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I put Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on my 2018 GTR and they've been fantastic. Cornering and acceleration is much more controlled vs the stock Falken's.

They're not all-season, so I can't compare directly to the A/S models. (I live near San Francisco. We don't get winter snows, so I'm using these year-round.)

fwiw mine are 235/40/R19- slightly wider than stock.

PS. I didn't notice any difference with road noise.
What did you do with the stock Falkens after installing the Michelin tires? I've got the same car and am thinking of changing tires, too, though I'm hesitant to spend the money so soon. I'd feel better about it if I could get something for the stock tires.

Did you put these tires on the stock rims? Those rims can accommodate tires that are slightly different than stock sizes?
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What did you do with the stock Falkens after installing the Michelin tires? I've got the same car and am thinking of changing tires, too, though I'm hesitant to spend the money so soon. I'd feel better about it if I could get something for the stock tires.

Did you put these tires on the stock rims? Those rims can accommodate tires that are slightly different than stock sizes?
Yes, I used the stock rims. They can handle this width, but not wider.

BigO gave me a modest amount for the stock Falken tires, $50-100. (I don't remember, but I think toward the lower end. I think they had 200miles on them. But at least it was something.) I think they could be sold for more via ebay or craigslist etc but I didn't want to hassle with it.
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I ended up treating myself to the AS3+s because I could and for slightly less road noise.
I have a feeling I may later wish I had gone with the Michelins, but that extra $200-300 right after Christmas hurts

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I've had the Pilot Sport A/S3+ on my 2018 since I bought it new (swapped rims & tires from my 2015 6 Touring). A couple of things I have noticed:


1) Fuel economy dropped slightly
2) Road noise is definitely noticeable under rougher road conditions. When the road is glass smooth or interstate grade, they're quiet. If it's a slurry seal or gravel overlay road, the noise picks up considerably


I had the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 before the Michelins and outside of the somewhat premature wear (only 35000mi before they were at 4/32), they were an excellent tire. They are also about $30+ less per tire than the Michelins, though they are usually special order.



Though you have to replace your tires at 2/32" tread, it's usually a good idea to replace them at 4/32". This is especially true as you get towards the wetter seasons. The closer you get to the wear bars, the more compromised your stopping and handling will be. Once you get down to 4/32, it gets very noticeable.
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I have a feeling I may later wish I had gone with the Michelins, but that extra $200-300 right after Christmas hurts
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I've had the Pilot Sport A/S3+ on my 2018 since I bought it new (swapped rims & tires from my 2015 6 Touring). A couple of things I have noticed:

1) Fuel economy dropped slightly
2) Road noise is definitely noticeable under rougher road conditions. When the road is glass smooth or interstate grade, they're quiet. If it's a slurry seal or gravel overlay road, the noise picks up considerably

I had the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 before the Michelins and outside of the somewhat premature wear (only 35000mi before they were at 4/32), they were an excellent tire. They are also about $30+ less per tire than the Michelins, though they are usually special order.

Though you have to replace your tires at 2/32" tread, it's usually a good idea to replace them at 4/32". This is especially true as you get towards the wetter seasons. The closer you get to the wear bars, the more compromised your stopping and handling will be. Once you get down to 4/32, it gets very noticeable.
How are you liking the A/S 3+ compared to the stock Falkens? Big, obvious difference?

I'm leaning towards these tires, too. I live in a no snow area where there is lots of traffic and I'm occasionally on curvy, hilly roads. I'm not that aggressive a driver most of the time, but I want to be able to get more out of the tires than the stock Falkens give me when I do want or need to get on it more. I'm inclined to think that the A/S 3+ will give me close to as good performance for the way I drive as the Pilot Sport 4S would. Someone correct me if I'm way off on that. The A/S 3+ is a little cheaper and would have a longer lifespan.
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How are you liking the A/S 3+ compared to the stock Falkens? Big, obvious difference?

I'm leaning towards these tires, too. I live in a no snow area where there is lots of traffic and I'm occasionally on curvy, hilly roads. I'm not that aggressive a driver most of the time, but I want to be able to get more out of the tires than the stock Falkens give me when I do want or need to get on it more. I'm inclined to think that the A/S 3+ will give me close to as good performance for the way I drive as the Pilot Sport 4S would. Someone correct me if I'm way off on that. The A/S 3+ is a little cheaper and would have a longer lifespan.

I only drove on the Falkens during the test drive. Dealer swapped rims and tires while I was in F&I, so I don't have long term exposure to them. The A/S 3+ would lose some performance over the PS 4S, but you would be ahead in All Season rating and the added warranty.
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I have a '14 Mazda6 GT with 19" rims. The OEM Dunlops were good but didn't last long. I replaced them with Hankook Ventus V12 (Summer Performance tires) which lasted almost 40k miles. I just replaced those with the Michelin Sport Pilot 3 All Season Plus a month ago. These are by far the best tires the car has had. Great warranty and best brand heritage.
Purchased at Discount Tire in Georgia and received 20% off the list price.
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I put Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on my 2018 GTR and they've been fantastic. Cornering and acceleration is much more controlled vs the stock Falken's.

They're not all-season, so I can't compare directly to the A/S models. (I live near San Francisco. We don't get winter snows, so I'm using these year-round.)

fwiw mine are 235/40/R19- slightly wider than stock.

PS. I didn't notice any difference with road noise.
I just picked up my 18 but am not a fan of Falkens and was already looking at the PSS 4S when I ready your review...Thanks! I've had several sets of Michelin Pilot Super Sports and they don't disappoint. I figured they'd be a big improving on the 6's Falkens.

For those considering the AS3+, I've had those as well on my wife's car and it too is an excellent choice. We had then on an 11 Accord V6 a they were decently quiet and wore well in that application.
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