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Old 10-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #2381
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:28 AM   #2382
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:39 AM   #2383
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Thanks guys. I haven't been online much. Working like a dog. Thanks for the tip Tram. My paint looks SO MUCH better now I don't let the idiots wash and dry it. ;-)

Just bought and received a soft water kit from Autogeeks. Can't wait to try it this weekend.


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Old 10-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #2384
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10 months 12,000 miles equals new tires!

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Old 10-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #2385
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Did you put the same size back on, and what brand tire?
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #2386
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Yes, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3.

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #2387
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How many miles do you expect to get out of those?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #2388
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How many miles do you expect to get out of those?
They say 45000 I will be happy with 30000 or about two years.

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:49 AM   #2389
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How do they feel? Do they screech going hard around corners?

How'd you keep the tire shop from screwing up your wheels?


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Old 10-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #2390
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The car rides a tad softer... just took a 500 mile ride on the interstate... I like em. They turn in quicker than the Goodyear's. On hard cornering the Michelin AS/ 3s stick and bite very well. The sidewall on these are not as stiff as on the Goodyears... this causes the car to lean in a little. All in all I am very satisfied with the performance for daily spirited driving.

The new Costco down here did a perfect job! As soon as I saw the torque wrench I knew I made the correct choice.

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Old 10-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #2391
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The car rides a tad softer... just took a 500 mile ride on the interstate... I like em. They turn in quicker than the Goodyear's. On hard cornering the Michelin AS/ 3s stick and bite very well. The sidewall on these are not as stiff as on the Goodyears... this causes the car to lean in a little. All in all I am very satisfied with the performance for daily spirited driving.

The new Costco down here did a perfect job! As soon as I saw the torque wrench I knew I made the correct choice.

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I might have to look into those when my first set wears out. I'll definitely be using some tread on November 16th. I'm going to a Camaro HPDE at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah. Can't Wait!
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:51 AM   #2392
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Soft Water = Less Hassle

Being the control freak that I am, I have to say the $100 I just spent on a water filtration kit to soften the water was a BIG success. My wash today was so easy. Super sudsy soap, simple sheeting (drying with water), and Zero and I mean ZERO water spots. FINALLY. I felt like I could control my wash.

Does anyone have one of these (got it at Autogeek) or have something similar? How often do you need to replace the salt rocks? How often can they be used before they wither away? And how long does the filter last?

I should probably post this on the wash forum but I figure Tram might have a remark ...

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:28 AM   #2393
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The car rides a tad softer... just took a 500 mile ride on the interstate... I like em. They turn in quicker than the Goodyear's. On hard cornering the Michelin AS/ 3s stick and bite very well. The sidewall on these are not as stiff as on the Goodyears... this causes the car to lean in a little. All in all I am very satisfied with the performance for daily spirited driving.

The new Costco down here did a perfect job! As soon as I saw the torque wrench I knew I made the correct choice.

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I meant to ask earlier. Do these tires come with an under 40 degree clause like the Goodyears? I'm guessing from the pics that the compound isn't as soft?
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #2394
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Being the control freak that I am, I have to say the $100 I just spent on a water filtration kit to soften the water was a BIG success. My wash today was so easy. Super sudsy soap, simple sheeting (drying with water), and Zero and I mean ZERO water spots. FINALLY. I felt like I could control my wash.

Does anyone have one of these (got it at Autogeek) or have something similar? How often do you need to replace the salt rocks? How often can they be used before they wither away? And how long does the filter last?

I should probably post this on the wash forum but I figure Tram might have a remark ...

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I have never used a softener... glad to hear the good result... post up in the detailing section A LOT of good help over there. I'll be watching and learning. FWIW I mist my car detail spray before drying... help with the water spots.

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I meant to ask earlier. Do these tires come with an under 40 degree clause like the Goodyears? I'm guessing from the pics that the compound isn't as soft?
These are All Season Tires.. I can tell you after a ride yesterday in the rain at *cough 150 cough* that if you need an all season tire for this car you want the Michelins.

With some miles on them they seem to be performing better. Obviously not the best tire for track-day, but you could damn sure use them that way and most of us would not be able to outdrive them anyway.
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