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Old 01-19-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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I need some input on these Michelins please.

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:26 AM   #3
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not running them but the tread design reminds me of the toyo fz4 that used to chop to all hell after 15k
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:58 PM   #5
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:06 PM   #6
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Running them on my bmw I love them I have had them for well over 15 k and they have at least 40 k left in them. I love them and they are surprisingly very sticky... By the way the bmw is a 325xi... awd baby
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:09 PM   #7
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Running them on my bmw I love them I have had them for well over 15 k and they have at least 40 k left in them. I love them and they are surprisingly very sticky... By the way the bmw is a 325xi... awd baby
Drive them in the snow? Ever driven on the RE-92? How do they compare, in the wet and snow especially? Stiffer sidewalls? Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:20 PM   #8
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I ahve a set of re92 on a set of wrx stock wheels for my subaru and yes i have driven in the snow with them. these tires have a much better compound in how they deal with changing conditions. in snow they are nice and soft and really dig in nicely. I never had a problem with slipping unless I pushed the car. On dry pavement or even wet these tires have a stickiness to them that is very nice. they are very surefooted. The re92 tires are ok I have never had a problem with them but they wear very fast are not as sticky and don't cope with changing conditions very well. Neither tire is a sport tire. the michelins I am running are 225/45/17 while the re92 are stock wrx size.

Oh and to answer the sidewall question I have driven re92 in this 17 inch size also and yes the sidewalls are stiffer on the michelins
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:24 PM   #9
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So what 'sport tire' would you opt for then that's All-Season? Kumho ASX, Pirelli P-Nero, the new Bridgestones???
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:53 AM   #10
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I'm actually trying Pirelli PZero Nero, and they're good. If you're not looking for high performance tires, the Pirelli tires will give you good feelings.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:13 AM   #11
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I'm actually trying Pirelli PZero Nero, and they're good. If you're not looking for high performance tires, the Pirelli tires will give you good feelings.
Not really looking for high performance, but want something better to handle the elements than the RE92. Are the Pirelli less squishy in turns than the RE92?
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:40 AM   #12
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So what 'sport tire' would you opt for then that's All-Season? Kumho ASX, Pirelli P-Nero, the new Bridgestones???
You may also want to look into the new Yokohama ADVAN S.4. I'm torn between the S.4. and the Bridgestone RE960 A/S.
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:48 PM   #13
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You may also want to look into the new Yokohama ADVAN S.4. I'm torn between the S.4. and the Bridgestone RE960 A/S.
I'm torn between all these:

Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

Continental ContiExtremeContact

Kumho ECSTA ASX

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S

Pirelli PZero Nero M&S

Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
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I would go p zero M s
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Pirelli's or Conti's
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #16
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Consumer Reports recommended the Exaltos, or even better, the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 for V-rated all-season tires. I don't think the Pirellis are supposed to be that good in funky weather. I've had the Falken Ziex for two sets now- I like them in dry, but they are not very good in wet/ snow.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:27 PM   #17
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Consumer Reports recommended the Exaltos, or even better, the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 for V-rated all-season tires. I don't think the Pirellis are supposed to be that good in funky weather. I've had the Falken Ziex for two sets now- I like them in dry, but they are not very good in wet/ snow.
Thanks which issue was it, I want to read the article!
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I'm torn between all these:

Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position - best in the wet & snow

Continental ContiExtremeContact

Kumho ECSTA ASX

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - right behind the RE960AS in the wet

Pirelli PZero Nero M&S - stiffest sidewalls, best in the dry along with the Advan S.4

Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
depends upon what you want - best is always summer tire/snow tire combo with separate wheels. but if I had to use an A/S tire that saw snow, I'd get the RE960AS...
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Thanks which issue was it, I want to read the article!
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Thanks I checked their site, you have to order a subscription to view the article, you don't happen to have the article and perhaps you can scan it for me?
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Consumer Reports recommended the Exaltos, or even better, the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 for V-rated all-season tires.
Yes, I saw that in Consumer Reports as well. Which is why I was quite supprised to see that HX MXM4s have some of the lowest customer survey numbers on the Tire Rack site. Who's more accurate, Consumer Reports or actual buyers, don't know. But keep in mind, in that same issue of Consumer Reports, none of the D-SLR cameras were rated as having "Excellent" image quality, yet many Point and Shoots were. Go figure.

Looking at the Slalom and Lap times, plus Braking distance and Average Cornering force results from Tire Rack's testing. The RE960AS seems to have the smallest difference between wet and dry conditions, so it would likely be a good choice for those who like driving in the rain without the need for drastic changes in driving style. In that same testing, the Pilot Exalto A/S seems to hang right in there with its sibling, the Pilot Sport A/S, which makes me wonder about those UTQG Traction ratings of A (Exalto) and AA (Sport). The Exalto also has Michelin's LMAS (Life Maximized All-season) tread compound, so I assume as the miles add up, the Exalto would likely overtake the Sport in performance.

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