BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
iDRIFT
Lieutenant
No_Country
3
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: Fast!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.America

iTrader: (0)

Ad08 vs ps2 tread life question

If both were driven the same , in same conditions, which would outlast which, my search results say ps2 but I kinda like what I'm hearing about the ad08 plus the price lol

is there treadlife that diff or similar?

Thanks plan on purchasing tomorrow

also thinking of goin 275 in the rear oppose to 265
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
bunnn
Colonel
bunnn's Avatar
35
Rep
2,260
Posts

 
Drives: like a grandma
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (12)

People's personal experience would not be the best indication as driving style is so important to tread wear, and everyone drives differently - no matter how you describe it. Your best bet is to compare the tread wear number, which is 220(PS2)vs 180(AD08) ...



If you're looking for amazing tread wear, great performance, good price..why not consider the Pilot Super Sports? 300 Tread wear, better overall + wet performance...even if you track, unless you were an avid junky, I doubt you'd feel the difference.
__________________
Cheers
Ben
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
iDRIFT
Lieutenant
No_Country
3
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: Fast!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.America

iTrader: (0)

Thanks alot bunnn, really helpful post!!! Deff gonna look at the pss
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
bunnn
Colonel
bunnn's Avatar
35
Rep
2,260
Posts

 
Drives: like a grandma
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyShades View Post
Thanks alot bunnn, really helpful post!!! Deff gonna look at the pss
Np..for reference, I've driven on OEM PS2 for about 19.000km..then took them off with just enough tread for lease return. Went on to use RE-11 for about 5000km, before switching over to P-Zero Corsa system for about 4000km(these wore so fast!)...finally swapped over to AD08 this season for about 9-10,000km. Based on my experience the stickier tires yield negligible benefits for daily driving; actually, the corsa systems scared me sh*tless in the rain. Although, I did never look back at the PS2 due to the cost and performance of the other tires that I tried(minus the corsa). With the PSS out, you definitely have a winner for daily driving ,mixed with tiny bit of tracking.
__________________
Cheers
Ben
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
iDRIFT
Lieutenant
No_Country
3
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: Fast!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.America

iTrader: (0)

PSS seems like a great tire!! Gonna go for 255/35/19 an 275/35/19

now jus gotta hope my tire guy has em instock

I also have driven with the corsas in the rain, not fun lol
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
MaxL
Captain
Canada
18
Rep
952
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3, Cayenne T, 991 GT3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Very much depends on how you drive. If you do more than a couple of track days a season without dedicated track tires, AD08 are going to outlast PS2 or even PSS. Otherwise PS2 should last same or longer, but PSS are even better from what I hear.
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
ben@tirerack
M3Post Supporting Vendor
18
Rep
886
Posts

 
Drives: 740i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Bend, IN

iTrader: (0)

MaxL hit it on the head. If you're doing track days, running canyons, autocrossing and otherwise driving like you stole it, the AD08 takes abuse better. If you're driving like a gentleman on public roads the PS2 will last longer. PSS is like PS2, but longer lasting.

Treadwear numbers like 180, 220, 300 etc are set independently by each manufacturer. They each do their own testing, and are allowed to set the number as high as their testing indicates, but may set it lower at their own discretion. In theory, they each have some baseline that is 100 and the number should be directly proportional to how the rated tire compares to the baseline. So a 200 should last 2x as long as whatever their baseline is.

Comparisons of these numbers are reasonably reliable within one brand, but should not be deemed reliable across brands.
__________________
_______________________________________________



To credit the forum, click through one of the banners in my signature and the top of the page, or call me direct at 877.522.8473 ext 660. Email:ben@tirerack.com
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
smmmurf
Colonel
32
Rep
2,113
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 M3 Sedan 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pleasanton, CA

iTrader: (7)

lol driving like a gentleman
__________________
M3 Sedan - AW/Black - 6MT - no moonroof - no folding seats - RAC RG63 - clear bra by Omega Werks
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #9
ben@tirerack
M3Post Supporting Vendor
18
Rep
886
Posts

 
Drives: 740i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Bend, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smmmurf View Post
lol driving like a gentleman
Glad someone enjoyed that
__________________
_______________________________________________



To credit the forum, click through one of the banners in my signature and the top of the page, or call me direct at 877.522.8473 ext 660. Email:ben@tirerack.com
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
Z K
Colonel
Z K's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
2,174
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3, MK6 GLI
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (3)

The PS2 looks like it's been to hell and back on just a few autocrosses. The AD08 I had before on my previous car would look like new still afterwards. It's just tires designed for different purposes. the PS2 and PSS are not designed for track use.
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
mshab356
Go ///M or go home
mshab356's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
745
Posts

 
Drives: a ///Monster
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern VA

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smmmurf View Post
lol driving like a gentleman
There is no such thing when driving an M
__________________
GONE 2011.5 SG E92 ///M3 6MT | CF kidney grills | IND SG painted side grills w/ tinted lenses | Painted bumper reflectors | TMS 90mm stud kit | Rear fog light mod | Active Autowerke exhaust |

Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
FruitCake
Banned
Taiwan
38
Rep
1,680
Posts

 
Drives: '10 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (19)

i drive like a sir

Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #13
a burrito
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
28
Rep
1,935
Posts

 
Drives: '14 W212 AMG S, '12 958 S
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Irvine, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to a burrito
My experience is only between the AD08's and the PS2's and my suggestion is if you do any track days or autocrosses at all, get the AD08's. If you're driving 100% on the street, then get the PS2 or PSS.
__________________
Peanut Butter Chunky
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #14
ModBargains III
Lieutenant
United_States
4
Rep
423
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i, 135i, E46 M3, 540i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1721 E. Lambert Rd. Unit C, 90631 La Habra, CA

iTrader: (0)

My AD08's actually lasted me about a little over a year, so maybe 12k miles at most I would say. They were amazingly good, I still say that they're the best tire I've ever driven on before, but they do get quite loud at the end of their life, and the sidewall doesn't have much give in it, so it's not necessarily your best comfort tire out there.

With that said though, if it was me, I'd still go with the Yoko's, hands down.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #15
meisterm3
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
357
Posts

 
Drives: Vroom
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (6)

I just ordered Hoosiers for the track... but I too am eyeing the AD08s for street duty.

-M
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
iDRIFT
Lieutenant
No_Country
3
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: Fast!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.America

iTrader: (0)

Installing on Tuesday!!!
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #17
bunnn
Colonel
bunnn's Avatar
35
Rep
2,260
Posts

 
Drives: like a grandma
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyShades View Post
Installing on Tuesday!!!
What did you end up with?
__________________
Cheers
Ben
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #18
VinnieAces
Lieutenant Colonel
VinnieAces's Avatar
Canada
21
Rep
1,594
Posts

 
Drives: Imola Red Z4MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Can

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 Z4 M Coupe  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by FruitCake
i drive like a sir

Lmfao!
__________________
///M - Some Mods 'N Stuff
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2012, 02:20 AM   #19
iDRIFT
Lieutenant
No_Country
3
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: Fast!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.America

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FruitCake View Post
i drive like a sir

hahahahahahhaha
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2012, 02:25 AM   #20
iDRIFT
Lieutenant
No_Country
3
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: Fast!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: N.America

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bunnn View Post
What did you end up with?
It's funny my tire guy got me a very good deal on the ps2's and I placed the order, but after taking in account ur opinion an reading up on the super sports I called him back an hour later lol

so i ended up with 255/35/zr19 and 275/35/zr19 pss

very eager to test em out !!!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST