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Old 10-06-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Hi-Soft
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Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

Put a new set of Michelin Synchrone tyres on my Freelander ( '98 i -
petrol, wagon ) about 20,000 kms ago...but now they are back to the previous
road raor I was getting before ! It's really loud on the freeways, even if
just coasting with the clutch in, and engine idling..

Is this a problem with Freelanders ( as I've heard rumours ) or is it as the
loacal LR dealer says, that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???

Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce such
a dud tyre.... and that LR wouls still fit them as standard equipment too !

Any advice onwhat I can do here ?


cheers,
Brian C



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Old 10-06-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

My LR dealer called it a 'feature' of the Freelanders suspension/steering
design!!!!!!
I asked him why I had not seen the 'feature' in any of the LR literature
available to the public before buying the vehicle. Dealer sniggered!
It doesn't just happen to the Synchrone's, it's not Michelins fault.
Regular tyre rotation is part of the service schedule on Freelanders. I
think the suggested interval may be in the owners handbook.

Stew.

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Ex- Freelander Td4 5dr owner - the worst vehicle I have ever had!!!
New Jeep Cherokee Ltd 2.8CRD Auto - freelander replacement.


"Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:erj1f.9377$U51.8923@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Put a new set of Michelin Synchrone tyres on my Freelander ( '98 i -
> petrol, wagon ) about 20,000 kms ago...but now they are back to the
> previous road raor I was getting before ! It's really loud on the
> freeways, even if just coasting with the clutch in, and engine idling..
>
> Is this a problem with Freelanders ( as I've heard rumours ) or is it as
> the loacal LR dealer says, that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???
>
> Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce
> such a dud tyre.... and that LR wouls still fit them as standard equipment
> too !
>
> Any advice onwhat I can do here ?
>
>
> cheers,
> Brian C
>
>
>



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Old 10-07-2005, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

Yeah...you'd think LR would do the rotaions in that case...since I
completely rely on them to deal with any of the scheduled service items...
but i guess not..

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cheers,
Brian C


"90ninety" <spector_stew@yahoo.co.uk.no.spam.please> wrote in message
news:di4ukt$m9e$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> My LR dealer called it a 'feature' of the Freelanders suspension/steering
> design!!!!!!
> I asked him why I had not seen the 'feature' in any of the LR literature
> available to the public before buying the vehicle. Dealer sniggered!
> It doesn't just happen to the Synchrone's, it's not Michelins fault.
> Regular tyre rotation is part of the service schedule on Freelanders. I
> think the suggested interval may be in the owners handbook.
>
> Stew.
>
> --
> 1990 Ninety 2.5 n/a D (Jasmine) - the off-road toy
> Ex- Freelander Td4 5dr owner - the worst vehicle I have ever had!!!
> New Jeep Cherokee Ltd 2.8CRD Auto - freelander replacement.
>
>
> "Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:erj1f.9377$U51.8923@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>> Put a new set of Michelin Synchrone tyres on my Freelander ( '98 i -
>> petrol, wagon ) about 20,000 kms ago...but now they are back to the
>> previous road raor I was getting before ! It's really loud on the
>> freeways, even if just coasting with the clutch in, and engine idling..
>>
>> Is this a problem with Freelanders ( as I've heard rumours ) or is it as
>> the loacal LR dealer says, that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???
>>
>> Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce
>> such a dud tyre.... and that LR wouls still fit them as standard
>> equipment too !
>>
>> Any advice onwhat I can do here ?
>>
>>
>> cheers,
>> Brian C
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 10-07-2005, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

In message <erj1f.9377$U51.8923@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, Hi-Soft
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> writes
>Put a new set of Michelin Synchrone tyres on my Freelander ( '98 i -
>petrol, wagon ) about 20,000 kms ago...but now they are back to the previous
>road raor I was getting before ! It's really loud on the freeways, even if
>just coasting with the clutch in, and engine idling..
>
>Is this a problem with Freelanders ( as I've heard rumours ) or is it as the
>loacal LR dealer says, that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???
>
>Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce such
>a dud tyre.... and that LR wouls still fit them as standard equipment too !
>
>Any advice onwhat I can do here ?



I can confirm it happens to goodyear tyres as well. The freelander has
a habit of feathering the tyres which causes the noise.
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

so is there a remedy to this for the Freelander...or is it just another of
it's design flaws ?

--


cheers,
Brian C


"Marc Draper" <marc@mdeng.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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> In message <erj1f.9377$U51.8923@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, Hi-Soft
> <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> writes
>>Put a new set of Michelin Synchrone tyres on my Freelander ( '98 i -
>>petrol, wagon ) about 20,000 kms ago...but now they are back to the
>>previous
>>road raor I was getting before ! It's really loud on the freeways, even if
>>just coasting with the clutch in, and engine idling..
>>
>>Is this a problem with Freelanders ( as I've heard rumours ) or is it as
>>the
>>loacal LR dealer says, that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???
>>
>>Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce
>>such
>>a dud tyre.... and that LR wouls still fit them as standard equipment too
>>!
>>
>>Any advice onwhat I can do here ?

>
>
> I can confirm it happens to goodyear tyres as well. The freelander has a
> habit of feathering the tyres which causes the noise.
> --
> Marc Draper



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Old 10-07-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

Get yourself an old series, you won't be able to hear the tyres above the
noise then :)


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"Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:erj1f.9377$U51.8923@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Put a new set of Michelin Synchrone tyres on my Freelander ( '98 i -
> petrol, wagon ) about 20,000 kms ago...but now they are back to the

previous
> road raor I was getting before ! It's really loud on the freeways, even if
> just coasting with the clutch in, and engine idling..
>
> Is this a problem with Freelanders ( as I've heard rumours ) or is it as

the
> loacal LR dealer says, that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???
>
> Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce

such
> a dud tyre.... and that LR wouls still fit them as standard equipment too

!
>
> Any advice onwhat I can do here ?
>
>
> cheers,
> Brian C
>
>
>



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Old 10-07-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

In message <erj1f.9377$U51.8923@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, Hi-Soft
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> writes
<snip>
>that the Michelin tyres are to blame ???
>
>Seems strange to me that such a prestegious tyre company would produce such
>a dud tyre.

Snip>


You don't follow F1 motor racing then.
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Old 10-07-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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In message <RZx1f.9989$U51.9487@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, Hi-Soft
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> writes
>so is there a remedy to this for the Freelander...or is it just another of
>it's design flaws ?
>

It's a feature - a design feature.
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Old 10-07-2005, 23:01   #9 (permalink)
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> Snip>
>
>
> You don't follow F1 motor racing then.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre ( tire ) noise !!!!

In message <RZx1f.9989$U51.9487@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, Hi-Soft
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> writes
>so is there a remedy to this for the Freelander...or is it just another of
>it's design flaws ?
>



Not to my knowledge !

To my mind the 4wd system on a freelander has never felt right.
During slow, parking speed, tight turns you can often feel the viscous
coupling working against you. That should not happen.

As to whether that has anything to do with the tyre issue I cannot say.
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