1998 Nissan Maxima 5 speed road noise issue


#1

Just bought this car and it is soooooo full of pep! Quick on the upstart! However, the car has mis-matched tires, and cheap ones at that. Will the road noise be lessened a great deal if I buy new tires that match? It is the less expensive, GLX model, and may just be noisy either way.


#2

My 2 Maximas had some road noise, but tires can really change that. Look at www.tirerack.com for info on tires, noise levels, etc.


#3

In addition to road noise decreasing, you will probably see improvement in overall handling. Bite the bullet and buy the tires.


#4

I’ve been driving a 97 Maxima GXE for almost 9 years, and it now has 121k miles on it. (It’s been a great car, or I wouldn’t have kept it around that long.) While there is some road noise associated with the car, it can also vary with tire type. Currently I’ve got a set of Yokohama Avid TRZ tires which are reasonably quiet, plus great performers dry or wet. I would advise you to spend the money and get a good set of matching tires. With a good set of tires, you will probably be more satisfied with the car.