Tire treads are noisy; tires were delivered on new rims as a package from 1010 Tires with several mm of tire runout on all 4 wheels, causing a thump noise at every rotation. Had to let air out of the tires to reduce the thump noise. Whoever installed these tires on the rims did not pay attention to physical runout of the tires. I am assuming that the rims weren't machined with mm of runout at the tire bead, and the visible portions of the rims ran true.
this is the 3rd set of tires on this vehicle. I was looking for a tire with excellent traction in all normal driving conditions and good wear It easily meets my expectations. After 25k of use there is very little wear. The tread wear rating is very (about 740 which is higher than most on the market). They are nosier than either the OEM Dunlops or the previous Yokohama Avids but neither of those lasted very long