High performance AS tires vs Performance Winter tires

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Winter tires actually perform very well when it comes to tread loss in hot weather these days. That's old information that is no longer true btw.

While it will lose some tread, it's really not anything to worry about anymore

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I’ll be honest, this just makes me more grateful to live in an area where snow is rare, and more than 2” of snow would be a snowpocalypse. It allows for the use of great all season tires like the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ without worrying about switching to winter tires even when it gets cold.
 

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I’ll be honest, this just makes me more grateful to live in an area where snow is rare, and more than 2” of snow would be a snowpocalypse. It allows for the use of great all season tires like the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ without worrying about switching to winter tires even when it gets cold.
If in TX could just run summers tires and have even better dry and rain performance with something like the Super Sport or Pilot Sport 4S. I don't bother with all seasons in Louisiana.
 

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I have Pilot Sport 4S on my Audi. But during the winter it routinely drops below freezing in the hill country, and summer tires aren’t the greatest in those conditions and take a while to warm up.
 

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If in TX could just run summers tires and have even better dry and rain performance with something like the Super Sport or Pilot Sport 4S. I don't bother with all seasons in Louisiana.
Try Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires, they are amazing in wet weather.

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Try Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires, they are amazing in wet weather.

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The firehawk Indy 500 is one of the best kept secrets in the tire world. It’s a Bridgestone tire branded as the firehawk for firestone for a fraction of the price of the same Bridgestone tire.
 

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Try Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires, they are amazing in wet weather.

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I use the Continental DW and contact sport which dominate in the rain, but @Deacon seems to run Michelin based on comment so suggested the 4S.
 

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The testing methodology is the same. The car used is the same. The only difference is with the tires.
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Sorry, but the testing methodology is not the same. Did anything else change from 2012 to 2014?
Also, the wheel size (both radius and width) are different between these 2 tests. Not sure if you can truly call it an apples-to-apples comparison.
 

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