Road Noise

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Hawkeye
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Road Noise

Postby Hawkeye » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:47 pm

:) My Pirelli P Zero tyres are nearing replacement and I would like to try something that will reduce the road noise. Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.

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Re: Road Noise

Postby J44EAG » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:16 am

I have found Dunlop Mxx to be a much nicer tyre on an S-type than Pirellies.

Now with 35% LP tyres on the car, they are very easily damaged, so as I have a tenancy to wreck tyres before they are worn out, I now use cheapo Nexen tyres which have the right speed ratings but cost far less. They don`t last as long but at about 40% of the cost of a brand name, I am not to worried.

Grip in the wet or dry is fine and road noise is ok. They do what it says on the box.

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Re: Road Noise

Postby NightSky » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:30 pm

Hi Hawkeye,

Like you I am unimpressed by the road noise from Pirelli P Zeros on an X Type. What kind of noise are you experiencing? I get a loud musical whine from around 30 to 55 MPH.

I previously have had Conti Sport Contact 3 and a similar Michelin tyre (I am struggling to remember the exact name). They were both much more civilised.

Would be interested to hear how you get on.

Night Sky

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Re: Road Noise

Postby Hawkeye » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:36 pm

Hi All,
Many thanks for your comments re tyres for my X-Type. The noise I am experiencing is a constant sort of drumming/rumbling, very difficult to put into words!! The noise is very dependant on the road surface though. I think it has got worse as the tyres have worn.
Not wheel bearings as that has been checked. :D

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Re: Road Noise

Postby larryjag6 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:17 pm

On my 2006 X type Estate Sport I changed from 18" to 17" wheels but still with Pirelli. This gave a dramatic reduction in harshness and noise. It would be good to reduce further and I note the Dunlop advice above. Thanks.

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Re: Road Noise

Postby NightSky » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:44 pm

I was recently able to carry out a back-to-back test to compare the road noise between my Pirelli P Zeros (225/45x17) and a set of Michelin Pilot 3 tyres (235/40x18). Even though the Michelins were a lower profile and wider, the road noise was dramatically reduced. The "whining" of the Pirellis is totally absent and the impact harshness is certainly no worse, perhaps a little better, not what one would naturally expect. Overall the car is much more refined, so I'll be going the Michelin route at the next tyre change.

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Re: Road Noise

Postby CGB » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:15 pm

Hello everybody,
I find these comments about tyres very interesting. I too will shortly be needing new tyres on my diesel X type 2.2. saloon. Currently running on P zero's I do find quite a lot of road noise so I have been pondering a change of make. i have yet to make up my mind as to which sort and would be keen to hear how things develop with this forum discussion.
Regards, Chris.

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Re: Road Noise

Postby gwj » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:01 pm

Was talking to a very enthusiastic Vredstein sales chappie at the show, he informed me of a very good club discount scheme if you ring them up and quote your membership number. Really wished I knew of this before purchasing 4 x winter tyres last year and 2 x summer tyres earlier this year :evil:

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Re: Road Noise

Postby steveisleofwight » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:55 pm

Have a 2.0 diesel saloon on 16-inch wheels. Just changed all four tyres from Pirelli P6000 to Pirelli P7 and have achieved astonishing reduction in road-noise - hope they last as well as the P6000's did, usually acheived about 20,000 miles out of front tyres.

Cheers, Steve


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