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Old 09-28-2000, 05:27 PM   #1
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Post Tires...How good are micheline's?

these link here, makes me want to buy these kind of tires, what do you people think? sure seems like good grip all around, and is that an impreza at the end of the commerical? i think it is..
http://carpoint.msn.com/mondial2000/en/tires.ram
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Old 09-28-2000, 07:11 PM   #2
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Michelin's are great tires. The only problem is they are the priciest. The Pilot Sports will cost you a couple hundred a piece! Also, I don't think that's a Subaru at the end. I think Subaru's run Pirelli tires. I think they are sponsered by Pirelli's.
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Old 09-28-2000, 07:17 PM   #3
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Yeah, if PRICE = QUALITY, the Frenchmen have quite a product!

Has anyone tried those new Kumho's? The new Korean brand? I've heard they are a good value. I'd like some Michelins, but those prices are craaazzzy, man!

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Old 09-28-2000, 07:32 PM   #4
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I don't know. But go to the technical section and do a search. I've read reviews from other members and they are all pretty positive about the Kumho's. Those darn Koreans!hehe
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Old 09-28-2000, 11:28 PM   #5
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Yeah Micheline tires are totally awesome. Probably the best you can buy, but you will pay for them. I think they sponsor Toyota. Those looked like Toyota Corrola WRC cars to me. Pirelli does sponsor Subaru.
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Old 09-29-2000, 06:33 AM   #6
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Have you seen the ad for the new Goodyear Aquatred 3. Sounds like it might be a good tire if you live in a snow belt and don't want to have two sets of tires.

What does everyone think?
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Old 09-29-2000, 09:00 AM   #7
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ok thank you all for your response...

now what are the best set to get from michelin? id like to know that, im willing to pay for these tires and be different, seems everyeone has the same brand of tires, im already diff tho, owning MY00 legacy GT, anyway let meknow thanx.
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Old 09-29-2000, 09:02 AM   #8
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There's usually a reason why everybody has the same tire...

But if you want the unquestionable best from Michelin and can afford it, get the Pilot SX.
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Old 09-29-2000, 09:19 AM   #9
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I agree with ridinlo on this.
There are about 6 tires in the Pilot series. I am guessing that commercial is mostly marketing and they are just renaming most of the Pilot XGT models.
I have them in the H rating. I didn't go V or Z because I don't race,want my tires to last at least two winters , and there are big price jumps as you go up the series.

The wet weather traction is truly awesome. My only complaint with the H-series is they are a little soft on the sidewall for hard driving on dry streets. One other reason I went this route was I figured the softer sidewall would be more forgiving to my rims when I'm flying down fireroads or hit one of those nasty potholes access roads to ski resorts.
If you are a weekend auto-xer who keeps their car on the road, the V or Z rated would be good.
One last comment, they are expensive, but they last. My last set gave me around 50K mi before I replaced em
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Old 09-29-2000, 09:31 AM   #10
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Pilot Sports are the top Michelin performance tires. These replace the Pilot MXXX3. around $200/tire minimum.

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Old 09-29-2000, 09:57 AM   #11
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I thought the Pilot Sports were the lower-priced to the Pilot SX. Aren't the Sports the ones that started coming on the ///M3... the ones that Car & Driver said brought the skidpad rating down a few tenths from the old SX's?

& the Pilot SX is what the MXX3's are called nowadays.
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Old 09-29-2000, 11:10 AM   #12
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nope. I'm pretty sure Pilot Sports are THE Michelin top end SUMMER tire now. Maybe you are thinking of the old Pilot SX GT? which were OEM on Miata's IIRC. I believe I recall ColinL ranting about them.

Pilot Sports are the new top o' the heap tire from Michelin, and are the replacement for the MXX3. I think the SX's are all seasons......

...

and yes, they are OEM on the BMW 3 series M cars. They switched to Dunlops for a spell, and then came back to the Michelins.

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Old 09-29-2000, 11:18 AM   #13
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Ryan remembers right, the Pilot SX-GT sucks. (And yep, they're still on my wife's Miata.)

I would be a bit surprised if the Pilot Sport was as grippy in the dry as the MXX3, but then again technology marches on...
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Old 09-29-2000, 07:51 PM   #14
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That's right, the Pilot SX-GT does come on some of the newer Miata models. Contrary to the experience of others, I had awsome luck mine. I thrashed the crap out of them, won multiple autocross events outright and still got over 10,000 miles from the original set. Treadwear rating is something like 180. so don't expect them to wear like a Nitto (300).

The Pilot Sport is definitely the top performance tire in Michelin's street lineup. As stated, it would run something like $200+ per tire. I don't think that they would last as long as the SX-GT either since the treadwear rating is only 140; about as low as it gets.

I have heard good things about the Kumho Ecsta's. I don't have a set for the street, but when the SX-GT's gave up the ghost I bought a set for the track. Very good quality from what I have seen so far.
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Old 09-29-2000, 08:17 PM   #15
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Ah yes, I had forgotten about the GT's...
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