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post #1 of 3 Old 05-05-2007, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Road noise?

I just picked up an 06 GC Limited Hemi with 17k miles earlier this week. I love it all around but I just noticed yesterday that it appears to have an unusual amount of road noise in the cabin, especially on the highway. Now, it's not the engine because it is most noticeably coming from the rear of the cabin. I can't fully tell if it's possibly the rear differential, poor insulation or possibly even the tires (Goodyear Wrangler SR-A)? Now mind you, I'm used to my wife's 06 Land Rover LR3 that has the quietest cabin of any other car I've been in, but now that I've noticed it, it seems exceptionally loud. Anyone else have any issues with the road noise? I'm wondering if I should get it checked or is it considered 'normal'? Thanks.

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Road noise is subjective. With my Wranglers, I thought it was relatively quiet, but not whisper quiet. You'll have to hop into another WK, or take another WK owner with you.

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This may sound a little wacky but it might just be your tires. The first owner of my 05 WK managed to wear the sr-a's out in 18K miles. If yours have been run too soft or hard they could have deformed tread. Check the tire closely. See of you have any cupping or un even wear. Were the tires just rotated, fronts are generally noisier than rears. I'm not thinking that after 17k miles that your rear axel is failing, though it is possible. If you suspect the rear end, by all means.. have the fluid checked.
If your tread is worn, go get new tires. If not try rotating and see if the noise moves to the front.

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