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Hello

Hearing a hum it alnost sounds like a pulsing sound and increase with speed. Kinda reminds me of my old 80s car the way the engine hummed. Anyways this yes did start after I installed the tires but for whatever reason I'm being paranoid it's something else. It also is hard to hear once I go above 110km/hr. I think im being paranoid mostly because the humming still continues no matter what road I'm on (mind you I haven't been on horrible roads)

Humming is normal with cheap winter tires correct? I have Firestone winterforce tires on. This probably has been asked a million times I'm just again paranoid of my situation.

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Check out reviews for that tire on Tire Rack and see if it's a normal complaint. But yes, I would suspect that's all it is. Wheel bearings, etc aren't very common failure items on these.
 

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Not sure if that's your issue, but Winterforces are pretty loud, from what I remember. I switched to General Altimax Arctics, and they are way better, and a little quieter, imo. My wife had Winterforces on her Grand Prix, and I had Altimax Arctics on my Z24. She got stuck in the driveway, left her car there, and I went right around her in the snow. Doesn't do you any good right now, but I highly recommend them for next year. And they're about the same cost as the Winterforces
 

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Great thanks guys. Great advice and considerating this is my third year on these and I do 5K KM a month I also hear when the tires get some wear esspecially uneven (I have to get a small wheel alignment) that noise will increase even more. I think that's why I'm a little more worried about it this year because I don't remember the noise last year. Its also on solid pavement as it hasn't really even freaking snowed yet........in Canada!!
 

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Happened to me last year. Noticed a faint howling noise when I hit the freeway a couple of days after putting new Cinturato Winters on my Ion. It slowly got louder all winter. A couple of weeks after it started, I jacked the car up and the wheel bearings felt tight and good.

When I took the snow tires off, the noise remained the same. Both wheel bearings still felt fine. If I jacked up the left front and let the car idle in gear, I could hear the noise inside the car but not with my head next to the hub.

I replaced the left front hub and the noise went away.
 
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