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Old 07-13-2018, 04:24 PM
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Just to let everyone know that as of 7/1, Michelin added the 235/55/19 tire size for the Pilot Sport A/S 3+. If anyone has had these, then you're more than aware that they are night and day in performance to anything stock and Good Year. The new part number is 81227. It has not been loaded in the "what tires fit my car" drop down on Michelin's site, but they are listed on the downloadable PDF. I can only speak on my TLX with SH-Awd, I compare the difference to a sprinter taking a corner with sandals vs track shoes. If this information is worth a black on black RDX Advance, PM me.
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That's great news. Thanks.

$258.17 at TireRack.
255/45/20 is $228.97 for A-Spec. That seems unfair.

Can't buy you a RDX Advance, though. I couldn't even afford and Advance for myself.

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From my research I was between the A/S 3+, LTX Premiere and Contis DSW06+ (the new model). A/S 3+ had more road noise and less MPG than LTX. And LTX has higher tread wear warranty (but don't last to warranty so there will be a warranty claim for sure ...prorated)

Can someone convince me otherwise?

I'm planning on an A-Spec and want the dealer to swap the crap RSAs before I drive it away...
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Had Continental DWS-06 on my TLX. They were great.
I think A/S 3+ might be better but, more expensive.

I'm considering Premiere LTX because I think they're quieter but, they're not high performance.
I hadn't really planned on driving 149+ MPH.

I think they're all good and much better than the awful Goodyears.
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From my research I was between the A/S 3+, LTX Premiere and Contis DSW06+ (the new model). A/S 3+ had more road noise and less MPG than LTX. And LTX has higher tread wear warranty (but don't last to warranty so there will be a warranty claim for sure ...prorated)

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I'm planning on an A-Spec and want the dealer to swap the crap RSAs before I drive it away...
I can't speak on the LTX tires, but I can speak on the A/S 3+ and the DSW06+. My friends TLX, imo, has a little more road noise with the DSW's. I got a better deal at Costco, with the $70 off they were offering for a set of 4 Michelins, so I saved a little more than he did. Lastly, I think the dry and wet performance are very close, but I can take turns with less "noise" feedback than the DSW's, but both are solid. They may not be any quieter, or louder, just sound a little different, due to the tread. Lastly, it's just an appearance issue, but I like the way the tread looks on the A/S 3+ better. I've had those tires for a little over a year, roughly 15K+ combined driving. No issues. They truly enhance and show what SH-Awd is capable of.
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If it matters to you, The A/S 3+ are made in USA. The DWS-06 are made in Romania.
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As posted in another thread, I had these installed on my A-SPEC before I took delivery. No way was I sticking with those crappy Goodyears! The car glides through ramps and turns with these.
So far, I haven't had any rain (or snow) to test them in. (These are, of course, 20's.)



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I had 2 sets of DWS-06 on my 15 TLX and one set on my A6 as well as the Michelin’s on my A6. I rotate religiously and still get down to 4/32 in about 17K miles., but loved both of them. I found the Michelin’s a little more comfortable ride, while the DWS06 seemed a tad crisper.
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Originally Posted by Spiller View Post
From my research I was between the A/S 3+, LTX Premiere and Contis DSW06+ (the new model). A/S 3+ had more road noise and less MPG than LTX. And LTX has higher tread wear warranty (but don't last to warranty so there will be a warranty claim for sure ...prorated)

Can someone convince me otherwise?

I'm planning on an A-Spec and want the dealer to swap the crap RSAs before I drive it away...
I've had previous versions of the A/S and DWS in the past, and I was quite pleased with them both. No regrets at the time. I have the LTX Premier on my MKX now, and they are definitely the more appropriate tire for this car. If you value comfort over sport, the LTX is the way to go.
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I've had previous versions of the A/S and DWS in the past, and I was quite pleased with them both. No regrets at the time. I have the LTX Premier on my MKX now, and they are definitely the more appropriate tire for this car. If you value comfort over sport, the LTX is the way to go.
Hey HotRodW....great note here! I have them on my TLX, A-Spec and wanted them for my new RDX....and the timing was not quite there. So, I had to put on Mich. Premiere LTX. This LTX was designed for Crossovers and SUV's.
But, I sure like the A/S 3 +'s, on my TLX. They ride great, are quiet and really handle. Tire Rack told me that the A/S 3 + would actually not ride as good as the LTX's. Hmmmm....I would have bought them IF they had already been out
when I had my opt. wheels and tires put on. Missed it by 2 to 3 weeks. But, I still have that thought....would the 3+'s really have ridden harder??? It's still a "car like" vehicle. I've often put so called "car tires" on my CRV's and Gen 2
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From my research I was between the A/S 3+, LTX Premiere and Contis DSW06+ (the new model). A/S 3+ had more road noise and less MPG than LTX. And LTX has higher tread wear warranty (but don't last to warranty so there will be a warranty claim for sure ...prorated)

Can someone convince me otherwise?

I'm planning on an A-Spec and want the dealer to swap the crap RSAs before I drive it away...
I dumped my Goodyears....for the Mich. Premiere LTX's. I also put on the optional TLX wheel.....the Black Diamond Cut.....in 19" Put 255/50/19 LTX's to match the diameter of the OEM 20's. Dealer folks really liked the look of these
wheels on my white A-Spec.

My dealer gave me $1K for the OEM wheels/tires. That paid for my tires!
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