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Old 11-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #736
640k
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Milford, OH
Vehicle:
2008 STI
Aspen White

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Anyone have experience with wheel bearings? My STI is nearing 70k and is loud as ****. I thought t might be the tires, but I switched from summers to winters and the noise is as loud as ever. I'm not convinced its the tires anyway. When I roll down my windows, the wheels aren't audible in the way I hear the noise in the cabin. Also, when I transition between pavement surface types, my tires make different noises, but the cabin noise is persistent.

The noise continues to get louder and peaks around 70-75 mph and then starts to get quieter at faster speeds. But that 70-75 mph resonates so loud, it makes your ear drums hurt.

I've read wheel bearing failures are pretty common, although I don't have any proof short of an educated guess.

Thoughts?
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