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Old 06-16-2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Used Michelin PS2 vs. new cheaper summer tires

I found a set of used Michelin PS2 for about $300 shipped with about 60% tread left in them. I am debating whether to get these tires over cheaper $100 new summer tires sold on tirerack. PS2 in 225/45/17 size retails for close to $200/tire.

What would you guys do? Is PS2 really worth the #1 rating received on tirerack.com under review section? Another set of tires I am considering is RE070 for about $200, but my past experience with RE070 wasn't that pleasant due to excessive noise.

Any thought?
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:04 AM   #3
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+1 for PS2's. I'm on my second set and I love them.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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I was able to locate a set, but wonder if these tires are directional... these are exact tires I may be getting; can someone please verify whether I have correct set of 4 tires?


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Old 06-16-2008, 10:50 PM   #5
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I was able to locate a set, but wonder if these tires are directional... these are exact tires I may be getting; can someone please verify whether I have correct set of 4 tires?

Those are Pilot Sport PS2s.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:54 PM   #6
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I know they are, but it appears direction of treads do not align properly.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:56 PM   #7
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I know they are, but it appears direction of treads do not align properly.
Yes it does. they only make one 'mold' for the tires... therefore one side will point one way and the other side will point opposite. It doesn't matter because they are not directional. you only have to make sure you put the outside of the tire on the outside of the rim facing out.
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That's very odd, but thanks for the info!
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That's very odd, but thanks for the info!
Not really... look at dunlop sp5000 in 205/55/16 one of the long time recommended tires on nasioc for 2.5rs's back in the day. Non directional, asymmetric and have a reverse tread when installed on the opposite side of the car. Lot's of tires are asymmetric and non directional yet appear to have a directional tread pattern.

BTW, the picture on the right without the tire shine on them shows how they would appear when looking from the rear of the car. The wider shoulder goes towards the outside of the rim.

The picture on the left with the tire shine shows the tires with the outsides facing in. You just have to flip them 180 deg when mounting them on the rim. The sidewall of the tire has a large "OUTSIDE" stamped into it.
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Thanks for the info again... I just ordered a set from ebay. These will go onto my newly acquired 04 BBS wheels.

Will use Haka 2 snows during the winter!
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Thanks for the info again... I just ordered a set from ebay. These will go onto my newly acquired 04 BBS wheels.

Will use Haka 2 snows during the winter!
Very nice setup... I had Nokian WR's All seasons for winter and they were great. I could only imagine what a Hakka will do... But currently I have Michelin Pilot Sport PA2's for the winter and Bridgestone RE-92's for spring/fall. You're going to love the PS2's.
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I picked PS2 over RE70 because of 5 lbs weight difference. Thanks...
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Just got two PS2 in mail today. Other two tires to arrive on Monday.

Not too bad at $210 shipped for four tires.


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After riding with them for a few weeks, I am in absolute love with PS2s. Rides similar to all season tires, but with excellent dry grip and very quiet road noise.
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i am going to bump this. Now you have been driving on these. How are they? I am looking into a set because I have come across a good deal (not as good as yours) The tread wear concerns me 220? I track my car. Would these tires perform as well as the stock RE070 on the track? I love the stocks. For the price they are the best track tire I have had yet.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:30 PM   #16
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Not sure if they will track as good as RE070 (with softer side wall), but these are rated one of the highest on tirerack.com among maximum performance tires.

Car rides so much better with PS2 than with RE070 and noise level is nearly as quiet as any all season tires. You will love them.
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