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      11-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Super Sport?

I'm looking to replace my set of tires, after 13000 miles they're as flat as the screen on my macbook (aka useless). After looking around I saw these Pilot Super Sports on TireRack...

Anyone have any experience with these tires? How do they compare to the PS2 or Contis that came with my car? Everything I read puts them ahead of those tires. Also can I go wider on the rear with my ZCP setup?

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      11-17-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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PSS's are superb...

I'm currently running 255/35 and 275/35 on ZCP with no issues.
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      11-17-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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doesnt that alter your traction control setup?
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      11-17-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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NOPE, the car works great with these sizes.
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      11-17-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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I bought a set of ZCP OEM size yesterday (rears backordered to 12/10).

The BMW CCA guys that have PSS's say great things about them.
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      11-17-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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I bought a set of ZCP OEM size yesterday (rears backordered to 12/10).
Why go with the OEM sizes? You get more bang for the buck by going slightly wider. The ZCP rim widths can more than handle it.
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my question is why are the PSS so much cheaper than the PS2?
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my question is why are the PSS so much cheaper than the PS2?
They figured out cheaper ways to mfg & produce the tire. You win!!! Still superior to the PS2 in every way.
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      11-18-2011, 01:56 AM   #9
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So... What width would you guy's suggest going then?
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      11-18-2011, 04:40 AM   #10
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So... What width would you guy's suggest going then?
255/35/19 275/35/19

you can also do a 245/35/19 in the F too

If you track, get AD08

otherwise, as a DD car, the PSS are great from what I've heard
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      11-18-2011, 05:09 PM   #11
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I went from Conti's to the PSS's. I was cool with the Conti's but am really impressed with the PSS's. I prefer the OEM size, feels better to me than the popular 255/275 upsize.
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PSS's are superb...

I'm currently running 255/35 and 275/35 on ZCP with no issues.
How do they feel compared to the oem tires, subjective or not.

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      11-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #13
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I went with 255 / 275, so far im liking the tires quite a bit.
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I'm currently running 255/35 and 275/35 on ZCP with no issues.
Those are 275/35s in the rear in that pic? They look narrower than the 265/35 Pirellis that came on my car...
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      11-21-2011, 09:28 PM   #15
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Those are 275/35s in the rear in that pic? They look narrower than the 265/35 Pirellis that came on my car...
Yep 275 out back. Must be angle. I had the OEM 265 Pirellis as well and I can easily say that they are much wider and squarer.
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275 fits with stock 19s no issues?
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275 fits with stock 19s no issues?
I am running square setup OEM 18x9.5 with PSS 265 and 275/35-18. Previously, I was running Nitto NT05 of the same size as PSS. While NT05 has very good dry grip and pretty predictable throughout, I think my PSS surpassed that. Granted that I only have a bit over 2000 miles on the tire, I can only say that my initial impressions are quite please with these tires and my current setup.

Go for it. You won't regret.
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I bought a set of ZCP OEM size yesterday (rears backordered to 12/10).

The BMW CCA guys that have PSS's say great things about them.
I order mine over two months ago and it around 12/10 also for delivery

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Why go with the OEM sizes? You get more bang for the buck by going slightly wider. The ZCP rim widths can more than handle it.
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my question is why are the PSS so much cheaper than the PS2?


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I went from Conti's to the PSS's. I was cool with the Conti's but am really impressed with the PSS's. I prefer the OEM size, feels better to me than the popular 255/275 upsize.
I wanted to move up but was unsure. I ordered stock.
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I am running square setup OEM 18x9.5 with PSS 265 and 275/35-18. ...
Square means all 4 tires are the same size...
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the PSS are fantastic. put them on my Porsche and i like them even better than the OEM Pirelli Corsas.

there's a theory that the PSS are cheap now as sort of an "introductory pricing" deal. i have no idea whether that's true or not, but i used it to justify picking them up from Tire Rack ASAP
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I've herd great things about these tires, planning on getting 4 to replace my contis after winter since my m is going to mostly just sit in the garage till then.
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Square means all 4 tires are the same size...
In my case, I am running 18x9.5 OEM on all four corner but with 265 front and 275 rear..maybe I should have called it square wheel on stagg'd tires...

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