Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th October 2005, 13:04   #16
BHPian
 
vivek_pinkoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 194
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Every car will make sound on rough roads. I also hear the sound when i drive on rough road even after upgrading the tyre (185/65 R13)
vivek_pinkoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2005, 13:05   #17
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,765
Thanked: 89,478 Times
Default

Quote:
The engine gets quite raucous
by the time it reaches 2000 rpm. It is far from silent even
while idling, -- the noise very much intrudes into the cabin
even with the windows rolled up!
Meerkat, This is standard fare with older aluminium engines. They are inherently noisier.

GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2005, 14:38   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
vivekiny2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: cincinnati, jabalpur,chennai
Posts: 1,241
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

not just the type of tyre, i think the air pressure in tyre also contributes to the noise.

less air, more noise. seen in in trucks, cars, buses, even on my bicycle in college.
am i right?
vivekiny2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2005, 15:53   #19
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chd
Posts: 289
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

I have only driven my car till 165 Kmph. And that also only twice. Have a black Lxi with stock tyres.

Never seemed to notice this rolling noise as people mentioned it. The stock bridgestones, being inherently hard, do make some noise on patchy roads.But that's totally from the tyres.
Also at speeds above 140 Kmph there wasn't any significant cabin noise.

Read somewhere that Maruti has made some small changes to rectify the rolling noise prob since the Euro -3 cars have started to come. Dunno how true is this..Maybe you can drive the car ureself, push her and then see.

W.r.t the pros and cons, I am sure a lot of people here can comment on the pros(it's definitely a very good car and i am more than satisified). The only significant disadvantage i have noted is that the gear box could have been better. It's not bad, but it lacks the slick gearshift which is common in Japanese cars. But it does get better with use..

Last edited by imjimmy : 18th October 2005 at 15:59.
imjimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2005, 16:24   #20
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,385
Thanked: 14,315 Times
Default

I drove with stock tyres for say 45 minutes before switching to Yokos. Besides, I drive with windows up and with A/C on all the time. Can't say I have ever noticed the rolling noise.

Listen, there at least 17 members here who bought Baleno in 2005, and most of us are very sensitive to any kind of car trouble. I haven't heard any of us complaining about rolling noise in Baleno.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2005, 19:59   #21
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bangalore/Chicago
Posts: 39
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by meerkat
The perception of noise is apparently quite subjective!
I feel my new Baleno is rather noisy, -- and I'm not
talking tyre noise at all. The engine gets quite raucous
by the time it reaches 2000 rpm. It is far from silent even
while idling, -- the noise very much intrudes into the cabin
even with the windows rolled up! And it is not just my car,-
one of my friends bought it a couple of months back, and
his car also behaves the same way, (although he isn't
bothered as much as I am)! Autocar suggests that it is due
to the aluminium engine. However, it is bothersome enough,
since I've driven or seen any no. of cars which are dead
silent in comparison. In the Indian context you could
compare with the Getz to see the difference, and that's a
cheaper car! And Maruti goes to town about 13 so-called
noise-reducing measures! How would it be without those !!!

I have to disagree with you on this one. My Baleno is so silent that a few times I have had to rev a bit to know if the engine has died out on me. And a couple of times, I have jumped back into the car at the petrol pump (when I have forgotten to switch the car off) and turned the key to hear the engine whine...all because I could not make out if the engine was on or not.
Yes, the engine gets a bit edgy after 3000rpm and I do get some rolling noise when the roads are gravelly but otherwise its quite a silent car.
xezas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2005, 13:05   #22
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Noida
Posts: 208
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

No noise whatsover in my new Baleno. One explanation might be that the tools in the boot make the noise on rough roads. This sound is especially pronounced when sitting in the back seat.
shobhit15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2005, 13:17   #23
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: goa
Posts: 981
Thanked: 43 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vivek_pinkoo
Every car will make sound on rough roads. I also hear the sound when i drive on rough road even after upgrading the tyre (185/65 R13)
what make/tread of tyre did you upgrade to? Is there any difference in the noise level or quality after the tyre change?
Trying to nail this down to trace the source, the noise is definitely there.
filcord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2005, 14:16   #24
BHPian
 
vivek_pinkoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 194
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by filcord
what make/tread of tyre did you upgrade to? Is there any difference in the noise level or quality after the tyre change?
Trying to nail this down to trace the source, the noise is definitely there.
Sorry I can not tell u the diff since I got my tyres changed immediately after taking the delivery of the car. Other wise I tell u there is no such sound. All the souns are normal.

I upgraded from Bridgestone to Apolo Accelre.
vivek_pinkoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2005, 18:37   #25
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I bought a new Baleno recently. I haven't come across the rolling noise so far. But, I had upgraded the tyre right at the time of purchase to 185/65 R13 of Michelin make. So, can't say if this is the reason for no noise. In fact, I find it very silent once i roll up my windows.

Otherwise, the car is great and may be the only issue is looks. But, that again is relative and depends on individual tastes.
Ganzzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st October 2005, 03:44   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,099
Thanked: 157 Times
Default

yu should have gone for 185/70 R 13..185/65 R 13 will reduce your ground clearance by 9 mm comparerd to original tyres
Buffetfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rolling Rolling Rolling... BB311 Introduce yourself 3 29th April 2016 16:20
Grinding noise coming from the front brakes of Swift Vxi when rolling back vivekchugh Technical Stuff 10 9th October 2015 21:06
Stebel Nautilus Horns - gargling noise? no noise? gd1418 Technical Stuff 31 23rd May 2011 21:59
Strange humming noise from my Safari(EDIT: Solved, window was open hence the noise) himanshugoswami Technical Stuff 14 14th May 2008 15:00
Wind noise or Aerodynamic noise vivaid Technical Stuff 15 2nd July 2006 19:58


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:08.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks