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    Problem after lower profile & stretched tyres

    Hey All

    Well I picked my car up today with a full set of new tyres fitted they are 215/35/18's and are fitted to some sportstar 225 alloys and so have been stretched.

    All seemed fine at first but on the way home I turned my music off for a change and it seems when I get to about 55mph any anything faster I start to hear a kind of whirring noise its quite hard to explain its not loud loud but its noticeable.

    Its almost like a tiny piece of plastic is touching the wheel and the faster I get the most high pitch it gets...

    Just wondering if the garage who have served me well many times could have mad a **** up or if there is anything I should look out for.

    Cant see anything rubbing myself no arch liners hitting etc.

    Any help would be great.

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    sounds like wheel bearing to me but its just a guess, im saying that simply because it gets louder as you go faster(bearing rotating faster)
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    sounds like a wheel bearing or binding brake pads/shoes

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    I get the same noise, only started when I put my 18s on which I thought was weird surely if it is the wheel bearing wouldn't it have done it before he put his wheels on?
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    same as above wheel bearing it sounds like

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    are they budget tyres with a rotational direction tread pattern?if so that might be why uve got a noise
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    My Yoko Paradas are quite noisy. I noticed this when I changed from the standard 16's. Saying that it doesnt change pitch. Perhaps it will settle down a bit after they have a few k under them?
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    Yea I went for proper budget tyres just to see how the stretching effected the car and I was told by sumone else that if I went for budget the direction of the tread would make some odd noises on different road surfaces as I only seem to get this weird noise when I get on very very smooth tarmac surface.

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