TYRES ...... how quiet/noisy are yours?

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  1. Chockswahay

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    I will be needing new tyres soon and was just wondering if anyone has any advice/experience of how noisy various brands of tyre are?

    Sometimes my current tyres (Conti CP's) are really quite noisy on some road surfaces and this got me thinking......... are all brands affected in the same way?

    My other dilemma is do I just put two more Summer tyres on (front need replacing so I will have the new ones put on the back and the rear ones brought forward to the front) .... OR ....go mad and have a full set of Winter tyres? :eek:

    Then of course there is the whole issue of some countries having laws about no summer tyres in winter .... OR .... no winter tyres in summer :confused:

    Any thoughts anyone? (y)
     
  2. ivorantony

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    Last year I had Michelin XC tyres on the motor home and driving on the south side M25 on the concrete section you couldn't hear your self think, late last year i fitted Michelin agilis tyres and the reduction in noise was remarkable, I didn't need to touch the radio at my normal cruise of 62mph, also much more stable in crosswinds and definitely better grip,
    Nobody likes spending money but IMO it was money well spent,
     
  3. scousebird

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    Do you know, we just can't get our tyres to shut up::bigsmile:
     
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    All tyres will be noisier on some surfaces. Our Conti Vanco 2 All Season are very quiet most of the time.
     
  5. Techno

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    I can't hear mine at all usually unless the road surface is cream crackered
     
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  6. golly

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    I can't hear the road noise for all the rattles ! :D
     
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  7. Peter & Elaine

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    Would you like Elaine to sit at the side of you :whistle:
     
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    Don't know what size you need but I have 6 Continental tyres for sale.
     
  9. WillH

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    I have Conti's and they are quite noisy, until we drive off the ferry in France and get on their roads, bliss.
     
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    Pleased to hear that, just bought four and haven't had a real chance to try them, but on the way home from the fitter they seemed a lot quieter.
     
  11. Chockswahay

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    Thanks Bigtree but my wheels are 15 inch :(
     
  12. Jimbohorlicks

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    Hi
    There is now a noise rating on tyres-I saw a chart a few weeks ago in my local MOT station -apparantly all tyres now have noise levels , grip levels and lots of other info available -breaking in wet distances etc. Worth a look on the net -there should be a list somewhere to compare tyre noise
     
  13. GeriatricWanderer

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    Not exactly on-topic but not too far off-topic either.

    How many of you remember that advertisement for Rolls Royce cars? - it went along the lines of:

    The only sound to be heard from a RR when it passes by is that of the tyres on the road - neither of which are made by Rolls Royce.
     
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  14. treetops1

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    Michelin Agilis all round never noticed any tyre noise,except on rough concrete roads, cannot be that bad lol.
     
  15. Reallyretired

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    If you look on the etyres site they give the noise rating.
     
  16. Techno

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    It's a shame Aguilas are not four seasons------I would only ever fit four season tyres now------I can't see the point in tyres that limit where/when we can go.
    Nigel & Pamala
     
  18. jenny and mitch

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    I have been recommended Hancooks by Jaws who's running on them at present.
    He says they have excellent "grip" properties..
     
  19. Techno

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    Aye but the thread is about noise. What do the Hancooks come out at? compared to the 70db of Agilis
     
  20. Sidney

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    I'm now running with Michelin agilis and they seem okay and are quieter than the Continetal vanco tyres I had previously.

    If you think the UK road are bad you should try the road to Spa (Belgium) 50+km of concrete roads that are absolute hell
     
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