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Old 01-18-2005, 07:47 PM
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Pilot sport summer vs all season

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I am getting a set of ZHP wheel off from a friend. But I need to get new tires. I think thinking getting Pilot sport summer, but when I got to the tire shop, I notice they have all season version of Pilot sport. Upon initial comparison, I notice the treadware of the AS is 400 while the summer is 220. So I guess AS will last longer, almost by 2 times.

From talking to the clerk in the tire shop, he said pilot sport AS, beside last longer, will give a more comfortable ride, quieter ride. The lost in performance in dry pavement is only marginal. I have no experience with either, so I would like to see if anyone can give me some advice.

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Yes, the Sport A/S will wear longer (but not twice as long), and will have a softer and quieter ride. Whether or not the difference is small or not is debatable, *I* feel a big difference in steering response and handling between the two. While it is not a 'night and day' difference, many of those on this forum would probably feel a noticable difference after driving them back to back. This compromise might be right for your situation, but keep in mind that it will be compromise.

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