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Old 05-18-2016, 02:41 PM
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Its not that kind of noise that I hear. It is tire noise. Every expansion joint or imperfection is noisier than I thought it would be. Its not really that big of a deal actually. Its just noticeable. No other real complaints about the GC. Nicest vehicle I have ever driven, but I mainly have driven Wranglers, Xterra's, FJ's or Cherokee's so to me the ride and noise is generally better than all those vehicles. There is just a hum and whine on some roads from the Fortress that I wasn't expecting.

I think it's because of the sport tuned suspension on the High Altitude. I don't remember my Overland being as noisy.


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I think it's because of the sport tuned suspension on the High Altitude. I don't remember my Overland being as noisy.


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I have never heard of a suspension whining. Its not a thud or clunk. Its tire noise for sure. It actually handles bumps awesome.
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I have never heard of a suspension whining. Its not a thud or clunk. Its tire noise for sure. It actually handles bumps awesome.

Oh you're right it is the Goodyear Forteras. I had high rated Hankook tires on my Overland.


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Oh you're right it is the Goodyear Forteras. I had high rated Hankook tires on my Overland.


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If it really bothers me in the future then I will change tires if I have to. And its only on certain types of roads. If I change tires, I hate changing for highway tires. I would prefer a more off road worthy tire which could introduce a different kind of noise.
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

I bought a 2005 GTO new, but late in the year. The first hint of snow, I slid into a curb, so I bought a junker, a 1994 Plymouth Sundance.

I kept the Sundance for 2 winters. It did what it was meant to, save the GTO from more embarrassment.

In 2007, I got a 2004 Grand Cherokee LE to replace the Sundance. It had the L6, power windows and an aftermarket radio/CD player. It was just for winter and a few times a month the rest of the year, so it was OK.

In 2009 I got rid of the GTO (2 car payments was 2 much), but that helped my credit a bit and was able to get a brand new 2010 GC Laredo X.

The 2013 & 2015 GC Overlands have followed.

Lesser Jeeps are cheap feeling, but the Grand Cherokees have always felt solid/good quality.
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The air suspension is noisy. Lots of thuds and crashing on uneven pavement. But overall the vehicle is pretty quiet. Maybe you should have got a summit though.
Never noticed this on my 14, or on my 16 HA. You running in OR2?
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The Michelin Altitudes are noisy as well. At 75 MPH and higher it makes sounds like the propeller sound effects in the movie "Airplane". The tread pattern isn't aggressive at all. Most all of the tires on these vehicles pretty good size. I doubt many of them are going to run very quiet. Especially at high speeds. Add to that the fact a large portion of the nations Interstate Highway system is in need of resurfacing, and tires are going to make noise regardless of which ones you buy.
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

I'm late to the answer party on page 13 here...

I have a lot of cars, and I had a duramax pickup that I used for towing my race car. Not that I needed it for a 6,500lb trailer, but you know, 660lb torques! However, I needed to downsize (my stable was getting ridiculous) so I sold it and my wife's Outback. Basically to combine the two I needed a DD for her and a tow vehicle. My wife said no way to the size of a Tahoe/Expedition SUV, so that left me looking at the few mid-sizers that can tow weight like that.....
X5, Q7, T-reg, LR4, ML, and GC. In the upper trim levels the GC competes with these luxury SUVs just fine and costs thousands less. Some would say my Summit Diesel is way overpriced, but compared to the X5 I was cross shopping it was a bargain. Anyway, that's what lead me to the GC.
I love that it has the air suspension to level off after I attach the trailer.
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