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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Tire Noise in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Not happy with the tire noise on my 2013 XTS AWD Platinum Series Cad, Currently have Goodyear 19" tires. Very ...
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    Tire Noise

    Not happy with the tire noise on my 2013 XTS AWD Platinum Series Cad, Currently have Goodyear 19" tires. Very noisy my 2010 Buick La Cross had a better ride. A lot of noise as you are coming to a stop feels like car is stuck in low gear?

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    Re: Tire Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by RMS View Post
    Not happy with the tire noise on my 2013 XTS AWD Platinum Series Cad, Currently have Goodyear 19" tires. Very noisy my 2010 Buick La Cross had a better ride. A lot of noise as you are coming to a stop feels like car is stuck in low gear?
    I know this is a little older thread, but I agree with you. I got our 2013 xts 2 weeks ago and the ride & quietness of our last 2 Buick Enclaves were better than our xts. We have the Goodyear tires also, I don't know if it's them or just not enough insulation in the car.
    I'm very disappointed.

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    Re: Tire Noise

    Probably because they have run flat tires. Run flats are always more noisier than regular non flat tires.

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    Re: Tire Noise

    Not so! The Bridgestone summer run-flats on my ATS Premium are much quieter than the ones on the XTS Premium that I had as a loaner. My car is substantially quieter on the highway than the plusher XTS, which came as quite a surprise to me. The standard all-season Michelin run-flats that come on all other ATSs are also reasonably quiet, s it's just those damn Goodyears, I'm afraid.

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    There have been other treads about tire noise and lots of complaints about the Goodyear RS-2A tires on the XTS. I have a 2014 luxury model with 19" wheels. We also have a 2013 ATS 3.6 Performance with 17" wheels with Michelin Pilot run flats. My experience is opposite to most others. The Goodyears are quiet and the Michelins are noisy,especially on concrete.

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    Re: Tire Noise

    I have a new set of Goodyear RS-A2's on my 2013 XTS premium and can't wait to get them off. The noise is terrible, like riding with snow tires on. Any thoughts on a quieter tire for the XTS? I even brought it into a Goodyear shop to have them check the tires for defects and they told me it was probably just the tread design causing the noise. Unacceptable for Cadillac to use the as OEM tires on the XTS models.

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    Re: Tire Noise

    There have been a lot of XTS owners raving (in a good way) about these, and based on their comments, I'll give them a try soon: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....dClar=Platinum

    Available in multiple sizes for XTS trims.
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    Re: Tire Noise

    I put a set of Hankook nobles on my xts and the difference is phenomenal over the goodyears. Rides, feels, sounds like a completely different vehicle - all in a much better way.

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    Re: Tire Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by cscsnm69 View Post
    I have a new set of Goodyear RS-A2's on my 2013 XTS premium and can't wait to get them off. The noise is terrible, like riding with snow tires on. Any thoughts on a quieter tire for the XTS? I even brought it into a Goodyear shop to have them check the tires for defects and they told me it was probably just the tread design causing the noise. Unacceptable for Cadillac to use the as OEM tires on the XTS models.
    Can I have your set of RS-A2s? With 37,000 miles on the OEM set, I will need replacements soon...

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    Re: Tire Noise

    "Tire noise" is dependent on tire pressures (always checked and adjusted cold, never warm or hot) and road surface. Popcorn asphalt is quietest, textured concrete is loudest, with smooth black asphalt and composition chip in between.

    Tire design figures into the equation, yes - but you can accomplish a lot by fooling with cold inflation pressures - a few psi over or below that recommended on the door sticker.
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    Re: Tire Noise

    Tire noise might be a subjective thing, because doing a search for users of a variety of tires, there seems to be a split between like and dislike on the noise characteristics of the OEM Goodyear tires on the 2013 XTS. If I found a substantial percentage of complaints about noise from these tires, I'd have to agree maybe they are noisy tires and maybe a bad choice for this particular Cadillac.

    That is not what I found, and this seems to apply to a variety of brands; i.e., Pirelli, Michelin, Firestone, Bridgestone, and of course, Goodyear. Of course, my "survey" was far from conclusive research, and now I might be even more confused as to which tire is actually best. What I did discover, the Pirelli tires suggested by ccclark, through TireRack are almost twice as expensive as the OEM Goodyear RS-A2 tires from the same vendor.

    Maybe there is a price for silence?

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    Wrong tires. You really need michelin's to get the quiet ride and comfort and better handling without question.

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    Re: Tire Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by RashField View Post
    Wrong tires. You really need michelin's to get the quiet ride and comfort and better handling without question.
    I will consider this, when I need to make a decision...

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    Re: Tire Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by RashField View Post
    Wrong tires. You really need michelin's to get the quiet ride and comfort and better handling without question.
    There are several acceptable and less expensive options available than Michelin.

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