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#4217 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [steds54]
Jul 09, 2012 (2:49 am)
We replaced our '06 Azera's Michelins last week with Cooper CS4, V rated tires and noted an improvement in noise and harshness even before exiting the tire store parking lot.
The Michelins were good when new, but after 35,000 miles or so ( just an estimate, we use winter tires, too ) they needed to go in order to maintain our sanity.
Over the road, the ride and noise level are much improved, although the suspension remains only adequate. I recall a poster here that installed aftermarket struts and shocks a while back, but I can't recall hearing how that worked out. Can anyone report on suspension improvement from aftermarket struts and shocks? I believe the aftermarket components are Monroe brand
#4218 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [cobrazera]
Jul 09, 2012 (5:47 pm)
If you go back to Discussion Title and look at the "Azera Front End Problems" I think that is where you might have read something about the Monroe after market struts,I remember reading something about them too.I have read where some guys have tried doing different things to their cars in order to try to improve the ride,but I really don't know if it is worth all the trouble because I don't know how much better the ride will be.I bought my car new in 2006 and my car has very low milage on it and I really enjoy driving the car,but I think the only real weak spot on this car is its suspension and I don't know how much you can do to it to make it to improve the ride, but I will say that just replacing those Michelin tires did help more than I expected it to.I did see the new Azera at the New York Auto Show and it is a beautiful car,I just hope they did a better job with the new cars suspension.
#4219 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [cobrazera]
Jul 09, 2012 (5:47 pm)
I had Monroe struts installed but they didn't last but a few hundred miles before the suspension was back to normal i.e. poor. I also had a strut bar installed which helps a little with the side to side wobbling.
#4220 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [richardcot]
Jul 10, 2012 (3:25 am)
Thanks very much for the reply - although it's really not what I wanted to hear.
The Azera is a really nice car with a couple serious flaws that keeps it from star status, i.e., suspension and city fuel economy.
#4221 of 4269 growling Michelin MXV4's
Jul 13, 2012 (6:11 am)
My thanks to all of you who responded to my concern about the unbearably noisy Michelin MXV4 tires on my 2006 Azera. I've got just 29,000 miles on it, and I suppose I'll just have to put up with the "knobby truck tire" racket before going to the expense of replacing them. I don't think I will ever trust myself to buy Michelin again, even though I've used them since 1974. The noise didn't become THIS bad until I had the tires rotated a few months ago...
#4222 of 4269 Re: growling Michelin MXV4's [steds54]
Jul 13, 2012 (4:48 pm)
The same thing happened to me after I had my tires rotated,I only had about 25,000 mile on my tires and this was not the first time I got them rotated.I was told by a few people that I might need to get all four tires balanced again, since they usually don't do that when they rotate the tires unless you tell them to and are willing to pay the extra charge.At this time I just couldn't take the noise anymore,they were starting to sound like those annoying horns at the World Soccer Cup so I just decided it was time for a new set of tires.I put four new Nexen tires (Korean Mfg.) on my car and not only does the car ride better but it is also much more quiet now,so my advice to you would be if you're not ready to buy new tires than try getting all four tires balanced again,maybe that will help somewhat with the noise but it seems those Michelins just get noisier as they age,kind of like some people we all know.
#4223 of 4269 Re: growling Michelin MXV4's [steds54]
Jul 15, 2012 (4:06 am)
Same thing here. After rotation, they were unbearably loud! I've decided to go with cross rotation on my new Cooper CS4s.
#4224 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [cobrazera]
Dec 07, 2012 (10:58 pm)
Im about to fit Cobra slightly lowered springs that are 20-30% uprated with Monroe OeSpectrum shocks front and rear. My Azera is shockingly bouncy and wallow'y, hence why im trying to fix the problem. The car has only done 31000kms and has had no problems except for the front headlight washers only go when they want to and sometimes the rear passenger door wont open from inside or out lol. Also the passenger side mirror wont adjust up and down most of the time. I will post how the ride improves (hopefully) after the shocks arrive from the states soon.
#4225 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [nathan32]
Dec 08, 2012 (4:40 am)
what will the suspension upgrade cost?
#4226 of 4269 Re: NOISY Michelins... [jamazera]
Dec 08, 2012 (5:41 am)
All in nz dollars. $600 for shocks, $350 for springs and i think around $300 labor. Was going to do it myself cos apparantly its not difficult but the mechanic went ahead and started it anyway lol.. id prob rather pay $300 than piss around trying to do it myself.
The shocks wouldnt have been so expensive but $300 of the $600 is shipping cost to nz from usa.