Wheels and Tires

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, Pilot Super Sport, etc

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Sep 20, 2010
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I rock Michelin PSS on my 997, they are great in many ways, defiantly a premium product but competition these days is stiff.

Many decent options from GoodYear, Bridgestone, Falken and even Hankook.
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Jan 17, 2009
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geokilla wrote: Mixing tires is never safe, even if it's from the same tire brand. If you're just looking for a new set of street tires, I wouldn't bother with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. I'm personally going to be on my second set of the Falken Azenis FK510, going from 225/40R18 to 235/45R17. I absolutely love them for street use. The grip is great, even when it's nearly bald in the wet. In the dry, it provides quite a bit of grip. The sidewall is definitely on the softer side so it's a very comfortable street tire. Let's not forget it costs just more than half as much as the Continental or Michelin. I was quoted $620 tax included for a set of Falken FK510 compared to $1,020 tax included for the PS4S at 225/40R18. I'm sure the price went up a bit now as pre-season price is over. Only reason I'm on my second set already is because I tracked them the first year I had them. While the sidewalls are soft, I still enjoyed them very much.
To me it honestly comes down to budget. If you have money to blow then its a no brainer to get the PS4S, I don't think anyone will argue with it. My dad has 2 cars with them on summers and he's really happy. I went FK510 because like you it was about half the price of the PS4S and at the time I was doing 90% highway commuting so who cares. No doubt the PS4S is a better tire, but it's no where near twice as good.

Now that I'm not doing much/any highway driving its tempting to get the PS4S next time I need new summers since I know they'll last way longer.
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Apr 5, 2010
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Sure, if you've got the cash for 10/10 performance then get the PS4S or Pirelli Pzeros. If you're just pushing corners here and there and just want a fun to drive tire, I'm plenty happy with Kumho PS71, Falken FK, Firestone Indy 500s.
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Ecsta wrote: To me it honestly comes down to budget. If you have money to blow then its a no brainer to get the PS4S, I don't think anyone will argue with it. My dad has 2 cars with them on summers and he's really happy. I went FK510 because like you it was about half the price of the PS4S and at the time I was doing 90% highway commuting so who cares. No doubt the PS4S is a better tire, but it's no where near twice as good.
Sounds about right but I'm surprised...shouldn't you have gotten this instead of the Falken?

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... Ecsta+PS91

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ES_Revenge wrote: Sounds about right but I'm surprised...shouldn't you have gotten this instead of the Falken?

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... Ecsta+PS91

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Haha I know right? Actually years and years ago when I trying to think of a username for battle.net I looked around and had a Kumho poster on the wall and boom, Ecsta was born. I should try out those tires on my golf..

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