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    New set of tires

    Last night my front left tire lost air suddenly, it is OEM Bridgestone potanza RF I went to the shop on my way home and they told me it need to be replaced and since i ave over 31K miles on it I decided to replace all 4 . This morning I went to the store and found continental and Mechlin non RF the said the Mechlin pilot sport3 are more quite and softer so I bought a set for 1000$ and I really hope they are better than the awful OEM .


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    Re: New set of tires

    Anything is better than run flats!

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    Re: New set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Fullmoon909 View Post
    Last night my front left tire lost air suddenly, it is OEM Bridgestone potanza RF I went to the shop on my way home and they told me it need to be replaced and since i ave over 31K miles on it I decided to replace all 4 . This morning I went to the store and found continental and Mechlin non RF the said the Mechlin pilot sport3 are more quite and softer so I bought a set for 1000$ and I really hope they are better than the awful OEM .
    You won't be sorry, I got the Sport3+ on mine to replace the RF tires and it's like a different car. That is money well spent. Mine were about $800 installed, and I got a $60 rebate.

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    Re: New set of tires

    I for one, do not mind the run flats. They seem smooth enough compared to what I had on other cars (Goodyear Comfortreds).

    The lack of need for spare tire is somewhat comforting (for now). I do not like the idea of filling a (compact no air) tire on the side of a road. On 2 occasions, over the years, I have had to tow the car anyway because the valves on the spares degraded or even the cap got fused to the valve where it would not come off.

    The price of run flats have dropped significantly (like $150 each for Michelins).

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    Re: New set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by OHHEY View Post
    You won't be sorry, I got the Sport3+ on mine to replace the RF tires and it's like a different car. That is money well spent. Mine were about $800 installed, and I got a $60 rebate.
    2nd for Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. Put a oem tire inflator compressor in the trunk and all is good in the event of murphy's law.

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    Re: New set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Fullmoon909 View Post
    Last night my front left tire lost air suddenly, it is OEM Bridgestone potanza RF I went to the shop on my way home and they told me it need to be replaced and since i ave over 31K miles on it I decided to replace all 4 . This morning I went to the store and found continental and Mechlin non RF the said the Mechlin pilot sport3 are more quite and softer so I bought a set for 1000$ and I really hope they are better than the awful OEM .
    I've went through two sets of the Pilot Sport A/S 3 on my previous car. They are fantastic tires, will be putting them on the ATS when the time comes.

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    Re: New set of tires

    Good choice on the A/S 3+ tires - I just bought a set for my ATS and what a difference they are in comparison to the run flats. Softer and quieter hit the nail on the head. Though $1000 seems pretty pricey, is that installed? I bought my tires in June from my dealer who charged me $745 and some change out the door installed for a set of 4.

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    Re: New set of tires

    My previous 2007 CTS came with FE3 and Bridgestone Potenza summer tires. When they wore out, I switched to the
    Mich AS/3. I felt the AS/3 cornered just as well as the summer tires. Maybe the summer tires would grab better at 100+ MPH,
    but I don't need that and don't go to a track.

    Now my 16 ATS has the standard runflats. Even with the runflats and FE2, the ATS corners great.
    I have a lease, so I don't plan to change. I think staying with the 17" runflats will smooth out the ride a bit.

    The Mich AS/3+ is supposed to be even better than AS/3.

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    Re: New set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by idealdreams View Post
    Good choice on the A/S 3+ tires - I just bought a set for my ATS and what a difference they are in comparison to the run flats. Softer and quieter hit the nail on the head. Though $1000 seems pretty pricey, is that installed? I bought my tires in June from my dealer who charged me $745 and some change out the door installed for a set of 4.
    All tires sold in Saudi Arabia are with installation

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    Re: New set of tires

    Quote Originally Posted by artscadillac View Post
    My previous 2007 CTS came with FE3 and Bridgestone Potenza summer tires. When they wore out, I switched to the
    Mich AS/3. I felt the AS/3 cornered just as well as the summer tires. Maybe the summer tires would grab better at 100+ MPH,
    but I don't need that and don't go to a track.

    Now my 16 ATS has the standard runflats. Even with the runflats and FE2, the ATS corners great.
    I have a lease, so I don't plan to change. I think staying with the 17" runflats will smooth out the ride a bit.

    The Mich AS/3+ is supposed to be even better than AS/3.
    Good luck with that my 2015 ATS has 29K now on the 17" R/Fs and they ride just as hard now as when new, due to primarily hyway driving I don't mind that much , its only on washboard surface's or bumps that you really get the jolting effect, they still look good tread wise but I will change out in a few K more miles [ only rated 30 K] for non R/Fs Michelin Premiers from Costco.

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    Re: New set of tires

    i had the mich primacy run flats on my new 2015 ats, and got rid of them with only 3000 miles, the ride was bone jarring. spent 800 for the a/s3+ including install, and could not be more pleased. the handling is fantastic, and the ride is improved by about 40%.

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    Re: New set of tires

    Could not get rid of the run flats soon enough. Bought a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Best tire I have every owned. great performance in all wet and dry conditions. This would not be a good tire for snow.

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    Re: New set of tires

    I went with Continental CDWS 06 or something like that cause the Bridgestone RF Summer Tires weren't worth a shit in the snow. Now I feel like I can go anywhere and the ride is great.

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    Re: New set of tires

    I don't find the Run flats that bad. You guys should send me all your take offs and I will never have to buy tires.

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    Re: New set of tires

    I went with Pirelli P Zero (not Nero). $109 each out the door, mounted, balanced, nitrogen and tax. They are being closed out.

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    I've been wondering about the impact on the front end with RFs as opposed to standard tires.

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