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      01-09-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Which are the quietest 18" Run Flats ?

I know manufacturers have to publish the figures for the noise their tyres make, but I just wondered if there was a general consensus of opinion , which are the quietest tyres.
I have Pirellis. They seem to make a high pitch whine, almost like wind noise coming from the rear of the car . The front tyres appear (illogically ) quieter.
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I know manufacturers have to publish the figures for the noise their tyres make, but I just wondered if there was a general consensus of opinion , which are the quietest tyres.
I have Pirellis. They seem to make a high pitch whine, almost like wind noise coming from the rear of the car . The front tyres appear (illogically ) quieter.
I've got Bridgestones and they are very quiet at all speeds and give a super ride.
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I've got Bridgestones and they are very quiet at all speeds and give a super ride.
^ +1, same for me
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Conti Sport Contacts5 are quiet.
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I test drove a 330d SE with 18" Bridgestones and I found them hideously noisy...
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I've got Bridgestones and they are very quiet at all speeds and give a super ride.
My dad's 17" Bridgestones on his new F30 give a fantastic ride and they're very quiet. I couldn't believe they were RFTs!

I have old Bridgestones and Michelins on my Z4 and they're horrible. I'm changing them to non RFTs.
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I've got the 18" Bridgestones and they seem 'acceptable' but can't really say if they're quieter than others or not as haven't had a chance to compare.
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Conti Sport Contacts5 are quiet.
+1 Conti's 18's

Cant say they are quietest but ride comfort is high and noise is very low especially compared to my last Audi
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