Choice of tyres can make a big difference to noise levels even on 75s. B*W used to fit Dunlop & Contis which were quiet and presumably run under product deveopment.
The lads at Longbridge now send them out with Good Year. They drone and rumble something chronic. Why spoil the ship for a hapenth of tar? 15" G Years much noisier than 16" Dunlop. What do the 18" ZTs sound like on Michelins?
David Lee Newsham
I've noticed that MGR can't seem to make their mind up on tyres !
When the 25 and 45 were launched they were fitted with Michelins, then Continentals, then Dunlop and now Goodyears.
Which tyres are generally considered the best for quuietness ?
Dunlop & Continental seem the best for quiet running in my experience.
18" Michelins on the ZT are a little noisy....
But that's the price you pay for performance, I figure!
I've got the Continental Sport Contact 185/55-15's on my Coupe, they may be quiet but they don't give much grip in the wet. I would prefer to have noisier tyres and feel more confident with the handling than worry about the noise.
Does anyone else have these sorts of problems?
[Edited by Eddie on 12-02-2002 at 11:59 AM GMT]
I am currently running Yokohama A539s on my 25 and am delighted by the performance in the wet and dry. I initially tried a 195/50/15 which is 5mm lower than standard in profile and should have been 5mm wider.
Unfortunately it was narrower than the original tyre and looked wrong ( as well as exposing the rims to kerbs ) The dealer admitted that A539s were a narrower fitting
and suggested I try a 205/50/15 which I did.
The result is just what I had hoped for giving greatly increased grip in wet or dry
conditions and keeping the rolling radius
of the wheel the same as standard.ie std gearing. I dont expect these tyres to last
as long as originals but by heck do they stick to the road.=P
David Lee Newsham
My Rover 420 is fitted with (195/55/15) Pirelli P6000 Powergy tyres at the rear. The front wheels are fitted with Goodyear Eagle NCT.
I'n not well up on tyres. Are the Pirelli or Goodyear any good ?
I really want to replace with tyres which are quiet and comfortable. Can anyone recommend a particular tyre ?
All major brands of tyre willl be OK, David
I would personally reccomend the excellent Pirelli P6000 [as you have]
They seem to have the best all round wet/dry grip with good wear levels - and they look good, too.
Nothing beats a good set of slicks
I tried nothing but the ride quality was poor
and the sparks from the rims was a little distracting for other motorists:).
You don't happen to be called Jimmy Tarbuck do you?:D