Tire Replacement Time!

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In about a month I'm going to replace my tires. What's the consensus on a quiet tire with decent wear characteristics? I'm in FL so I don't need all weather.

Car currently has some Nexens (came with them, unsure if they're original).
 

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Pierelli P7 Cinturato A/S Plus. Thank me later ;-)
 

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I agree with kocyk123 . I just put a set of Pirelli Centurium P7 Plus on my 2018 G80. They are quiet, handling is great and they are cheaper than the Michelins.
I highly recommend them.
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My OEM Michelins barely lasted 16k miles. They got noisy after first 3-4k miles. At 16k miles they were so noisy that I couldn't stand driving my car and had to buy Pirellis. Had them on my previous car and they were quiet and comfortable for the 14k miles before I sold the car. I have almost 8k miles on Pirellis now and they are as quiet and comfortable as when I got them brand new. Best all season grand touring tire in my opinion. If you decide to buy them, try ordering through pepboys. They used to have a glitch on their web allowing you to buy 245/45/18 for the price of more standard size. They also forgot to charge me the installation fee so I saved over $200 ;-)
 

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I have never had any problems with flat spots. I was gone for 10 days two weeks and (car stayed in the garage) and haven't experienced any shaking or vibration. Pirelli P7's will make you love driving your Genny again.
 

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Might be possible. Did you have that checked out? I always like to balance the wheels and ask technician to put every single wheel on the machine and spin it for me so I can check if the rims aren't bent etc. They couldn't balance out my wheels two times in the row so I asked if they can spin all 4 wheels on the machine for me and noticed that two were slightly bent. Got them fixed for $100 each and then the ride became buttery smooth. Worth checking that before putting new tires on.
 

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My car came with Bridgestone Pontenza RE970's. I'm pretty happy with 'em.
 

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I am very anal about my vehicles as well. You should try to take it back to the place where you have had your wheels balanced last time and they might be able to re-balance them for free if it wasn't too long ago. If they do, make sure you ask them to spin each wheel on the balancing machine and then look at it from all angles and you'll see if you have a rim or tire problem.
 

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Wife and I both have '15 5.0's, so...same wheels on each car. She has Michelin A/S 3's and I have Toyo Proxos 4's. I can't tell a difference in them. Her previous 15 5.0 had Continentals before I put A/S 3's on that car too. Never could tell a difference there either.

My suspicion is that tires on a car like this (inherently quiet vehicle and not truly sports oriented) are like listening to new speakers. There may be a lot of placebo effect going on. My guess would be a blind test would reveal surprising results. Then there's the type of roads people travel on the most. That can make a huge difference.
 

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Thanks for your input there mr. Bourbon and cigars. I'm guessing I have a bent wheel on my car. I was told that these tires can achieve flat spots by sitting and if they sit too long the flat spots will never go away. Not sure how true that is. I never had a car with such low profile tires. So I am still learning. When I lived back East I had connections. So I had access to balancers and lifts out here in South Dakota don't know all that many folks have to rely on the dealer. Can't say that I trust the dealer.
Totally possible to bend a wheel but it's usually an easily known event. And I've never heard of a permanent flat spot happening from 10 days of sitting. Plus you said it smooths out after 10 miles or so, so I don't think it's a bent wheel. Sounds like just a normal low profile tire to me. Mine behave pretty much the same way.
 

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