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Old 03-08-2007, 12:56 PM   #21
Scottie
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Originally Posted by blukestrel View Post
Consumer Reports recommended the Exaltos, or even better, the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 for V-rated all-season tires.
Yes, I saw that in Consumer Reports as well. Which is why I was quite supprised to see that HX MXM4s have some of the lowest customer survey numbers on the Tire Rack site. Who's more accurate, Consumer Reports or actual buyers, don't know. But keep in mind, in that same issue of Consumer Reports, none of the D-SLR cameras were rated as having "Excellent" image quality, yet many Point and Shoots were. Go figure.

Looking at the Slalom and Lap times, plus Braking distance and Average Cornering force results from Tire Rack's testing. The RE960AS seems to have the smallest difference between wet and dry conditions, so it would likely be a good choice for those who like driving in the rain without the need for drastic changes in driving style. In that same testing, the Pilot Exalto A/S seems to hang right in there with its sibling, the Pilot Sport A/S, which makes me wonder about those UTQG Traction ratings of A (Exalto) and AA (Sport). The Exalto also has Michelin's LMAS (Life Maximized All-season) tread compound, so I assume as the miles add up, the Exalto would likely overtake the Sport in performance.
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Last edited by Scottie; 03-12-2007 at 01:04 PM.
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