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Old 10-24-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Ok I got these tires on svt rims 215/45/17 and when I put them on they were quite now with like 8000 miles they are loud as heck.

Anyway could there be another problem other than the tire... I have not switched back to the stock rims and tires yet to see if the problem continues.

Also I want a quite tire any recommendations for a good all season I want Michelin hydroedges but they don't have em in that size.


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Old 10-24-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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I suggest you have them balanced and rotated. 8000 miles is long enough to need that. Also performance tires are more tempermental and usually wear faster (softer compound).
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The Kumho solus KH 16 is a pretty good all season touring tire (I had a sets on my now gone 1994 and 2000 Altimas). Touring tires are usually very quiet as they have lots of sipping and smaller tread blocks. Tirerack surveys and testing rate it as being a quiet tire as well. The first thing I'd do is rotate them. If that reduces some noise I'd follow up with a rebalance as well. Check for any unusal tire wear when they're off the car. Normally a bad alignment does not cause tire noise until the tire is rotated to a new position. Also check for any pot hole damage (reputured sidewall, tread, etc) which can result in noises as well.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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Did you notice any handling issues after using these tires? I am trying to see if these tires on my 09 SES are causing my handling issues.
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I rotated them about 1500 miles ago and that when I noticed the noise the car is in alignment and no uneven wear I saw. btw the car handles great love the tire but not the noise
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So the noise stated after you rotated them...correct? That usually means there was some wear and the tire in its new position in identifying this by creating noise. It may go away with some additional miles. You can also try playing with tire pressures a little. Little one and two pound differences can change acoustics but also can effect handling and ride quality.
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found the culprit the rear wheel bearings/brake drum assembly's that were just replaced were not greased from the factory freakin cheap aftermarket parts quite as can be now.

lasted 10000 miles before they $^iT themselves

sealed bearings my ass when we pulled them off the bearing fell apart that would of been nice at 100 mph
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