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Newbie here so Hi to all. Any advice on how to reduce road noise-it is a bit intrusive. would dofferent wheels/tyres make any difference. What have people found to be the best options.


Would different tyres help with comfort as well. Poor roads (aren't they all) mean a bumpy ride.
 

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Check your tyre pressures, our 1.4gs rides much better since (ironically)I pumped them up to about 35psi per corner! The book says 32psi I think. Still thuds through potholes though, although I blame the council for that!As for road noise, it's a quiet engine and therefore the noiseseems a little more intrusive?
Can I ask what sort of mpg are you getting? Pumping the tyres up can improve mpg too.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Only got the car yesterday. Have done some research on tyres and Uniroyal Rain Expert came out well, so I have today fitted to front wheels (they needed replacing anyway). Noise is a little better and car seems a little smoother (previous tyres were a budget brand), although this may be my imagination!. Will monitor progress.

Not sure about over inflating tyres, as this would surely affect handling and safety.
 
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