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|Yokohama AVID W4S||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.36|
2002 Chrysler 300M Special Edition
|Miles driven on tires:||38,000|
|Location:||Saint Charles, MO|
Initial Review, 38,000 Miles on Tires
Yokohama has been a favorite of mine since 1992 and I've evolved to using it on all my cars. This car, however, calls for Ultra High Performance tires and I'm seeing two things - tire wear and noise. I get about 2 years on these tires and from 30-38k miles. I hope for 60k due to cost. The other problem is noise. The tires are dead quiet for the first year 15k miles, then I get a low "ruh ruh" sound as I drive under 40. I also get a lot of tire movement in the ruts left by heavy trucks in the asphalt, that I don't have when the tires are new. My experience for this car has spanned now 3 sets of tires, all Yokohama. I also use these and the AVID Envigor on my other cars, a Lexus and a Pacifica. I get much better performance there. St. Louis rarely see's snow like I had in my native Michigan. I'm great at snow/ice driving, but this car with these tires, I have to really baby it if I don't want to end in a ditch. So all said, if you have an Std All-Season need, these are great tires. If you have an Ultra High Performance All-Season need, they were not completely satisfactory. I've just replaced with Kumho to see if these are any better. They certainly receive high marks.