I purchased these tires in lieu of the recommended Michelin. I enjoyed the ride of my Yokohoma Avids and saw this as an opportunity for a slightly cheaper buy and a quieter ride. I had to get the goodyear tires balanced 3 times and my car aligned twice. Something about the tires totally through my drive off. I paid the dealer to assess the vibration and noise I was experiencing since the tires were installed and they kept coming back to the tires being the issue, they verified that there was nothing wrong with the installation. tires rode great @ speeds above 60 though.