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Best 18 inch tire w/ mileage warranty

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I need to buy new tires this weekend, since my stock 18 inch Dunlops only lasted me 10,000 miles. I was pretty bummed that I'm already having to invest money in new tires, especially only having the car for about 6 months. Not sure if lowering my car caused the fast wear, or if the manual transmission is slightly harder on my tires.

As badly as I'd like a nice set of summer tires in California, I'm scared I'll get bad tire life again so I'm leaning towards the all season options that have warranties. Essentially if I only got 10,000 miles on any of these tires with a 45,000 mile warranty, I'd basically get a 78% discount on my next set. Correct me if I'm wrong. I've narrowed my options to:

  • Pirelli P Zero Nero - $137 - 45k warranty
  • Yokohama YK580 - $138 - 45k warranty
  • Continental ContactContact Sport AS - $145 - 50k warranty
  • Michelin Pilot Sport a/s 3 - $161 - 45k warranty

I'm looking for a balance of tread life, performance for slightly spirited driving, and a quiet comfortable ride. I also like the look of a flat side wall, to look nice mounted on the stock 18 inch wheel. Any experience with any of these tires? And recommendations for me and my situation?
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Your alignment was probably the cause of the tire wear. Did you get it redone after you lowered the car? As for tires, Pilot Super Sports and Continental Extreme Contacts are popular.
I have the Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3 and really like them. They are much quieter then the stock 18 inch Dunlops. I changed tires at 1700 miles because I couldn't stand the road noise of the Dunlops. I have 3500 miles on my car. I have a 2014 GT s hatchback. Not sure what the wear will be like on the Pilot Sport AS/3. I did get $240 for the Dunlops from America's Tires.
Get these
I put these on my previous car, 2011 Kia Optima, and they were great. I will be putting these on the 3 when I get tired, no pun intended, of the Dunlops.

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