I have a 2004 Civic Si with 300hp to the front wheels. I was worried that I was not going to be happy with these but they really did surprise me. I've taken it through very heavy rain on the freeway and it held up very well. Great grip and never once felt like I was losing traction in the rain as for road noise, it is surprisingly very tolerable.I know that there is probably a quieter set of tires but for the performance , the noise is very minimal wear is not as terrible as I thought it would be but I take very good care of my tires. The bang for the buck is definitely worth it. Only thing to watch out for is that the tire does fit a little bigger than the same sized tire. So either get a size a little smaller or trim the fenders.