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I know that the 2014 Cadenza is rated to be pretty quiet, but I swear mine isn’t. It’s possible i’m just being nit picky but mine seems awfully loud on the highway, but only when the car’s speed is above 60. Below that is really very quiet, almost no engine noise, and I can’t really hear wind noise ever. However, on interstate highways and other areas where i’m *legally* going 70+ it seems very loud. Is this just an anomaly with my car, or have other people experienced this too? And has anyone done anything to reduce noise? I’ll do a decibel test later today.

I’m planning on putting some Noico sound dampener in all four doors this week, hopefully that will help some?
 

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Tires Tires Tires.

If they are older, get something designed for touring in your next set. I've been on Bridgestone Serenity Plus on this car and my last. The last car I started with a Michelin performance tire when the OEMs wore out, the Michelin's were pretty noisy despite having a good noise rating. When they were done I went back to Firestone told them what I wanted, they had the original Serenity to offer at the time, very quiet, great performer. But they wore down as quick as performance tires. A few sets later They now have a newer rubber compound helps them last a bit longer. But i will say performance isn't what it was with the softer compound. But still wispier quiet.
 

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If they are older, get something designed for touring in your next set. I've been on Bridgestone Serenity Plus on this car and my last. The last car I started with a Michelin performance tire when the OEMs wore out, the Michelin's were pretty noisy despite having a good noise rating. When they were done I went back to Firestone told them what I wanted, they had the original Serenity to offer at the time, very quiet, great performer. But they wore down as quick as performance tires. A few sets later They now have a newer rubber compound helps them last a bit longer. But i will say performance isn't what it was with the softer compound. But still wispier quiet.
Good to know. My current tires are getting a bit low, but i’m going to make them last through the winter haha. The previous owner put these Continental SureContacts on, they’re supposed to be fairly quiet but i’m not sure if that’s true. They have a major problem with getting flat spots within a couple hours or so, so they’re rather frustrating, but I don’t want to fork out hundreds of dollars for new tires at the moment. I’ve been looking into the Pirelli P7s as they are rated to be fairly quiet, would you still take the Serenity’s though?
 

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I totally agree with Madmax. It's primarily the tires. And I had the same problem on my Sonata. The higher noise was on concrete highway sections. The tires both cars shipped with new were terrible! Couldn't wait for them to wear out just so I could get much better performing and quieter tires. Also, in the case of the Cadenza, I was not happy with how rough my tires were on the 19" rims so I also upsized the tires when I got the new ones and I couldn't be happier with my decisions! For reference I got General Altimax tires. Have always been a huge Michelin fan but for this car, the Altimax's were the best choice IMHO!
 

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Onlyjeeps, you're still on 19's but a different than OEM tire size? What size did you go with and did it rub, or alter the speedometer at all? I'd guess no on the latter, cause it's not like you went from street tires to massive mud tires, but i'm just a curious. I've always liked the well roundedness (pun intended) of 18's, good performance better comfort, and cheaper tire then the 19's every time.
 

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I totally agree with Madmax. It's primarily the tires. And I had the same problem on my Sonata. The higher noise was on concrete highway sections. The tires both cars shipped with new were terrible! Couldn't wait for them to wear out just so I could get much better performing and quieter tires. Also, in the case of the Cadenza, I was not happy with how rough my tires were on the 19" rims so I also upsized the tires when I got the new ones and I couldn't be happier with my decisions! For reference I got General Altimax tires. Have always been a huge Michelin fan but for this car, the Altimax's were the best choice IMHO!
Really good info, thank you everyone! When the time comes to replace them, which might come sooner due to this chain, i’m definitely going to be looking into lol of these tires.
Just as a side note, has anyone done any noise dampening material like Noico or any MLV of sort?
 

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I’ve been looking into the Pirelli P7s as they are rated to be fairly quiet, would you still take the Serenity’s though?
As to would I go back to the Serenity, maybe. My one major concern with regard to tires is availability in the event one is damaged. I've always stuck with Firestone/Bridgestone simply because they are everywhere, and if you're on a popular tire and popular size, they can usually get them there same day. If you've ever had a tire damaged beyond a patch repair, you know it sucks waiting days to get that resolved. I've had Serenity and Serenity Plus for 3 sets on this car, and one set on the previous car. I do feel like I'm missing the best of both worlds. I may have 15k left on these tires, so I'll likely get one more set on the Cadenza before she's too high mileage to keep. So I've been researching. I like everything I've read about these, but I don't know anyone that has actually driven on them yet, but I get the impression the "best of both worlds" in tire life, wet and dry performance, and quiet are all there:

Nitto Motivo
https://www.nittotire.com/passenger-tires/motivo-all-season-ultra-high-performance-tire/
 

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As to would I go back to the Serenity, maybe. My one major concern with regard to tires is availability in the event one is damaged. I've always stuck with Firestone/Bridgestone simply because they are everywhere, and if you're on a popular tire and popular size, they can usually get them there same day. If you've ever had a tire damaged beyond a patch repair, you know it sucks waiting days to get that resolved. I've had Serenity and Serenity Plus for 3 sets on this car, and one set on the previous car. I do feel like I'm missing the best of both worlds. I may have 15k left on these tires, so I'll likely get one more set on the Cadenza before she's too high mileage to keep. So I've been researching. I like everything I've read about these, but I don't know anyone that has actually driven on them yet, but I get the impression the "best of both worlds" in tire life, wet and dry performance, and quiet are all there:

Nitto Motivo
https://www.nittotire.com/passenger-tires/motivo-all-season-ultra-high-performance-tire/
Wow, those do look like really good all around tires! Looks like my decision for a good pair of tires is getting harder and harder. I’m definitely going to consider these when it comes time to replace mine. Maybe i’ll “accidentally” drive a bit more spiritedly these next few weeks to wear down my tires faster. I’m almost to the wear bar already. Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it!
 

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I know that the 2014 Cadenza is rated to be pretty quiet, but I swear mine isn’t. It’s possible i’m just being nit picky but mine seems awfully loud on the highway, but only when the car’s speed is above 60. Below that is really very quiet, almost no engine noise, and I can’t really hear wind noise ever. However, on interstate highways and other areas where i’m *legally* going 70+ it seems very loud. Is this just an anomaly with my car, or have other people experienced this too? And has anyone done anything to reduce noise? I’ll do a decibel test later today.

I’m planning on putting some Noico sound dampener in all four doors this week, hopefully, that will help some?
Would love to see pics of the install process
 

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I drive Nokian with the snow flake so they are allowable while driving in the mountains ( which I never do in the winter ) but I do find them a tad noisy especially when driving over the separators on the highway, sometimes it feels like I have a flat . However I love my tires and the company I bought them from Kal Tires was great.There road hazard warranty really works as they replaced a tire that went flat and couldn't be fixed without any charge..Well back to point ----- noise=tires
 

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I drive Nokian with the snow flake so they are allowable while driving in the mountains ( which I never do in the winter ) but I do find them a tad noisy especially when driving over the separators on the highway, sometimes it feels like a flat . However I love my tires and the company I bought them from Kal Tires in Canada was great.There road hazard warranty really works as they replaced a tire that went flat and couldn't be fixed without any charge..Well back to pint noise=tires
 

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rmorris7 Will do, not sure when i’m going to install but i’ll be sure to take plenty of photos.

Funnyman7915 good to know about those tires, i’d never heard of that brand before, probably because I don’t know much about tires in the first place. They sound like really good snow tires, but I don’t do much heavy driving in the snow so right now i’m looking for a set of quiet, all seasons. Thanks for the input though!
 

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rmorris7 Will do, not sure when i’m going to install but i’ll be sure to take plenty of photos.

Funnyman7915 good to know about those tires, i’d never heard of that brand before, probably because I don’t know much about tires in the first place. They sound like really good snow tires, but I don’t do much heavy driving in the snow so right now i’m looking for a set of quiet, all seasons. Thanks for the input though!
These are not snow tires they are ALL WEATHER vs All Season which are, for the most part poor tires for snow and not allowed without chains in mountain driving. The nokian are wonderful in rain and dry roads I recommend you go to their site . They are Finnish and built for their climate .
 

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These are not snow tires they are ALL WEATHER vs All Season which are, for the most part poor tires for snow and not allowed without chains in mountain driving. The nokian are wonderful in rain and dry roads I recommend you go to their sight . They are Finnish and built for their climate .
I’ll make sure I take a look!
 

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It’s time to replace my tires, finally. I’ve been debating between the Serenity plus and Bridgestone Quiettrack. Apparently the latter are the replacement to the serenity plus, but I can’t find any true comparisons between the two in terms of comfort and quietness. Does anyone have any ideas on which I should go with?
 

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If Serenity are being fazed out, go with the newest model. 2 things, newer tech, compares with the old version so rubber compounds and tread, "should" be better. And if you ever need a tire replaced under road hazard, the new one will likely be readily available same day, instead of having to order one from an obscure warehouse that takes 3-5 days.
 

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If Serenity are being fazed out, go with the newest model. 2 things, newer tech, compares with the old version so rubber compounds and tread, "should" be better. And if you ever need a tire replaced under road hazard, the new one will likely be readily available same day, instead of having to order one from an obscure warehouse that takes 3-5 days.
Good point, thank you! I’ll be taking decibel measurements before and after, so i’ll update this thread when I have them.
 

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Wow, i just looked quiettrack up, they are not anything close to the same design of the Serenity. Not that that means anything, but one of the many things i look at tires for is at least a somewhat attractive tread. This one is quite mundane looking. I'll miss the Serenity, been with them for almost 10 years and 3 or 4 sets now...
 

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Yeah, that's pretty much set the tone for me now, those Serenity are out of stock at Tirerack, that leads me to believe as you stated they are being discontinued after so many years. I've got a bit more miles left, but I may have to go with these Nitto's for the next set. I'm guessing Firestone can't get these even as a special order, gonna have to check out Tire Kingdom now...{shudder}.

https://www.nittotire.com/passenger-tires/motivo-all-season-ultra-high-performance-tire/
 

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Wow, i just looked quiettrack up, they are not anything close to the same design of the Serenity. Not that that means anything, but one of the many things i look at tires for is at least a somewhat attractive tread. This one is quite mundane looking. I'll miss the Serenity, been with them for almost 10 years and 3 or 4 sets now...
Yeah I agree, not the most attractive tire. But it does have really good reviews in terms of all weather performance, comfort, and longevity. With how low my car sits I don’t notice the look of the tires that often, but I will admit the serenities were significantly better looking. As for the Nittos, they don’t seem to be in stock anywhere near me, and i’d rather go with a tire that’s built specifically for comfort and quietness. I don’t drive my car like a sports car usually, so I feel like the Bridgestones would be the best fit for me. Thanks for the input!
 
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