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Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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For All Vehicles (2)   9.3

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390 of 743 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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134 of 269 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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