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Goodyear Exhilarates. Yay or Nay?

chillax

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Wi
Car(s)
18 GTI SE plaid
No. The AS3+ I have been running at that pressure are the stock size 225 40R 18, they have all worn evenly and been rotated per Michelin's requirement. The tire pressure is VW's suggested value for the optional 'summer tire' 92Y load rating tires per the manual.
Hmm, I run mine at 35 but when I had my last service done at the dealership they inflated them to 37 and they felt hard as a rock. If I go below 35 the handling feels off. Look here.

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/michelin-pilot-sport-a-s-3-tire-pressure.372173/
 
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sloopercat

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Location
Knoxville
I found the AS3+ to be way too loud. I thought they would be the perfect compromise tire. They sounded like old bias ply snow tires on the GTI. On my MX5 the noise was not present and I really liked them. I swapped the AS3s out during during the satisfaction warranty period, good riddance.
 

Litterbug

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Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Car(s)
Mk7 Gti
Hmm, I run mine at 35 but when I had my last service done at the dealership they inflated them to 37 and they felt hard as a rock. If I go below 35 the handling feels off. Look here.

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/michelin-pilot-sport-a-s-3-tire-pressure.372173/
I'm not saying you must run your tires at 34psi if you have 92Y's. Just giving everyone a heads up that the info in the manual differs from the door card's 37psi recommended pressure. Depending on the usage, load, temp, and other variables it isn't uncommon to change pressure from the recommended value. Every time I've had my car serviced at a dealer they set them at 37psi as well. I'm sure the tech is looking at the door card and is unaware of the suggested pressure in the manual.

As you rightly point out the 92Y load (Summer & UHP All Seasons) don't work well at the same pressures as the P7's
 

Jshinz24

Ready to race!
Location
WV
Car(s)
2019 SE MT
No. The AS3+ I have been running at that pressure are the stock size 225 40R 18, they have all worn evenly and been rotated per Michelin's requirement. The tire pressure is VW's suggested value for the optional 'summer tire' 92Y load rating tires per the manual.
Interesting, my manual says it should be 39 psi for 92y. Also says that on the door but I have a 2019 manufactured in 6/2019. Maybe its been altered a bit from the older years, not sure. I will say that I have kept mine at 39 for daily driving and they are somewhat hard. I drop them down a 1 to 2 PSI when hitting some of the ‘backroads’ I have access too here lol. The roads around here are less than ideal for even daily driving lol. I also have a bad feeling about this upcoming winter for some reason. If its too bad I’ll just throw some chains on her and call it a day lol
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I use the tire pressure that's on the door sticker and then adjust based on treadwear. Different brands of tires wear the tread different. I had one set of tires that wore the middle tread when the pressure was set to OEM and had to run a lower pressure in that set to get even treadwear.
 

Litterbug

New member
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Car(s)
Mk7 Gti
Interesting, my manual says it should be 39 psi for 92y. Also says that on the door but I have a 2019 manufactured in 6/2019. Maybe its been altered a bit from the older years, not sure. I will say that I have kept mine at 39 for daily driving and they are somewhat hard. I drop them down a 1 to 2 PSI when hitting some of the ‘backroads’ I have access too here lol. The roads around here are less than ideal for even daily driving lol. I also have a bad feeling about this upcoming winter for some reason. If its too bad I’ll just throw some chains on her and call it a day lol
That is interesting. I wonder what has specifically changed between the Mk7 and 7.5 that warrants the increase in suggested pressure. It makes sense that they put the recommended pressure for both the standard and optional tires on the door card. If I run 37 psi in my AS3+'s they're awful.
 

Litterbug

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Location
Baltimore, Maryland
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Mk7 Gti
I use the tire pressure that's on the door sticker and then adjust based on treadwear. Different brands of tires wear the tread different. I had one set of tires that wore the middle tread when the pressure was set to OEM and had to run a lower pressure in that set to get even treadwear.
This is why I mentioned the fact that on early MK7's at least the door card pressure recommendation did not include the optional summer tires. Usually, the door card pressure is a safe bet.
 

launchd

Go Kart Newbie
Location
New York
Car(s)
2018 GTI, 2019 S5
Also remember they are ultra high performance all seasons, I believe the OP wanted something he could use year round. I know from experience in Wisc. the AS3+ are not safe for winter driving. The only reason I made it through a winter with them was because I have a 3 mile drive to work and avoided ice/snow whenever possible.
Ultra high performance all season tires are good for year round driving in rain, snow or sun (literally what they're made for). The next best class of tire to use in snow is a winter tire. The AS3+ was (discontinued) the top performing UHPAS tire overall and third in snow performance (according to Tirerack). I'm confused how they performed so poorly for you.

My DWS06 are great in rain, snow and sun but I'm seriously considering the new Michelin AS4 when I go to change my tires in 5,000 miles. I got to drive a 2020 Corvette Stingray and was SO SURPRISED when I saw that it was using the new Michelin AS4 tire. Those tires felt great on that car. Wouldn't have believed that that tire was on that car if I didn't look myself after the drive.
 
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