Although these tires offer a ton of grip, they are somewhat noisy, have a rougher ride (due to tread design, not sidewall stiffness), and tend to flat spot if they sit for a few days. I have had a hard time balancing these tires as well. Overall, I would not recommend them. I should have stuck with Michelin. As quickly as I can wear these tires out, I will be going back to the Michelin's. Most likely I will purchase the Pilot Super Sports. I have heard nothing but favorable reviews about them.