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      04-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #45
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My front PSS have arrived at my tire store (255/35/19), now I'm just waiting on the rears (275/35/19). Want to get my new GTS wheels on now!
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      04-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #46
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They're in!!! Spring mods #2-5 were shipped today at 6:16 PM. Reviews to follow next week when they're here and on. Man that Tire Rack (and Ben of course) is good!!!
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      04-06-2011, 06:12 PM   #47
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Mine too. They'll be at iND on Friday
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      04-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #48
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My PSS shipped as well. Not quite sure when I'll get them, but I'm really excited.
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Everybody who's getting these do us all a favor and measure the tread depth and post it along with the size. I suspect that's where 90% of the claimed "increased life" is coming from. Michelin's website says they're molded at 10/32" throughout the lineup instead of 8/32" and 9/32" for the PS2 rears and fronts respectively, except for the OEM super sport 599 GTO sizes molded at 7/32.

So, if they're molded at 2/32" deeper than the PS2 for the OE rears, they're gonna last 25% longer even if the rubber comes off at the same rate, which I suspect it doesn't since they're supposed to be better in the rain and dry which says softer compound to me

So, lasts 15-20% longer than PS2 because you get 25% more rubber, and 5-10% better performance from a more wearable compound. Would love to see coast-down figures but either way it sounds good to me for 20% less moolah...
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Hm..mine will ship on the 12th
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      04-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #51
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Everybody who's getting these do us all a favor and measure the tread depth and post it along with the size. TR doesn't list it yet
I saw somewhere... can't remember where... that they were 10/32
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      04-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #52
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From the Michelin site-

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...er-sport-tires

Tread depth is listed @ 10/32 for both the 255/35/19 and 275/35/19.

Width is listed @ 10.24" on 9" width rim for the 255 and 10.94" on a 9.5" rim for the 275.
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      04-06-2011, 08:24 PM   #53
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Yeah I'm just curious what they actually measure out to. My PS2's measured out to what they say they should but there's no substitute for real tires in people's hands. I've still got 2.5 sets of PS2's to burn through so I don't know why I'm so curious, just a tire nerd I guess...
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Yeah I'm just curious what they actually measure out to. My PS2's measured out to what they say they should but there's no substitute for real tires in people's hands. I've still got 2.5 sets of PS2's to burn through so I don't know why I'm so curious, just a tire nerd I guess...
there's tire nerd and there's michelin whore...
i am sadly the latter
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      04-06-2011, 10:06 PM   #55
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I got a set on order at Tirerack too,for 2 weeks now, they are do to ship reel soon. :P
255/35ZR18 front
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Hope this will fit nice
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Mine shipped from TireRack today...Should see them Monday.

On order for over a month!
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      04-07-2011, 03:53 PM   #57
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From a Michelin email I received today:

When you buy a set of MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport tires, you can rest assured that you made a great choice. Backed by the MICHELIN® Promise Plan™, your tires come with:
• a 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee
Available on all MICHELIN passenger and light truck replacement tires. If you're not 100% satisfied, bring the tires and original sales receipt back to the place of purchase within 30 days for a new set of tires.

• a 3-year Flat Tire Changing Assistance
A qualified service professional will change your flat or provide towing at no charge. In case of a flat tire, simply call 1-888-553-4327 and a qualified professional will change the tire or provide towing up to 150 miles for free. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in the U.S. and Canada.

• 30,000-Mile Treadwear Warranty
This sounded interesting until you read the fine print. The tire must come as OEM on 2011 and later cars, and if a staggered fitment is used, the warranty mileage is reduced in half.

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...ilotSuperSport

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      04-07-2011, 08:05 PM   #58
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^^Can someone clarify this from tirerack? Is there a treadlife warranty or not for 2008+ M3's that choose to use Super Sports?
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      04-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #59
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^^Can someone clarify this from tirerack? Is there a treadlife warranty or not for 2008+ M3's that choose to use Super Sports?
Michelin's policy is pretty clear if your read the footnotes on the chart: http://www.michelinman.com/media/en-...warranties.pdf. A 30k warranty on an M3 would be too good to be true, especially for the rears.

"Excludes DOT-approved competition tires (e.g., Michelin ® Pilot® Sport Cup tires). Mileage warranties apply to tires that come as original equipment on model year 2011 and later vehicles. Some vehicles come from the vehicle manufacturer with “split fitments”—meaning different size tires on the front and rear axles. Because these tires cannot be rotated as recommended by Michelin, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of miles as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire design.

ZP (Zero Pressure) tires have the same mileage warranty as the standard tire line they are part of, but not to exceed 30,000-miles. PAX® System tires are covered by a 36,000-mile warranty.

MICHELIN® Winter tires require documentation of the timing of the installation and removal of the tires each winter to maintain coverage under the limited warranty for tread wear. Winter months is defined as the period beginning on or after September 1 of a given year, and ending no later than April 30 of the following year."
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      04-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #60
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Michelin's policy is pretty clear if your read the footnotes on the chart: http://www.michelinman.com/media/en-...warranties.pdf. A 30k warranty on an M3 would be too good to be true, especially for the rears.

"Excludes DOT-approved competition tires (e.g., Michelin ® Pilot® Sport Cup tires). Mileage warranties apply to tires that come as original equipment on model year 2011 and later vehicles. Some vehicles come from the vehicle manufacturer with “split fitments”—meaning different size tires on the front and rear axles. Because these tires cannot be rotated as recommended by Michelin, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of miles as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire design.

ZP (Zero Pressure) tires have the same mileage warranty as the standard tire line they are part of, but not to exceed 30,000-miles. PAX® System tires are covered by a 36,000-mile warranty.

MICHELIN® Winter tires require documentation of the timing of the installation and removal of the tires each winter to maintain coverage under the limited warranty for tread wear. Winter months is defined as the period beginning on or after September 1 of a given year, and ending no later than April 30 of the following year."
30,000 refers to front tires only on staggered setups... so 15k. which is decently reasonable on an m3.
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30,000 refers to front tires only on staggered setups... so 15k. which is decently reasonable on an m3.
You are correct, I overlooked that. I got ~15k on my rear PS2s, and 20k+ on the fronts, so if these last longer their warranty would not be in jeopoardy. And I'm sure it is prorated, so if you burn through the fronts in 25k you would be looking at a nominal credit. How they react to those who track their cars or drag race is an interesting question. Presumably you would have to carry a passenger, since this is a passenger car warranty!

Michelin's calculation that you can double your mileage by rotating seems pretty optimistic.
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are these available on the M3 yet?
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You are correct, I overlooked that. I got ~15k on my rear PS2s, and 20k+ on the fronts, so if these last longer their warranty would not be in jeopoardy. And I'm sure it is prorated, so if you burn through the fronts in 25k you would be looking at a nominal credit. How they react to those who track their cars or drag race is an interesting question. Presumably you would have to carry a passenger, since this is a passenger car warranty!

Michelin's calculation that you can double your mileage by rotating seems pretty optimistic.
This is exactly right. M3's with staggered setups that buy Pilot Super Sports will have 30K mile warranty on the front, and 15K mile warranty for the rear. Reimbursement is prorated, so let's say you got 1/2 the stated mileage, you would receive a 50% credit through the warranty.

30K for the fronts seems a tad optimistic, but we'll have to see how it goes. As long as the fronts are lasting 25K or so, their liabilities under warranty would be fairly limited.
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This is exactly right. M3's with staggered setups that buy Pilot Super Sports will have 30K mile warranty on the front, and 15K mile warranty for the rear. Reimbursement is prorated, so let's say you got 1/2 the stated mileage, you would receive a 50% credit through the warranty.

30K for the fronts seems a tad optimistic, but we'll have to see how it goes. As long as the fronts are lasting 25K or so, their liabilities under warranty would be fairly limited.
I assume down to the wear bars at 2/32" is considered full wear, or at 4/32" which is safer?
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I assume down to the wear bars at 2/32" is considered full wear, or at 4/32" which is safer?
2/32

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I spoke with Steve @ Tire Rack today
That's what I thought. I never take mine that low unless it is the middle of summer. Dangerous around here 1/2 of the year.
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