Tires and ageing

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Do tires cause more road noise as they age? Reason I ask is my Goodyear Silent Armors have about 65 000 miles (this is the last year for them, just trying to squeeze a little life until the fall when my winters go on). I have found in the last couple of weeks that I am getting more road noise. A little bit of what sounds like tires...my driveshaft has been balanced recently (a few months ago), and my front driveshaft is not turning- lockout front hubs. I quite sure there are no diff issues... This is on my 2006 Dodge Cummins.
 
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The compound can lose its pliability as it ages, which can effect how it impacts the road surface. The most likely reason is simply a loss of tread depth, though.
 
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If your truck is like the other Dodge Cummins trucks my friends have owned, you probably have a bit of cupping on the tires causing the noise, due to the solid front axle and the steering design. 65k miles isn't bad though!
 

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Yeah, I thought about the cupping...but I can't see any noticeable uneven tread wear- could be its just slight enough with the tread wear to cause the noise. I also had an alignment recently (after the ball joints went in). Maybe the tires are just past their prime.
 
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 Originally Posted By: rpn453
If your truck is like the other Dodge Cummins trucks my friends have owned, you probably have a bit of cupping on the tires causing the noise, due to the solid front axle and the steering design. 65k miles isn't bad though!
Agreed. That is pretty good...
 
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