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Old 12-10-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Question Quiet Tires?

Don't get me wrong, I love the ContiPro Contacts. The tires grip and hug just like I want. I've found them to produce far from a quiet ride, though.

What do you have on yours, guys and gals?


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Old 12-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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My car came equipped with the Titanium Handling Package which has 18" rims and low profile summer tires. Overall the car is fairly noisy inside and the tires do transmit a fair amount of road noise. I blame it on a lack of insulation/sound deadening materials.
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Well, if you're happy with the stock tires performance wise, I'd just go to Tire Rack and pick any quality tire that reviewers say is nice and quiet.
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Just remember that a lot of today's road noises are exasperated by the high pressures the tires run at and not necessarily the tire itself. Performance tires do tend to be more noisy than say a basic touring tire. Aggressive tread patterns and compounds impact noise as well. For example, a tire with lots of siping tends to be quieter than one with big tread blocks and voids.

Those that aren't noisy to begin with often get nosier as they wear. Some that are noisy to begin with get quieter as they wear. Still others are quiet at high speeds but noisy at low speeds. It seems like there's no win/win "quiet all the time" tire with the current crop available. I guess like anything else its based on levels of performance and the compromises/trade-offs you're willing to tolerate.
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My car came equipped with the Titanium Handling Package which has 18" rims and low profile summer tires. Overall the car is fairly noisy inside and the tires do transmit a fair amount of road noise. I blame it on a lack of insulation/sound deadening materials.
I chose not to get my focus with the handling package for that very reason. 17s here.
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I chose not to get my focus with the handling package for that very reason. 17s here.
It's a tradeoff I suppose. I plan on installing some Dynamat (or similar sound deadening material) and topping it off with a set of plush LLoyds Mats all the way around. That should help drop the db's inside the cabin.
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It's a tradeoff I suppose. I plan on installing some Dynamat (or similar sound deadening material) and topping it off with a set of plush LLoyds Mats all the way around. That should help drop the db's inside the cabin.
Do the doors & qtr's also. There you go.
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Do the doors & qtr's also. There you go.
Agreed. That's the only way to go.
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Don't get me wrong, I love the ContiPro Contacts. The tires grip and hug just like I want. I've found them to produce far from a quiet ride, though.

What do you have on yours, guys and gals?
If you're looking for price and quiet check out the new PURE Contacts by Conti. There aren't many surveys up yet becaise it's a brand new model but I was very impressed with low road noise when I tested them this summer. Great wet traction too!

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