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Old 09-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #26
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Nvm, wrong link...
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #27
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Best I could find.

FWIW, my old DWSs (225/45/17) last year did exactly as the above mentioned review. Controlled while driving, yet playful in the lot as the provided video (which states Michelin Pilot Sport 3, assuming it is an A/S3...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4u7KBlXCUk

If I can get my local Americas Tire to do some similar pricing I will consider the Michelins and try them out. If I dont like them, Ill just replace them with the DWSs again (in the new size for the stock wheels 235/40/18).

Those are not A/S 3's. Michelin makes a summer tire that is the Pilot Sport 3.

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...3/tire-details
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #28
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Those are not A/S 3's. Michelin makes a summer tire that is the Pilot Sport 3.

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...3/tire-details
I understand what models Michelin makes, thus putting a disclaimer regarding the video. Also how do YOU know it is not a typo in the first place?

On the flip side, if that IS a summer PS3, that might have to be the very best tire ever made.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #29
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Don't take it personal. I was just pointing out that they have a summer tire with that exact title. Additionally, the video was posted before the A/S 3 was available to the public.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:15 PM   #30
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Don't take it personal. I was just pointing out that they have a summer tire with that exact title. Additionally, the video was posted before the A/S 3 was available to the public.
No worries. Video upload date wise, you might be on something...
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #31
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Has anyone else tried the A/S 3s?

I just upgraded from an '08 2.5i to a '13 Sport Limited. I had Continental DWS tires on the '08, and in comparison, the '13 with OEM Avids feels terrible on curvy highways. I'm also switching from a manual to the CVT though, so I probably tend to be in a higher "gear," but it definitely feels like there isn't much traction.

I liked the DWSs, but think I'll go for the A/S 3s if I can find a little more good feedback about them.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #32
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I'm waiting on my car delivery but they are going on as soon as it shows up so I'll be sure to post up my impressions. I have the DWS on my BMW and I don't care for them. Real soft sidewall and numb steering. Doesn't inspire confidence on even a subtle turning on-ramp.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #33
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Has anyone else tried the A/S 3s?

I just upgraded from an '08 2.5i to a '13 Sport Limited. I had Continental DWS tires on the '08, and in comparison, the '13 with OEM Avids feels terrible on curvy highways. I'm also switching from a manual to the CVT though, so I probably tend to be in a higher "gear," but it definitely feels like there isn't much traction.

I liked the DWSs, but think I'll go for the A/S 3s if I can find a little more good feedback about them.
Just got these about a week ago. Here's my post in a different forum...

So I've put about 125 miles on these tires now and I have say that, I like them, I like'em a lot. There was some initial issue with road noise, but after about 100 miles on them, the AS3s are as quiet as the Dunlops. However, it may just be that I got use to the noise too? Probably not though, because the slight "flump, flump, flump" sound the tires made at low speeds (15-40 mph) initially is almost non-existent now.

In terms of handling, the AS3s are just as good as the Dunlops based on my on-ramp test. Don't know if it actually is or not, but the AS3s sidewall also feels like it's stiffer than the Dunlops. The AS3s are noticeably smoother than the Dunlops, though overall comfort (i.e., absorbing road imperfections, rolling over cracks, etc...) seems about the same between the two. So far, I'm happy with the tire. If it performs in the snow and cold, I'll be even happier as I'll have a tire that performs like a summer tire, but with the added utility.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:39 PM   #34
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I just installed the AS3s this past weekend and so far they seem great. I've only had good weather though. I have 300 miles on them so far. I didn't notice much increase in road noise, but I did notice an increase in vibration felt through the pedals and seat. That seems to have gone away after 100-150 miles though. The dry grip is great, and on par with the Dunlop. Possibly better, but I haven't really tested though. The initial severing response is better than the Dunlops. As soon as you turn the wheel you can feel the tires react instantaneously. I did notice a dip in the fuel mileage on my last tank, which included 200 miles on the new tires, it was down about 1.5 mpg. I have 100 miles on my tank now, and it seems back to normal, so who knows.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #35
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How would you guys compare the new A/S 3 to the A/S Plus? Is there really a significant difference in terms of overall performance in all the conditions?

Thanks
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #36
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getting these on friday.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:23 AM   #37
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Any further comments on these tires now that you've all (presumably) had them for a while?

I'm looking to replace my 2012 STi's Dunlop SP600s because they're noisy as all hell now, and while I'd normally consider a summer tire (I have a dedicated winter set), I'd like to be able to not worry about freak snowstorms in the spring... and the reviews of the A/S 3 really paint it to be as capable as a lot of summer-only tires.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:46 AM   #38
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I still like them more than my DWS's, but I'm not really a tire aficionado and I'm not even an aggressive driver (just a New Yorker, so maybe that qualifies). They're stiffer (but well documented here that the DWS are not stiff enough), and they did well in the seemingly never ending snow and cold we had this winter in NY. I've probably put more miles on them in bad weather than good, but they seem great in both.
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:13 PM   #39
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I can't wait to try these A/S 3s. Just trying to find some wheels at the moment.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:42 AM   #40
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While I haven't had these tires on my 2008 WRX, I had them on my previous Genesis Coupe. They were fantastic. Handled superbly at the limit and comfortable when not. Much better than the Bridgestone Potenzas that were on it before.

I am waiting until the Hankook Ventus V12's currently on my WRX give out before picking up a set of them.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:18 AM   #41
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I've had 2 sets of DWS's on 2 different cars and they were ok to good.

These are my latest tires are in my opinion the perfect tire.

Michelin Pilot Sort A/S 3. I opt'ed for V rated instead of W hoping they would ride nice and not to firm.

They are perfect! The ride is smooth and quite. They dont make much road noise. Handling feels like the stock Dunlops. Best of all I drove during one of the last icy mornings last month. Combined with the 14' 5dr AWD I had no problems staying on the road.

I think they are the best all season tire to date. My Dunlop SP Sport 01 tires came off within 300 miles of car delivery. I've never had dedicated winter tires, but I have owned many other brands. I now have 3000 mi on them. I still love the handling.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:09 PM   #42
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Anyone using these as a 3 season tire only and if so can anybody compare these to a dedicated summer tire? I run Pilot Alpin PA3 tires in the winter, but my stock Potenza RE050As are pretty much shot now, and rather than replace them with another summer like the Pilot Super Sport, I was considering getting these instead. This would be mainly because here in PA we get a lot of cold periods in late fall and early spring where summer tires are suboptimal, but I would rather not have to stay on winter tires for extra months on either end. I never track the car but do enjoy good performance.

Also, most of the reviews for these tires are for the W rated version. Is there a significant performance hit when using the V rated version instead?
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:19 PM   #43
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Edited to discourage flamer comments since I didnt realize this was a ps as thread lol.
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Anyone using these as a 3 season tire only and if so can anybody compare these to a dedicated summer tire? I run Pilot Alpin PA3 tires in the winter, but my stock Potenza RE050As are pretty much shot now, and rather than replace them with another summer like the Pilot Super Sport, I was considering getting these instead. This would be mainly because here in PA we get a lot of cold periods in late fall and early spring where summer tires are suboptimal, but I would rather not have to stay on winter tires for extra months on either end. I never track the car but do enjoy good performance.

Also, most of the reviews for these tires are for the W rated version. Is there a significant performance hit when using the V rated version instead?
to me they are a three season tire because it's winter traction and performance is very weak ... they do not have the ultimate grip of a max or extreme performance summer tire but, they are very good in the wet and can out perform the best all-season offerings in the dry.
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to me they are a three season tire because it's winter traction and performance is very weak ... they do not have the ultimate grip of a max or extreme performance summer tire but, they are very good in the wet and can out perform the best all-season offerings in the dry.
This about sums these up. They don't brick up like a summer tire...but they also DO NOT handle snow worth a darn. But the warm weather capability of these tires is bordering on astonishing.
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