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Old 12-30-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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Just Realized My Tires Were Causing Me Grief

My summer tires are Contis ExtremeContact DW, 19". I've been suffering noises similar to brakes dragging or wheel bearings going bad. Initially, I suspected the bearings, which I replaced. I did the wiggle test, but they were fine. With that said, my e36 M3 had bad wheel bearings without any play, so I felt comfortable changing them. Noise was still there lol.

I suspected my newly acquired ST40s were dragging. Couldn't find a thing. About a month ago, I put on my winter setup. It took about a week to figure out the noise went away after I switched. To prove this, I swapped back the fronts and drove around the noise was back lol.

The sad thing is, the front tires still look perfect, deep tread and no wear. I literally put 2 new rears tires a couple of months ago, since I had a blow out. Do I buy new fronts or go broke by buying a new complete set Pilot Sports or something else?
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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If the tires are still within thread wear warranty, why not give it a shot? Can't go wrong with PSS though. Had a set of S04 Pole Position and though they grip like crazy, they also tramline like crazy, weighs a ton and have flat spots every morning.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:19 PM   #3
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The Conti's are not considered a noisy tire. I would switch the front tires to the back and see if the noise changes to the rear.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:27 PM   #4
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They're most likely cupped, go out and feel them up like they're an 18 yr old girl to see if the are. Cupped tires are noisy as hell.
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