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Bruce Nunnally

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So I was looking at more info on the Cadillac STS-V. The STS-V uses runflat 255/45-18 on front, and 275/45-19 wheels/tires on back.

The tires are Pirelli eufori runflat radials.

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The fronts at tirerack.com are $392 each; the rears are $462 each.

Yes, that means 2 tires (two) would cost around $1K. As someone who goes through tires quickly, this seems expensive.

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The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus is offerred in the same sizes, and is somewhat less expensive, at $214/304 each for fronts/rears, but are not runflats.

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I had a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires. The A/S apparently means All Season, because they are the best performance tires I could find that year that weren't summer tires. They were hard as a rock but if the suspension is tuned for them they are great tires -- sticky, good road feedback, excellent handling, very good in rain, good in snow.

I would run the Pilot Sport A/S tires with a tube of instant sealant and a 12 Volt air pump in the trunk. With OnStar, that's all you need.

When the price of the RunFlat feature comes down, then, sure. But not now, at several hundred dollars a tire.

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So I was looking at more info on the Cadillac STS-V. The STS-V uses runflat 255/45-18 on front, and 275/45-19 wheels/tires on back.

The tires are Pirelli eufori runflat radials.

The fronts at tirerack.com are $392 each; the rears are $462 each.

Yes, that means 2 tires (two) would cost around $1K.

As someone who goes through tires quickly, this seems expensive.

Bruce,

Yep...thats pretty pricey.

I thought $1,000 for a set of four for my car was bad...but $1,000 for just the BACK TWO TIRES is even worse.

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Also these tires have a life of around 17-18K miles apparently, so that would be around 1/year for me -- I drive 15K miles/year but am also hard on tires.

Poor Traction Control -- Always engaged, never married.

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Also these tires have a life of around 17-18K miles apparently, so that would be around 1/year for me -- I drive 15K miles/year but am also hard on tires.

Poor Traction Control -- Always engaged, never married.

They must be real soft and sticky.

The Bridgestones on my car are rated at 60,000...I think.

They do wear a long time.

I have almost 68,000 on it and have replaced 2 of them...need to replace the other 2 before winter.

I don't rotate them as often as I should.

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