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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by scott b, Apr 22, 2010.

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    [Apr 22, 2010]
    just had some new tyres fitted, and there seems to be a drone type noise coming from the front of the car, if with the car out of gear, or the clutched dipped at speed 60mph you can still hear it

    the tyres are bridgestone potenza 235/40 R18

    anyone else had anything like it,

    cheers
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    [Apr 22, 2010]
    i had this i was told its the tread patern and some makes are just louder than otheres it took me a long time
    to get used to it when i got my car last july every one though i was going nuts with can you hear that lol
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    [Apr 23, 2010]
    ...or could be your diff bearing!
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    [Apr 23, 2010]
    yikes! will put the other wheels i have back on the front on sunday and see if it makes a difference
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    [Apr 23, 2010]
    Your an optimistic fellow :lmfao:
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    [Apr 23, 2010]
    I notice the noise when I drive my sons 2.5 TDI with these tyres compared to my standard 16s
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    You never know though! Reason I say is I had new tyres and it made the noise, I even changed a wheel bearing and the noise is still there....I drive slow, still there.....fast..still there!
    Had the Rs6's put on with different tyres that were on them......STILL there :banghead:
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    [Apr 23, 2010]
    if im truthful with you i think its just an audi thing love the car but tyre noise is there all the time unles on a really smoth road
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    [Apr 24, 2010]
    i hope it is the tyres as ive had a new set fitted and since then, the noise has apeared
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    [Apr 24, 2010]
    Wasnt trying to scare you mate, just loking at possabilities but now you said the noise come after you fitted the tyres then it sounds like the tread pattern need a little wearing in maybe!
    Maybe I should have read your first post properly lol :keule:
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    [Apr 24, 2010]
    it could also be that the tracking/alignment is slightly out
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    [Apr 24, 2010]
    well the front n/s shock is fucked to say the least, waiting to get it booked in at PSI
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