Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64

2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5I Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 17,000
Location: Cleveland, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 17,000 Miles on Tires
June 26, 2012

So far, these tires have been great. About the best you could expect from an All-season tire. The tires have excellent wet and dry traction, especially while cornering. The difference between these and the OEM Yoko ADVAN A82A tires is like night and day. The Advan's would hydroplane with the smallest amount of water. These can easily take 1/2" of standing water at 45mph with no problem.
As for snow traction, if I wanted anything better, I'd need to buy dedicated snow tires. They perform much better in loose snow and slush than hard pack, but that is the case for most non dedicated snow tires.
After 17,000 there is only 2/32 of wear on all tires (with proper rotation). I should easily get the warranty tread life out of these tires and then some. Even the shoulders are holding up really well. **ONE NOTE** - I did have to increase the cold air pressure over the OEM rating by 10% to achieve even tread wear. Possibly due to using a 89Y vs. 88V service rating. (the sidewalls are much more stiff in the Pilot Sport A/S Plus than the ADVAN A82A.

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