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    2016 Yukon Xl SLT
  1. I also wanted to ask if anyone installed dynamat, (to the floor and roof) to see if it helps with booming? Because it sounds like the booming noise is amplified due to thin metal of body. It's not cheap and will probably cost around $500 or so but I am debating weather to spend that money and also install Michelin tires and have a full size SUV that can be enjoyed driving. -I have a 2016 5.3L Yukon XL SLT, no mag ride, no noise cancellation system, and have the booming with my OEM Goodyear fuel max 18" tires (buffeting is sporadic and varies on road and probably flat spots from tires, and I know that Michelin tires will fix it) I test drove 2017 Ford Expedition EL, and even though it has independent rear suspension and supposed to be better ride, it didn't feel that it drove quieter/smoother. It did not have booming at same frequency as my Yukon XL but it was noisy at bumpy uneven pavement and it defiantly had more road/wind noise on HWY due to old body style from 2007. I am waiting to test drive the new redesigned 2018 Ford/Lincoln... but really would like to keep my Yukon XL if I can get rid of booming at low speeds. I know few owners said dampers worked for booming, and few said they didn't... But first I will try to get the dealer replace my exhaust and/or add dampers but not sure how they will go about it and the cost for it. (I bought it as certified pre-owned and it still has the 12mo/12kmi CPO warranty)
  2. Thank you! I will ask the dealer about dampers and/or new updated exhaust for my Yukon XL 5.3L
  3. I believe they all have booming, 2015-2017, to some people it is less noticeable. (Also, I would think that the longer body would have more booming due to more thinner metal on longer roof and cabin) Buffeting issue is mostly due to tires, good quality force balanced tires should eliminate the buffeting. I believe softer/quieter tires can help reduce booming slightly. So if you test drive them pay attention to what tire brand is on the car. Some owners reported that dampers helped booming and some said it didn’t... And looks like 2017 or 2018 have different exhausts compared to 2015-2016 from reading the posts... But not sure if only 6.2L or 5.3L and if both short and long body got new exhaust on 2017/2018? Anyone know for sure? I have a 2016 Yukon XL SLT 5.3L without magnetic ride suspension and without Bose noise cancellation. I have stock Goodyear fuel max tires. I have the booming noise at low speeds and slight buffeting at hwy speeds. I want to upgrade to Michelin LTX but not sure if it will make the ride much better or just a little... and the new set will cost around $900 and I am not sure if I want to put more money in it as I am debating to maybe trade out of it into Lincoln Navigator L. Anyone know if there are open tickets/procedures to get new exhaust for 2016 long version/XL 5.3L that I can point out and ask dealer for it? My wife and kids are not complaining but I am not enjoying the ride due to the low speed booming. The handling is very good, and it is very quiet from wind/outside road noise at hwy speeds, and the design and options are also very nice on these trucks. Thanks!

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