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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Road Noise

Anyone notice on rough roads the amount of road noise, is this from the tires (Michelin)) or is there not enough sound canceling fiber under the carpet, or is it just me. I did get the vibration noise from the plastic where the rear view mirror is that needs to be fixed.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 07:47 PM
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These Michelins are made of hard rubber compound as these are the longer lasting tires.

You can lower the PSI a bit to compensate some, but your best bet would be to sell and get more cushy tires instead.

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I have a 2012 LT, V6 AWD. IMO the road noise is terrible on rough or semi-rough pavements. The tires are very hard rubber to roll easier. It isn't worth getting one more MPG. Why do the Latitudes get such high ratings for comfort and noise on tirerack's website. I personally think they suck. I am currently looking for replacement tires.
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I have a 2012 LT, V6 AWD. IMO the road noise is terrible on rough or semi-rough pavements. The tires are very hard rubber to roll easier. It isn't worth getting one more MPG. Why do the Latitudes get such high ratings for comfort and noise on tirerack's website. I personally think they suck. I am currently looking for replacement tires.
That is because the reviewers have not owned higher end tires.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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So what would be the recommendations for better tires

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Michelin pilots are great tires.

I also heard the Parada X are good too.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 04:22 AM
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I agree the road noise is pretty loud in the Nox. I really noticed it yesterday when i took it on its first road trip. I would really like to see the difference in how much a tire would make and drive on the exact same road. I wouldn't think to much but i sure it would help. i think these nox's are just noisy suckers. My wife's Malibu is much quieter.
If i had the funds I would Dynamat the entire floorboard of the Nox and do extra sound denting. The carpet and sound damping material factory put in is super thin. When I vacuum i can tell. I felt alot better though when i ride in my Brothers nice expensive Audi and has just as loud road noise lol So i don't feel as bad. Maybe in the future I would sound proof as much as u can without adding to much weight. I think my grandma's 1995 Cadiallic Eldorado was the quietist car ever ridden in lol u can fall asleep easy.

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I agree the road noise is pretty loud in the Nox. I really noticed it yesterday when i took it on its first road trip. I would really like to see the difference in how much a tire would make and drive on the exact same road. I wouldn't think to much but i sure it would help. i think these nox's are just noisy suckers. My wife's Malibu is much quieter.
If i had the funds I would Dynamat the entire floorboard of the Nox and do extra sound denting. The carpet and sound damping material factory put in is super thin. When I vacuum i can tell. I felt alot better though when i ride in my Brothers nice expensive Audi and has just as loud road noise lol So i don't feel as bad. Maybe in the future I would sound proof as much as u can without adding to much weight. I think my grandma's 1995 Cadiallic Eldorado was the quietist car ever ridden in lol u can fall asleep easy.
I don't agree that the Nox is noisy, in fact it is one of the quietest vehicles I've owned. Sure there are quieter vehicles..but as you mentioned soundproofing adds weight, and those super quiet vehicles are usually some of the porkiest in their class. For me it depends on the type of road, and the Nox CAN get quite noisy on certain types of pavement...but that is due to the low rolling resistance Michelins and lack of wheel well insulation. I'll bet if you installed some quieter riding tires and figured out a way to dynamat the wheel wells (and maybe the doors) you would have a very quiet place to ride. Btw..back when I was car shopping back in late 09/early 2010....the Nox was considered the quietest of the smaller CUV's, and that was my experience with test drives. The Honda CRV at the time was one of the worst for tire/road noise.
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Re: Road Noise

I don't think the noise of my 2012 Nox is excessive. It is overall a quiet and comfortable vehicle.

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You can spray this black foam in the wheel wells that helps with rust proofing and noise....I just cannot remember what it is called.
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