I bought these tires AGAIN,they were GREAT after 50,000 miles driven on them and they're reasonably priced in this size. The price/performance of the Grid is pretty good.
My Acura TL is a 6 speed manual, I do not know what the fuss is about the Loud noise is about these tires? They are NOT as bad as everyone is making them out to be. The tires Are GREAT performance tires, and Unbelievable in the SNOW Almost like winter tires.
(particularly wet performance), they are pretty Good with Traction control OFF, in the First half of the TREAD life of the tire. towards the middle to end of the tires TREAD the tires to Break loose when I excellerate at a light BUT remember I have a 6 speed manual and 270 HP, Acura TL so its not a very slow, so do break loose the tires is very easy if you wanted to.
The Grid noise I do NOT hear any worse than another Perfomance tire. but the noise is less than the wind noise at high speed on asphalt. The only time I heard them howl was on a Metal Bridge and Everyones tires Howl on this Bridge crossing. They do transmit impact noise on bumps on the highway, BUt most cars at this Low profile rating of 45 series would. I think the noise levels are reasonable for this tire profile on this car.
I have not seen any Tire side wall bubbles from this TIRE, driving on them for 3 years now. and I have hit many pot holes in IN NYC and north jersey,
I have pushed the tires, Launch GREAT in dry. They do just fine in my typical high-speed, heavy traffic and some city driving. including the cold and wet. Steering feels confident with these tires.
Also winter exposure, Is Very wonderful, very good and I have run them in light snow and ice. I broke them free on purpose both accelerating and braking. They did fine.
I have driven from Pennsylvania-Vermont, in the middle of winter to go skiing. These tires were doing just great on unplowed snowy roads on the highway, and in local towns, up in Vermont.
I purchased another set this month,Love them New.