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      11-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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Drives: 2017 M2
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: west coast, FL

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Thanks for the comparison!

Yes, noise is an issue on the Dunlops.
But after Goodyear GS D3's, the Star Direzza was one of those exceptional tire finds!
I had PS2s and they didn't last.

Originally Posted by jzmundy07 View Post
I had the Direzza Star Specs on my 335 until about a month ago when I switched to the PSS.

In short, I much prefer the MIchelins.

The two tires have very similar handling characteristics as far as street driving is concerned. I have not had any experience with either tire on the track. In both cases, turn in is crisp (perhaps still not quite as crisp as with RFTs) and both wet and dry traction is superb. With the colder weather here in NC, both experience decreased levels of traction but you shouldn't have to worry about that in FL.

My big beef with the Dunlops was the INSANE road noise after about 5k miles of wear. Can't speak for the Michelins yet (only have about 500 miles on them), but I haven't read anything about noise issues. Another big selling point for me with the Michelins was the tread wear rating. I'm expecting them to last longer than the Dunlops, which lasted about 14k miles for me.