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Last December I finally replaced the horrible Uniroyal tires which came on my used CT. After 9k miles, let me just say, I wish I had bitten the bullet sooner! Fuel Economy is up! Noise is down! Grip is WAY up (especially in wet)!!!

Michelin Premier A/S

I never liked Michelin before. They always seem to be way to pricey for so little grip. I spend a lot of time on twisty country highways and interstates at robust speeds. These tires are amazing.
https://shop.michelinman.com/tire/michelin/premier-a-s/225-60-r18-100-h

Just wanted to share in case anyone is looking for a CT tire recommendation.
 

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I have two Crosstours. My used CT came with Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires. 11,000 miles on these tires and I HATE them. Traction in all conditions is subpar and they feel unsafe to me in the rain.
The other CT has a new set of Michelin Premier LTX tires. The ride is a bit "stiffer" but I do not see this as a negative. I prefer the Michelin tires because they are quieter on the highway, feel more secure around town and absolutely blow the Uniroyal tires away when the roads are wet. I have no winter experience on either tire.
Oddly, the Michelin site does not list a fitment for the Premier LTX on the Crosstour, but they did when I bought my set as I spoke with a Michelin rep before I bought them.
 

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OEM Tire Size: 225/60R18 you can pretty much match any larger or smaller rim on that diameter.

I liked the OEM Michelin Latitude Tour HP, you can go 110 in a rain storm and not know the road was wet... but due to an alignment issue, I ruined the set.

I have been running 245/45R20 Continental Extreme Contact DWS (the older version) for several years now (since fall of 14), and they are definitely louder than OEM, but they handle corners a lot better. Although the wider but lower profile tire actually gives me worse straight and rain handling than the narrower softer OEMs.

Personally, for my next set of tires I'm going to downsize to 19" rims.
 

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When I was shopping, I reached out to Michelin for advice on Premier A/S vs LTX for my 4WD v6 CT. Based on my 99.9% road use (20k/yr) the recommended the Premier A/S. It is the road going passenger oriented tire. The LTX is stiffer and better suited if I was taking my CT off road at all. My off roading is a grassy field parking lot at a concert or my yard. :)

Do yourself a favor, get those Tiger Paws off ASAP. I lived with mine way to long. Get them back from the tire shop and sell them on CL if they are not too worn. Mine were a 60k pair.
 

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The LTX has a stiffer sidewall and would be better for a CT (or really a Pilot) going off road some. Zero complaints after 20k.

When I ordered my A/S, the warehouse overroad my order and shipped LTX. The shop installed them. I made them take them back off, and get me the A/S I ordered! :) I will take the recommendation of Michelin C.S. over some dude/dudette in a warehouse.
 

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Getting new Michelin Premier A/S grand touring.

The LTX has a stiffer sidewall and would be better for a CT (or really a Pilot) going off road some. Zero complaints after 20k.

When I ordered my A/S, the warehouse overroad my order and shipped LTX. The shop installed them. I made them take them back off, and get me the A/S I ordered! :) I will take the recommendation of Michelin C.S. over some dude/dudette in a warehouse.

My Latitudes have 40K on them and are cupped very badly. I am hoping it is because I wasn't diligent in rotating them for the last 20K. I'm still averaging 27.7 mpg v6 2015 EX-L

Heading to the shop today to get a set of Premier A/S put on with a fresh alignment. I will report back on ride, noise, and mpg after a few thousand miles.

Ok guys?
 

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Ok, so far kind of disappointing. After 2000 miles, my MPG has dropped from an average of 27.8 to 26.3.

I'm hoping this is because it's winter, and (I know it's bad) I idle my car early in the mornings to warm it up a bit before I take off for work.

FYI, I do about 66% highway 33% town.

I'll keep tracking it, and see if the new tires aren't more to the old average after the summer time.
 

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New member. I posted this question on the General Discussion forum prior to noticing this thread focusing on tires, wheels, and suspension.
I have a 2012 EX -L 4WD with the 3.5L and nav. Bought it new in 2014. Currently (July 2020) 49K. (I know, I have not driven her much!) Replaced the stock Michelin tires with same size Yokohama Ascend GT's at around 45K. Now I have a significant vibration whenever I accelerate hard but especially around 40 mph. Any thoughts?
 

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Last month I just put a 2nd set of Sumitomo HTR AS P02 100V directional tires on my 240k mile 2012 Crosstour. Extremely pleased with this High Performance tire. We went the full 60k warranty in just over 2 years. Last year we paid $140 each. I was thrilled to find them on Tirerack for $100 each.
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Tires and Shoes are two things in my life that I will not make a decision based on price. Michelins or Continentals are the way to go. In a vehicle like the Crosstour you have to rotate the tire often because the tail of the vehicle is lighter and tends to bounce. This bouncing causes the tires to cup. If your lucky enough to have a Discount Tire in you area watch for rebate offers from the manufacturer and then they have additional offers of no interest and additional rebates for using their card.
 

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Tires and Shoes are two things in my life that I will not make a decision based on price. Michelins or Continentals are the way to go. In a vehicle like the Crosstour you have to rotate the tire often because the tail of the vehicle is lighter and tends to bounce. This bouncing causes the tires to cup. If your lucky enough to have a Discount Tire in you area watch for rebate offers from the manufacturer and then they have additional offers of no interest and additional rebates for using their card.
My Sumitomo HTR AS P02 tires are ranked #3 out of 16 in the High Performance category. I relish the fact I paid $500 for 4 tires mounted and balanced at my local tire shop. Tires need not cost a $1000 a set to be good. I don't feel I've sacrificed anything.
 

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Ok fellows though I would post some pics of my wheel
/ break upgrade...
I got alittle crazy at the tire shop went w 255/55/18 Cooper Evolution HT’s they fit perfect & look bad ass fitmit come out very nice Zero rub at max turn radius in both aspects full turn... but will say they ride like a Wale lol.... handling is like a truck thought it would response a bit better these are SUV truck.tires & they look great & I’m pleasantly surprised about the ride it’s plush, but handling suxs so consider which direction u would like to go...Theses are going to be my winter tires & have a set of LEXANI UHP’s on the way to finish out the summer... will post later... here’s the look enclosed ....
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If you want a nice brake upgrade I couldn’t be more happy about the Concept 1 E Line slotted/drilled ceramic set up I went with as it stops on a dime. Probably over kill but not complaining 👍 the Coopers are nice but very plush not gonna be jamming it through mountain roads... although I’m going for a bigger stance approach...
So here we go, feedback welcome please!!!
 

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I went with Pirelli's this time and have been quite happy.

Other things that are about as good as getting new tires:

New guitar strings.

A new bicycle chain for my gravel bike or one of the small herd of mountain bikes in my stable.
(I check the chain wear and replace them before they exceed .75 over so the drive train lasts for 1,000's of miles)
 
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