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Hi, Since I purchased my 328iC a year ago, I have noticed lots of road noise when driving. I have what I believe to be Stock Dunlop tires on the 16" sport wheels. Could it be possible for the noise to come from the tires? Also if this is the case, what tire is the quietest riding tire out there?

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lower profile tires will have higher road noise because they are naturally less cushioning to impact on the road, so a lot of noise can be heard. I have had Dunlops mounted on 15s before and they were very noisy tires. They didn't last long at all. I've said a few times in this forum that I DO NOT LIKE DUNLOPs. I am sure their higher end models are much better, but they have a lot that are low end and low quality. I would suggest Continentals or Bridgestones. Michelin, Goodyears, Yokohamas, BF Goodrich, are all great tires that will cause minimum road noise pending on the size and quality of the tires as well. Some tires will have softer rubber compounds when compared to others. Softer tires should provide less road noise. Check out the FAQs for more info on tires.

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I've got Dunlop SP sports in 225/45/17. They are quite noisey, but then again they are summer Z rated tires. I had stock dunlops on my 15" wheels about 4 years ago. I didn't noticed that they were noisey at all. How's the tread? Maybe you should check your wheel bearings.

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Irony is that there is an advertisement for Dunlop tires at the very top of this thread page

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I have the same tires, pretty good in hot weather but in rain they are horrible.
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