I just bought these tires and I switched from the Eagle F1's. When i got the tires put on it was a night and day difference. I could tell the difference right out of the tire shop that I had made an excellent choice. I made the choice from reading the reviews and comments that were made. The grip on the tires is very nice and no road noise at all. I got caught in the rain heading to the other side of town going to a party. I hate driving in the rain period. But with the new tire I actually for got it was raing and went on to the party. The tires just drove straight through the rain like it was dry pavement. Excellent choice for the money, i really want to see how long they last.