You just can't help yourself, can you?I'm a big fan of Sumitomo HTR A/S P02s (now P03). They are now an All Season Ultra High Performance tire which make them great for high speed highway driving and also have a M+S (mud and snow) rating (not severe ice and snow rated).
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And the price is nice.
I agree. Never go with cheap made tires. There are a lot of expensive tires out there hidden in the touring category that are not well built. Many are overpaying for tires. Consumer reviews, not advertisement can produce a positive choice. You may make the Bib unhappy.Tires are one thing to never go cheap on.
Maybe narrow down the choices by prioritizing what's most important to you, i.e., riding comfort, noise, price, off road handling, tread wear longevity, load rating, high speed/cornering performance, dry/wet and snow handling ... etc.Looking for all weather tires for my 2015 Pilot. I live in Pennsylvania. They need to be good for snow, but mostly highway driving. What do you recommend?
None of those tires are all-weather tires.I live in western Pennsylvania and I have the Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas on my pilot. They have been solid especially in the snow the last few days. I think I’d consider the Michelin Defenders as well or the pirelli scorpion verde II or the continental cross contact lx25. Heard great things about all of those tires. Tires are one thing to never go cheap on.
Sumitomo HTR A/S P02s were rated good in snow, not fair or poor. Certainty not the best. You give up something to gain somewhere else. No, Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 is not for you if this is your plan....It's possible, but the OP mentioned Pennsylvania and snow, not south Texas.
Sumitomo HTR A/S P02s were rated good in snow, not fair or poor. Certainty not the best. You give up something to gain somewhere else. No, Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 is not for you if this is your plan....
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OP asked for a recommendation for a tire "good" in snow, but mostly for highway driving. I can't think of a better tire for highway driving and at a great price point.
The OP asked about "all weather" tires.I’m in the same region dealing with similar snow conditions without all-weather tires or snow tires. Running the Bridgestone Alenza and the Pilot just powers through with VTM-4 assist.
The OP seems satisfied to look at non-all weather tires like Michelin Defender LTX and Perelli Scorpion Verde II, none of which are "all weather" having the severe Ice and Snow rating.If the OP wants an all-weather tire, why even bother suggesting a tire that fails to meet that criteria?
May I ask what Bridgestone Dueler do you possess?I understand that they may not technically be "All-Weather Tires" like the Vredestein Quatrac 5s or the BF Goodrich Advantage TA Sport but they're All-Season. My experience in Western PA, which by the way is where Uber was performing their self driving experimentation due to the changes in elevation, terrain and weather, was that the Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas had served me well in the snow and the hills around here. I bought my 2011 Pilot in March of 2019 and it had the Goodyear Forteras. The Forteras still had half their usable tread left and I was happy to discard them.
Another thing you may want to look into is changing the rear shocks.