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      03-05-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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Recommendation of all season tire?

What's a good all season tire that has strong performance characteristics? Are the all season really that much better in wet and light snow as let's say. Michelin pilot super sport?
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      03-06-2017, 02:01 AM   #2
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I have the Michelin AS 3+. Overall quite happy with them. Perform well in the dry and wet, but traction in the snow isn't the greatest.
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What's a good all season tire that has strong performance characteristics? Are the all season really that much better in wet and light snow as let's say. Michelin pilot super sport?
i haven't tried personally but i'd be afraid to drive my PSS in light snow.
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      03-06-2017, 02:41 PM   #4
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I just ordered a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ from costco with the $70 off coupon plus another $60 free installation code.

Looks like the 3 best All Season tires are the Michelin, Continental, and Pirelli. You can't really go wrong with either, but Michelin has a good deal going on right now and probably the most reliable of the 3.
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What's a good all season tire that has strong performance characteristics? Are the all season really that much better in wet and light snow as let's say. Michelin pilot super sport?
Michelin PSS are not terrible in the rain, but downright dangerous in even light snowfall. The rubber turns into hockey puck level hardness and behaves like it with temperatures below freezing in my experience.
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I've run multiple sets of both.

If you get little snow, buy the Michelin AS 3+.
If you get snow, buy the Continental DWS 06.
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I just ordered a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ from costco with the $70 off coupon plus another $60 free installation code.

Looks like the 3 best All Season tires are the Michelin, Continental, and Pirelli. You can't really go wrong with either, but Michelin has a good deal going on right now and probably the most reliable of the 3.
Will Costco install a non-RFT tire on a car that comes with RFTs?
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Will Costco install a non-RFT tire on a car that comes with RFTs?
i dont see why not
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      03-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #10
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Another vote for Continental DWS 06.
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      03-07-2017, 10:53 AM   #11
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Kumho tires are surprisingly good all seasons with lots of grip in wet or dry for dirt cheap. Can't think of the specific model but look for any hi performance all season tire they make.
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Another vote for DWS 06. Quiet, comfy, good grip in wet/dry. Just a bit soft for "sporty" driving, but that comes with anything other than the runflats really.
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The DWS are amazing. I use them as my "winter" tire in stock 18" sizes.
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Pilot Sport AS 3+ very sporty great response and phenomenal so far in cold dry wet and very decent in snow
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Its snowing now but Ill post pics later...nice tire. 1 vote for michelin pilot sport as 3+
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Pirelli p zero all season plus revised 2016 compound were reviewed to be the best of the bunch by tirerack
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Continental DWS 06 I an them on my x1 this winter and I had very little trouble with up to 8 inches of snow. I only had some trouble on roads with 1/4 inch of ice. Great tire, but be careful because Continental is known for soft sidewalls which fail if you hit too many potholes. This tire has a stiffer sidewall than most continentals, so they may have fixed the problem. I had an Audi S4 with Continental Contact 2 or 3 and one tire had 9 bubbles on the inside of the tire due to potholes. Needless to say I had to replace all tires due to it being an Audi.
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Pirelli p zero all season plus revised 2016 compound were reviewed to be the best of the bunch by tirerack
I love the Tirerack reviews. They found the P zero to be the most well rounded of the bunch, not as sporty as the AS/3+, not as good in snow as the DWS 06 but better at just about everything else. Sounded like a really well balanced performance tire. I personally went for the Pilot Sport AS 3+ after watching that review because I wanted the sportiest handling AS tire.
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I just ordered a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ from costco with the $70 off coupon plus another $60 free installation code.

Looks like the 3 best All Season tires are the Michelin, Continental, and Pirelli. You can't really go wrong with either, but Michelin has a good deal going on right now and probably the most reliable of the 3.
Will Costco install a non-RFT tire on a car that comes with RFTs?
No, Costco will not install non runflats.
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No, Costco will not install non runflats.
They will. They installed mine. You just have to sign a waiver.
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No, Costco will not install non runflats.
They will. They installed mine. You just have to sign a waiver.
Ok that's great news because last time I tried, about 2 years ago, they wouldn't. Thanks for the update!
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If you have issues, then just drop the rims off (and not with the car). Then they will install whatever you want on them (since the liability isn't at Costco for you picking the wrong tires).

OP, any full summer tires are sudden death in the snow. My Pilot Sports were nothing shy of suicidal in 1/8" of slush. You need siping (slits in the tread) to give you traction on snow/ice, and that isn't on full summer tire.
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