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Replacment Tyre Options

Post by DT M235i » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:38 am

Hi guys,

I'm looking to replace my tyres on my M235i - with OE m436's

As many of you know the front suffer from uneven tyre wear, so i'm debating weather to stick with the OE;

Michelin Pilot Super Sport - from: £119.70
225/40 ZR18 (88Y)

or change. Is anyone running the following;

Michelin - Pilot Sport 4 - from: £97,90 each
225/40 ZR18 (92Y)

or any other recommendations are welcome..
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Re: Replacment Tyre Options

Post by Quattrodave » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:46 am

£120 is quite cheap for premium brand sports tyres and given they're OE spec I personally wouldn't deviate for the sake of £20 a corner.

But then again I've come from cars that have 20" tyres where the difference between OE spec and not is much larger (like three figures!)

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Re: Replacment Tyre Options

Post by DT M235i » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:09 am

The cost is not the issue here..

I was asking for advice on which is the better tyre, just because it's more expensive doesn't mean it's better.

I know some people changed to the Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40 ZR18 (92Y) as the sturdier side wall gave less uneven ware issues.
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Post by DT M235i » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:28 am

"The replacement for the Michelin Pilot Super Sport has been announced - the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S"

"Where does the Pilot Sport 4 sit?

- While Pilot Sport 4 replaces the Pilot Sport 3, it’s an improvement on the Pilot Super Sport, not a “new” Pilot Sport 3, in design and technology. In comparative testing in 18" sizes, Pilot Sport 4 outperforms the Pilot Super Sport in 99% of everyday situations, with the added benefit of 10-15% improved wear. The other 1% is on a dry track where the Pilot Super Sport would outperform the Pilot Sport 4 by a couple of tenths of a second around a long track. For more track focused track drivers we will expand the range of Pilot Sport Cup 2 over the next few years."

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Wh ... -Sport.htm
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Post by marco_polo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:37 am

Those 88Y's are too floppy, imo. They fold under themselves during proper cornering, scrubbing the outer edge off.
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Post by DT M235i » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:18 am

marco_polo wrote:Those 88Y's are too floppy, imo. They fold under themselves during proper cornering, scrubbing the outer edge off.
Michelin - Pilot Sport 4 - 225/40 ZR18 (92Y)

Second option then
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Post by marco_polo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:34 am

I'm pretty happy with my GY Asym 3's so far, but like the PS4, I doubt they'll be as good as the MPSS on a track. Very hard wearing.
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Post by Blind Pugh » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:36 am

DT M235i wrote:
marco_polo wrote:Those 88Y's are too floppy, imo. They fold under themselves during proper cornering, scrubbing the outer edge off.
Michelin - Pilot Sport 4 - 225/40 ZR18 (92Y)

Second option then
Wait for MPS4S or spend a bit more and buy MPSS 92 Load index

https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/ ... 92y-435203
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Post by marco_polo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:44 am

I was told MPS4S weren't coming in 18"?
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Post by DaleB90 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:54 am

I have exchanged a few emails with Camskill who have been very helpful regarding the MPSS and PS4S situation.

I enquired about a 18" MPSS size that is currently out of stock. I was advised that Michelin ramp down summer tyre production at this time of year and start back up around January (makes sense). This specific 18" MPSS will be back in stock in Feb/march time.

Regarding the PS4S, Michelin haven't released a production date for any 18" sizes meaning no plans to release any in the next 3-4 months. If/when a production date is released the tyre will be 3-4 months away from being available.

I'm looking to change tyres next month and if the MPSS size still isn't available then I will just go PS4. I've heard they are very good from a few owners running them.

Hope that helps.

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Post by AndyKnight » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:57 am

marco_polo wrote:I'm pretty happy with my GY Asym 3's so far, but like the PS4, I doubt they'll be as good as the MPSS on a track. Very hard wearing.
What's their wet weather characteristics like?
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Post by marco_polo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:49 am

AndyKnight wrote:
marco_polo wrote:I'm pretty happy with my GY Asym 3's so far, but like the PS4, I doubt they'll be as good as the MPSS on a track. Very hard wearing.
What's their wet weather characteristics like?
Better than MPSS, but worse in the dry. There's a thread somewhere.....

viewtopic.php?t=87735
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Re: Replacment Tyre Options

Post by DT M235i » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:38 am

I've had the Michelin - Pilot Sport 4 - 225/40/18 (92Y) fitted to the Front - £230

I'm getting Michelin Pilot Super Sport - 245/35/18 (92Y) fitted to the Rear this weekend - £314

£544 all in, for new tyre all round. Not too bad considering some of the prices I've seen online while shopping around.
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Replacment Tyre Options

Post by Willtaylor95 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:07 pm

DaleB90 wrote:I have exchanged a few emails with Camskill who have been very helpful regarding the MPSS and PS4S situation.

I enquired about a 18" MPSS size that is currently out of stock. I was advised that Michelin ramp down summer tyre production at this time of year and start back up around January (makes sense). This specific 18" MPSS will be back in stock in Feb/march time.

Regarding the PS4S, Michelin haven't released a production date for any 18" sizes meaning no plans to release any in the next 3-4 months. If/when a production date is released the tyre will be 3-4 months away from being available.

I'm looking to change tyres next month and if the MPSS size still isn't available then I will just go PS4. I've heard they are very good from a few owners running them.

Hope that helps.
On Michelin's Instagram they announced the MPS4S back end of last year. In the comments someone has asked when 18" will be available in the US. Michelin replied saying March in US.

Anyone know how long after the US the UK market gets tyres from Michelin?

Here's the URL to the post, take a look through the comments:

https://instagram.com/p/BLMJPvshHCG/


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Re: Replacment Tyre Options

Post by RickN55 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:16 pm

I'm quite happy with the MPSS on mine.. So will probs go with the new Michelin Equivalents that are out when I need them.. Great tyres seem to wear really well tbf
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