2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Volkswagen

image2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

Road Noise in the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.

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  • smrtypants44smrtypants44 Member Posts: 25
    I wonder how much of this is due to the change to those continental tires on the retro styled wheels...
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    Check the tyre pressures. Some "helpful" person may have bumped the pressures right up.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    Did anyone else notice that Edmunds reverted to the old style of InsideLine?! As for the noise, you have two choices if the tires are indeed the culprit. You can either change the tires for some that have a good reputation as being quiet, or you can try to sound insulate your wheel wells. For the latter, I've heard of people spraying a couple of coats of truck bedliner in there. I'll also recommend Second Skin's "Spectrum Sludge" if you're (or anyone else) is really serious about it.
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