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Anyone tried the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires? They have great reviews, load rating is a 91, which I know is slightly below what came on the car. I just ordered a set today and they should be at the tire shop tomorrow or Thursday. I am looking for tires that are quite and also have decent tread life. The last two sets of summer tires didn't last and seem to get noisy after a few miles. I do not drive excessively fast so I am not really concerned about handling being a top priority.
 

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus? (C130)

I've had them on for a short time, and had Pirelli Nero M/S before. Dry and wet grip is better with the Michelin, but side hop is more pronounced and they are noisier. Only the side hop bothers me. I haven't used them in the snow. I would get the Michelins again.
 

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Luckily I have never experienced the side hop issue so hopefully it will stay that way. I need to get an alignment which is becoming a pain in the butt as the last two shops I went to didn't want to do it because it is so low with the body kit. It isn't lowered but as everyone knows there isn't a lot of clearance. So, I have to find someone to do the alignment. I was using NTB until the moron attempted to pull it up on the wrong lift after I had warned him that there was only one lift there they could use for the car. He hit the front spoilers, backed up in a hurry, then denied he ever did it. Huge argument, told to leave the property or they would call the cops. I told them either they call the cops or I was going to so they called. Long story short, their insurance paid to replace the spoilers.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by C130 at 9:14 PM 5-5-2009</i>
 

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I have them currently. Better than anything I've had before (Toyos Proxes). Always had sidehop even after all the updates done to suspension so not an issue for me. <p>Bring your own 2x4's to help get on the alignment lift...
 

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Try the Eagle F1-A/S! Phenominal tire, probably the best tire I've had in 25+ years of driving. Load rating is 95 too and the price is right.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrgoffin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Try the Eagle F1-A/S! Phenominal tire, probably the best tire I've had in 25+ years of driving. Load rating is 95 too and the price is right.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I almost bought the Goodyear A/S but after reading all of the reviews on Tirerack went with he Michelins. I purchased them from Discount Tire and they matched the price of Tirerack. They came in today and I am having them installed in the morning. Hopefully I will like them, just want something with decent tread life and quietness. I think they charged me around $215 a tire plus installation which was as cheap as buying them from Tirerack and shipping them to the tire shop. At least I don't have to worry about them scratching the wheels as I took care of that on the right side myself about a month or two ago. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I would have liked to get Goodyear, but I have U-Coat-It flooring. There's something about Goodyears that stains it.
 

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus? (C130)

<br>I've had the Pilot Sport A/S Plus since last October, and they have been great in all conditions. They are slightly noisier than the PS2 summer tire, but they handle and ride great. Also, the PS A/S Plus is the only Z rated, all season tire with a mileage warranty (45k). <p>You've made a good choice. They really plow through the rain - no problem on KS interstates at 80-85 mph in heavy rain. I run mine at 37 psig with nitrogen fill - perfect for the VR. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus? (ZenZone)

I just bought these exact tires - I had them installed last Friday. I honestly couldn't be happier. They have awesome grip in wet and dry conditions and the overall ride comfort of the car has improved tremendously. <p>They produce a bit more noise than the original Pirellis but certainly not bad enough to be an issue. <p>I have not noticed any side-hop issues since installing them (didn't have it before and don't have it now).<p>Oh BTW, I got mine for $210 per tire installed at the local tire shop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus? (Steve07)

Oh, BTW - In case you are not already aware:<p>Michelin is offering a $60 Visa gift card - via mail in rebate for any 4 new Michelin tires. You can get the rebate form from the Michelin website.
 

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus? (Steve07)

Yeah, I got the Eagle's last summer when Goodyear was offering a $100 rebate, so that was cool. Still, they are about $50 less each than the Michelin's.<p>I've run these through very heavy rain and pretty decent snow at some higher speeds than I should have and they performed flawlessly!! They are also amazing on dry roads. Seems that there are a few A/S tires that are well worth it for this car (for those of us that don't have a desire to stock an extra set of wheels/tires). I'll go with them again, especially at their price.
 
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