- Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 in 225/45-17 -
I purchased a set of used OZ SL's with Bridgestone S03's from my Subaru dealer to use for summer (stock wheels got Nokian WR's for winter). I purchased the set in the fall and got them at a great price. However, I didn't mount them until the spring. Once I did mount them, I got a rude awakening. The OZ's were pristine and the S03's had a lot of tread left but they were seriously LOUD and tramlined pretty bad. I drove on them from spring of '06 until early August and decided I couldn't stand them anymore.
To replace them I got the Michelins and what a world of difference. The Michelins are quiet, track well (no tramlining) and are great in the wet. They don't have the ultimate grip the S03's had but they're still a high performance tire. Also, the ride with the Michelins is much better. I'd buy them again.