I'm at 26k on my stock Pirelli tires. They still have fairly good tread on them, but they seem to make noise (no means of comparison) and I'm thinking that the ride is nowhere near as smooth as it used to be. The Michelin tires I'm looking at as replacements will run $1k. My question is, I'm just not sure if it's the current tires that are not performing well, or if it's just me thinking that they are not. Any advice on this, or suggestions? I'm a daily driver and not a racer. I have (don't laugh) seldom been above 4000 rpm. Not hard on the car or tires at all. From the sound of it, I'd love to step into the Michelins, but I just want to be sure I'm doing the replacement at a good time. 26k on the Pirellis. What do you think?