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My '13 Pilot EXL 4WD came with Michelins. They did not last well at all. I replaced threm with Bridgestone all season tires from Costco when on sale and have been quite satisfied with their performance so far. They seem to be holding up well, ride nicely on the highway and perform well in the snow on our mountains.
 

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My 08 Pilot is on its second set of Michelin Defenders. First set got over 70K miles. Went back to Costco to get another set and they were cheaper this time around. On sale :)
So let's say that your first set cost $1,000.00 mounted and balanced. That works out to a total cost of about $142.00 for every 10k miles. 🤔
 

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Where I’m located I can get my tires rotated/balanced at America’s (Discount) Tire while I’m enjoying a Costco hot dog and a soda on the other side of the street. Win-win.
 

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Where I’m located I can get my tires rotated/balanced at America’s (Discount) Tire while I’m enjoying a Costco hot dog and a soda on the other side of the street. Win-win.
Haha.
I read some reviews about Costco Tire center and it scared me away.

The thing I like best about Discount Tire is they don't do anything else so they can't upsell me. The multiple locations I have been to I've never waited more than 1 hr and their employees are super friendly and helpful.
 

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I'm not answering your question, but my experience with Discount Tires over 20+ years makes it well worth spending more to get tires from them, for me. No affiliation, they just take care of me every single time.
I second the motion. That's my go-to store for tires. Their customer service in A number 1.
 

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The 2013 needs new tires. Very happy to get rid of the crappy tires that came with the car.

Looking mainly at Michelins. Costco shows several options, including the Defender T+H tire, but for some reason, they don't show the Defender M/S or the X LT A/S (Costco version of Defender M/S).

However, when I search for tires based on tire size (235/60/18), both fo those options show up.

Does anyone know why Costco thinks these tires aren't compatible with my Pilot?
If I were to order the X LT A/S tires, would they give me a hard time about installing them?
I have a 2017 Honda Pilot Touring and I run Michelin Premier LTX DT. The DT stands for different tread as the first offering of these tires had very little tread to start with. They run great. They are quiet, great in the rain and have exceptional dry traction.
As for Costco, I would check with another tire specialist on their recommendations. Check online too with Tirerack.com They may even be less expensive than Costco.
 

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I believe there are some tire database issues with Costco's tire software. Some tire models that show they are not compatible with my vehicle are, in fact, fully compatible. If you are clear that the tire model you want to order is correct for your vehicle, don't worry about the Costco software. Costco will order it and support it.

I just ordered, and have an appointment to install, tires for my 2005 Pilot. I ordered the X-LT version, which the tire shop guy says is exactly the same as the LTX. The specs are identical. The X-LT version is Costco's special model, and it is $10 cheaper.

I had to order based on the item number, which the tire shop guy helped me find.

From my reading the CrossClimat is the best tire for our vehicles. It does not come in the size for my Pilot, but it does for yours. I would absolutely buy it if I could.
 

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Tire Wheel Automotive tire Synthetic rubber Light

Photos off the internet.
Top X-LT
Bottom LTX
Examining closely, seems there may be a difference in tread depth. May just be a photo thing.
 

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The sipes appear to be slightly different.

This reminds me of the puzzle which used to appear in kids magazines where you had to find the differences between the two pictures.
 

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The sipes appear to be slightly different.

This reminds me of the puzzle which used to appear in kids magazines where you had to find the differences between the two pictures.
Staggered in the center differently. Just wonder if the tread depth is less as the picture gives some indication of.
 
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