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    My Michelin Primacy Tyres (225 x 45 x 17) are coming to the end of their life & I'm looking for replacements that are as quiet as possible - any recommendations? - cheers

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    Kumo's are very quiet and a very good price too...

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    i have coppers on mine nice quiet ride

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    Michelin Pilot premacys lol, you aren't gonna get a tyre that is much quieter matey

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    The Michelin Pilot Primacy is a hard compound tyre, so is generally noisy
    However, the trade off is that it is much harder wearing so will last longer
    Along with that is the reduction in wet weather performance

    You could consider changing to a softer compound, such as the Kumo or Continental
    However, the tyre will not last as long, but you will notice a slight improvement in wet weather performance

    If in doubt, check the Treadwear Traction Temperature ratings and compare

    Ironically, my first choice is always Michelin, but in 215/50R17 and 225/45R17 they are just too expensive
    Previous to owning this Vectra C, I had been purchasing Michelin HX MXM 205/5R16 every 4 months since 1999, and the Good Year F1 is almost the same price!

    Finally, don't forget to rotate the tyres rear to front as they wear to prevent block overheating, which the Vectra C is notorious for

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    I've got Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta's on mine, went for them because I take the car to spain a couple of times a year so road noise driving 950+ miles in one hit with the factory supplied conti's was an issue, these are very quiet though..

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    After enduring the nosiy Goodyear NCTs.... i've just fitted Michelin Pilot Sports all round.

    Was hoping for some silent cruising.... although they are quieter, maybe 30% so, i'm still not happy. The ride should be much much quieter.

    Will do more shopping around next time. Will follow this thread with interest.

    I think that the Vectra-C needs some soundproofing at the back - might look into this option soon - can anyone confirm if it makes any difference?

    Cheers.

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    I soundproofed mine, mainly the back & doors, with the self adhesive bitumen type stuff & sandwich from Noisekiller but it didn't make a huge amount of difference - I think most of mine is coming from the front tyres & it seems worse after changing the shocks to B6's although that could be down to my imagination & the fact that the Michelin's have just about had it.

    I'm interested in what Big-Pete said about the Vredestein's, I had some years ago & I was impressed by the noise & grip but they didn't wear well, do the Ultrac Sessanta's wear ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post

    Finally, don't forget to rotate the tyres rear to front as they wear to prevent block overheating, which the Vectra C is notorious for
    I've never swapped mine around, what does 'block overheating' do?

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