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Unread 05-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Front tire noise

So since I bought my. MTRs about a year ago I've had in tire always noisier then the other. Someone told me it could be a tire out of balance but it is getting louder. Any ideas in what I should do.

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Unread 05-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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Go back to where you bought them... Mos tplaces offer a free balance and rotation.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Well I bought them from discount tire. And i got them mounted at Wally World. I guess I'll take it to a local tire shop and see what they say.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Why did you mount them at Walmart if you bought them at Discount Tire? Discount should have taken care of everything for you and should also provide free balance and rotation.

Have you rotated them in the past year? MTRs should be rotated every 5k miles for even tread wear, ESPECIALLY with Quadra-Drive. I'd have them balanced, checked for any abnormalities, and rotated.

Report back if you:

1. Still notice the noise.
2. If the noise follows the tire.
3. If the noise remains at the same location even with the tires rotated.

There's a chance you could have a wheel bearing going out...
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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I bought them on line discount tire. They were shipped to my house. I had them mounted at Walmart because it was cheap. I did rotate them about 5k they are probably due again. I will rotate them tonight and see. But I'm sure it's the tire. I need to go and get an alignment because I just did the upper TREs. But it was doing it before. It just seems to be getting louder as time goes on.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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I would definitely not go back to Wally World if i were you... I know this isnt any help but any chance i have to bash Walmart TLE (tire&lube express) i take it .

They installed my bfg tires and took three times at 2 different stores to try to get right then they told me my factory rim was bent but took a small shop once with the same wheels and no problem.

Then i had no choice 6 months later to let them install my Duratracs as i was returning the **** bfg tire i bought from them and they offered to eat the $400 difference in the switch... So now with my new Classic Locks i figure they cant say its the wheel but instead lost 3 bolts from the fake bead lock,,,left one ring almost completely off and i had to pull over to tighten , put a huge mark in the wheel from their tire machine and to boot they are not balanced right once again.

I think having equal opportunity employers are great since every type of person willing to work should be able to... but let those people bag my grocery's not work on my car.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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^ AGREED ^ They only charged me 30 bucks to mount and balance the tires on the rims. I brought my wheels up in the back of my camino, so they didn't actually do any work on my truck. I was just in a hurry to have them mounted. Plus I knew they wouldn't mount them on a WJ because they're not the recommended size tire so I told him I had a wrangler. Tehe. Any other place I inquired about minting them wanted like 30 bucks a tire. So either I got what I paid for or I got a bad tire. I'm still gonna rotate them tonight and see if the noise follows the tire.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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Ok so I'm at tire kingdom now getting money moneys worth out of the 3 year alignment I bought after replacing the TREs. They're saying the tires are chopped. They are gonna check the right front and see if it is balanced. And if the tire is no good I guess I'll put it on the back left during rotation so I don't hear it so bad


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Unread 05-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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My m/t tires were chopped rather quickly as well and loud as **** (did not rotate as much as i should have) which is why i decided to go with an aggressive a/t this time around....How many miles are on your tires?
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Unread 05-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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Maybe 10k. The suspect tire needed 8oz of weight on the inside. I'd say that's a bad tire. They finally balanced it and put it in the rear and are putting the rears on the front and rebalancing the fronts. They said it should make a big difference.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 05:35 PM   #11
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Well she is all done. I gotta say, what a difference. All the tires are louder now, I guess because they were rotated but no more shimmy and the wheel is nice and straight. Also ridding a lot smoother. I'm a happy camper.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #12
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Glad to hear its some what better... at least the ride is better the sound you can just crank the radio if that's your thing... I don't ever listen to the radio cause I'm always waiting to hear the next thing ill be fixing
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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Yea, I kinda enjoy listening to the sound of my tires rolling down the street.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #14
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I'm crossing my fingers that the wheels in this picture are not attached to the vehicle and instead, are hanging from the wheel studs.

If not, you have some SERIOUS ball joint issues that need addressed!

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Unread 05-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #15
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Ha ha!! Really they're not supposed to look like that?? Yea they're hanging.
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