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Re: Tyre choice now that MPSS are gone

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I'm running goodyear supersports , certainly much better than MPSS but you will still break traction at T junctions etc if slightly damp

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Am I right in thinking the MPSS was BMW approved but the MP4’s are not? What is the implication of this if the car is still under warranty? (apologies if this has been asked before).

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Am I right in thinking the MPSS was BMW approved but the MP4’s are not? What is the implication of this if the car is still under warranty? (apologies if this has been asked before).
Correct. Some dealers can get funny about it if claiming for wheels/suspension.

BUT..you also see a few AUC cars without star marked tyres so seems BMW are trying to have their cake and eat it (which I will he pointing out if I have ever have any warranty issues due to tyres)

I think they actually have to prove the non star marked tyres have caused the issue in any case.
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marco_polo wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:50 am
Michelin Cup 2's come with 6.8mm too, the price of track-focused rubber.
Yeah, just wasn’t expecting the Goodyear’s to as they are mpss equivalent not cup 2s
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I bought the BMW "fitment" MPSS on mine when I got them, Does anyone know how you tell that they are the BMW fitment ones on the tyre? As I can't see any BMW badge of anything, Is there a special number or symbol or something?
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Rickie wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:26 am
iladtani wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 am
I switched to PS4 from MPSS about 3 months ago and while they are better in the wet once they do break traction the feel of the MPSS is far superior and predictable, I think i value that more than the slight bit of extra grip so will probably switch back for my next set unless there are new tyres on the market worth considering.
That sucks :( I actually feel quite sad that the MPSS are gone from production. I thought they were great. I guess i'll just have to get the pilot sport 4's then like most of the rest of the guys here then :(
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersports. Reviews are putting them on par with the PS4S (not PS4), which is a better sports tyre than the PS4 and retains most (if not all) of it's wet weather performance. But PS4S aren't available in 18", the GY F1 SS are.

Had them on my car for a few hundred miles now and they're giving as much confidence and grip in the cold/wet than my old (admittedly unevenly worn and not the best tyre) run flats did in the dry. I've never driven on the MPSS so couldn't compare personally, but if you look at reviews of MPSS v PS4S then the conclusion is clear, if you got 19" and must go Michelin then PS4S every day over the older tech MPSS. So if the GY SS is considered on par with the PS4S.. decision made.

Edited - Marco beat me to it! Must read the whole of a thread before replying ! :oops:
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RickN55 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:02 pm
I bought the BMW "fitment" MPSS on mine when I got them, Does anyone know how you tell that they are the BMW fitment ones on the tyre? As I can't see any BMW badge of anything, Is there a special number or symbol or something?
BMW approved tyres have a Star * on the tyre wall:

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Throwing a bomb in... The GY Asym 5 are meant to be very good road tyres too:

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I use my PS4’s on track and they are very good. Only marginally behind the PSS on a hot dry day! In the wet they are way ahead. Now on 19,000 miles and 7th track tomorrow at Oulton Park.
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Russt wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Am I right in thinking the MPSS was BMW approved but the MP4’s are not? What is the implication of this if the car is still under warranty? (apologies if this has been asked before).
BMW changed my tyres to PS4 and when I asked the same question they said it was fine.
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CoupeSilver wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Throwing a bomb in... The GY Asym 5 are meant to be very good road tyres too:
I just had a pair fitted to the rear of my car in 235/40/18. Can't complain so far and they've a nice thick rim protector.

I'll have a pair or on the front to when the Contis currently on run out.
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marco_polo wrote:
RickN55 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:02 pm
I bought the BMW "fitment" MPSS on mine when I got them, Does anyone know how you tell that they are the BMW fitment ones on the tyre? As I can't see any BMW badge of anything, Is there a special number or symbol or something?
BMW approved tyres have a Star * on the tyre wall:

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Cheers. Never knew how to recognise BMW fitment on the tyre until you said.
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