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I'm finally getting around to installing my tires. What do you guys think of the price and the tire itself. <p>Believe it or not the Volvo dealership is offering this price.
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (UNO_RACING)

Assuming this is for an 18" PS2, not bad. Costco is $1,040 installed. Great tire!<p>Regards,<p>Derek<br>
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (sk11vengeance)

Mounting and Balancing. Alignment is extra 90.00, extra.
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (UNO_RACING)

Would I be correct to assume these are PS2s and not the original PS?
 

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Price probably includes Max HP summer tires in 235/40/18s plus mount & balance & taxes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br> I dont' know, but for that kind of money, I would get the Avon M500s or something just as good. Michs seems to be overrated in my opinion! Doesn't Conti sportcontact2 comes on many high performance sedans, (i.e S6s & AMGs)? I'm having good experiences with Continentials <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I recently priced the PS2's and I believe they were around $1450 at NTB. That price included lifetime rotation, balance and the accidental insurance or whatever it is called. I also believe I could actually buy them a little cheaper as when I replaced my wifes ML320's Michelins I was able to negotiate the price down on the tires and a three year alignment package which was transferable to our XC90. They also had coupons that I used which save a little more.
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (UNO_RACING)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>UNO_RACING</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mounting and Balancing. Alignment is extra 90.00, extra. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>wow 90 bucks? im assuming that is a 4 wheel. its only 54 bucks at my local dealership.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GT854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...I would get the Avon M500s or something just as good. Michs seems to be overrated in my opinion! Doesn't Conti sportcontact2 comes on many high performance sedans...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not sure where you get that "overrated" impression from. Have you ever had a set on your car? You should take a look at this <A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=4&article_id=10252" TARGET="_blank">article</A>.<p>Of the Contis, Car and Driver said the following:<p>"On dry surfaces, the Conti never rose above third from last among 11 tires. It felt soft and imprecise, two qualities not in the vocabularies of performance tires. Geswein grouped it with the other 'dull and disconnected' tires."<p>Of the PS2s, they said:<p>"Perhaps the most interesting revelation was how similar the tire felt in water and on dry pavement. Regardless of the level, the PS2 provided crisp turn-in response and a gradual loss of grip as the driver exceeded the tire's cornering capabilities."<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (sk11vengeance)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sk11vengeance</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>wow 90 bucks? im assuming that is a 4 wheel. its only 54 bucks at my local dealership.</TD></TR></TABLE> I wonder if your dealer is <U>match mounting </U> the tires and using a <U>road force</U> machine? If not then that is why you guys pay so little for mounting and balancing. I have a local shop that I have been going to for years. It is 160.00 for mount (match mount if needed) and road force balancing on a set of 18's. 19's are 200.00. Small price to pay for the comfort of having a <U>perfectly</U> balanced set of tires. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I wonder if your dealer is <U>match mounting </U> the tires and using a <U>road force</U> machine? If not then that is why you guys pay so little for mounting and balancing. I have a local shop that I have been going to for years. It is 160.00 for mount (match mount if needed) and road force balancing on a set of 18's. 19's are 200.00. Small price to pay for the comfort of having a <U>perfectly</U> balanced set of tires. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i was actualy talking about an alignment. when i had my s80 t6 it was never that expensive though to mount and balance 4 tires. i guess it wasnt the best fancy way that they did it. ive never heard of match mounting and a road force machine, can you explain those a bit more please? im guessing that its going to be different with the R and tires compared to the t6 i owned. i notice the R wheels dont have those crappy looking balance things hammered on the rim that scratches like crazy but i noticed that there is some kind of balance thing on the inside of the stock rim thats flat and white looking.
 

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Re: Michelan Pilot Sport Tires for $1090 Installed (UNO_RACING)

Uno: Make sure you get the correct load rating of 95Y.<p><br>LTA<br>
 
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