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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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All of the Sudden - (((Loud Tires)))

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I have a set of Cooper ST/MAXX with about 7k on them. All of a sudden they sound louder. I check pressure, did a chalk test everything seems to in order. Pressure is at 36 all around, chalk all rubbed off. Could it be a wheel bearing? Is there a way to diagnose this further?
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might be due for a balance and rotation, i do my ko2s every 5 k and they are whisper quiet
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Is it a humming noise? Does the noise get louder as you accelerate? To check wheel bearings... lift up the car and rock the tire from side to side. If there's play or woobling, it could be your wheel bearing. As the post above, try balancing or rotating your tires first to see if the noise goes away.. it's a quick and inexpensive fix if that turns out to be the problem.
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Did you recently start driving around with your windows open? Any feathering on the outside edge of your front tires?
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might be due for a balance and rotation, i do my ko2s every 5 k and they are whisper quiet
I'll check with the tire place. Probably about time.

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Is it a humming noise? Does the noise get louder as you accelerate? To check wheel bearings... lift up the car and rock the tire from side to side. If there's play or woobling, it could be your wheel bearing. As the post above, try balancing or rotating your tires first to see if the noise goes away.. it's a quick and inexpensive fix if that turns out to be the problem.
Do I need to lift both corners or would one corner suffice?

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Did you recently start driving around with your windows open? Any feathering on the outside edge of your front tires?
That was my first though too. It's getting warmer so the windows are open of course, but it's loud with closed windows too. It's either getting louder or I just never noticed it before. No feathering.

Thanks for all the advice.
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This possibly doesn't help you, but my ST/MAXXs have about 15k on them, and I haven't really noticed any unusual/concerning change in the sound of them (other than the first time I drove on gravel and picked up like 50 billion rocks, couldn't figure out what that stupid clicking noise was for a while...).

There was a slight change when I rotated the fronts to the back (had bad alignment so they were wearing funny), but they have settled down as they wear back to normal. Wasn't anything too overly noticeable, though.


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All open void tires get louder as they wear. Cooper ST/Maxx tires need to be rotated at least every 5,000 miles. I rotate mine every 4,000 miles. It makes a difference in the noise.
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All open void tires get louder as they wear. Cooper ST/Maxx tires need to be rotated at least every 5,000 miles. I rotate mine every 4,000 miles. It makes a difference in the noise.
Rotated the tires, the noise went down significantly. Thanks everyone.
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Rotation is key with ST Maxx's. Intervals over 5000 miles tend to cup the tires and create annoying resonances.
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Maybe wishful thinking, the noise came back. Dropped by my mechanic's, he said it's most likely the bearings. He said one way to diagnose is to swerve a bit. The weight transfer causes the noise to go down significantly. I dont know that loud tires wouldn't do the same, but he said it's most likely bearings.
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