It's time to be thinking about removal of snow tires on my V70R (17" wheels) and I'm thinking about Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus instead of "summer" performance tires I've run in the past. I was not wild about the stock Pirellis that came on the car. I've now pretty near run through the Toyo Proxes T1-R's that replaced them. I was reasonably happy with them handling wise, but they're noisy.
The reason to consider all-season is that my '05 V70R is not a snow day daily driver. She doesn't have to go out if conditions are bad, she just needs enough snow handling ability to be able to "run for it" when the unexpected, very slippery wet snow falls in the Pacific NW (which it has a LOT this year!).
So I'm thinking about PS A/S as a year-round tire, but wondering if that's appropriate for the occasional track day I might do in the R. I never drive over 8/10's on public roads, but when conditions are safe, I do also press the limits of adhesions in the twisty stuff, especially in the rain. I will never compete, either on the track in auto-x in this car, but would like to be able to do fast lapping @ PIR or other NW tracks (wet and dry) and I'm just not sure if the PS A/S+, or any all season tire, is cut out to be out there lapping. Are they up to it?
There are many good tire comparison tests, but what I'd like to see, and never have found, is a comparison between "summer" and "all-season".
How would the Pilot Sports PS2 stack up against the Pilot Sport A/S+ ?
So that's my main either/or choice, but if there's another tire altogether that I ought to consider, given my usage profile, I'm open to suggestions.
I am aware that the Pilot Sport 235/45 17 has a load rating issue with the V70R, though carrying a full load at high speed for a prolonged time is not a mission profile I'd be likely to fly! Thanks for any suggestions.