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    Default 2 new tyres fitted. Have whoop whoop sound at 60mph

    It was time to change my 225/45/17 Kumho kh31 at the front.

    They have lasted me very well (27,00 miles) but as I have a long drive for easter holiday tomorrow I had them changed today.

    The rears still have at least 5mm of tread so they were swapped to the front.

    New tyres were fitted to the rear.

    The car just does not feel right (hard to explain) and at 60-65 I have a loud whoop whoop whoop noise coming into the cabin. If I take it to 70pmh then it stops. I do have some vibration through the steering wheel also. Not there before the swap.

    As I have just come back from doing a 100 mile trip im going to let it all cool down first then go and check the tyre pressures. I normaly run 35psi all round.

    Im still thinking they didn't balance the wheels properly or at all when moved from the rear to the front.

    Oh well we will see.

    Just to ask is there anything else to look for apart from taking the front wheels off for a closer inspection.
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    Sounds like the fronts need rebalancing for the vibration?


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    could be the back tyres have feathered and now because they are on the front you can hear them?
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    I've never been one for this - put new on the back......... I know there's lots written about it.

    I'd put them back to the back personally.

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    why didn't the new tyres go on the Front ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    why didn't the new tyres go on the Front ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    why didn't the new tyres go on the Front ?????
    I remember M8internet saying that having the newest and most treaded tyres on the non sterring axle was the best way to have it.

    Now I could be wrong here but that it what I seem to remember. Then again I could have that completely wrong and made a boo boo. The garage seem to think this was the best though also,

    I have just gone out and checked the tyre pressures.

    FNS 29psi, FOS 33 PSI, RNS 32PSI, ROS 34 PSI.

    Now all back at 35 PSI and will take it for a run tomorrow morning to see how it performs.
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    It is advised on front wheel drive cars that the best gripping tyres are fitted to the rear.

    Sounds like the front wheels needs re-balancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    could be the back tyres have feathered and now because they are on the front you can hear them?

    Thank you Plasma.

    Well tomorrows 250 mile trip will tell. I will take it easy and see.

    Worst case I will have to replace the fronts whilst in Great Yarmouth. Hope not but I need to know the motor is safe.

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    Front tyres wear out quicker as they are on the drive wheels and due to them cornering. Rears just bowl along and follow so there is less friction and wear.

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