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Hi all,
We currently have a 2019 Ascent Limited with around 43000 miles and upon inspection of the brakes, we saw that theres a dangerous amount of more wear on the inner side of the tires than the outer side. So with that said, we're looking to change our tires within the week. What brand of tires do you guys recommend us getting? We're based in Jersey, so all seasons are more desirable.
If I remember correctly, the current Ascsnt tires are 245/55/R20. We've currently looked at the firestone brands, including the Destination LE3s, Ecopias, etc, as well as the Pirelli Scorpios, Goodyear Eagles.

Thank you for your time and responses.

Edit: I have no idea why I put 2020 as the model year for my Subaru, we have a 2019, not 2020, although theres not much of a difference, haha. As such, I edited the title/post to the correct year, my apologies for that.
And on that, seems like I misunderstood the tire specs, thanks for the clarification @ Jim in PA.
 

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Lots and lots and lots of recommendations here in the forum already...and your OEM tires are 245/50R20. If you upsize to the 55s, you'll also need to deal with your spare since it must be the same diameter as your regular tires to avoid drivetrain damage.

I can tell you that I did not have a good experience with the Pirellis on a previous vehicle. I personally favor Michelin tires which I source through Costco.
 

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As Jim stated,

There are several great options in your size that would work for you in NJ. The Michelin's are a solid choice and tend to work well for many, however tires are a product of compromise, no tire can score 5 out of 5 in every performance attribute, there will always be a trade off. Even in the All season segment there are some that will ride better than others however not last as long, or some that will give longer life at the cost of higher road noise or less comfort. Taking at look at your personal usage or preferences can help narrow it down. Lastly, Continental also offers options in this size that are great tires.
 

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Continental also offers options in this size that are great tires.
Are you speaking of the CrossContact LX25 in particular? It does look like a good tire -- and starting with a healthy 12/32" of tread as well. Michelin's only real choice in this size is the Premier LTX, with a tread depth of only 8.5/32". We have this tire on a 2005 Acura MDX and have suffered poor tread life. In fact, Michelin has come out with a thicker tread bed for this tire in some sizes (I think they label these "DT", for Different Tread). Unfortunately, the 245/50R20 size does not appear to be among those.
 

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On my MY19 Limited, Discount Tire here in NC recommended the Yokohama YK740 GTX OEM size to replace my Michelin tires. They have a 12/32 tread depth. Michelin over the years has degraded the tire life in their LTX tires. After about 2000 miles I am pleased so far with ride and quietness.
 

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The Defender LTX series is most like the older and legendary LTX M/S tires. I have a set of Defender LTX tires on my Honda Ridgeline. Interestingly, it takes the same 245/60R18 tires that the Base and Premium Ascents come with. They're smooth and I'm on track to get at least 100,000 miles on those tires at their current wear rate (they'll almost certainly rot out before I wear them out). The Premier LTX, however, are a different animal completely, and I'm pretty sure I'd not buy another set.

It's good to hear the Yokohama YK740 GTX is a good tire. Would you categorize it as comparable to the stock Falkens in terms of ride, noise, and handling? I'm actually not displeased with the Falkens so far (2,500 miles). They're quiet, dead smooth (not even a hint of a shake), and seem to handle well. I'd even consider replacing them with the same if we get good tread life.
 

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Actually, to the OP, if you got 43,000 miles out of the factory tires, and are replacing them only due to an apparent alignment issue, you might consider using them again, at least if you weren't unhappy with them for any particular reason. I understand they're not super on snowy roads, but that may or may not be of concern to you.
 

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The Defender LTX series is most like the older and legendary LTX M/S tires.
Yup...and I remain seriously disappointed that they are not supported in the 245/50R20 size to-date. They wear like iron...best tire I ever owned and I'd really like to use them on my Ascent once I eventually wear out the OEM tires.
 

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I cannot compare to the Falken tires. My MY19 was bought used and had the Michelin tires with 6/32 left when I recently had a unreparable road hazzard which made me get 4 new tires. I would say I am pleased with the Yokohama's and feel they hopefully are generally comparable with the Michelins with maybe a slight lower rating on ice or heavy now. But wet and dry are highly rated. My complaint with the Michelins was they were terrible on my Pilot.
 

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Depending on the model year of the Pilot, it may have been a rear alignment issue. Hondas from the mid-2000s would suffer from sagging rear springs. The camber is not adjustable from the factory, so the tires ride with a lot of negative camber, which will destroy tires. You can get adjustable upper control arms (which allow you to adjust camber). I had to do this on our 2005 Acura MDX (same basic platform as the Pilot).
 

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Thanks, that could have been the wear problem on the Michelins as the Pilot was traded/retired with 290k miles. I hope to get that on the Ascent... So far, I am happy with the recommended Yokohama's. I have for years had Michelin tires until the last set was troublesome.
 

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Good to hear! Our MDX is closing in on 178k...so we have some time to go with it! It's a vehicle I don't think we'll ever rid ourselves of, at least not voluntarily. My parents bought it new, so it's been in the family its whole life. It's been a fantastic vehicle. Like you, I hope our new Ascent gives us similar longevity.
 

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Consider Nokian Entyre C/S. Aramid reinforced sidewalls for pothole protection and you know Jersey roads aren't that great.


All-weather tires are also a good option in Jersey for their mild winter also, such as the Nokian WT G4 SUV (also has aramid armor sidewalls)
 

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Jim,. I really do not remember exactly but they were LTX M/S. Somehow they cupped with regular rotation at about 40k.. probably my fault somehow.
That would be weird. On my Grand Cherokee (5300 lbs of it), the Defender LTX were still at 11/32 at 20K miles when I sold it to buy my Ascent. They still had the factory mold marks on them despite the miles!
 

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Jim, Probably not the tires fault as the car had 249k miles. It could have gone out of alignment. By the time I noticed the issue, the tires were damaged. I have been a Michelin person for over 30 yrs... I used to get over 90k on the LTX's.
 

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Unless I hear bad stuff, I'll be looking at the Goodyear Assurance Weatheready tires this fall. The OEM Falkens are not trustworthy in the AZ mountains in winter.
 

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Hi all,
We currently have a 2020 Ascent Limited with around 43000 miles and upon inspection of the brakes, we saw that theres a dangerous amount of more wear on the inner side of the tires than the outer side. So with that said, we're looking to change our tires within the week. What brand of tires do you guys recommend us getting? We're based in Jersey, so all seasons are more desirable.
If I remember correctly, the current Ascsnt tires are 245/55/R20. We've currently looked at the firestone brands, including the Destination LE3s, Ecopias, etc, as well as the Pirelli Scorpios, Goodyear Eagles.

Thank you for your time and responses.
 
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