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Road noise?

Hey all,
I was wondering if the larados and overlands had the same noise dampeners or whatever on the underside of the truck?
The reason I'm asking is because we rented a larado this weekend and the cab seems quiet except for th road/tire noise. It seems even lowder than my 2009 sierra with 20" wheels.
We will be buying an overland towards the end of the year and I was hoping that they had more sound deadening (sp?)
We will buy anyway because is the best suv out but a girl can always dream :-)

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Old 01-23-2011, 11:13 AM
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Re: Road noise?

Mine has been very quiet in comparison to my previous vehicles. (Yukons and Tahoes)

I'm not sure how accurate that the decibel app is on my Droid, but it clocked in at 55dBA +/- at 60mph. (not too shabby!)
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Re: Road noise?

Car & Driver rated the Overland at 64db at 70 mph. It was the quiets car/truck they tested in 2010/2011
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Re: Road noise?

I am with you too. This has been mentioned on reviews and it is the one thing that bug me as well. Don't get me wrong it is extremely quiet but way more tire noise than my tahoe or range rover. Of course it probably is because the rest of the car is just so quiet, but they should have beefed up the NR in the wheel wells other than just adding the indoor outdoor carpet.
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Re: Road noise?

Which tires do you guys have? I bet the 20s are going to be louder than the 18s...and even more so as they wear. I could tell you how much tread I had on my tires on my Lexus IS350 that I traded in by the noise. 3/4 of the way through the front tires I could barely hold a conversation on my hands-free headset due to noise.
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Which tires do you guys have? I bet the 20s are going to be louder than the 18s...and even more so as they wear. I could tell you how much tread I had on my tires on my Lexus IS350 that I traded in by the noise. 3/4 of the way through the front tires I could barely hold a conversation on my hands-free headset due to noise.
I have 20" and they are pretty noisy, I think it might be relative, because all the rest is quiet. Also, it depends on road condition, in one trip to Montreal (they have 10-20km hwy at entrance in Montreal that is being reconditioned), I thought I have a flat tire, vibrations and noise were very strong ... On another topic, I am totaly unimpress with 20" performance in snow, grip is very poor (worst all season tires I have ever had ...ie my previous Jeep Patriot was performing better in snow than JGC due to the tires). I will be looking for some winter tires.
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Hey all,
I was wondering if the larados and overlands had the same noise dampeners or whatever on the underside of the truck?
The reason I'm asking is because we rented a larado this weekend and the cab seems quiet except for th road/tire noise. It seems even lowder than my 2009 sierra with 20" wheels.
We will be buying an overland towards the end of the year and I was hoping that they had more sound deadening (sp?)
We will buy anyway because is the best suv out but a girl can always dream :-)

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Road noise depends on tires lot and stock tires are crappy as usual on any car, install better tires and noise will go away
Also you should drive previous Jeep generation to know what road noise means I was thinking I become deaf when I first drove my 2011 Laredo after 2008 Laredo
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Re: Road noise?

I have an Overland with ORGII, so 18" Latitude tires. Almost no tire or wind noise to 70mph - i.e. of course there must be some, but it is quiet background; I never need to increase radio volume for spoken word programming from what I have it set for to have moderate sound level on city streets and conversations with passengers are at normal speech level. Quietest vehicle I have driven in. Previous vehicles I was always adjusting radio volumes to compensate at highway speeds.
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Re: Road noise?

My Laredo X was built with the following build codes. I can't remember but I think I remember reading that the Laredo X and up got the same premium insulation (I can only assume this means sound dampening material). Maybe others can check their builds to see what they came with.

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Thanks for all the replys. I think y'all were right. When I got back in my truck and started really listening the road noise was just as bad or worse. I just couldn't tell because of all the wind\engine noise. I had an '04 F-150 before the sierra and compared to the ford the gmc is like riding in a wind tunnel.
Now I'm torn because the noise was just really annoying on the older roads here. I'm getting older now and am starting to want quieter, more refined cars/trucks.
Anyway, thanks again. Sorry for the rambling post.

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