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      04-16-2021, 10:13 AM   #1
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Michelin CrossClimate2?

Hi, I have my old Perelli RFT 225/45R18 tire, I am thinking of switch to non-RFT. I notice this Costco Michelin tire sale, and run into a very popular tire crossclimate2. My only concern is someone reported a greatly reduced fuel economy on Highway (20%). It makes me hesitant. Has anyone used this tire? If not anyone has any recommendations on Michellin all-season tires? Thanks
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Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4

since NY roads are in poor condition, consider increasing tire size to 235/45/18. it's slightly taller and will provide a better ride, impact protection and also better handling with 10mm more width. additionally, it reduces the fenderwell gap for nicer appearance.

here is a 340i x-drive, 225/45/18 upgraded to 235/45/18...https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...+235%2F45%2F18

although this upsize is perfectly fine and safe many Costco's will not put on non-OEM sizes due to liability. it won't hurt to ask, though...
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Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4

since NY roads are in poor condition, consider increasing tire size to 235/45/18. it's slightly taller and will provide a better ride, impact protection and also better handling with 10mm more width. additionally, it reduces the fenderwell gap for nicer appearance.

here is a 340i x-drive, 225/45/18 upgraded to 235/45/18...https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...+235%2F45%2F18

although this upsize is perfectly fine and safe many Costco's will not put on non-OEM sizes due to liability. it won't hurt to ask, though...
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Thank you so much! Pilot sport looks like a solid option with very good reviews. I live in NJ, but generally also crappy roads as in NY.
How do they perform in snow? I rarely drive in heavy snow, but will sometimes drive on light new snow.
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Thank you so much! Pilot sport looks like a solid option with very good reviews. I live in NJ, but generally also crappy roads as in NY.
How do they perform in snow? I rarely drive in heavy snow, but will sometimes drive on light new snow.
the pilot sport all season 4 is an ultra high performance all season and will handle much better than the cross climate in typical dry or wet conditions during normal to sporty driving but is only rated good in light snow.

the cross climate is rated #1 for grand touring all seasons and excellent in snow, but will not handle as well as the pilot sport all season 4 during sporty driving since it is NOT an ultra high performance all season.

it depends on what is most important to you.
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Your profile says you live in NY. If you live in Buffalo or the like you need the Cross Climate 2. There's no way it gets 20% lower gas mileage. Whoever reported that is a knucklehead.
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[QUOTE=Billfitz;27485076. There's no way it gets 20% lower gas mileage. [/QUOTE]

+1

There are no two sets of street tires in the same size that could make that much difference in fuel economy.
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