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Old 29th June 2010, 11:47   #1
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Default Tyre Noise inside the cabin - Can we minimize it?

I have Bridgestone Potenza GIII's in My Accent.
Pretty satisfied with their grip levels,but one thing that has got me is its Noise.
They were okay when new,and pretty decent after that,but now after 25K kms,they are noisy as hell,i can hear them at even 20km\hr.
People turn around on local roads to see whats that noise

Ok i dont care about noise on road,but can i reduce in cabin noise,without switching over to Michelin tyres,as tyres have a fair bit of life left,and i dont really want to change them as of now.
I usually turn up ICE volume.

Damping the doors,will it help?(a Nice excuse,to damp the front doors,since i havent done so,since i upgraded the ICE).

Coudlnot find a similar thread,if it exists,mods please merge it.

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What kind of a noise it is? 25K for new tyres is not much at all..is the noise coming from all the tyres? Can you put some more information please e.g., which are the tyres making noise, it is unlikely that four of them will start playing loud music together..
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What kind of a noise it is? 25K for new tyres is not much at all..is the noise coming from all the tyres? Can you put some more information please e.g., which are the tyres making noise, it is unlikely that four of them will start playing loud music together..
haha
its all 4 of them,that produce that droning\loud humming noise
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Even I would like to get an answer to this. Im running Michelin XM1+ and its been over 25k kms as of yesterday.

I noticed on my recent highway trip that there was a lot of road noise (mild drumming, humming etc) being transmitted inside the cabin. Not only was it irritating, it also gave me a sense of insecurity as to whether there's some other problem with the car (suspension?)

What's an effective way to reduce/eliminate such noise?
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Tyre noise from XM1's? and i was thinking of going in for them when i change tyres next
which car btw?
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Hey Akshay, what's your daily run?

I have heard that in case of low daily runs over a period of time, tyre noise develops.
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Noise in GIII is common, i have same problem with my elantra (done 22,000kms), so heading to the track day to make sure i destroy them, so that i have a reason to switch them to something silent and more grippy tyres
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So finally our prayers have been answered and you are trying to get rid of the noise.

DAMPING DAMPING DAMPING!
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Get the water proof painting done for the under body, if not already done. This will reduce the noise inside the cabin considerably.
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@prateek,off late running has been less,and car is used only twice a month at the max for highway runs.

@Raj,sigh we dont have tracks uphere to burn rubber,and i dont wanna do it on public roads.

@Abhi-I am still not convinced about need for damping

@Gansan,how will underbody rust protection help in reducing noise?
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Some brand of tyres like Michelin and Continental are known to reduce road noise. If the people outside the car are noticing the noise then I doubt the need for damping. A check for the same can do no harm. Get better tyres when it is time and keep on highest recommended PSIs.
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Then this noise could be due to compound hardening. Anyone knows the way to soften it? Or new set of tyres is the only solution?

Between what's with damping? Are you feeling vibrations too?
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@Gansan,how will underbody rust protection help in reducing noise?
It is some kind of rubberized paint and supposed to deaden road/tyre noise considerably. After reading the recommendation on this forum I got it done for my Alto at the time of taking delivery itself. The car is shod with MRF ZVTS and the noise is not very noticeable.
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Noise in such type of tyres do exist but I am not aware the level of noise that your tyres make. As from my side, I have seem if the bearings are worn out, such noise is heared. I think there might be some bearing problem. Get your car on jack and please check the bearings before you take any decision.
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I have a blanket solution for all annoying sounds : Turn the audio volume up . Seriously.

Either that, or:

a) Get new tyres

b) Damping the interiors
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