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Old 01-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default do you have michellin Pilot super sport tires

Looking at buying a set of Michellin Pilot super sport tires . Anyone out there have them on their subie and can give me some feedback .
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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yep awesome ass tires
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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I have Sport Cups on my Porsche, and my buddy runs Super Sports on his Z06. They are some of the best street / track tires you can buy, hands down. However, they are not great in the rain or cold temperatures. I run RE-11s on my Subaru and am very happy with them, as well.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:56 PM   #4
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Didn't Car and Driver ranked them highest in the rain ... or close to the Conti DW's. The new Star Specs ZII's will be out in a couple of months - they will be stiffer than the SS's. BF Goodrich also just launched their UHP Rival. RE-11's are very good too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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i dunno why that was said above but they're great in the rain
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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There are a couple posts in some BMW forums where the SS was slower on the track than the Star Specs. I think it is do to the "softer" sidewall. I am sure the sidewall is still very stiff, just not Star Spec stiff. Regardless, the SS came out on top in C&D's recent tests. I would wait and get ZII's. Tire rack did an intro test and found it was faster in the dry and wet than the previous Star Specs.. and that is saying alot.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #7
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i dunno why that was said above but they're great in the rain
My bad. The Sport Cups are no good in the rain. The Super Sports are. You're right.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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i have them and they are the best tire i have driven on, i loved them so much i bought another set for my wifes car!

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #9
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I'm getting a set of SS for my wife's FXT too, they are as good as RE11s yet not available in FXT size
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #10
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great feedback thanks all
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #11
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i have them and they are the best tire i have driven on, i loved them so much i bought another set for my wifes car!
yep from now on this will be my tire of choice for summer unless something new comes out thats even better, but combined dry/wet is gonna be pretty damn hard to beat
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:36 AM   #12
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You guys mind sharing where you picked up your set? I've been shopping Tire Rack, 1010Tires and emailed Dales for these but was wondering if there was anywhere cheaper.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:21 AM   #13
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I just had them put on a few hours ago at America's tire/discount tire. Mounted, balanced and road hazard/replacement warranty for $1126 in 245/40/18's. plus there was a $100 Visa card and Michelin has a free towing warranty up to 150 miles. I can't wait to get these things broken in. Just pulling out of the tire shop I noticed they were loud!! Was running hankook winter icept evo in 225/45/17 on stock wheels and the 225/45/18' Kuhmo ecsta ast's that came on the wheels for summer. I was expecting an increase in noise coming from my winter setup, but damn. The highway humm may get annoying after a while but there's only 10 miles on them so far. We'll see if it can be tolerable for a DD. I'm sure the performance aspect will overshadow it. For only 20 mm wider than the kuhmos, these PSS's run a lot wider. A lil chubby on the 8" wheel but I like the look
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #14
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I just had them put on a few hours ago at America's tire/discount tire. Mounted, balanced and road hazard/replacement warranty for $1126 in 245/40/18's. plus there was a $100 Visa card and Michelin has a free towing warranty up to 150 miles. I can't wait to get these things broken in. Just pulling out of the tire shop I noticed they were loud!! Was running hankook winter icept evo in 225/45/17 on stock wheels and the 225/45/18' Kuhmo ecsta ast's that came on the wheels for summer. I was expecting an increase in noise coming from my winter setup, but damn. The highway humm may get annoying after a while but there's only 10 miles on them so far. We'll see if it can be tolerable for a DD. I'm sure the performance aspect will overshadow it. For only 20 mm wider than the kuhmos, these PSS's run a lot wider. A lil chubby on the 8" wheel but I like the look
...I think a few of those things are only in the states....
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:53 AM   #15
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Excellent Tires! Using them on my 2011 WRX.

Best part is the 50,000 km tread life guarantee!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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^Only applies if your car came with those tires as OE.
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I picked up my 235 45/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sports for my 2006 STI in August of 2011. Jeff and I took the car for a full season of Slush Series autocross from September 2011 to March 2012. We found the tires very grippy and predictable in both dry and wet conditions. They performed surprisingly well in wet below 7 degrees celcius. Turn-in is sharp, and cornering grip is very high. Breakaway is very gradual.

I took my STI to Ridge Motorsports Park in June of 2012, and the tires performed flawlessly. Predictable handling at high speeds. I braked from 200kph at the end of the main straight and turned left into the corner. There was not a sign of twitchy-ness. That track day had a mix of sunshine and cold rain; the tires performed very well under those changing conditions. Prolonged, continuous track sessions (5 laps +) led to a bit of greasy-ness in the tires. The tires were back to great performance after a cool-down period. Tire durability is excellent.

In regular city/highway driving, the tires are very quiet compared to the Goodyear Eagle GTs I had prior.

I hope my review helps.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #18
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I picked up my 235 45/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sports for my 2006 STI in August of 2011. Jeff and I took the car for a full season of Slush Series autocross from September 2011 to March 2012. We found the tires very grippy and predictable in both dry and wet conditions. They performed surprisingly well in wet below 7 degrees celcius. Turn-in is sharp, and cornering grip is very high. Breakaway is very gradual.

I took my STI to Ridge Motorsports Park in June of 2012, and the tires performed flawlessly. Predictable handling at high speeds. I braked from 200kph at the end of the main straight and turned left into the corner. There was not a sign of twitchy-ness. That track day had a mix of sunshine and cold rain; the tires performed very well under those changing conditions. Prolonged, continuous track sessions (5 laps +) led to a bit of greasy-ness in the tires. The tires were back to great performance after a cool-down period. Tire durability is excellent.

In regular city/highway driving, the tires are very quiet compared to the Goodyear Eagle GTs I had prior.

I hope my review helps.

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I was running the OEM Dunlops and "had" to upgrade to the MPSS just to keep up with Victor and Jeff...

These are fantastic tires. My wife noticed the volume difference and she's not a car person. What this tire trades in ultimate dry grip (as compared to a RE11/StarSpec/etc.) it gets back in spades everywhere - comfort, durability, wet performance, noise, some grip between 0-5 deg C, etc.

Plus they look nice!
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Thanks for all the feedback! I think I'm sold on these. Mind sharing where you guys picked yours up?
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Thanks for all the feedback! I think I'm sold on these. Mind sharing where you guys picked yours up?
Discount Tire in Bellingham - they price match any online+shipping price you can find. I was 1130 all in jan 2012 and got a $100 rebate cheque in the mail
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^Only applies if your car came with those tires as OE.
What are you talking about?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #22
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i think he was referring to the tread life guarantee thing..
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #23
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Can't decide between the Michelin and Dunlop - in Vancouver, for my daily driver, I take any tire that is better in the wet, and I'm not sure the Dunlop will be better in the wet than the Michelin. Price-wise I think the Dunlop is quite a bit cheaper, and I would be running 215/45R17 between Apr and Nov
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #24
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I do no think you will find a better daily driver tire than the PSS. Having said that there are many daily tires to choose from that would suit your needs with the Michelins being the top gun. If wet performance is important I would stick with either the PSS or Continental DW.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #25
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My thoughts after almost 2 year 20,000km usage of PSS.

Consider a quiet performance summer street tire, less noise on hwy, way better wear than PS2. a bit less grips

Easy heat up (summer) and soft compound (even in winter), sidewall is kinda on the soft side in my taste. Comfy but also means less direct feeling.

Wet traction is ok as long as more than 60% tread left. Better than PS2.

Price is reasonable, finish/quality is great. Def a good DD summer tires for those heavy Euro cars.

I rate them 8/10. Will I buy them again, maybe not. If you had AD08 or RE11 before, then you know PSS is not at the same class.

Good for DD overall and for the price and value it is better than those Conti DW, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx ect. those in the same class.

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I'm getting a set of SS for my wife's FXT too, they are as good as RE11s yet not available in FXT size
FXT is ok, not ur GDB...you know I am going back to RE11 soon from PSS...
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