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    Report on Mich PS A/S 3+. Best money I've ever spent on a car !!!!!

    Had the Mich. 01925 installed on Front and Mich. 17759 on the rear last week. Took a 400 mile trip this week and I cannot believe the difference it makes on my C7. Now what you have to watch out for on any forum are those who - when they buy something - all of a sudden it's the greatest thing for mankind and you must jump on the bandwagon . I'll try to keep my enthusiasm subdued . First off: the ride is significantly less noisy. Wish I had taken some DB readings on the same road with the old and new tires to give something other than my feelings. Glad I didn't spend more than the $30 I spent on trunk insulation hoping to reduce the old tire hum. There is NO road noise I can blame on the tires. Now it's just wind noise. Secondly: the OE tires pressure would would rise 6#'s each on any road trip. The new tires have no temp rise - none. Third: None of the "chunk-bump" over a road divot. My Mag Ride takes care of all of it. AND Mich give a 45,000 mile warranty on these tires. Fourth: I don't feel any difference in handling. Kept in cruise at 62mph around 40mph turns and the C7 just went around as usual. Well - that's my report and I'm sticking with it
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    Thank you tlippy for that excellent, precise, and detailed review.

    Yours was eloquent, and echoes what my friend with a 2015 SR said about his feelings about hi sputting that tire on his Corvette.
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    They are indeed great tires! I've had mine since just right it the first of the year and love them. I have several thousand miles on mine with no complaints. They great in the cold and rain as well. I highly recommend them for anyone who won't likely track their car.
    Though one small observation, tlippy - the air pressures you've noted doubtfully are due to the tires. More likely the installer filled them with straight nitrogen instead of plain old air. The nitrogen is more stable in changing temps, as well as has less moisture, both if which will contribute to steadier long term tire pressures. Many dealers now use it regularly, even on low-end cars.
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    Did u go with the ZP (run-flat) flavor?
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    I'm happy with the A/S3+ ZP's I had installed recently. To tell you the truth my fronts were down to the cords (35,000 miles on OEMs) so a set of dry rotted tires off a grandmother's Buick would have rode better. 50 feet from the tire store I was smiling. I did a weekend run up to RT 66 so I had a variety of roads to experience fresh "skins" on. The best test is when you forget you even have new tires on because of the lack of drama.
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    I purchased a set of the Micheline AS tires and ended up with a set of tires that were apparently "blems" that vibrated at highway speeds. I took it to the Chevy dealer and was told that my wheels were bent. I had purchased the wheels from a guy on this forum as "take offs" and sent him a nasty message... which he responded appropriately. I built a wheel jig to fix the wheels and found that the wheels were in fact, perfectly round and aligned. The dealer was wrong and it was the tires that were the culprit. I guess the moral to the story is.... don't buy your tires on-line - - you may get "blems" which are not round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntonkin View Post
    I purchased a set of the Micheline AS tires and ended up with a set of tires that were apparently "blems" that vibrated at highway speeds. I took it to the Chevy dealer and was told that my wheels were bent. I had purchased the wheels from a guy on this forum as "take offs" and sent him a nasty message... which he responded appropriately. I built a wheel jig to fix the wheels and found that the wheels were in fact, perfectly round and aligned. The dealer was wrong and it was the tires that were the culprit. I guess the moral to the story is.... don't buy your tires on-line - - you may get "blems" which are not round.
    Funny that U'd post this. I experienced this same sequence. My new Mich tires have a pulsing vibration at speeds between 50 mph and 70 mph. Took them back to Discount tire and they told my 2 left rims were bent. Went to a wheel expert and indeed my rims are bent. Getting them fixed net week. $125 each rim.
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    Tlippy, what type of rims do you have? It usually doesn't take that much to put a slight bend in even the best rims. Just look at the balancing weights on some cars. Were your bends that bad that they needed to be fixed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntonkin View Post
    I purchased a set of the Micheline AS tires and ended up with a set of tires that were apparently "blems" that vibrated at highway speeds. I took it to the Chevy dealer and was told that my wheels were bent. I had purchased the wheels from a guy on this forum as "take offs" and sent him a nasty message... which he responded appropriately. I built a wheel jig to fix the wheels and found that the wheels were in fact, perfectly round and aligned. The dealer was wrong and it was the tires that were the culprit. I guess the moral to the story is.... don't buy your tires on-line - - you may get "blems" which are not round.
    Michelin does not sell out of specification "blems"...…. Know this for a fact---way too much liability on a Especially on a tire with the speed rating as this car requires. Need to do some research and in fact, why not contact Michelin formally before spreading this type of baseless rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireeagle View Post
    Tlippy, what type of rims do you have? It usually doesn't take that much to put a slight bend in even the best rims. Just look at the balancing weights on some cars. Were your bends that bad that they needed to be fixed?
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    What's the highest mileage that anyone has put on the A/S Michelins? I had a set of the non runflats that were fantastic for about 3k miles, at which time they became noisy and the wet traction was horrible.

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    Fact is the wheels are perfectly straight and round and that leaves the tires.... not baseless at all and not a "rumor". If you can't make a legitimate comment, maybe you should just shut up.
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    Let's please keep all posts civil. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsvette View Post
    Let's please keep all posts civil. Thank you.
    Thank You---some do not always deal with facts very well.

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    thanks for the review! at 8300+ miles, my Sport Cup 2s need replacing...I think I will be going with the AS 3+'s. Local Chevy dealer actually has them installed for less than tire rack!
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