I replaced the Eagles on my 2005 C6 two months ago with Michelin PS2 ZP
tires and I couldn't be happier. They are much, much quieter than the
original tires. They are described as ultra high performance and have no
tread warranty. They cost $2000! The quote I got for the Pilot Sport A/S
with 45k mile warranty was $1500. This is at Costco and includes all the
costs including our almost 10% sales tax here in California. I didn't really
need the ZP tires as my driving is pretty tame now. My Goodyears on front
were worn out after 15K miles. Must be all the turning involved with daily
city driving with potholes and the like. Looking back, I should have gone
with the A/S tires.
Santa Rosa California
I bought the Michelin ZPs about 2 years ago and have 10,000 miles on
them. I got them at Alban Tire in Northern VA for $1400 and change,
installed, balanced, and filled with nitrogen. Couldn't be happier -
quiet and are wearing evenly or not wearing at all - can't tell. I do
mostly road trips and country driving.
My Good Years lasted 40K miles and got through inspection, but they
wouldn't last the year. I couldn't stand the noise.
I would get the ZPs, but shop around - I got them installed for less
than what Tire Rack charges for the tire.
Thanks to both of you for the comments. I am a little confused. Are the
ZP's more expensive than the Pilot A/S? Costco here wants $500 for
the two A/S's for the front and Discount Tires wants $560 with their
Here is some research from the Tire Rack - It is a good reference
point for price. I have also included customer feedback results:
Kumho XRP $880 (Run Flats) N/A rating
Michelin PS2 ZP $1286 (Run Flats) 8.8 rating avg 220 AA A (Wear
Firestone SZ50 EP RFT $1434 (Run Flats) 8.1 Rating
Goodyear GS EMT $1288 (Run Flats) 6.6 rating
Michelin AS Plus ZP $744 (Run Flats) 8.3 rating 500 AA A (Wear
Traction Temperature) - has double the tread wear life of the ZPs
Wear Life 8
Fuel Efficiency 10
Wear Life 10
Fuel Efficiency 9
THere it is. You are paying a lot of money for performance on the
ZP. ZA has softer ride and longer wear.
If the AS was available when I bought my tires, I might go for them.
Bob Drake 2000 C5
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