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Old 12-30-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question RE960AS vs Advas S4

Rankings on TireRack.com are very close except for deep snow and ice which I don't care about because I have a set of snows for winter.

Anyone have experience with both that can point out comparative advantages and disadvantages?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....+Pole+Position

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....odel=ADVAN+S.4

edit: oops Advan not Advas
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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if you have snow tires then why do you need a AS tires instead of good summer tires?
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
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I prefer the RE960 for the steering response and ride quality. They also wear better than the Advan S4 but, both are very good tires
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, Luke!

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if you have snow tires then why do you need a AS tires instead of good summer tires?
I live in New England where both spring and fall include several months when temps can be in the 30s and 40s and snow is possible but its not worth running snow tires. Plus I want something I can use on unpaved roads.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #5
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bump for more comments

also, what about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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bump because there is now a $60/set rebate program on Michelins

considering Advan S4 vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

This is for a Mercedes S500 not a Subaru; it has a set of snow tires so snow performance is not critical for the all-season set
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:40 PM   #7
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Check out the BF Goodrich Super Sport A/S. They came in second after RE960 in the tirerack test and are cheaper than both of these tires. I know that Discount Tire currently has rebates on Michellin and BF Goodrich. Here is a link to the test: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=106
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I don't understand the high rating for the 960's. Mine flatspot when my car sits for a while and the tire dealer told me this was normal...for a tire THIS expensive that sucks.
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I've had a set of RE960s for a while now. They've always been underwhelming in the Winter. To top that off, a couple weekends last Summer of autocross-related heat cycling nuked the crap out of them (didn't have race tires for whatever reason those few times). I've seen other all seasons fare better under those circumstances. So now they have a bunch of tread left, but they have less grip than the stock RE92s that have sat in my garage for 2 years. Though I'm sure I'll get a lot more miles out of them for pure wear without heavy braking or cornering, they're generally terrible for grip, and I won't be buying them again.
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I don't understand the high rating for the 960's. Mine flatspot when my car sits for a while and the tire dealer told me this was normal...for a tire THIS expensive that sucks.
I'd MUCH rather have a tire that flatspots a bit after sitting but performs well than a ****ty tire that isnt prone to a bit of flatspotting
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