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GotIng 10-12-2008 10:14 PM

2007 HCH Road Noise
So I'm at about 25k miles on my 07 HCH and I notice a lot of road noise and I'm beginning to think its the tires.

Has anyone changed there tires to a different brand and noticed reduced road noise?

Harold 10-13-2008 08:05 AM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
Differant tires do help a little, but not much. I added insulation in the trunk and around the rear wheel wells for better results.Some memebers have added insulation under the seats and floor mates as well. They claim that really works.I found that lowering the air pressure to 35 lbs did the trick for me more than anything! H

GotIng 10-13-2008 08:30 AM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
thanks. that gives me a little hope.

does anyone have any pictures for a diy thing. i'm not to mechanical or good with anything.

Harold 10-13-2008 10:41 AM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
If you go back about a year you should find the old posts. They had pictures in these posts. You could try a search as well.H

gumby 10-16-2008 09:29 PM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
Make SURE it's not that your rear upper control arms need replacing. There is a TSB about it, but Honda keeps quiet about these things, hoping you won't find out until AFTER the warranty expires. I think all manufacturers play this horrible game, but that's one of the great things about these online communities (we can let the cat out of the bag :)). Search on this site for threads about it. Apparently they were designed with too much angle (too squat), causing rear tires to ride on and wear out the inner portion of the tires. Eventually, this can cause inner cupping of those tires. I think that's when the noise begins to get out of hand. Honda dealer service departments are well aware of this problem. It's a couple hour fix to replace the 2 arms and get a new alignment.

I had my rear upper control arms replaced recently AND soon thereafter got new tires (Michelin Exalto A/S). What a difference. Only a small hit on MPG thus far, which may diminish over time.

Harold 10-17-2008 07:49 AM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
I did notice the inner tread of my rears are wearing more. Is this a good indicator of uper control arm problems?

default 10-17-2008 12:39 PM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
Yes - negative camber on the tires

Ontario07Civic 10-17-2008 01:06 PM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
Check out this forum discussion.

It should answer all your questions.

MikeT 10-18-2008 06:39 PM

Re: 2007 HCH Road Noise
I find the road noise in the HCH to be Renault Le Car from 1976 was quieter.

raidfibre 11-12-2008 11:38 AM

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I've never been in a LeCar, but the road noise in my HCH is terrible at highway speeds.

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