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Old 09-05-2013, 04:03 PM
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Re: Another tire decision

Replaced rock hard, worn out 4 season Pirelli's (at 14,500 miles!) with General Grabber UHP's. All but one took no more than 1 oz of weight, the lone outlier took 2 oz, I can live with that.

The ride is a marked improvement. It's not soft by any stretch of the imagination but it took the harshness away. I can now feel the difference between Auto, Sport and Track where before sport was barely different than Auto (track is always noticeable). Slight road noise over some types of pavement that the Pirelli's didn't have but it's low pitched and blends in with the exhaust rumble. All the tram-lining and dartiness I noticed as the Pirelli's wore is gone!

Handling: The steering response is slightly less instant but again, not sloppy like the Parada's were on my Overland. Initial turn is is very linear, there is no feeling like you are loading up the sidewall that I was fearing again, after my experience with the Parada's. Grip is very linear up to the limit. Of course as I expected, with full tread vs. the 20% left on the Pirelli's the absolute cornering force is down a bit, probably about .05G but I didn't take my G-Tech so I don't know the absolute numbers.

All in all I'm pretty happy with them and at $680 OTD with installation and all the rebates I thrilled.

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Re: Another tire decision

Wow, what a difference in the ride! I just replaced the OEM 4 season Pirelli's (@24,500 mi) with the Toyo S/T. Instant difference! Harshness went away as is the terrible wandering it got to be at the bottom end of the tread. I agree with you mjw930. I'll not go back to run-flats!
I went with the Toyo S/T due to my long experience with them on other vehicles. I hear not good things about the new tread design of the ST II.
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