2013 Scion FR-S: Noisy Tires
June 17, 2013
The Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 tires on our 2013 Scion FR-S are getting noisier. They're exhibiting a more constant hum, particularly at elevated speeds on the highway. And the "thunk" over Botts' dots and expansion joints is up a notch or two, as well.
No huge surprise, really. High-performance tires get considerably boomier as they wear. And the FR-S, mostly at the hands of JayKav, has been to several track days, including a couple at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In other words, these tires have been used, and used hard.
Plus, the Scion's interior isn't big on sound deadening anyway.
But although these Yokohamas have gotten a bit louder, in the grand scheme of wear and track use, they aren't all that bad. For instance, the Dunlop Direzza Star Specs on my own track-day car are louder.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 18,223 miles