Hi Everyone!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by blokey bloke, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. blokey bloke

    blokey bloke New Member

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    Hi everyone, just come across this forum whilst trying to find tyres for my B180 CDi which has been chipped. I've noticed 2 things about the current tyres:

    1) They are noisy!!! I think it is because they are the ones that give you more mpg - allegedly! ;)

    2) With the extra torque they just spin if it's damp and I want a quickish getaway!

    There's still a bit of tread to go before they are down on the wear markers on the front, but with the winter coming I thought I'd change the front tyres. The originals are 205 55 R16's. The car has done about 21,000 miles - the rear tyres have loads of tread.

    Should I swap the rear and front tyres and change all 4 tyres later or replace the front ones for something more quiet and with better grip? Has anyone any suggestions as to which are a good tyre to use?

    On one of my previous cars (which also had eco tyres) I swapped for Avons which reduced the road noise dramatically and only increased mpg by about 1 mpg!!!

    Thanks everyone! Looking forward to visiting this forum!
     
  2. stevesey

    stevesey Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    What are your current tyres?

    You might find this site useful www.tyretest.com - I'll be lookin gfor quiet tyres when I need some - currently thinking about Goodyear Excellence or Dunlup Fast Response (not a Dunlop fan though).
     
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    blokey bloke

    blokey bloke New Member

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    Thanks for your reply Stevesey, didn't think of the make - doh! Twonk! :eek:

    They are Goodyear Excellence - so not sure you'd want those when you swap!

    I'll check out tyretest.com though.

    Cheers!
     
  4. stevesey

    stevesey Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Try a google for "quiet tyres" lots of comment/viewpoints (some contradicory of course).

    I did find this dutch government survey (see page 8, sorted by dB under some EU limit).
     

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