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Old 10th February 2006, 19:07   #1
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Angry Lancer tyre noise

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My lancer GLXi model fitted with 175/80/R13 Bridgestone OE tyres, started giving a hell lot of tyre noise after 20000 KM. If I change my tyres to MRF ZV2K , will the noise problem be solved ?

I am ready to change the tyres and wheels to 185/60/R14 . Will this make the ride quite. Would it make be more comfortable if I go for tubeless on R15. Please advise.


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Old 10th February 2006, 19:57   #2
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185/60 will hurt your ride quality a lot, and probably increase noise (from bumps, not the tire itself) besides introducing a largish error in your speedometer/odometer readings - will cause a higher than normal reading.

The correct upsizes for 175/80 R13 would appear to be 185/70 R14 or
195/65 R14, when upgrading to a 14" wheel.

You'll find all you need to know about tire upgrades at http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html. Look for "A Tire Size Calculator" towards the middle of this rather long page.

As for tire choices, I wouldn't say MRF is exactly a favorite. I'd choose from Good Year (NCT5), Bridgestone (Potenza GIII) & Falken to name a few.
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Bridgestones are extremely noisy tyres but they give a really high mileage.

the correct upsize will be 185/70 R 14 (a la maruti swift) or 196/60 R 15 (a la Toyota Corolla)...remember too wide a tyre will send the ride to dogs..so dont generally go beyound 195/60...
Go for tubeless tyres. The ride comfort will improve quite a bit. I have Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 (185/65 R 14) on my baleno and they are very noiseless...(they are reasonably priced and come as OE fitment on Skoda, Mercs and Optra to name a few).
ride comfort will be in the order (assuming all tubeless) : 175/80 R 13, 185/70 R 14 and 195/60 R 15. But generally expect ride comfort to be good in all tyres. My pick here will be 185/70 R 14...the goodyear website says that the NCT 5 are available in in
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Other Bhpians can privide their experience on other tyres.
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I own the lancer sfxi with 14inchers. I have even taken the car upto speeds of 150kmph on expressway. The tyre noise has been silent. cant say much about the 14 inchers. Your best bet is take a test drive of a lancer with 14" wheels

As Buffetfan has also mentioned the cars using the upgraded tyres try those cars and see if the road noise is penetrating the cabin. A self drive will give you an insight of which tyre will suit your lancer best.
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The lower the profile of your tires the worse the ride... 185/60/14 should be good for your car.. dont upgrade the tires to 15 and also to sizes like 195.. the car will tend to pull to one direction on uneven surfaces...also you will notice a considerable drop in mileage if you put oversized rims and tires.
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I own the lancer sfxi with 14inchers. I have even taken the car upto speeds of 150kmph on expressway. The tyre noise has been silent. cant say much about the 14 inchers. Your best bet is take a test drive of a lancer with 14" wheels

As Buffetfan has also mentioned the cars using the upgraded tyres try those cars and see if the road noise is penetrating the cabin. A self drive will give you an insight of which tyre will suit your lancer best.
What is the tyre specification of your car ( SFXi model ) ?
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What is the tyre specification of your car ( SFXi model ) ?
the tyres on my lancer are company spec 185/60 R14 alloys
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Hi, My Ford Escort came with 175/80/13. My first change was the same. At the second change recently changed to 185/70/14 GIII. The ride is not harsh as compared to the earlier tyres. Cornering has improved the few times I had to corner quickish. The tyre is definitely less noisier than the Bridgestone 322's earlier.
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