Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday December 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
Kahres05
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 131451
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2005 WRX Wag/Silver
2011 Ninja 1000

Default Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Review

I have a 2005 WRX wagon and had those crappy RE92's on for 24,000 miles. I remember taking the car off the lot for the first time and taking the car an a circular on ramp to see it's limits. The tires just squealed and pretty much rolled over on the side walls; I was so disappointed. So 24,000 miles later I did it...I couldn't take it anymore; I knew this car had so much more to give but didnt know how much. After much reading and research through tire rack, web sites and forums. I decided on the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S in the 225/50/16 on the 6.5 stock rims. The car was impressive before but now it the car rides like a whole new animal. Not as quiet or soft of a ride as the RE92's but in the trade you get the feel of the road and grip that just takes the WRX to it's limits. The tires take me to my limits where I nearly crap my pants and anyone else that dare steps into the car. I have a whole new confidence in the car, It takes twisty roads and embarrasses anyone that tries to keep up with me. Mind you it's cold this week in pennsylvania, in the 20's and grip has been nothing but phenomenal. Last night I was taking corners that under normal driving you take at 35-40mph I was taking them at 80mph and not even a hint of squeal or slippage. I observed the rubber after the trip and there wasn't even a hint of rolling onto the side wall...not even close. I have the tire pressures set at 35psi front and 32 psi in the rear with the rubber being cold. If people are concerned about initial turn in because of the wider tire I wouldn't be. I honestly have 110% more feel and control I ever had on the stock RE92's. I also had the car loaded with 3 adults and 100+ lbs of tools in the back with out any rubbing problems. I mise well bring this up while we are on the subject; I had the Pirelli pzero nero M+S on a Miata while I thought the Tires were good for the price...probably the best for the price in it's class; they just arent in the same ball park as the michelin pilot sport a/s. In this case I feel the $75 extra per tire was well worth it. I couldn't be happier with the end result.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Kahres05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
eurospek
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 96944
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Hampshire, IL
Vehicle:
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO
4eat Stage 2 Protuned

Default

Got a pic of them installed? Please that would help, I want to see how much lower the sidewall is and how the car sits. Thanks!
eurospek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 04:31 PM   #3
The_Black_WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 70964
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Bel Air Subaru Club
Vehicle:
99RS 04 wrx
07 wrx limited wagon

Default

i had them on my stockers in 205/55/16
and loved them
just be sure to rotate them every other oil change as mine seemed to wear at about a 5 on a scale of 1-10
the only down side of them was mine liked to pack up with snow when it was a very powdery snow so just keep an eye on that


other that then that i loved them i would buy again if i needed an all season tire

steve
The_Black_WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 01:16 AM   #4
ErasureWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 106408
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Tysons
Vehicle:
'14 Mystery Machine
01 Kat600

Default

I changed to Pilot Sport A/S's after RE-92's and WOW . The difference was incredible, and over 6k later, I still love them. I recommend them to everyone lookin for a great performing all season
ErasureWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 09:36 AM   #5
Kahres05
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 131451
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2005 WRX Wag/Silver
2011 Ninja 1000

Default

Ok, we finally got a real good snow. I had so much fun yesterday the new tires on a WRX are simply incredible...the snow was so deep the car was completely bottomed out and I still went through it. Even more impressive I went up this hill called McNight's Gap that is 1/2 mile very steep incline with a series of 180 degree bends. The car was like a snow mobile!...So not only am I impressed with the dry performance and wet performance...the snow performance cant be any better...I give these tires 10 out of 10!!...When these tires need to be replaced...I will without a doubt buy these again.
Kahres05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S fueledbymetal Brakes, Steering & Suspension 6 07-20-2002 09:16 AM
Luke- What's the story on the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup competition tire? Patrick Olsen Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 04-09-2002 09:47 AM
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S VS Pirelli SuperSport P7000 balajc Brakes, Steering & Suspension 10 03-15-2002 03:59 PM
Michelin Pilot Sports? Yellow Rex Brakes, Steering & Suspension 11 10-12-2001 01:08 PM
Michelin Pilot Sport on the WRX Conduit Brakes, Steering & Suspension 3 05-24-2001 01:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.