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#35 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [jpgrfan]
Dec 16, 2010 (8:53 am)
Tirerack.com's decision tree allows you to select tires for quietness. I have found summer only use tires tp be the quietest, BridgeStone Turanzas on top of the list.
It also helps greatly if you discharge a spray can of undercoating in/on each individual wheelwell liner.
#36 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [jpgrfan]
Dec 16, 2010 (4:53 pm)
Can only blame the tires. 64-66 dBA on smooth roads, you can hardly find a quieter car under $30K.
#37 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [wwest]
Dec 17, 2010 (8:18 am)
Our 2010 has Bridgestone Turanzas. Hopefully they are quieter, but I'd hate to hear the noisier tires. Have no experience with others since the car was new with the Turanzas, but the road noise is still horrendous and I still can't figure out Toyota's silence and apathy on this issue.. Great car but not worth the noise.
#38 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [ctl]
Dec 17, 2010 (8:22 am)
Certainly can't blame the tires. It's totally due to the poor design of the windshield and how the wind turbulence funnels past the front windows. Wish Toyota would listen and change that design for the future. Absolutely nothing changed for the 2011's. Love the car other than the noise. Cars under 20 thousand are even quieter if you test drive some.
#39 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [jimcar22]
Dec 17, 2010 (10:56 am)
Certainly can't blame the tires. It's totally due to the poor design of the windshield and how the wind turbulence funnels past the front windows.
Tires and acoustic insulation (or lack thereof) for road noise. Winshield and wing mirror placement for wind noise.
One way to confirm abnormal road noise due to tires is to drive in say a parking garage with the front windows down. That way you hear the tire noise from outside reflected from the walls.
#40 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [oparr]
Jan 31, 2011 (5:20 pm)
I agree. See my earlier post
"63 dBA was on original Bridgestone tires. I changed my tires to Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S and got a sound level improvement of 1.5 dB".
So you will get a 1.5 dB noise improvement with the best tire out there.
I moved to Dallas from Indy and because of Concrete road surface on nearly every road my noise level increased from 61.5dBA to 64 dBA (at 70mph). Rough concrete surface or rough roads does cause more noise to come into the Camry cabin because of the door seals. Now I believe my 2007 Camry had a design fault in the door seals and they have not fixed the issue in the 2011 model.
So even with a lot of work to get the noise levels down (61.5 dBA on asphalt) the high frequency noise is still annoying. I can't wait to change to a new (quieter) car.
#41 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [faujiindy]
Feb 01, 2011 (3:50 pm)
Yep, everything you've said and done is what some of us have know for quite awhile. Disappointing that Toyota continues to bury the issue and does nothing for future models. I, like you, am anxious to move on to another brand after I can get rid of my 2010 Camry. I also have a 2002 Camry that I drive every chance I get while leaving the 2010 in the garage.
#42 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [ctl]
Feb 01, 2011 (6:26 pm)
Everyone who rides in my 2010 XLE comments on how quietly and beautifully it rides. Conversations are easy even at 75 mph. I have the tires that came with it - don't know what they are - with 17K on the car. It is certainly quieter on asphalt than concrete but it's all been fine with me. I had a 92 Camry as my last car which ran beautifully and quietly for the 205k that I had it for. I'm sorry that people are having a problem.
#43 of 45 Re: new camry road noise [dookie84]
Feb 01, 2011 (8:00 pm)
the road noise level on my 2010 le is also generally low..however as you said I think the type of road surface and its texture has a lot to do with it...in my area on the same highway, there are stretches where the car is very quiet and then I'll drive over a stretch where the noise suddenly rises..
#44 of 45 CAMRY HYBRID 2009 VERY NOISY
Jun 27, 2013 (9:48 pm)
This new Camry Hybrid LE, bought used 65K, is extremely noisy, very road and wind sensitive and this makes for an unpleasant driving experience. My former 1993 Touring model, top of the line, was much quieter.
I believe Toyota neglects insulation on the LE models and brings more care to the more expensive models. Example, just tap on the roof of your car and you will find it sounds hollow: no inside coating there for sure! Very disappointed with this car (which by the way is not that economical compared to my I-4 1993 Touring model!)