But I mis-typed part of that earlier post. I meant to write that the winter tires wear almost as well as some of my high performance summer tires, not as well as all seasons I've found the wear on all seasons to be all over the place.
I'll agree with you that pirellis can scrub down to nothing pretty quick too. I went with no season simply because I need to get more than 30K miles out of a set of tires that spends 95% of their active life on flat and warm pavement. Running snows over winter rated all ski season on my AWD for that 5% storm chance seems like a waste of money. Like I said, got chains in the back if it ever got REALLY bad. But, haven't needed them since running AWD vehicles..
Umm ya so they are saying that looking eyeball at them after a day or two they can make the call that they don't wear out faster? Great, you should run them all summer long too if you really believe that.
As for ultra high performance handling, I don't find myself far enough over the posted speed limits to warrant a high performance tire these days, especially with kids in the car. Fun as it was to shred mountain roads well beyond posted laws, the notion of being going that fast around a hairpin along a cliff and having even the best performance tire money can buy fail due to a blowout or other vehicle mechanical oddity outweighs my desire for that kind of fun these days.
And "the hottest place they could find, a race track" doesn't necessarily add up either. A race track in Indianapolis might not be that hot in fall or spring or winter. Sure, the heat under the tires at high speed and high gs is hot, but not nearly as bad as it would be on a 100 degree day instead of a 40 degree day. Look at the grass in the photo of their "hottest place". Indiana in either spring or fall. Definitely not summer..
Edited by crgildart - 3/27/14 at 10:36am