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Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 12:05:43 -0700
From: John Davies <jedaviesNOSPAMnopsamier1.net>
Subject: Re: Road noise - 9-5 Estate


On Sun, 22 Apr 2001 17:27:13 +0100, "Abu Michel" <Planet.Thargnopsamomail.net> wrote: >Greeting, all. I've been lurking here for a while. I've been hiring a 2.0L >estate for a few days, as I'll be changing cars in the near future. I like >it, and will almost definitely opt for Saab rather than anything else I've >considered. I am, however, slightly concerned by the level of road noise >coming off the front wheels. It's intrusive, and I reckon it could get very >wearing on a long journey. Is this a characteristic throughout the range, >or do the higher specification cars have better soundproofing? > What tires come on the cars there? My 2001 Aero Wagon has Michelin Pilot HX, and the road noise is simply _horrible_, especially on coarse pavement. You can try to get a different set of tires mounted when you deal for the car. I intend to install Dunlop SP9000s when the Michelins are worn. They are much quieter due to the angled tread design. John Davies Monroe WA USA

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