CRV Road Noise

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Wayne, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Guest

    I have read everything I could find on the road noise topic and I fail to
    see any reference to undercoating the damned thing. Has anyone tried that,
    and, if so, did it make any difference??
    Wayne, Oct 27, 2007
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    Not on CRV but when my wife picked up Suzuki SX4 JLX this spring, we had
    it under coated. Big difference muting road noise for sure!
    Tony Hwang, Oct 27, 2007
  3. Changing tires on our '05 made a HUGE difference. Now the loudest noise
    cruising on the highway is the wind around the mirrors.
    Nick Cassimatis, Oct 27, 2007
  4. Wayne

    motsco_ Guest


    Where (in the world) have you been reading? Tire noise is number ONE,.
    and Honda doesn't encourage undercoating, but you're free to do what you
    want. You didn't mention what year of CR-V we're talking about, or the
    country. New CR-V's may come with different tires depending on where
    they were built.

    You can read through the owner's manual here:

    Here's a sample of a 'road noise' thread:

    motsco_, Oct 27, 2007
  5. Wayne

    motsco_ Guest


    Here's another link entitled: " Stock OEM Bridgestones suck!!!! "

    motsco_, Oct 27, 2007
  6. Wayne

    TrailRun Guest

    My wife drives a 07 CR-V and I don't notice any excessive road noise.
    I think Curly hit the nail on the head and tires are the main issue
    of road noise. Ours has Continental 4 x 4 Contact's. Nice tire and

    What year is yours and what kind of tires?

    FYI: My car on the other hand is a 03 Subaru Legacy wagon and it
    suffers from road noise mainly from wind at speed.
    TrailRun, Oct 28, 2007
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Guest

    Ours is a 2004 that we just bought this summer. It has Bridgstone All
    Seasons on it. We went on a 2000 km road trip with it this fall and
    although I was expecting some road noise based on the reports we read
    before we bought it, we didn't anticipate it would be as bad as it was.

    I have read everything I could find on the problem and just wondered if it
    might be worth it to spend a couple of hundred dollars on undercoating.
    I'm not sure I want to spend the $800.00 that some have spent putting that
    sound proofing padding underneath the carpet.

    I asked the dealer about the noise and the person I talked to sounded
    surprised that road noise is a problem.

    The tires are due for replacement soon and we have a list that we have saved
    for consideration. Continental 4 x 4 Contact's will be on that list.
    Wayne, Oct 30, 2007
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    E Meyer Guest

    Mine is an '06. Also with the OEM Bridgestone tires. I was expecting some
    road noise because all my previous Hondas were bad about it and Consumer
    Reports listed road noise as a noteworthy "low" for the CR-V. I wasn't
    prepared for how bad it actually was. The road noise basically made the
    radio un-hearable at highway speeds. Like you, I have been frustrated in
    finding any useful advice on what to do.

    I bought a roll of quilt batting at the local fabric store (about $10 total)
    and put it behind the rear wheel well plastic and under the spare tire well
    liner. It makes a difference of two ticks better on the volume for the
    radio. Based on that, I suspect undercoating would help a lot, but I
    haven't run across an after-action report from anyone who actually did it.

    I think it is telling that some of the announcements from Honda for the '07
    redesign of the CR-V touted "greatly improved soundproofing". It would be
    interesting to see what they did.
    E Meyer, Oct 30, 2007
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    bigjcw1023 Guest

    What brand of tires?
    bigjcw1023, Oct 30, 2007
  10. Michelin, X-Radials, if I remember correctly (car's not here to check).
    Nick Cassimatis, Oct 30, 2007
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