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Road noise with low-profile tyre

Asked by Mark Giles

Re road noise from Bridgestone Potenza RE050 low-profile tyres. I've endured these thumping things on my Volkswagen Jetta from day one — for 35,000km — and look forward to ditching them. The deafening noise on bitumen, especially at low speed, has been constant, regardless of rotations and alignments. Earplugs have only given some relief.

Answered by CarsGuide

22 Dec 2014 Paul Gover

You really should not be wearing earplugs. But the tyre is designed for grip, not quiet running, so make sure you get something less aggressive at changeover time.

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