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    Default Please recommend quiet tyres

    To suit my Signum.

    It will need four new tyres soon and I'm looking for low road noise.

    Car is not driven in a sporty way, so grip isn't that important. More important to me are (roughly in order of importance):

    Low noise.
    Fuel economy (low rolling resistance).
    Durability.
    Price.

    The tyre size is 215/50R17.

    Looking forward to reading your recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceptimus View Post
    Car is not driven in a sporty way, so grip isn't that important.
    Grip is always important. There will be a time when you will want grip and may well regret fitting el'cheapo tyres.


    Quote Originally Posted by ceptimus View Post
    The tyre size is 215/50R17.
    Consider the alternate size (225/45/17). The saving you make over the price of 215/50/17's means that you will be able to afford grippier tyres.

    Can't make any suggestions as regard to make though except I have had NCT5's and they are too expensive amd offer little grip, but in their favour do last a long time. Currently got GSD3's fitted in the alternate size on the front. Cheaper, grippier, but will soon need replacing - only done 10,000 miles on them so far. The previous NCT5's covered 26,000 miles on the front, but weren't all that quiet.

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    Of course grip is important. But, as with most things, tyre choice is a compromise - if grip were the only thing that mattered, we'd all be driving around on soft compound tyres with lots of grip but we'd have to change the tyres every couple of thousand miles or so.

    I'm not so concerned about price - I put it last in my priority list.

    With the sort of driving I do, tyre noise is important - if I'm tired and irritable because of intrusive tyre noise, I won't be driving as safely. This is perhaps more likely to result in me having an accident than a lack of ultimate grip would.

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    Had a few different brand name tyres on my old Signum and to be honest they were all a bit noisy . Actually solved the problem a bit by lining the rear inner arch areas with some soundproofing ( or remains of new lounge carpet)

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    Good fix - short of active anti-noise, the only sure way of killing noise is by insulating (insertion of heavy layer, or shaped anechoic material)

    TBH, NCT5s are about the noisiest tyres I've driven - even hard-wearing stuff like GYr GT3 or Grand Prix S were a lot quieter when rolling (GP-S squealed like Yank rubber when manoeuvring in car parks). I've GYr F1-Asymmetric on the front, and they are a lot quieter than the NCT5s on the back (apparently F1-A are also quieter than v-pattern treads like on GSD3)

    However, if you have no probs with cash, Michelin Primacy HP fit your first three criteria well.

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    Or Uniroyal Rainsport II http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Un...ainsport-2.htm

    Check out other tyres and reports here http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/

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    recently purchased new goodyear optigrip tyres very quite and good for driving on wet roads which suits the uk's prevalent weather conditions
    the tread patter has a system called smart wear technology which changes the tread pattern as they wear, increasing braking stability and stopping distances on worn tyres

    better straight line aqauplaning resistance after 20k miles than brand new competitor tyres
    20% shorter braking distances on wet roads ofter 30k miles of wear

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    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviek View Post
    Had a few different brand name tyres on my old Signum and to be honest they were all a bit noisy . Actually solved the problem a bit by lining the rear inner arch areas with some soundproofing ( or remains of new lounge carpet)
    I found some sound deadening at work so I was thinking of sticking it over the internal arches. Is there much of a gap under the s*it shields?

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    Bridgestone Turanza ER300. They're fit for 40k on the front easily if you do motorway miles, and they're considerably quieter than the NCT5 which is Goodyear's equivalent.

    Goodyear Excellence is a good choice too, but don't last as long as the ER300.

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    I had Bridgestone ER30's on my previous 53 reg Vectra-C. Can't recall what the noise of the tyres was like, but I got good mileage out of them.

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