I switched to this tire from the OE tire which was a bridgestone run flat. i had horrible experience with them. I installed this tire and it was a world of difference. the car drives better and rides smoother and is quiter. There will have to be a lot of advances in RFT's before i ever purchase another. Their time just has not come. The tire design looks agressive and looks like it would be noisy but that is not the case at all. haven't had them long enough to evaluate treadwear. I am positive it will meet expectation of this type of tire.