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Recently had 4 Goodyear f1 as 2's fitted to my mk4 R and ever since I've been getting a noise coming from both rear tyres. At about 50mph you can really hear it, has anyone else experienced this, I know a lot of people on here are running these tyres. not sure if its just the road noise that they produce or if they are faulty. Cheers
 

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As far as I know they were balanced properly, tyre pressures were way to high at 1st, 40psi! I have corrected the pressure and its not as loud now but still not right
 

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Only done about 300 miles, might try swapping front to back wheb the weather gets better see if that makes a difference

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I have the same issue,I replaced my front two with new continentals, I can here it at 60, done thousands of miles noise is still there, but never had that noise on previous continentals, so think they might be faulty but I never bothered changing them. You might want to get them checked out though if you only done 300 miles.
 
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I've had yoki pradas and made a terrible noise just like a knackered wheel bearing so were my federals but since I fitted there's bridgestones ahhhhh silence

Def tyre tread pateren
 

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I had the exact same problem with eagle f1's on a s3 I used to own. The very inside edge of one of the rear tyres ended up looking like a 50p piece and it sounded like a wheel bearing had gone.

Think when I get new tyres I'll stick with vredestein as that's what I replaced the f1's with and never had any tyre noise plus in my opinion are a better tyre.
 

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Read loads of reviews on the goodyears before buying them and nothing about tyre noise wich is why i found it strange

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Goodyear AS2 are pretty much the quietest tyre out there mate. So you either have a fault with the tyre, wheel, or car. Swap them to the front and see what happens.
 

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Thats what i thought when buying them, ive checked wheel bearings and drive shafts which are all fine. Are you running these tyres?

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craigr32290985 said:
Thats what i thought when buying them, ive checked wheel bearings and drive shafts which are all fine. Are you running these tyres?

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Yes. I have AS2' all round. Won't be buying anything else in future. Gonna go for 88Y next tho as they are even quieter. No need for extra load as the car usually only has me in it or some mates.
 

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Hi JamesBaby,
What are 88Y? Are they better than the normal model?
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88 is the load index and Y is the speed rating.

On this size 88 is the normal load index whereas 92 is Extra Load.

XL tyres have a stiffer sidewall and are standard fitment on the MK5 whereas on the MK4 normal tyres were the standard fitment although XL tyres can be used.
 

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Finesinglemalt said:
Hi JamesBaby,
What are 88Y? Are they better than the normal model?
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The 92Y tyres (all brands) are able to carry bigger loads. They do this by having stiffer side walls. Our cars will not reach those levels, and for sure the Mk4 is specd at 88Y anyway.

The downside is extra tyre/road noise and slightly lower comfort. So I figured for my driving I'd rather stick to 88Y and enjoy greater comfort.

Remember that increasing by 3db is the same as doubling the amount of noise, and vice versa.
 

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Finesinglemalt said:
Thanks CupraBob!
The legend lives. Welcome back buddy!!
 
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