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Winter tires very loud why?

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Winter tires very loud why?

I just bought brand new winter tires and they sound like im driving a air plane is this normal
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sassysue wrote:
Feb 12th, 2011 5:34 pm
I just bought brand new winter tires and they sound like im driving a air plane is this normal

Depends on the winter tire - how open the tread is, how hard/soft the compound is, etc. My Michelin X-Ice Xi2s are quite quiet for winter tires but I do get a very subtle drone on some recently paved surfaces.
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Yes. The more treads the more noise, studs or mud tires are even louder.
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high_octane wrote:
Feb 12th, 2011 5:40 pm
Yes. The more treads the more noise, studs or mud tires are even louder.

i have studs and when you start coming to a stop you can hear like many people are clapping. ;)
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heh ok kool just was wondering thanks alot


when do i have to take them off? my wife hated me buying winter tires she said its a waste of money heh

i think its march or april right

i have stud but i have no studs on them because of laws blah blah
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sassysue wrote:
Feb 12th, 2011 6:42 pm
heh ok kool just was wondering thanks alot


when do i have to take them off? my wife hated me buying winter tires she said its a waste of money heh

i think its march or april right

i have stud but i have no studs on them because of laws blah blah

I generally take the tires off at the end of april and put them on in mid november. As for tire noise, that is perfectly normal as others have mentioned. Winter tires have an open agressive tread and that will cause more noise. Just think of the noise as a reminder that it is winter and to drive with care.

What brand and model of tire did you get?
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sassysue wrote:
Feb 12th, 2011 6:42 pm
when do i have to take them off? my wife hated me buying winter tires she said its a waste of money heh

I'm sure she'd rather spend it on African warfare aka diamonds eh
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high_octane wrote:
Feb 12th, 2011 7:25 pm
I'm sure she'd rather spend it on African warfare aka diamonds eh

hehe woman is all the same but you cannot live without them!!

save your money so you money when you die!

or save our money to go on vacation

or save money to do this blah blah

her parents sit all the time at home goes to store when they have too they be luck to spend 30.00 every 2 weeks on gas! now this would drive me nutts

i just bought a brand new kia rio last week and already driven 700km on it heh

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sassysue wrote:
Feb 12th, 2011 7:59 pm
hehe woman is all the same but you cannot live without them!!

save your money so you money when you die!

or save our money to go on vacation

or save money to do this blah blah

her parents sit all the time at home goes to store when they have too they be luck to spend 30.00 every 2 weeks on gas! now this would drive me nutts

i just bought a brand new kia rio last week and already driven 700km on it heh

I like how there is a day just for the ladies valentines! There has to be a day set a side for the men!

Every night you get laid would be considered men's day
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Very normal.. Loud tires equals aggressive treads... sure someone will comment that aggressive treads dont HAVE to be noisy, and they are partially right... but you get the picture
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