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ibnole

Rear road noise

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Need recommendation on what kind of tires I should purchase. I currently have a lot of road noise coming from the rear of car. I have a 2000 Boxster 75,000 miles. Bought the car with Goodyear Eagle GT 255/40zR17. i think the noise is from tires not from bearings but not sure how to tell. Front tires are 205/50R17 so don't think i can rotate. Can anyone recommend tires that have low road noise?

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I can think of three places the noise may be coming from, tire noise, brakes, or wheel bearings. Drilled brake rotors make a wup wup noise like a weedeater, wheel bearing noise changes with load on turns, and tire noise is speed dependant You can change ia pressure, maybe add a little to see if the noise changes. Most aggressive tires have noise, I've found the reviews on tirerack.com helpful about what brand is quieter. I have cheap tires, and they've been noisey since i bought the car, will try something different next time.

I'm accross the river if you want to meet up and compare noise, my S is one of the noisiest cars I've even owned, but wow. Chuck

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I can think of three places the noise may be coming from, tire noise, brakes, or wheel bearings. Drilled brake rotors make a wup wup noise like a weedeater, wheel bearing noise changes with load on turns, and tire noise is speed dependant You can change ia pressure, maybe add a little to see if the noise changes. Most aggressive tires have noise, I've found the reviews on tirerack.com helpful about what brand is quieter. I have cheap tires, and they've been noisey since i bought the car, will try something different next time.

I'm accross the river if you want to meet up and compare noise, my S is one of the noisiest cars I've even owned, but wow. Chuck

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Thanks someone else recommended the Hankook Ventus V4. Think you can get them at Sears. It would be nice to compare sometime. can contact at ibnole@comcast.net Thanks.

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Need recommendation on what kind of tires I should purchase. I currently have a lot of road noise coming from the rear of car. I have a 2000 Boxster 75,000 miles. Bought the car with Goodyear Eagle GT 255/40zR17. i think the noise is from tires not from bearings but not sure how to tell. Front tires are 205/50R17 so don't think i can rotate. Can anyone recommend tires that have low road noise?

I had to replace my Michelin PS2s on my 2007 Carrera as they were getting down to the tread wear bars after 20K miles. They were incredibly noisy above 50mph. I research things to death and decided on the Hankook Ventus V12 EVOs. From Tirerack, 4 tires cost me $835 delivered plus $210 for installation. Glad I did as they are really quiet. I don't have PASM so I was looking for

a less noisy tire that performed well. I run them at 48 PSI and I really can't see much of a loss in performance over the Michelins that are twice as expensive.

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