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Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (4)   8.8

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (4 Total Reviews)

582 of 1098 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

January 16, 2012
2002 BMW M3 E46
SAN MARCOS, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Race
Owned Tires for: 1 month
Miles Driven on Tires: 20
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise N/A
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Best performing tires without going to R-Comps!

Tire Cons

Price (little spendy, but worth every penny...)

I participated in a track event which compared the Michelin Pilot Super Sport to Pirelli PZero's, Continental ExtremeContact's, and GoodYear F1's. We tested wet and dry braking, auto-x, and road track, and in every instance the PSS came out on top. And not by a little margin either! In the wet and dry braking versus the GoodYear Eagle F1 we saw on average 7 feet shorter stopping distance in a dry 55mph stop, and a 1.5 foot shorter stopping distance in a wet 45mph stop. Which may not seem like much, but that could be the front of your car.... In the auto-x the PSS was matched up against the former #1 Tire Rack tire (now replaced by the PSS!), the Continental ExtremeContact DW. Immediately I could tell the Conti's were rolling over in the hard slalom where the PSS just felt solid. Must be that Variable Contact Patch working... After we got done there the Conti's were worn really badly. The tread blocks were turned into triangles, where the PSS just looked a little worn. On the road track in an IS-F I had a hard time getting the PSS's to get squirly and floaty. But the harder I pushed the better the tire seemed to get. After a few laps I switched over to the Pirelli equipped IS-F and it was back to the feel I am used to feeling. Squirly, floaty, screachy, inconsistent. I may have put up the same lap times with these tires, one more time in the PSS equipped car and that would have changed quickly! I was not expecting the differences to be this obvious... But it was. These will be on my E46 M3!
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111 of 211 people found the following review helpful

  6.7

June 13, 2014
2007 INFINITI G35 COUPE
San Antonio, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 1 year
Miles Driven on Tires: 25000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   1.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   4.0
Winter Traction   4.0
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Dry Grip on highway, Smooth Ride

Tire Cons

Price, Tread Life, Cornering

I bought these tires a little over a year ago. I put about 25,000 miles on them, mostly highway. I'm a normal driver and don't really drive the tires hard at all and mainly use them on the highway here in San Antonio. I'm very disappointed with the tread life. The rears are almost bald and the fronts are close. The inner part the belts are showing on the fronts and i was informed by management that that is because of the sport suspension on my car and they will wear quicker. I don't accept that and know it's because of the awful tread design. You guys that gave this a higher rating, just wait till you put a few more on them and you'll see what i mean. Also the cornering is bad because it always wants to fish tail and i turn slow! Overall i would never buy this tire again. The value for price is not worth it. I love my Sport Comp 2's. Way cheaper and the quality is worth it. Stiffer sidewall too!!!
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281 of 573 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

November 13, 2013
2010 HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE 3.8 TRACK
SOUTH HOUSTON, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 9 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 31000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Dry grip! Responsiveness Long life for a very grippy tire

Tire Cons

Wet Grip is good, not great.

I drive fairly aggressively and these are the best tires I have ever tried. That said, the Michelin HydroEdge are better in the wet, but they don't have near the responsiveness and grip when it is dry. The tires we rated for 30,000 miles and they got there. At 31,000, I probably should have replaced then 2,000 miles ago.
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85 of 190 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

June 17, 2014
2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE 2.0T RSPEC
San Marcos, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 3 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Traction, Traction, Tread Life

Tire Cons

I honestly can't think of any Cons.

Absolutely the best price performance tire you can buy in this range. Please don't buy them you may be able to keep up with me, if you do.
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