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Tire noise

Justin Fillion

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Just wondering if anyone has swapped the 20's on their GS? I ran some continental extreme contact dws06 and I'm starting to get some tire whine after a year of running with them? I know they say they have no direction but one side of the car the tread looks to be facing forward and on the other the tread is facing backwards. I'm not sure if that is correct or if they should all be looking the same.
 

MelsRegal

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the tire is marked with an indicator on the sidewall showing which way they should be mounted.
did you look to see if any of them are mounted the wrong way?
 

Super LaX

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The tire should be stamped "OUTSIDE" on the sidewall. Also the tread imprint "D W S" should be on the closest outer block if that makes any sense. Turn the front tire out and you should see it.

The tires and asymetrical and are designed to channel water away.

I currently run the 3-season version (DW) of this tire and they are just starting to sing after three years. I got about 28K miles from the stock P Zeros and they were very loud at the end of their usable life. I've been very pleased with this tire and got them just as they were being phased out so I got a killer deal on them. The sidewall could be a touch firmer for me. Did I mention 340 treadwear?
 

Justin Fillion

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I didnt notice any outside markings, tommrow I'll go take a look once the rain is gone.
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BoostedRegal2.0

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On one side the tires will look different than the other because they are spinning different directions. The driver side tires are spinning counter clockwise and the tires on the passenger side are spinning clockwise, so the tread will look different from side to side.
 

Justin Fillion

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Im betting that it's a bad wheel bearing now that Im thinking about it
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