I own a 03' BA XR8 Ute with 18's. One thing I have noticed is the road noise I can hear! It is shocking! I have always drove around with the stereo on, so never noticed it to much but lately I haven't & there is like a roaring sound coming from the rear. I heard a rumor that on the early XRís with the 18Ē wheels that the tread pattern on the Dunlopís from the factory were very noisy & were changed after many complaints. Is there any truth in this & does anyone else have this problem? I have had ford check they problem & they canít find anything & just say thatís how the utes are.
PS. Maybe the factory ford hardtop makes the road noise even louder????
mine has a fair bit of road noise, it seems as though as the dunlops have worn the tyre noise gets higher.
I've wondered whether BA's might get what the Focus gets, inside the wheelarches there are a felt type material (similar to inside ski boats) that reduces tyre noise, dont know whether that would do much...
Otherwise you wont notice the road noise once the diff noise cranks up lol
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I had the Yokohama ES100s and they were way worse. The utes use a couple of air vents mounted on the back wall of the cab and these vent in between the tray and cabin. The trick is to put some sound deadening foam in these but still leave a tiny hole for air flow. Makes a huge difference. Problem is getting access to do it.
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