Citroen C5 X7 mk3 hydractive suspension (updated due to fitting new tyres)

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Re: Citroen C5 X7 mk3 hydractive suspension (updated due to fitting new tyres)

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white exec wrote:
08 May 2020, 11:56

You need one of these, Robert...

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He'd struggle to get one of those as they were never available in the Australian market. :-D

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Re: Citroen C5 X7 mk3 hydractive suspension (updated due to fitting new tyres)

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Did they not build them in RHD then?

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Re: Citroen C5 X7 mk3 hydractive suspension (updated due to fitting new tyres)

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CC1701 wrote:
08 May 2020, 09:08
Hi all,
a quick question about tyres and tyre noise.
Here in the "land gone under" (previously referred to as Australia) we have a mix of road surfaces. Some lovely smooth ones where the C5 is wonderfully quiet inside the cabin then we have the awful chipped surface roads, especially on highways, that cause a huge amount of road roar.

Have tried a few different tyre types but the noise on rough surfaces is always there and its difficult to hear conversations inside the cabin.

Am currently just about to replace Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres with something else. They are only 10k kilometres old, but i can't stand the noise. They were noisy when new and are getting progressively worse.

i see in this post that 'Y Cymro' has had both Falken FK510 and Goodyear F1 Assymetric 5. Both of which are on my shopping list (and about the only things). Which is the quieter?

Would appreciate any comments on tyre selection for low noise.
Being the 3.0 tt diesel, we need all the traction we can get, wet, dry, for safety (i don't drive mad too often). Wear isn't an issue for us, we don't do many miles a year.

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I think any tyres with huge gouges (radial grooves) cut out of the tyres are going to be noisier on chipped surfaces - just because of the design (think of the echo in a valley). I've decided that if I'm paying all that cash for these tyres I want as much of the rubber on the tyre rather than off for fancy tread patterns. So I went back to designs like the Michelin Cross-Climate tyres that were exceptionally quiet and were all weather tyres. They have great winter grip, excellent water traction and are quiet to boot, so was a no-brainer for me.

For 225 55 17, they are 'B' rated for Fuel Economy, 'B' for Wet Grip and rated at 69dB for noise.

They will vary slightly, depending on the wheels size, but they have great reviews and I've used them both on the X7 and the C3 and they are great.


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Re: Citroen C5 X7 mk3 hydractive suspension (updated due to fitting new tyres)

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Thanks for the input bobins. Have been looking through that site for info and ideas, its great to be able to compare different tyres and how drivers perceive / rate them.
Good to know that they are quieter. I wonder how that translates to noise inside the cabin.
They are possibly my first option in 235/50R18, for a little extra sidewall height for a more supple ride and to insulate road noise.
The goodyear option is the F1 Asymmetric 5, or maybe the less grippy, and less noisy F1 directional 5. only available here in 245/45R18.

Do those xm's come in other colours? :-)
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 mk3 hydractive suspension (updated due to fitting new tyres)

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we don't get the crossclimates here. even though we live in the cold south, its not really that cold, like the uk or europe.

that sweeping pattern is similar to the F1 Directional 5, which are said to be pretty quiet.
its a gamble to choose from the range available, especially here.

i want all the grip, and quiet but its hard to find without too much compromise.