them on my wifes ‘22 high country, in a 305/45/22 which is the xl version (more street friendly than the load range e’s). They are nearly silent in my opinion.
 

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I’m not an expert by any stretch but I don’t think load rating/ply will affect road noise noticeable. It’s the tread pattern that makes the noise. Load rating/ply will affect the ride quality. Load range E/10 ply will be stiffer than a load rang C or D/8 ply or metric spec.

From my understanding the softness of the rubber is actually different between the e’s and xl’s, which does have an effect on road noise.
 
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I put them on my wifes ‘22 high country, in a 305/45/22 which is the xl version (more street friendly than the load range e’s). They are nearly silent in my opinion.
That's good to hear, probably why I am getting mixed reviews online around road noise as it's dependent on what load rating people are buying couple with the weight of their vehicle. They make these in a P rated tire which is an XL equivalent but would need to go down to a narrow size (285/55/20 which is about .4" shorter than the stock height and about .5-1" narrower, all fine by me). Was going to look into those. The ride on these is no different than the stock bridgestones on 22" wheels so I guess not a big issue with ride, however, the road noise is really frustrating.
 

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