Help! Tire Road Noise Driving me Crazy - 2015 Mini Cooper Forum
User Tag List

 17Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
flminiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Help! Tire Road Noise Driving me Crazy

I have a Mini Cooper S - F56. Love the car.

HATE the road noise from the tires!!

It's making me consider getting rid of the care. Wind noise is fine, it is the run flat 17" tires I have. Ugh!! Hard punishing drive and very, very loud on some roadways.

Has anyone else experienced this? Suggestions for better tire options?

Thanks!
flminiman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Arizona
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
dump the runflats

Me - F56 Cooper automagic Volcanic Orange
Mrs - 2009 Cooper Clubman PW automagic
...................
Gone but fondly remembered - 2004 Cooper & 2008 Cooper
Another Mini is online now  
post #3 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Senior Member
 
radiocaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to radiocaf
Sorry to change the topic, feel free to ignore, but how bad is the road noise from 16" non-run-flat tyres?

MINI Cooper D 5-Door (F55) in British Racing Green, Black Roof/Mirror Caps and Stripes.
radiocaf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Super Moderator
 
jeremybingham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 5,066
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 946 Post(s)
Garage
If you look now in the uk,and eec countries tyres have to have a noise rating.run flats generally worse but they vary a lot so if you think tyre noise is a problem buy carefully. However I do think its because the car is so quiet in t h e first place!

Surprisingly delighted to have moved to an f54((with a r59 in the fold for fun!)
jeremybingham is offline  
post #5 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 02:35 PM
Senior Member
 
donnaj1dlh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posts: 1,122
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 361 Post(s)
Garage
It'll be the runflats. My MCS with non runflats is really quiet compared to the dealer's loaner Cooper with run flats. It gave me a headache!
jeremybingham likes this.

----------------
IT'S HERE.......Team Volcanic Orange
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
donnaj1dlh is offline  
post #6 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 02:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by radiocaf View Post
Sorry to change the topic, feel free to ignore, but how bad is the road noise from 16" non-run-flat tyres?
I run on 16 inch non-run-flat Black Victory wheels and I didn't know there was an issue with road noise and I've never heard it on my Cooper and It's also a comfy ride.
19 inch on a Ford Kuga that's another matter! but, fit 18inch on a Kuga and it disappears so does low profile play a part in road noise?
opal likes this.
DaveT is offline  
post #7 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 04:51 PM
Senior Member
 
sirron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Valley Center, Ca
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Garage
Can you replace run-flats with regular tires/tyres?

Then, can you carry a spare and a jack? If so - where?

If you want to be in the picture, you'd better sit on this side of the table. .. Jesus of Nazareth.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sirron is offline  
post #8 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Senior Member
 
tandberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to tandberg
I have 17 with none runflats and they are quiet
donnaj1dlh likes this.

Dave: Cooper SD,F55 Team VO-SunnyGina
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tandberg is offline  
post #9 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Super Moderator
 
jeremybingham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 5,066
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 946 Post(s)
Garage
Here in the uk we get a can of tyre mousse and a pump! No run flats for me ta.
radiocaf likes this.

Surprisingly delighted to have moved to an f54((with a r59 in the fold for fun!)
jeremybingham is offline  
post #10 of 44 Old 02-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Senior Member
 
radiocaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to radiocaf
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveT View Post
I run on 16 inch non-run-flat Black Victory wheels and I didn't know there was an issue with road noise and I've never heard it on my Cooper and It's also a comfy ride.
19 inch on a Ford Kuga that's another matter! but, fit 18inch on a Kuga and it disappears so does low profile play a part in road noise?
Good to hear, because your wheels are exactly what my wheels will be!

MINI Cooper D 5-Door (F55) in British Racing Green, Black Roof/Mirror Caps and Stripes.
radiocaf is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 2015 Mini Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squealing noise nicktsigos MINI F56 General Discussion 25 10-14-2015 02:22 AM
Mini cooper hardtops recalled to replace wrong tire placards hotrunner MINI F56 General Discussion 19 02-06-2015 04:29 PM
Tire pressure, should I see a numerical reading for each tire? MintMark Tires, Wheels, and Suspension 7 07-17-2014 05:41 PM
Wind noise? talknmime MINI F56 General Discussion 19 07-12-2014 11:58 AM
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Concept is crazy DonaldD MINI F56 General Discussion 1 12-17-2013 12:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome