Originally Posted by NetJunkie
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.