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Nokian ZLine's and they immediately improved the handling, they are also excellent in rain. Road feel is also improved along with steering response, stiffer sidewalls, gone is the floaty feel when driving, you get actual immediate feed back. The Goodyear RSA's are total crap and should not be stock on the car, it does it a huge disservice.

The Nokian's are also very affordable, within $50 a set of the Goodyear Touring and RSA's, and BF Goodrich Comp-2's. Everything else was more then $200 per tire and out of the budget.

The ZLines are UHP Tires for those who are interested.
 

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I replaced mine with Michelin sport as-3+ last fall. So much quieter than the Goodyear’s and also much better snow traction on my fwd xts. I agree that the Goodyear rsa tires should never have been standard on the xts.
 

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I am trying to decide myself on new tires. I would like the Mich sport AS3+ and also have had the Pirelli P7 on another car I had and liked those, but with having the vsport I will probably go with those for the extra performance,(giving up treadware)
 

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I just replaced the Goodyear Eagles RS-A2 tires with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500. Much quieter and they handle better. I run Blizzaks in the winter. They are quieter than the Goodyears.
 

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I put a set of Continental Extreme Contacts to replace the RSA's which were terrible in snow and worn out at 38K miles. these tires were really good Now 45K miles later the Continentals are extremely noisy and I am replacing them with Yokohama Avid Ascend GTs.
 

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I have the original tires on our 33K mile 2015 XTS Platinum.
They still have quite a bit of tread left and my wife doesn't drive that much, so they should last awhile yet.

When I replace them it will be with Vogue Custom Built Radials.
People like to talk $%&^ about them because of the stripes, but those people have obviously never owned them.
We had them on our former SLS. They're expensive, but they deliver the best ride quality of any tire I've experienced.
Vogue makes them with blackwalls now.
 

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I have the original tires on our 33K mile 2015 XTS Platinum.
When I replace them it will be with Vogue Custom Built Radials.
I never heard of them so i Googled them and the price which is about as much as other top of the line brands and tire models.

I am interested as to how they perform and ride now. Cant find any reviews.
 

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I never heard of them so i Googled them and the price which is about as much as other top of the line brands and tire models.

I am interested as to how they perform and ride now. Cant find any reviews.
They're not big sellers. I've never seen them (at least the yellow/white stripe version) on anything but a Cadillac.
The SLS had Michelins (don't remember which ones) that I thought were quiet and rode well... until I put on the Vogues.

They sell them at Walmart now. Simpletire is another good place to get them. They ship quick and I've bought a number of tires from them
 

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I put a set of Continental Extreme Contacts to replace the RSA's which were terrible in snow and worn out at 38K miles. these tires were really good Now 45K miles later the Continentals are extremely noisy and I am replacing them with Yokohama Avid Ascend GTs.
If they're cupped (wop wop noise), I've had some success rotating them left and right (with balancing).

If you're buying Vogue, you have to get the gold stripe!

I didn't realize they were still in business until a year or two ago. I figured their business had gone as flat as a whitewall tire running over a porcupine.
 

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I had Vogues (the yellow/white stripe) on my DTS when I first bought it in 2013. They looked really good, especially when they were cleaned up. My DTS was black with the chrome wheels, so the Vogues really set it off well.

However, they were not good at all for traction. We get freezing fog/black ice occasionally during the winter where I live ... not to mention about 8 months of rain. Even in the rain, they'd break traction when starting up from a stop. You really had to be very gentle to not lose traction when accelerating. Any time that we had even a little bit of snow/ice, I'd leave the DTS in the garage and take my wife's SRX. I just could not depend on the DTS with the Vogues. But once I replaced the tires (with a regular touring tire ... nothing fancy), the DTS was my go-to vehicle in snow and even packed-ice. It was just as sure-footed as our SRX AWD.

What I also noted when I replaced the Vogues (and they still had plenty of tread on them when I replaced them) is that they were noisy and rough; transmitting every nuance of the road into the car. Not what I buy Cadillacs for. The new tires were much quieter and softer/comfortable. I went through two sets of regular tires before I traded in my DTS.

My experience with Vogues was 6 years ago, so perhaps Vogues these days are better for traction, noise and comfort.
 

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I had Vogues (the yellow/white stripe) on my DTS when I first bought it in 2013. They looked really good, especially when they were cleaned up.
I swapped to ceramic pads almost immediately after I got Vogues. The dust from conventional pads was a real pain in the butt to get off.
 
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