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Anybody tried Michelin Pilot Sports (not Super Sports)

It is just time to look at buying a better set of tires to let the Stang perform at it's full capability since I have crappy "knockoff" brand tires on my car now and it just won't hold traction under hard throttle.

I was able to scoop up 4 Michelin Pilot Sports with 50-60% tread life left and no patches, uneven wear, leaks, etc for $455 shipped. I am very ready to get these bad boys on and try them out and I was wondering if anybody else has any experience with these? They are supposed to be here Friday and I hope to get them on Saturday.

I've seen lots of people with the Mich Pilot Super Sports, but you don't hear too much about these.


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Pilot Sport 2's were the pinnacle of tire technology in their day succeeded by the current Super Sports. They will likely wear out in about 20-25000 miles brand new on the Mustang when driven spiritedly and should be quiet and smooth throughout their lifetime.

What is most important is their age and how they were stored. Look at the DOT label for their date of manufacture, it should read XXXX XXXX 46 09(alphanumeric with the last 4 digits being the date in weeks/year). Also make sure they were stored indoors because direct sunlight will cause dry-rot surprisingly quick.

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Well I already bought them but he told me there is no dry rot, leaking, patches, broken belts, unusual wear, cracking etc so I was satisfied enough to buy them. He did say there is some more wear on the inside of the tire due to negative camber but there are lots of clear pictures of the tires and he has a pretty big inventory on Ebay. It looked legit to me.

I did not ask about the storage but the DOT label indicates 4011.

Here is what I bought.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRICE-MATCH-...p2047675.l2557

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Pilot Sport 2's were the pinnacle of tire technology in their day succeeded by the current Super Sports. They will likely wear out in about 20-25000 miles brand new on the Mustang when driven spiritedly and should be quiet and smooth throughout their lifetime.

What is most important is their age and how they were stored. Look at the DOT label for their date of manufacture, it should read XXXX XXXX 46 09(alphanumeric with the last 4 digits being the date in weeks/year). Also make sure they were stored indoors because direct sunlight will cause dry-rot surprisingly quick.
Grimace thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it. I hope I didn't make a $450 mistake but if it's not exactly what's advertised and stated in emails, I will ask for a full refund, or go through Ebay or my Credit Card but it seems like this guy does a lot of business with almost 8000 satisfied customers. What do you think? The original price on these used tires would have been almost $600 and I was able to deal w/ him all the way down to roughly $455.00

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Grimace thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it. I hope I didn't make a $450 mistake but if it's not exactly what's advertised and stated in emails, I will ask for a full refund, or go through Ebay or my Credit Card but it seems like this guy does a lot of business with almost 8000 satisfied customers. What do you think? The original price on these used tires would have been almost $600 and I was able to deal w/ him all the way down to roughly $455.00
What sizes? Brand new they are easily $300+ each so that would have been $1200 for a set. What was the tread depth?


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Not really. Michelin PS2s perform in all weather except snow. Wet performance is benchmarked against this tire.
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What sizes? Brand new they are easily $300+ each so that would have been $1200 for a set. What was the tread depth?

Not really. Michelin PS2s perform in all weather except snow. Wet performance is benchmarked against this tire.

It's a set of 255/40/20s w/ roughly 55% tread on all four. Keep in mind I don't have a brembro car so I'm only going up roughly 1/4 of 1 inch in overall height (from factory settings) and keeping my "meat" of the 255 now (I am running 255/35 right now). I didn't want to go down to 245/40 although those are much cheaper and have more availability/choices. I think he liked the idea of getting rid of all 4 at once b/c IMO he cut me a pretty good deal.

If you click on these links below you'll see the exact tires I bought. Literally, these are the tires I purchased and are in transit. Just scroll way down past the tires he's advertising at the top and you'll see prob 10 up close pics in each link. You have to scroll down a bunch but you'll see them.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRICE-MATCH-...p2047675.l2557

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Summer only. .
Luckily, I don't have to drive the Mustang in bad weather anyway. I have a 2006 Focus base model zx4 manual 2.0l duratec I drive unless it's sunny and above 40 degrees

If you could afford a vehicle like this I would highly recommend it. I paid 6500 for that car w/ 65k miles. It's as base model as they come but it definetly gets the job done.

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My friend bought a set of dry ps2's for 140 for all four. They are so dry that he loses traction if he punches it at 50 mph. I think if they were dry they would have probably been cheaper than what you paid for them.

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I bought some Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's, new for my 2008 GT 5sp manual. I have had them for almost 5000 miles now and they are wearing great. I do mostly highway with a few weekend canyon runs and i think they hold the road and ride great. They are quieter than the OEM Pirelli's and have less tire thump on driveways and freeway devider strips. They still look brand new and the handling has improved with better turn-in since they broke in. They felt a bit slippery at first but they have since become very responsive. They now feel very stable in the dry or wet. I am very happy with them and would recommend them.

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Got tires put on today! Haven't had a chance to push them too hard yet since its 32 deg outside here. I will say this, they are WAY bigger than what was on there before even tho the measurement is rated at only 1 inch diameter larger. The tire tech said they barely fit and no way i could have went any wider at all. He said if i really drove super hard its possible they might rub but they did clear but just barely. I was quite shocked at how meaty these things are. A 255 michelin is quite a bit wider than the POS delinte tires i had on before. Thus the 40 aspect ratio is prob more. My car finally looks perfect. Will post a pic soon


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Discount tire found me a set of pilot sport ps2s since super sports are in production. I went 255fr and 305rear. These tires are fantastic... expensive but worth every penny.

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