Just put Pirelli Scorpion A/S Plus 3 on my Acura RDX. I got 50K on my OEM Michelin Primacy MXM4.
Driving the car out of the tire shop, I immediately felt the vibration of the road. By the time I got home 4 miles away, my driving foot was bothering me from the micro vibrations I felt as my foot sat on the pedal. I can feel the actual road texture, not just bumps. No wobbling or extremely strong vibration, but the vibrations from the road are making their way up to the steering wheel/pedal/floorboard in an uncomfortable manner.
I took it back to the shop to recheck. They said road force looked OK and checked balancing, in which they said one tire had to be slightly corrected. No improvement in the drive afterwards.
My wife doesn’t seem bothered about it, which makes me question whether it’s in my head and I’m overplaying it. Regardless, she doesn’t notice things like this in the first place and it’s making the car borderline undrivable for me in these first 72 hours we’ve had the new tires on.
Does this sound like an issue specific to the tire having a poor ride or something related to installation? I read these scorpions are made of a harder material that increases tread life.
I’m not sure if they just need to be broken in and they’ll feel considerably softer after putting some miles on them. Or if I should go ahead and return them and try to get a softer/smoother tire (might go back to the Primacys even though tread life wasn’t fantastic).