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Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by KR1005, Nov 28, 2014.
I just replaced my stock Goodyear 245/45/19R with Michelin PSS 255/45/19R.
I was considering such a replacement as well. May I ask how much it cost? Does the additional 10mm cause any scraping? Did you change your wheels at the same time?
It cost HK$3,150 each and they took my old tires back for HK$300 each, total HK$11,400.
It fits fine with standard suspension setting. I kept the same stock 19" rims.
Thanks! Any change - positive or negative - in road noise and ride quality?
So far so good it's much quieter than before. Handling I think is better but need to drive it more to see.
Definitely less road noise.
If you are serious about tire noise, have a look here:
Tore up the cargo area
Photos of car interior taken apart for sound deadening
Sound deadening work begins next week: will report before and after data
Soundproofing The P85+
I work in a high noise environment, and I use in-ear custom-fit earplugs. The same kind as many stage musicians use (especially drummers), mine being Elacin brand. If I take them off during work, I notice how loud the noise is, while if I don't use them, the ears adjust quickly (or the brain compensates - not sure if this is a hardware or software function)
In other words: Noise is relative. If you lower one noise, you increase another.
I think the ideal solution is to get the noise balanced, so there is not one single noise that stands out. If I had the money bla bla bla ... I would have had some of the work done shown in those links. In the end, the car is really quiet, and I love riding with the sunroof open (this time of year), air con off - and you can hear whats going on around you, even at highway speeds on Lantau I often hear aircraft overhead. In the city, the beeps from the pedestrian crossings, people talking and so on. It really feels like you are more "with" your environment.
Thanks for the links.
I just took it for a long drive to Sai Kung and apart from a quieter ride, the grip is much better than the Goodyear 245. Even in the wet it handles much better without fear it might skid.
Those with 21" or P85+ won't have this problem but I have the standard P85 and it really looses grip round corners.
Where did you get it done?
Some other members quoted $5000 for each tyre, but may not be the same model and they are 21".
The tire shop is in Mongkok on Hak Po Street.
I always found PSS to be very noisy. But that is just me
has any 1 tried the Continental ContiSportContact 5P?
I dont like the PSS wide wall a bit on the soft side.
I like RE11
Michelin PSS 255/45/19R for HK$3000
I have asked a Chai Wan workshop I am familiar with for Michelin PSS 255/45/19R and the price came back as HK$3000 per tyre (workmanship included). PM me know if you want the contact.
Hi, if someone was able to get $11,400 why not go there instead?
Because there is an old tyre buyback price in that $11,400. The workshop I asked has not included that yet. The old tyres buyback price depends on the condition of the old tyred. Since the new tyre price is already lower, who knows maybe buyback price is higher for my recommended shop? Then $11,400 may not be the lowest.
There's no reason why they won't buy back the tires, so just ask them and if not, go somewhere else and I'm sure they'll providing the tires are fairly new My tires has only done approx. 3,000Km when I traded them. Hope that helps.
wow ... I have done 2,xxxkm very tempted to buy something quieter. BTW is our stock tyres "puncture proof" are these available here? My friend's new BMW is said to have puncture proof stock tyres.
You mean run flat tires. No, the Tesla stock tires are not run flat. From my limited understanding, run flat tires tend to lead to a harsh ride. Besides on BMWs that offer them as standard equipment, run flats are not very popular.
mind sharing the contact? interested in getting a quote but for 21"
Some owners on this forum went to Empire Auto (å®‰æ ¢æ±½è»Šæœå‹™æœ‰é™å…¬å¸ - Empire Auto Service Ltd. - ä¸»é ) for their wheel/tire needs. So I asked Empire Auto for a quote too. He quoted me HK$2,950 each for Pilot Super Sport 255/45/19.
Hope this helps.