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Tire noise

Don Rich

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I am ready to change out the G/Y run flats at 20000 miles on my 2002 coupe.
What brand and model tire is out there that is much quieter than the run flats?

How much quieter.

I have heard that Michelins are ok.
Do anyone have any experience with this problem

Thanks Don
 

billyz06-2003

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stl. louis mo.
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2009 callaway crystal red coupe, 1995 pace car
tire noise

don, my wifes 2001 has run flats on it, they are about the worst tire i ever been associated with. they are noisy, hard as a rock, and ride like that. if it wasn't for the securty it gives her i'd take them off. my 203 i put gy eagle f1 GS-D3with the V patern(Goodyear calls it one TRED directional tread) they have agreat ride, real nicehot and rainy performace, are not noisy and i think i'd buy anotherset in a heart beat.:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Billy don, there are cheaper tires out there, but you only get what you pay for.
 
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Boise, Idaho
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2002 electron blue Z06
I have a Z06, which did not come with the runflats. But the tire noise was just too much for me; I could not conduct a conversation at freeway speed. So I did three things, most of which don't really apply to you.

First, I bought a partition to isolate the back of the vehicle. I like the looks and function better, anyway.

Second, I put some sound insulation under the carpet throughout the interior. That produced the biggest impact. This is something that you could do. See: http://corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65740

Third, I put some Michelin Pilot Sports on. It is unfair to compare new tires to worn out tires, but I like the Michelins pretty well.
 

kuhlvet

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No. Cal
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2005 Silver Convertable
tire noise

Just replaced my G/Y with Michelin Pilots and they are a lot quieter. And I have a vert.
 

gmjunkie

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Old Fort NC/Vero Beach FL
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03 Z-51,78 L82 Coupe
I got rid of the Runflats,Went to Kumho ASX all season!!I went to a salvage yard and bought a older Zo6 tire kit!!! 24,000 miles and still Quiet, Smooth,Super Ride,Great Traction on Wet,Dry,Snowy Pavement, Cut Hydro-Plaining about 98% and Wearing even!!!! Screw SadYear RunCraps!!:upthumbs
 

Remo

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Don,

I recently changed out my GY Runflats and went with BF Goodrich g-Force
KDW-2s. Much quieter. better ride and much stickier.
Remo:cool

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Blade

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What Remo? You're not running Falken Tires on that vette???? :L


BTW: Run the Miclehen Pilots and very happy with them.

 

Remo

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OMG!

What Remo? You're not running Falken Tires on that vette???? :L


Alright folks - this is sort of an inside joke with Blade and I that goes back a few years. So here's the punch line:

"no....they're "falken" BF Goodrich KDW-2's.:L

Remo:cool
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Blade

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Remo told some guy with a very heavy Brookyln accent that he had Falken Tires on his vette.

The guy asked him:

Yo Remo, What kind of Falken tires are dey,
are dey Falken Goodyears
or are dey Falken Firestones?

:boogie
 

jrose7004

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Oklahoma City, OK
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10 Grand Sport Coupe Artic White
I've got the above mentioned Goodyear Eagle F1 GS D3 and they are a much quieter tire, but as long as you have that big wide open truck like area the car is going to be noisey.
 

mtdriver

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Great Northwest
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I went with the Goodyear F1 DS G3 tires last year and couldn't happier with them. The handling is superb the difference in noise level is like night and day.
 

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