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What kind of a differance do you think it would make going down to a 225 55 17 from the 235 ? Would there be any noticable differance other than going down to an H rated tire?

Loved the Pilots but can't afford to change them every 24 months.

Any input appreciated.

2001 STS Mettalic Otter Grey, Black Leather, 213,000 kilometers - miles - ? Still running strong!

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You'd be going down in width, in height (if you keep the same 55% aspect ratio), and possibly in load rating as well. A tire store may not mount them for you.

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

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You will miss the Pilots! What pressure were you running them at, even for the Pilots 24 months is too fast to wear them out. More importantly how many miles did you have on them? I loved them

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I got about 40k on mine...which I thought was acceptable for a performance tire. Those TripleTreds will not handle like the Pilots. Trade-offs.

Another thing...if your vehicle requires more than an H-rated tire, I doubt the tire store will mount the Goodyear TripleTreds. You may have to look into something like an Eagle GA or LS2.

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

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You will miss the Pilots! What pressure were you running them at, even for the Pilots 24 months is too fast to wear them out. More importantly how many miles did you have on them? I loved them

Hey Scotty,

Love the Pilots but they burn off too fast. I put on around 15 to 20,000 miles a year. I have about 35,000 on them now and they will not make it though next winter. I am not that aggresive of a driver ;) , LOL, but I am not a grandpa. Most of the miles are on the Sea to Sky Hwy.http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3945 Many corners and a challenging drive at 60mph+. Also a lot of fun. 4 corners at $1300 divided by 40,000 miles = .0325 cents a mile. Too much. Let's call it $4.00 a gallon for Bush induced gas, (no insullts intended), here in Canada, we are just as guilty. Try to live in Northen Alberta in the Oil Sands District where a trailer in a trailer park will cost you C$400,000, wich is almost par with the US$, (Call it USD$360,00 today,soon to be even). You can make $50 an hour, but your living costs are as well are out of this world. I am kinda digressing here so back on track. $4 a gallon, 19mpg average HWY/CITY = 21 cents per mile plus the .0325 for tires and an other .10 for other maintence, $.33+ per mile can be costly. I know I am rambling on but that is what I do. If I can save 10% on my driving costs each year, I'm ahead 600 to $700 each year. Thats about 2 real good bottles of Scotch. So that's why I'm lookin at different tires. (32psi)

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