Last post on Jan 08, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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#11 of 20 Tire noise
Jun 06, 2010 (10:24 am)
I have a 1998 EX 4WD CR-V, am about to get new tires, now using Michelin XP radio. Would like to stay with Michelin, but the XP's are noise, thinking of changing to the Hydroedge, do you think this tire would be less nosier on the road. Also thought about trying the Kumho solus KR21 tire, not sure this tire would be a good pick. Any help would be appreciated.
#12 of 20 Re: Tire noise [danpf1]
Jun 06, 2010 (12:41 pm)
Some of the older model Michelins may be a bit quieter, but I'm afraid the issue on Honda is an apparent lack of sound deadening. No matter the tire, you will probably hear more road and suspension noise than on some of the other brands. I imagine some of its competitors have different issues - its all trade-offs when picking a model.
#13 of 20 suspension design/set-up
Jun 07, 2010 (6:25 am)
All objective tests using sounds measuring instruments shows the actual sound level is the same or better than other CUV's in it's class. Of course that's a weighted average. Tire noise is more prevalent that on other vehciles, But it might also be a result of having less engien and widn noise. If you increased the engine noise, you'd find the tire noise seems quieter.
The tire noise, most believe is also related to the stiffer bushing or desing of the suspension. It's a trade-off for the steering having good weight and feel unlike most others. Our Nissan Alitma has a numb feel to it in comparison... and my parents Toyota Camry is even worse.
I honestly don't really notice what most complain about. the sound is there on some surfaces, but that's noticeable on all cars I've owned. My wife and I can easily carry conversations just as easily as in our other cars at speed. defnitly quieter than my compact cars.
#14 of 20 Re: Tire noise [berri]
Jun 11, 2010 (12:16 pm)
I agree, it seems to be a Honda issue, but the Michelin's were just too noisy. I decided to go with the Kumho Solus KR-21, and what an improvement in ride quality and noise reduction, at least a 80 percent improvement. Tried them in the mountains and on some really bad roads under construction, passed the test with flying colors. These are by far the best tires I have used on my CR-V, compared to the Michelin's and the Bridgestones I used in the past. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a smooth quite ride.
#15 of 20 Road noise
Aug 03, 2010 (3:40 am)
Just a thought for those of you with some time to really tackle this issue.
Just redid all speakers in '08 CRV. At same time, applied sound deadener material [sheets/rolls of black butyl rubber, easy to work with] to inside door panels. Noticed an improvement in road noise sound levels. Looked into the spare tire wheel well - almost all bare metal. Got adventurous & removed all lower rear interior panels & carpet under rear seats. Guess what? A lot of bare metal. All of this bare metal acts like a sounding board. Got some sound deadener & good quality trim removal tools. Covered much of the bare metal areas with the sound deadener material. Then replaced trim & spare.
Just got back from a 5441 mi. road trip. [Total mpg - 29.234 70 - 72 using CC whenever possible. ] On most roads highway speeds, could easily listen to music with volume levels no higher than 12/13. Well worth the time & money investment.
#16 of 20 Honda CRV CR-V Road Noise
Mar 09, 2011 (4:10 pm)
Any updates on 2010 or 2011 CRV road noise? My wife has a Pilot. I vowed never to buy another Honda based on the road noise. I am sure some folks have some limited success with different tires, however, most of the noise is transmitted from the road to tire to suspension to frame to the passenger area. The Pilot is so noisy that it makes listening to the radio problematic. Wind noise, not a big issue. Road noise, bad. The question is whether Honda has figured out how to resolve this and whether the new CRV's have a fix installed.
#17 of 20 Re: Road noise [kazoo2u]
Nov 08, 2011 (10:26 am)
You know when you pay 28-30K for a top of the line CRV you should certainly NOT have to rebuild it to get a quiet ride---that should be standard at least in the top dollar vehicle. Good grief you removed all carpeting and interior panels and paid good money to fix something that should have been standard from Honda. The factory owes owners a fix.
#19 of 20 Re: 2010 HONDA CRV got less noisy and more Quieter ? [motoguy128]
Jan 08, 2012 (8:40 pm)
I have rode extensively in Honda CRB (own one), Accord, and Odyssey and they all give my ears problems. They are all very, very noisy. Why doen't Honda fix the problem. It is so irritating. Oe cannot talk inside at road speed.
#20 of 20 Re: 2010 CRV's [isellhondas]
Jan 08, 2012 (8:43 pm)
I do not buy what Honda told you on noise. My other car a 1996 Lexus LS400 is so quiet and it will turn and handle on a dime. Of course, top roofs do cause some wind noise.