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Im just adding to the long list of people who enjoy this tire.<p>Had a deep gash in the sidewall of one of the stock Michellins. (crappy tire BTW) So I figured this would be my excuse to get new tires. Bought 4 Avon Tech M550 A/S XL in 205/50WR-17. I love em. Much smoother, much more quiet, WAY better traction in heavy rain and on dry roads than the stock tires. They corner very well and are 98$ a pop on TireRack. Compared to the 170$ for the OEM tire.... It just doesnt get much better than that.<p>So if you are unsure about em... take it from this T5 owner. Buy them! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>P.S. Now we'll see how they do over the next 20k.
 

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Re: Avon Tech M550s are Great! (cbeerxx)

I can confidently second this opinion. MUCH better than the stock michelins. Cheaper, quieter, significantly better handling (though that may not be fair, as the Avons are in a wider size/lower profile). I only have a few thousand miles on them, so the tread life is the only remaining question.
 

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Re: Avon Tech M550s are Great! (cbeerxx)

Nice upgrade; definitely one of the best bang-for-your-buck mods. I'm curious though: any reason you chose 205 width over 225?
 

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Re: Avon Tech M550s are Great! (agc525)

Im pretty sure 205 is the same width as the MXM4s that come on the car. So I decided to keep that width. Avon does make em wider so I dunno could I have gone wider?
 

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How about this, I needed a matching set of tires for our XC as the ones that came with it didn't match.<p>4 x 205/55/16's, less than 300 miles on them, craigslist....for $150!!!!
 
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