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Here's a pic of my white Pilot with the Michelin Cross Terrain SUVs with raised white lettering.
 

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Can't really see it from that far away..not clear enough.
 

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I like them quite a lot. A little more cushy ride but not remarkably different. Certainly quieter. The biggest difference is in taking curves and turns; the Michelins have a markedly better grip. I just spent this morning driving around in Tropical Storm Bertha, and the rain didn't bother the Michelins one bit.

My highway mpg is 1 to 1.5 mpg higher, and I'll report back soon on city mpg.
 

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How do they compare to the Michelin 4X4 Synchrone? Noticed the Synchrone are H rated (130 MPH) vs the S rated Cross Terrains. Could come in handy if we can get the governor disabled over here in Germany. Tirerack has no reviews or pictures of the Synchrone, but list them in the same tire class - minus the OWL. By the way, like the white lettering. Looks good!
 

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Len,

Why not go with the blackwall??? BTW, what did you do with the GYs???
 

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Hey the Michelin OWLs look good. I did the same thing this morning to mine. The blackwalls are just the other side, so if you get tired of the OWL look you can just have someone remount them. I like the OWL michelin look - I think it makes gives the Pilot some much needed sportiness. My GYs got traded in for $35 each.
 

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What are the competing tires of the Michelin Cross Terrain SUVs. Also how are the Michelins rated for handling the snow?
 

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autobahn said:
How do they compare to the Michelin 4X4 Synchrone? Noticed the Synchrone are H rated (130 MPH) vs the S rated Cross Terrains
The Synchrone is more of an off-road tire and the Cross Terrain is a Highway All Season tire, according to the Michelin website.
 

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Why not go with the blackwall??? BTW, what did you do with the GYs???
Honestly, I wanted to get the tires put on before I made a trip to Austin, so I only had a couple of days to find a set (they're not easily available in the 235/70-16 size the Pilot uses). The place I found that could do the work had only the OWLs in stock, so I went with them. I think they give a nice look to the white Pilot, but other colors may look better with the blackwall.

I have the Goodyears in hand and am trying to sell them through the classifieds. The store that would buy them from me would take a week to get the Michelins in, so I sacrificed for time.
 

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What are the competing tires of the Michelin Cross Terrain SUVs. Also how are the Michelins rated for handling the snow?
Michelin claims the Cross Terrains rate a 9 out of 10 for snow on their website.

To look at other tires in this size that are speed rated SR and are in the same category as "Highway All Season", go to http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?startIndex=0&width=235/&ratio=70&diameter=16&search=true&pagelen=20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&performance=HAS&speed_rating=SR
 

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What about the Yokohama Geolandar H/T Y816. They received a 4 1/2 star rating on Tirerack where the Cross Terrain only received 3 1/2 stars. Also the Yokohamas are $72 and the Cross Terrain are $104.
The reviews at Tirerack spoke very highly of them.

Rusty
 

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Hey Len,
I think the OWL tires look great on the White Pilot! I at some point am going to do the same thing with my SS EX. The SUV (only IMHO) needs it. I really think it changes the way it looks alot. Maybe some of the darker colors don't need it but I really like it on the white. I think it will look as good on the silver.

Think about posting your Goodyears here on the board. I have seen a few threads about people going to a full size spare. I would be a buyer but I have already bought one Mich Cross Terrain OWL.

# 09131 SS EX
 

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My dad always told me he had NEVER seen a good GoodYear tire, and that I needed to get rid of the ones on my Pilot as soon as it comes in! Looks like he is right. I am checking tire stores now to get a deal lined up for when the Pilot arrives in two weeks. I told my dealer I didn't want the GoodYears. You would think that as much as the Pilot costs (ok, its not a Cadillac, but still...), Honda would put a good tire on it!
 

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Love the look of the new Michelins! AND you get 1-1.5 better MPG!! What a bargain!!
I would love to do the same to my SS EX, but I know I would have trouble convincing the Mrs. that our brand new vehicle needs brand new tires!! Guess I'll have to wait! :rolleyes:
 

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My wife was really wondering why I was putting even more money into this vehicle until she got to drive it with the MCT's...she was saying it was a wonderful investment!
 

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MY pilot finally came in late Friday. The dealer is putting on the DIO as we write. I can't wait to get it but good things are worth waiting for (to coin a phrase). I have lined up a goodyear and michelin dealer to give me $$50 each for my old (?) goodyears and I am going to get the CT as soon as I can after delivery. I will have to pay about $325 extra. I am getting the sandstone with fog lights(no lower trim), cd changer, all season mats, rear splash guards, side steps, cross bars, and cargo cover.
Has anyone seen the OWL showing on a sandstone, I may be leaning toward the blackwall side. May be easier to keep clean and it won't look like a Jeep Grand Cherrokee. I plan to add a tow bar later. Fellow Pilot owners, let me know your thoughts!!!!
 
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