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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Ayrshire
Re: Road Noise from Half Worn Front Tyres
As this is my second Sportswagon in 8 years, my former 1.8 T Spark SW was always running on 16" Avon ZZ3's and wear perfect.
Now a 2.4 Mjet. wanted to use a higher quality 17" tyre, as you can see, the Goodyear Eagle F1's are on the back, but did have them on front and wore out quite quickly ( Tracking and balancing was perfect ), hence went to via the P Zero Corsa route, but even though the compound of the tyre is harder, road noise is more apparent.
Road noise of these P Zero's is more than F1's when you know you have 20% tread left.
I may consider ZZ3's as a replacement of ZV5's from Avon. Somebody has recomended Barum Bravius in the past, that are made my continental. Anybody know of these?? Or that an Avon tyre would be better replacement for lower road noise than a P Zero or F1 tyre??
Alfa 159 1.8 Turismo Sport
Previous Owns :
2004 Alfa 147 1.9 16v Mjet.
2005 Alfa 156 SW 2.4 20v Mjet.
2001 Alfa 156 SW 1.8 16v Twinnie.
1996 Alfa 164 2.0 TS Super Lusso