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Old 1st November 2016, 19:42   #226
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Eagerly waiting for your review as my car is also due for a change from the OEM NCTs of the same size
Do consider Michelin P3ST as well, have the same on my Linea, love the silent & comfy ride!
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Eagerly waiting for your review as my car is also due for a change from the OEM NCTs of the same size

Sorry man, had to take the train back and leave the car at home but did manage close to 300 kms. The tyres have changed the entire feel of the car. It's like driving a different vehicle almost, hardly any road noise which used to make me turn up the volume of the USB player earlier , soaks up the small bumps way better than the stock nct5 and the steering feels softer . Super happy with my choice.
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Sad to say,
opted for the MRF ZLO tires despite the issue of humming noise reported by BHPians, I am facing the same issue.

Between MRF & Conti I decided to go for the MRF owing to good relations with MRF (store owner) and expecting ease of service ( incase of stock Goodyear tires I needed to travel 40kms to get the tires checked for some issue)

Anyhow, continuing with the humming noise 40~60kms/ hr speed , I went to MRF T&F store (place of purchase) who test drove and acknowledged the humming noise.
The mechanic said " Sir this is not an issue with the tires rather its the axle / car related noise"
Without saying much I approached Kashyap Fiat in Noida and had the vehicle thoroughly checked.....and like I had expected .. the issue turns out to be of "THE TIRES"

I went back to MRF and reported the same. Thankfully this time the MRF T&F owner (known him for 15 odd years) said that he spoke to MRF and they have acknowledged the issue in these tires (quoted a similar instance in Corolla)

So coming Friday (28th Oct) the tech guy from MRF will be rotating the tires by 180 degree or inverting them inside out to test them again.
Basis that they will decide further .

I hope they give me my money back.... I'll jump to Conti and if need be travel whatever kilometer it takes incase of any issue.

Will keep you guys posted ...
In continuation to my above post.....
As always this one turned out to be a happy ending.
Thanks to Anurag & Nikhil who I pestered with my queries.

Apparently MRF guys agreed to give me a refund or replacement for my ZLO TIRES.
I opted for refund.
As soon I was given the option I did not wait and went ahead to buy Conti MC5
Each @₹4400 (all incl.)
Returned the MRF at the dealer and got a message from MRF the following day about a small deduction of ₹550 towards wear
& tear ( apparently I'd done 5k kms on them)

As for the Conti, they're really good. P3ST would cost around ₹5800 per tire. But considering the huge amount I'd have to pay I opted for MC5.
The humming noise definitely vanished

My Linea feels more fun to drive sans the humming
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I have a 2012 Linea TJet+ which has run 32k kms in 5 years.
Over the last 15-20 days i have been getting a sound from the front, under the bonnet.
It's a rotating sound (like humming) which is present only during the speeds of 30-40km/hr. The vibrations (though slight) in this speed range are noticeable on the steering as well.
Above 40km/hr this sound/vibration on steering completely vanishes.

I got this checked during the annual servicing at the authorized service center in Pune (which is only 1 now and far-off... I'm digressing now) over the weekend.
The technician took a test drive with me and he also confirmed the sound. He said that 90% its the tires however he will check for the front axle bearings/ struts, brake pads, etc.

After inspection, he stated that the issue is in the tires and due to their age (5 years) they are responsible for the noise. The bearings,etc are all fine and not an issue.
This raised the following questions in my mind:
1. If the issue is indeed in the tires, any reason its present only in the 30-40kmph band. It surely vanishes above 40+ speeds.

2. I have the OEM tyres, 205/55/R16 Good Year Eagle NCT 5, and the mechanic stated they can easliy last 7-8 months seeing that my usage is about 10kms daily in the city.

3. However, even thought the tires can last another 7-8 months the noise is serving as an irritant. Also i don't want to possibly cause damage to another component?? because of the tires.
Is this even possible ? or am I being too sensitive to the noise?

4. If i have to change the tyres which one would you suggest considering my daily usage and mostly (90%) city driving.

Please help.
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