I replaced the OEM Michelins with these tires. The ride improved so much that It actually feels like a new car. The noise level dropped so much that my SUV now literally silent. Read the reviews on Tire Rack and now almost two years later I am writing one. Michelins tires have always cost me a small fortune so I thought I would try something else. Yokohama tires were never my favorite due to tire wear and noise problems I have had in the past with them. This tire partially makes up for the past. I have never purchased tires based on price so dont let the price of these mislead you. I have had tires that became noisey after ten thousand miles, these tires have 25000 miles on them and I am still impressed. Tire Rack has been my only tire source for 12 years I dont believe that a company can be ran any better than the way they are ran.