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How experienced drivers graciously dampen the noise of studded tires

It is believed that if a motorist prefers to drive on studded wheels, then he will have to endure the roar of iron “claws” on a hard road surface. The AvtoVzglyad portal tells how to stop tormenting your ears with intrusive sounds.

Logic suggests that the most reliable way to get rid of the cacophony of studded tires is to switch to studless winter tires. But, firstly, many motorists are convinced that it is safer to use spikes in winter, and secondly, there are enough places in Russia where it is extremely difficult to drive without spikes in the wheels. But since the noise from them is sometimes quite annoying, experienced car owners use various methods to significantly reduce the level.

The first is for the most prudent, because it should be used even at the stage of choosing a tire in a store. The fact is that the harder the rubber of the wheel itself, the louder the “spike” sounds on the road. Therefore, choose wheels with softer tires if you want to reduce noise. To do this, it is not enough to sit in front of a computer screen and compare their prices and declared characteristics. You will also have to personally visit several tire shops and test “hands-on” tires of different makes and models for softness.

If you exploit, as they say, what is, it is impossible to change the degree of softness of tires. But there is still a way to slightly reduce the sound of the “spike”. To do this, you need to pump them a little – 0.1-0.2 atmospheres above the norm, no more.

In this way we reduce the contact area of ​​each of the wheels with the road and thereby reduce rolling resistance. At the same time, noise is also reduced. And the most radical method is applied when the sound of studded wheels seems to be completely outside the permissible.

This method is called wheel arch sound insulation. The fact is that even on many expensive cars of Asian brands with sound insulation of these parts of the body, it is no better than on the latest budget model. Simply because the local engineers initially develop the vast majority of their passenger cars for their own market. That is, for countries where the typical car owner has never heard of tire spikes, as the climate does not require their use. The consequence of this approach is that there is no need to use sound insulation in the car that can handle the sound of rumbling spikes on asphalt.

When such a passenger car enters Russia, a domestic studded lover can literally grab his ears. And to do additional soundproofing not only of the wheel wells, but also of the entire underside of your vehicle.

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Logic suggests that the most reliable way to get rid of the cacophony of studded tires is to switch to studless winter tires. But, firstly, many motorists are convinced that it is safer to use spikes in winter, and secondly, there are enough places in Russia where it is extremely difficult to drive without spikes in the wheels. But since the noise from them is sometimes quite annoying, experienced car owners use various methods to significantly reduce the level.

The first is for the most prudent, because it should be used even at the stage of choosing a tire in a store. The fact is that the harder the rubber of the wheel itself, the louder the “spike” sounds on the road. Therefore, choose wheels with softer tires if you want to reduce noise. To do this, it is not enough to sit in front of a computer screen and compare their prices and declared characteristics. You will also have to personally visit several tire shops and test “hands-on” tires of different makes and models for softness.

If you exploit, as they say, what is, it is impossible to change the degree of softness of tires. But there is still a way to slightly reduce the sound of the “spike”. To do this, you need to pump them a little – 0.1-0.2 atmospheres above the norm, no more.

In this way we reduce the contact area of ​​each of the wheels with the road and thereby reduce rolling resistance. At the same time, noise is also reduced. And the most radical method is applied when the sound of studded wheels seems to be completely outside the permissible.

This method is called wheel arch sound insulation. The fact is that even on many expensive cars of Asian brands with sound insulation of these parts of the body, it is no better than on the latest budget model. Simply because the local engineers initially develop the vast majority of their passenger cars for their own market. That is, for countries where the typical car owner has never heard of tire spikes, as the climate does not require their use. The consequence of this approach is that there is no need to use sound insulation in the car that can handle the sound of rumbling spikes on asphalt.

When such a passenger car enters Russia, a domestic studded lover can literally grab his ears. And to do additional soundproofing not only of the wheel wells, but also of the entire underside of your vehicle.

Source: Avto Vzglyad

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