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#290443 Titanium X19" Wheel Noise

Posted by Billfr on 15 September 2013 - 06:43 PM

Without advertising names, which I assume is not ok on this site :


Has anyone bought or had fitted "cabin quieter"  kits ?


Any good and worth doing I wonder?


Full kit for  cabin might be in region of from  £300 for diy kit + maybe £100 fitted. Which seems a lot and wonder if they would sell part kit of clever sound proofing material to concentrate on tyre noise ?


If they did that at the factory from new and it worked  I would have paid it without a doubt  with hindsight.


4x4's did get a mention on one site of kits  but price not yet really considered.



#289315 Titanium X19" Wheel Noise

Posted by Billfr on 10 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

I had 19" Bridgestone on previous AWD Kuga and after a few thousand from new the noise suddenly became too much. Some of it may be the tyre itself or the tracking. Tracking might depend on where 19" were fitted ...factory or garage....19" required a change in settings I was told.


In my case, and others I believe, Bridgestone took the rap and the wear was blamed and the tyres were changed to  different manufacturer tyres F.O.C. Had a lot of help from the Ford dealer who had the tyre rep in and by that stage no argument.


I expect your other respondents are right this size does not give you quiet.


For what it is worth on any future permanent 4 wheel drive or AWD I would never go bigger than 17" to reduce the noise a bit as I now have some tinnitus. Actually tried ear plugs for a while which cant be recommended !! As I am low mileage I would run all year on 17" Winter or All Season whichever was avaialble and lowest noise on test as classified by the tyre manufacturer. Probably not Bridgestone unless they were to blame and sorted out the problem in manufacture.


Good luck, Bill


Suspect all these would do is just refer you to dealer to begin with anyway and try and act as go between between customer and dealer :