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Hi Guys,

I have tire noise! (who doesn't)

but I now starting to have Brake noise (squeeky noise when you break)

Its getting worse and worse... I have 40,000km on it (is it normal)

is it about time to replace them?? (how much will it cost)

Also I am going to get my tires roated by Nissan Parramatta for feathering noise..

Any suggestions to how Nissan can fix my problem for good?
 

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how do you rotate directional tyres?
 

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ZUFFY (and GIANNIZ) -

They dismount them and move them L to R.

I'ts nothing more than a cop-out / temporary alleviation.

There's a TSB on the problem - if you get serious with Nisshit they'll have to give you new tyres and a changed suspension setting.

And when you get the tyres, strongly suggest you get 345's same as rear and then you can "rotate" at intervals to prevent recurrence and the extra width at the front the car handles better - less front understeer and better turn-in IMHO.

And while i'm in the groove, get some wheel spacers front and rear - cheapest improvement to handling and "feel" on the market. (After the tyre business fixed-otherwise Nisshit will blame them for the trouble).

FARZTY
 

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Gianniz - 40,000km is very good life out of the Pretenzas. I only got 27.5k. Also, my tyre noise got progressively worse as the tyre wore, so your problem will only get worse also - I believe that rotating will not solve the noise issue. But a new set of tyres will.

WRT brake noises, if your pads are worn down to the replacement indicators, then your brakes will make a loud continuous squeeling noise every time you brake - no ifs or buts about it, the noise is loud and noticeable! If this is happening, then its definately time for new pads, before you screw up the rotors.
Aside from the noise indicating replacement pads are necessary, you can check the pads by removing them from the caliper. If you see that the pad material is at the same level as the little metal notch (low pad warning indicator) then its time for immediate replacement.
 

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As of today I've 42,000km on my tires, the noise is deathening. I'm changing them after easter as soon as I'm back from Adelide. I think my ears are going to bleed.
 

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the thing is last 30K service I had bit of noise once every couple of days or so.. they told me no need to change brake pads etc as they are all good...

Just a question is 40,000k is it about time to change the brake pad? or am I early?(or late!)

Regarding the noise i am not worried about it with the current set of tyres as they will soon be replaced... However I would like to make sure it doesn't happen with the next set of tyres...

I am definitely thinking of getting a same set of tyres for all 4 wheels but Nissan Service manager told me I can't as the front RIMS are smaller than the Rear! Is this true? I thought we had 18" RIMS...
 

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I am definitely thinking of getting a same set of tyres for all 4 wheels but Nissan Service manager told me I can't as the front RIMS are smaller than the Rear! Is this true? I thought we had 18" RIMS...
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The Rays 18" rims are 8" front 8.5" rear. The std rims are 8" front & rear.
Now if its OK to put a 245 section tyre on an 8'' rim as Nissan does with the std rear rim, I can't see why you could not put on that same 245 section on a 8" front rim.
 

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As for brake pads it depends on your driving style, I've changed mine around 25,000km I think.
 
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