Re: Toyo Proxies 4 vs. Michelin Pilot AS for a 04 TL M6
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I had Toyo Proxies on my Accord, they were warrantied for 65000 miles, but lasted only about 30000 for me, I drive pretty hard though. The place I bought them refused to honor the warranty because I didnt get them rotated at a Toyo dealer every 3000 miles (even though they were worn evenly and I had been rotating myself - they were just worn out). So if you get them make sure you read the fine print.
In anycase, I liked the tires in terms of performance, I kept them on through winter (In Ohio) and was impressed with their snow/ice grip. Yet ultimately, I decided that they road a little too hard for my taste. They made my car feel like it needed a new suspension - it wasnt very bad at first but after about 6 months (10-15K miles for me) they became obnoxiously hard. After about 20K miles, they began to lose quite a bit of grip in the wet about and probably should have been replaced, but I kept them until 30K when they started hydroplaning on me so I ditched them - they were nearly bald by that point anyway - very dissapointing. In my opinion they wore out WAY too fast.
So I bought an el-cheapo set of Kumho's to replace them, and surprisingly I like them alot better than the Toyos. Much better ride, nearly as much performance. If they last half as long Ill be happy, because they cost half as much haha.