Anyone ran 245/35 or 255/35 tires instead of the 30 series instead yet?

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I'm hoping the Pilot Sports are not as sticky, grabbing every pebble. I traded our 2003 Odyssey after 17 years, on the Type R. There's a change!
I still have my 2006 Honda Odyssey. 157K miles and still going strong. Too difficult to part with such a reliable minivan that's hauled my family and continues to haul us wherever we need to go even though the kids are now past their teens. Michelin's Defenders are what's on this van including my 08 CRV. Michelin such a great and dependable tire. Tried them all (Yokohama/Goodyear = terrible road noise). Nothing compares to Michelins.





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I just want to let anyone know who is considering the 255/35 R20's that I recently switched to them and love them. I got them from Discount Tire with my military discount (10% off) so $181 each.

https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/continental-extreme-contact-dws-06/p/25518

They run great, don't feel "floaty" at all, in fact I hardly notice a difference between these and stock. What I do know is that I'm a lot more confident driving around town because these things soak up the bumps and pot holes like the stock ones never did. Also, since the DWS stands for Dry, Wet, Snow, they are perfect for my climate which doesn't see much snow, but are good for freezing temperatures, rain, and even the occasional mild snow. I plan to run these all year round.

I've used these same tires on multiple other cars that I've owned, including an Audi A6, a Mercedes GL 450, and my 1000+ HP Dodge Challenger (street legal race car).

I highly recommend them!
 

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I just want to let anyone know who is considering the 255/35 R20's that I recently switched to them and love them. I got them from Discount Tire with my military discount (10% off) so $181 each.

https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/continental-extreme-contact-dws-06/p/25518

They run great, don't feel "floaty" at all, in fact I hardly notice a difference between these and stock. What I do know is that I'm a lot more confident driving around town because these things soak up the bumps and pot holes like the stock ones never did. Also, since the DWS stands for Dry, Wet, Snow, they are perfect for my climate which doesn't see much snow, but are good for freezing temperatures, rain, and even the occasional mild snow. I plan to run these all year round.

I've used these same tires on multiple other cars that I've owned, including an Audi A6, a Mercedes GL 450, and my 1000+ HP Dodge Challenger (street legal race car).

I highly recommend them!
I went with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 255/40/18. Best tires, very comfortable and lots of grip. So much better than those OEM tires and wheels.
 

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New CTR purchase 3 weeks ago! I have loved all 108 miles I have put on it in the 3 weeks I have had it. I am in Oklahoma on the tail end of the Ice and snow storm. Naturally, I have not driven the R in 2 weeks! That fact naturally brings me to this thread regarding all season tires. We don't usually see the sub zero temps and 8 inches of persistent snow. Hence, I think all season rubber will suffice. Not going to track it and have a back up bad weather car. Still worried about the chug holes here which were worsened by the winter weather damage and the potential damage to the stock wheels given by the low profile OEMs.
I see many have gone to 245/35/20 or 255/35/20 with the stock wheels of various brands with mixed but largely improved results in many areas. Nikko, Conti, Michelin and FAlken have all been mentioned. Has anyone considered, or actually purchased the BF Goodrich G-Force Comp-2A/S Plus 255/35ZR20? Looks to be highly rated , but I highly value the opinions of those who know this car and its behaviors. Of course, any experience with these tires helps too.
Thanks already for the helpful posts on this thread and any additional insight you may provide.
Curt
 

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FWIW I have 245/35/20 Michelin AS3+ as my "winter" setup. Driving wise, they are very good but I would not say identical to OEM which were on another level (in the dry). With these, there is a sliiiiiight feeling of float when really pushing the car through tight corners, enough where I have to reduce my entry speed by a few MPH to have the same confidence as I had with the stock tires. But still, for performance all seasons, they are excellent.

That said, I did hit a nasty pothole that took out both the AS3+ and my wheel. Not bad enough where the shop can't repair the wheel but the tire got a bubble and is toast. I've hit 2 or 3 nasty potholes with these before this and they took it with no issue, but one this big was just too much. Not sure if even the 255/35 or 18/19" guys would have survived that one.

For anyone interested, I would say this is as close as you'll get to a summer tire for all seasons. Awesome in the dry, good in the rain, survivable at normal speeds in light snow, pretty bad in heavy snow.
 

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How many miles on the AS3+ before you encountered snow? I had to wear the "new" off for several hundred miles before ours would bite - since then they've been great in the Berkshires, as long as you avoid snow over ice (as in my inclined driveway!)
 

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Maybe 250 miles until the first light snowfall? Would assume long enough to break them in but who knows.

It was pretty icey the past few snowstorms though.
 

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Pulled the trigger on the AS3+ today . Went with the 255/35/20 on the stock wheels after TheGreekFreak posted the pothole experience. I thought perhaps the greater surface area of the 255 would disperse pothole impact just a bit better so that was more of a safety/future expense reason. Robertson Tire here in Tulsa gave me no pushback on the upsizing from stock. Got the road hazard insurance to be on the safe side. That is odd for me as I almost always just roll the dice. Coming home I noticed a tremendous number of potholes. Looked like an exposed minefield. I'm looking forward to driving on decent pavement so as to relax and enjoy. Thanks to all for the advice and feedback. This is a great forum!
 

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