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Reducing tyre noise swapping left right


I have 6 (2 spares) Pirelli all terrain plus tyres, to date I had only done 1 swap putting the 2 spares on the front to share the wear between the 6 tyres. The front tyres were still extremely quiet to date.

 

I swapped the tyres to the opposite sides of the car & front rear, while putting on the 2 used spares making sure the wear is running the other direction.

 

The car is extremely quiet due to acoustic insulation but I could hear the 2 more worn tyres on the rear.

 

I am surprised at the improvement in quietness swapping left right. The 2 used spares I put back on, are actually a bit more worn than the 2 most worn tyres I took off, so I will swap these.

 

So from my experience I can say if the tyres are noisy due to worn tread, rounded edge & a bit of a feathered edge on the sipes, swap sides so they rotate in the opposite direction. It's worth the effort, even with a scissor jack as in my situation.



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Whenarewethere wrote:

swap sides so they rotate in the opposite direction


 Have done this with BFG's on D Max, made a big difference



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Some years past I had a car which pulled to the left to the extent you needed to keep some tension on the steering wheel to keep the vehicle straight.

I swapped the two front wheels and the problem went away!?



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Whenarewethere wrote:

I have 6 (2 spares) Pirelli all terrain plus tyres, to date I had only done 1 swap putting the 2 spares on the front to share the wear between the 6 tyres. The front tyres were still extremely quiet to date.

 

I swapped the tyres to the opposite sides of the car & front rear, while putting on the 2 used spares making sure the wear is running the other direction.

 

The car is extremely quiet due to acoustic insulation but I could hear the 2 more worn tyres on the rear.

 

I am surprised at the improvement in quietness swapping left right. The 2 used spares I put back on, are actually a bit more worn than the 2 most worn tyres I took off, so I will swap these.

 

So from my experience I can say if the tyres are noisy due to worn tread, rounded edge & a bit of a feathered edge on the sipes, swap sides so they rotate in the opposite direction. It's worth the effort, even with a scissor jack as in my situation.


Yet another blanket statement which may not be recommended in differing cases.

I would suggest before anyone jumps blindly into the reversing of the rotational direction of their tyres they actually check with the tyre manufacturer as to wether this procedure is recommend or discouraged.

Many modern tyres are directional and are designed to be fitted and run in a particular direction. What may apply to the Pirelli tyres that are on your vehicle may not apply to other types or brands.

I am happy that you have fixed your tyre noise but please be aware that some others may take your advice as applicable to their vehicle and change the directional rotation of their tyres to the detriment of vehicle safety.

If you are unsure check with the tyre manufacturer BEFORE rotating tyres from side to side.



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Yet another blanket misreading.

 

I said which tyres I had.



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Whenarewethere wrote:

Yet another blanket misreading.

 

I said which tyres I had.


 I saw the type of tyres you had.

The problem with a public forum is that your blanket reading of my reply and subsequent reply to me did not include all that I said in my first sentence.

 

Yet another blanket statement *which may not be recommended in differing cases*.

 

This is the problem with forums, some people only read what they want to hear and believe they can fix their tyre noise by taking incorrect advice and then create a problem whereby their vehicle may become completely unsafe when driving under certain conditions.

I would have thought that as you are an expert with everything you comment on you may have issued a disclaimer if only in fairness to those with a lesser knowledge and more importantly, in the interest of safety.

The repercussions of a tyre being fitted and operated  incorrectly could be horrendous if traction is lost on a wet road, the vehicle is involved in an incident and the insurance company notes that someone had reversed a tyre due to a recommendation from someone on a forum.



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More money than sense with some BMW & Porsche owners swapping front rear, let alone left right.



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Ivan. Bloody good advice mate. Many tyres now fall into that. 



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