while driving a
Honda Civic Type R
(225/40 R18) on
I've only had the tyres fitted for about 2 months. In terms of grip and handling, I'm quite happy with the tyres. I have been in sufficient bad driver incidents on the road to be more than happy with the grip the tyres afford me. They are also more comfortable(softer) than my previous Asym 2 tyres.
That being said, my tyres have developed a noise. I've had my car serviced, they initially thought it might be a bearing problem, but they weren't able to find anything wrong with with the joints. After a test drive, my mechenic was sure it was caused by uneven wear on the tyres. I've checked my tyre pressure 2 -3 times during the past 2 months, so I'm sure this isn't being caused by a pressure issue. I took it back to the tyre shop and they did a cross rotation, first on the front right/left rear, and then when there was still noise in the front, the left front/right rear. The noise is still present now, but quieter since it is coming from the back.
I can put 1 tyre causing a problem down to a defect. 2 tyres, it's a bigger issue. This is the first time I've used Michelin tyres and it has been disappointing. If the current front 2 tyres also develop noise over the next couple of months, I'm just switching to another brand. Can't say I'm too excited to try Michelin's again at this point.