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I just bought this 2007 with 26000 miles. Same tires. Look ok, but after reading posts and safety, I guess I'll have to shell out for new tires. Probably the Pilot sport ones I've read about. I'm old, cruise rather than rally, and go kinda slow. Might drive in the rain if needed, but always avoid and use my truck in that situation. Daily driver desiring to hear the purr of the car over tire freeway noise. So I figured the PSS will suffice, (or the continual? Lol. Choices aren't my strong suit.)

Anyhoo... after searching and finding this pristine black Redline for $12000 (I'd post a picture but don't see that option), I saw so many Sky's with cracked plastics behind the front wheel... where the car was lifted and damaged the car!

How can I be sure American Tire, Discount Tire or Costco won't destroy my car in the tire changing process?

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Discount Tire and America's tire are or were sponsors of this site. Just be sure to mention the lifting requirements, and be sure they understand. My America's Tire had pucks to lift it with, and they told me they have never broken a set. After watching I believe them.
 

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If you are only ever going to cruise the Pilot Super Sport is a waste of a money. There are lots of other tires out there that will probably last longer and track imperfections in the road less. The PSS is great if you like to attack corners and drive at very high speeds, otherwise, I'd get something else.

Regarding lifting, the only way to be sure is to be there when they lift the car and watch to make sure it isn't damaged. I've never let someone else (including tire shops) lift the car without me verifying that the lift is setup correctly before they attempt anything. If they don't want to let you into the bay, tell them to piss off and take it somewhere else.
 

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mstrjon has it right! My cars are never lifted without a discussion with the manager of the store......each time my tires are rotated. Every time, no exceptions! People in Discount Tire rotate in and out of those stores and could forget the last time and the discussion.

Hopefully the manager is in the tire store and can accompany in a walk-around of the car, locating all four slots and using my pucks (if they don't have pucks). Usually the store manager beckons his techs and explains what we just covered. Thus, they know full well what is going on and recognize what is at stake and who is the owner of the car. And you need to do this each time the car is lifted. In a dealership, your challenge is greater and different. To date, a dealership has not done any lifting of my cars ... that I know of or expect was needed.

Goodyear just rotated the new tires on my coupe that were on the car when I bought it. I was allowed in the bay and was glad I was as the technicians had no real idea of how to properly lift the car. Goodyear honored the previous owner's rotation and balance agreement, so I was pleased to tip the technicians for a job well done.
 

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Agree that the PSS are overkill and you'd never be getting your money's worth.

There are several good lower priced options out there - do a search on tires for the threads. The PS 4S (the model available in our size - they dropped our size in the PSS) costs around $870 a set. The BFG Sport Comp 2 are $666 and you'll never know the difference. There re even less expensive tires that would be quite adequate and safe.
 

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Discount Tire and America's tire are or were sponsors of this site. Just be sure to mention the lifting requirements, and be sure they understand. My America's Tire had pucks to lift it with, and they told me they have never broken a set. After watching I believe them.
Awesome. It's nice to know!
 

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Since u r old like me...go with the vogues////this will be your last set of tires u will ever buy...good for 60K...allegedly
They don't seem to have much of an aggressive look... thin sidewall. But I do appreciate your mention, and the 60k... that's very VERY good.
 

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Agree that the PSS are overkill and you'd never be getting your money's worth.

There are several good lower priced options out there - do a search on tires for the threads. The PS 4S (the model available in our size - they dropped our size in the PSS) costs around $870 a set. The BFG Sport Comp 2 are $666 and you'll never know the difference. There re even less expensive tires that would be quite adequate and safe.
Thank you! I'm definitely going to look into the BFG Sport Comp 2. This forum is totally awesone. Discount/American tire, show them the lift guidelines, look into BFG Sport Comp 2. Perfect.

Anyone put one of those glass wind protectors that light up on? What did you think? Hard to wire up?
 

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The BFG Sport Comp 2
These are what I currently run for daily driving and they work very well for their price point. I've never driven the PSS but I have driven Bridgestone Potenza RE-71Rs...basically a street legal 200 tread wear race tire. They don't compare to these but I probably drive a bit harder than you do. For regular cruising, you'd never know the difference between these two except the RE-71Rs would be more expensive and wear out sooner.
 

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For regular cruising, you'd never know the difference between these two except the RE-71Rs would be more expensive and wear out sooner.
Yeah, I think that's the important part. You'd not get the real advantages of the PSS unless you at least sometimes drove them very hard (which I do, but probably not as often as you young whippersnappers!). Waste of time having them on a garage queen. OTOH, I've thought of using the Bridgestones - I'm only putting 2-3,000 miles per year on the Solstice as I drive other cars in the summer, so I might actually wear the 71Rs out about the time they aged out anyway. Thinking about it, but haven't done it, and probably won't, as the PSS have significantly better wet numbers and I live in a rain zone.
 

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For regular cruising, ...
Yeah, I think that's the important part. You'd not get the real advantages of the PSS....
How about the Pilot HX? I'm looking to not replace tires often, cruise, still be safe if an unexpected rain hits, and noise/comfort. I don't "roadster"... been there, done that. It's sit back and enjoy time.

I don't want tires that track the road a lot.

The 50,000 mile warranty is appealing... what think ye?
 

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