No, no one comes to mind.Too bad you don't live close, I have a few sets of wheels and tires you could experiment with. Do you know anyone locally who is a wheel whore like me?
I test drove a couple cars this weekend for comparison to see if they hum. 19 Rabbit and 22 SE. Couldn’t get definitive impressions because both had at least one bad tire that was making a ton of rotational noise. But I didn’t hear the particular hum I’m trying to solve on my car. Both were 225/40r18 on 18x7.5 wheels, but both the tires and wheels were different from my car. I’m not sure what to do with that info.
None of my options at this point are particularly inexpensive.
- I could try a new set of tires at the stock size (225/40r18) -- $750-950
- I could try a used set of Audi 18x8 wheels -- $400-600 with current tires mounted
- I could buy an entirely new wheel and tire set, something like 17x8 and 235/45r17 -- $1200+
- I could try to find a used set of stock GTI or GLI take-offs. Unfortunately the stock tires aren't known to be particularly quiet. -- $400-$600