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LeighB

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Morning all,

My first venture in here so be gentle smile

My car has, I believe, standard fitment Goodyear F1 Eagles on the front and Nexen tyres at the rear. It suffers from loads of tyre noise depending on what the road surface is.

On very smooth tarmac it's fine but anything other than that it makes a right racket. When the tyres are due for replacement this is something I want to address, but want to know if:

1. The Goodyears are to blame - is this a trait of the standard tyres others have experience of?
2. Or is it the Nexens?
3. Any other recommendations - change to Toyos etc?

Any help appreciated, Cheers.

Redlake27

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129 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
LeighB said:
Morning all,

My first venture in here so be gentle smile

My car has, I believe, standard fitment Goodyear F1 Eagles on the front and Nexen tyres at the rear. It suffers from loads of tyre noise depending on what the road surface is.

On very smooth tarmac it's fine but anything other than that it makes a right racket. When the tyres are due for replacement this is something I want to address, but want to know if:

1. The Goodyears are to blame - is this a trait of the standard tyres others have experience of?
2. Or is it the Nexens?
3. Any other recommendations - change to Toyos etc?

Any help appreciated, Cheers.
I found my F1s to be quiet, but they are a tread design that gets noisy as they get down to 3mm ish. However, road noise is more likely to be from the rears, as they have nothing but a big hollow space above them, rather than an engine and gerabox to supress/disguise some of the noise.

I decided to get to 195/50 to get a tiny bit more ride comfort (it is still no limo, but as grippy and agile as before) and have Dunlop FastResponse. These are very quiet.

LeighB

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Redlake27 said:
I found my F1s to be quiet, but they are a tread design that gets noisy as they get down to 3mm ish. However, road noise is more likely to be from the rears, as they have nothing but a big hollow space above them, rather than an engine and gerabox to supress/disguise some of the noise.

I decided to get to 195/50 to get a tiny bit more ride comfort (it is still no limo, but as grippy and agile as before) and have Dunlop FastResponse. These are very quiet.
Fronts still have about 5mm left so can rule those out on your reckoning. Must be the rears then but loads of life left in them so may just bear with it for now.

I'd thought of upping to 50 profiles as there'll be a much wider choice of tyres but will this have any insurance implications scratchchin

Thanks for your input beer


And as an aside, don't suppose you know of a replacement plastic window runner (window regulator clip) that slides up and down the guide rail, connecting around the cables for the drivers door do you?



Edited by LeighB on Friday 12th October 10:53

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