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post #1 of 12 Old 03-15-2009, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Poor Acustics, Road Noise, Tire Humm, Wheel Bearings ???

I have a 2008 Compass 2WD, 21,000km's showing, original factory tires, Northern Edition. Have what sounds like a severe case of Tire Humm at normal cruising speeds. If it could be something else , could someone enlighten me please. Assuming it is Tire Humm and poor acustics. Any ideas on how I could muffle the sound without breaking the Bank. Thanks

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 03:17 AM
 
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My compass is a 2007 Limited 4x4 with 40,000kms.. original factory tires (Firestone Firehawks) the noisiest vehicle ever at cruising speeds... The Dealer is blaming it on the tires, said they are wearing unevenly (even though I have nitrogen which is not supposed to let the tire pressure fluctuate). Dealer is also trying me to put new tires on it, and quoted me an awesome price of $289. per tire! I am afraid to spend that much and then find out that it is not the tires making the noise. It seems to be a highspeed whop,whop, noise. If you find anything out, please let me know.
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Yeah it's the tires. I switched to Yokohama Avids. I can now hear the radio. I can talk to the person next to me. I can listen to the birds sing... well you get the idea. I shopped around and found some at a national (U.S.) chain for about $160 installed each.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-29-2009, 02:50 AM
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I've got the Firestone Affinity on mine. Are they just as bad?

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It is just a fact of life the the factory tires are not usually the best choice for most cars. If a tire salesman ever tells you this is the same type tire that comes standard on any kind of car...RUN.
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Yeah it's the tires. I switched to Yokohama Avids. I can now hear the radio. I can talk to the person next to me. I can listen to the birds sing... well you get the idea. I shopped around and found some at a national (U.S.) chain for about $160 installed each.
I bought my Compass used with the new Yokohama tires installed. I have no complaints so far. I suspect it is the Firestone tire/design, but I have not experienced this myself. I am kind of dreading my first purchase of replacement tires though and don't know just what that is going to cost!


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I have a 2008 Compass 2WD, 21,000km's showing, original factory tires, Northern Edition. Have what sounds like a severe case of Tire Humm at normal cruising speeds. If it could be something else , could someone enlighten me please. Assuming it is Tire Humm and poor acustics. Any ideas on how I could muffle the sound without breaking the Bank. Thanks
You can't muffle the sound unless you get good tires... believe me. When I picked up my Compass at the tire shop and drove out on those new Goodyear Triple Treads... I thought I was in a different car! The difference in ride, noise, was AWESOME! It has made all the difference in the way I feel about my vehicle.. it now performs like I expected. Even better than when it came direct from the factory. They did cost me $300. a piece, but with the odd size tire (R1 your choices are limited. I have the 4x4 Limited. It seems the Limited is the only model with the 18" wheels. You should be able to get better tires for less with your 2wd model. Good Luck!
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Yeah it's the tires. I switched to Yokohama Avids. I can now hear the radio. I can talk to the person next to me. I can listen to the birds sing... well you get the idea. I shopped around and found some at a national (U.S.) chain for about $160 installed each.
I know what you mean! You really can hear the birds sing (LOL) - as opposed to yelling at your passengers so they can hear you. I would never have believed that tires can be so rough and noisy. I was really concerned that it may be the vehicle... but it drives like a dream now with good tires on it. I got the Goodyear TripleTreads. I'm happy.
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One thing I did when I was bothered by the HUMMMMMMM is go to my carpet dealers scrap bin. Found a section of carpet large enough to cover the rear with the seats folded down. Cut and fit in just a few minutes. Cost $0.00

When I bought new tires I cut down the section to just fit over the spare tire cover. I am always hauling something and it pads and protects. It also keeps the equipment I haul from rattling around. If it gets too dirty I'll toss it and go get another section.


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post #10 of 12 Old 08-12-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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Hi Gaily! Thanks so much for your post! My '09 Rocky Mountain sounds like a bear on the road--I'm hoping Goodyear Triple threads so on sale soon!!
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Compared to the road noise from my old Cherokee, my Compass is whisper quiet, even with standard factory tires.

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Compared to my BMW 325is - Compass is very quite as well,
that sez alot.
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