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Old 06-11-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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New tires

Just ordered my new tires. Michelin Pilots A/S 3 for $290+tax free shipping, Michelin is giving $70 back too and I got a $50 discount coupon. I have been with a screw in the rear tire for three weeks and no one wants to fix it. Luckily it does not leak too bad. Maybe 2 psi every three days but I wanted to get the best deal I could find.

I went with the factory size to stay consistent, I am upset that I have to replace them with only 8K miles but I think the new ones are well worth it and should last me quite a while.

Anyone else with the Pilot A/S 3?
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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I put Pilot's on before driving from AZ to NY. Due to the road surfaces out here being so bad, it's a little tough to compare them to the Goodyears. They did, however, handle well on the drive out, including dealing with multiple rain storms.

I actually did like the GYs, but then again, they were made for climates like that in Phoenix. I also had a sliver of metal stuck in one of my rear tires. After doing research and hearing that they could not be plugged, I took it to my local Discount Tire and they did some research and said it actually could, provided it wasn't on the sidewall. (their words, not mine) So, I had it plugged and actually drove with the plug for several months with no issue. I'd keep trying, in other words....
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #3
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No. Just putt on the PSS Saturday and good so far. Heading to Sebring July 19-20, you should come. Any reason you went with A/S over the PSS being in Miami? I actually never had any bad experience in the rain the GYs and since the PSS give much better wet traction and I track my car I went with them.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #4
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Going to the Pilot SS when I burn up the Good Years .
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:42 PM   #5
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Going to the Pilot SS when I burn up the Good Years .
Are the Pilot's as sticky as the factory goodyears? Wanting something that does not throw every little loose pebble or rock chip.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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Are the Pilot's as sticky as the factory goodyears? Wanting something that does not throw every little loose pebble or rock chip.
I would say they are not as sticky, but do grip pretty well. I'm not entirely sure it will solve your stone throwing problem.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #7
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Are the Pilot's as sticky as the factory goodyears? Wanting something that does not throw every little loose pebble or rock chip.
The PSS do not throw rocks like the factory Goodyear's do. On a hot, dry road, I would say the Goodyear's ultimately grip better, but unless you're tracking your car, I would say you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference, grip wise, between the two.

The PSS's are more comfortable, less noisy, less darty, and don't make you fear for your life on wet and/or cold roads.

I've got over 5k miles on the PSSs and unless something an order of magnitude better is out when it's time to put new tires on, I'll buy them again.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:24 PM   #8
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I would like to note that OP is NOT going with PSS'. OP is going with A/S 3s ... an all-season Michelin. An ENTIRELY different (in a not-very-good way) tire than the PSS.
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yes, that is why I asked why he went with All Season tires, especially in South FL where there is no snow to worry about.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #10
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yes, that is why I asked why he went with All Season tires, especially in South FL where there is no snow to worry about.
I ma going to bet they are much cheaper.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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I have the A/S. I bought them predominately because, while, I have no intention of driving my car in snow, if there were any bad weather issues driving across the country in late October, I didn't want to slide off the road. Basically, extra precaution. While I haven't done much technical driving on them (as stated, I spend most of my time dodging major potholes and awful sections of road), I have not had any issues with them.

With that said, I do miss my Goodyears on the AZ roads in summer (last time I used them).
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All season tires on a 1LE? Kinda contradicting isn't it?
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I ma going to bet they are much cheaper.
$290 vs $315
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You sure screwed up a good thing with those crap tires. SMH.
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Your not gonna get the Grip from the A/S amd they will NOT be great on the track they might give you a problem going around turns.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:39 PM   #16
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I have Michelin A/S 3 but I do live in KC where the winters get pretty harsh and it's my DD so I need the traction of all season tires
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No. Just putt on the PSS Saturday and good so far. Heading to Sebring July 19-20, you should come. Any reason you went with A/S over the PSS being in Miami? I actually never had any bad experience in the rain the GYs and since the PSS give much better wet traction and I track my car I went with them.
Longevity, that is my reason for picking up the A/S 3. And a review from the consumer digest put them as good as the summer tires if not as good as the Goodyears. The price was not bad too.
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I would like to note that OP is NOT going with PSS'. OP is going with A/S 3s ... an all-season Michelin. An ENTIRELY different (in a not-very-good way) tire than the PSS.
These people don't agree with you.

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You sure screwed up a good thing with those crap tires. SMH.
Thanks, I am sure you're glad it's mine and not yours.
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Your not gonna get the Grip from the A/S amd they will NOT be great on the track they might give you a problem going around turns.

who says i am going to track my car? I just like to look at it
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The A/S 3 is a harder compound tire than the PSS.
A/S3 Treadwear: 500 Traction:AA Temp: A
PSS Treadwear: 300 Traction: AA Temp:A
My experience with harder compound tires is you don't get the same handling, traction and they are noisy.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #22
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So basically, this thread has become a bunch of people chiming in about how crappy tires are they've never owned or driven on a 1LE and then being insulting about it. That's super helpful.

Rick, the tires will be fine on your car, especially if you're not tracking the car or consistantly trying to pull 1G turns, which I'm guessing you're not.
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Rick, the tires will be fine on your car, especially if you're not tracking the car or consistantly trying to pull 1G turns, which I'm guessing you're not.
Which begs the question; if not tracking or taking constant advantage of the handling, why buy a 1LE in the first place? It's akin to buying a pickup-truck and never putting anything in the bed, or buying a 15 passenger van for your family of 3.

The 1LE is a relatively uncompromising car. It's stiff, it tramlines, and it's slower in a straight line than a standard SS. If you don't enjoy the single benefit of those compromises, namely the excellent lateral capabilities, I don't understand why one buys the car.
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Which begs the question; if not tracking or taking constant advantage of the handling, why buy a 1LE in the first place? It's akin to buying a pickup-truck and never putting anything in the bed, or buying a 15 passenger van for your family of 3.

The 1LE is a relatively uncompromising car. It's stiff, it tramlines, and it's slower in a straight line than a standard SS. If you don't enjoy the single benefit of those compromises, namely the excellent lateral capabilities, I don't understand why one buys the car.
Really? Because we don't track the car, we shouldn't buy an exceptional handling car that looks great? Not to mention, IF I do want to track the car, I can. It's not too difficult to change tires. If it's a daily driver, I see no issue with having a set of A/S tires, especially if you're in an area where it rains a lot.

Again, he asked about specific tires and those who own them. Not for an opinion about whether the tires are right or wrong or who should or shouldn't purchase a 1LE.

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So basically, this thread has become a bunch of people chiming in about how crappy tires are they've never owned or driven on a 1LE and then being insulting about it. That's super helpful.

Rick, the tires will be fine on your car, especially if you're not tracking the car or consistantly trying to pull 1G turns, which I'm guessing you're not.
This. The A/S 3s are doing fine on my car & I won't hesitate to do a track day with them. If I bought the car & I used it exclusively for the track it might be a different story but I like to drive it all year long so they work great. I know I'm not a good enough driver to notice the difference anyways.
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