After my factory tires went very quickly I might add. I switched to these tires. The road noise seemed to me to be less noticeable. The responsiveness was much improved. The wet traction was a great improvement of the stock pirelli scorpions. I drive about 160 miles to work everyday over improved and unimproved roads and the tires handle night and day better than the stock tires in my opinion. They seem to be nearing the end of their life. Considering the pirelli tires had to be replaced at 20,000 bald which these are not yet but starting to get uneven tread wear most likely from the horrible unimproved roads I travel on a daily bases.