I now have an FX37 and can tell you that the road noise you hear comes from the tires. Michelin is, by far, the best tire for noise, comfort, and treadwear. I will be putting on a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 on mine when the Bridgestones become bald. Also, check your tire pressure. My tires were "ringing" when I was driving it home which is evident of way too much air in the tires. This will certainly contribute to a hard ride. I had 49psi in each tire!! I deflated them to 37psi and the ride dramatically improved. If you can swing a set of Michelins for it then go for it. Otherwise, crank up the volume to your favorite music and enjoy the ride. Here's to having many miles of smiles.