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      02-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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PIlot Super Sports in OEM 18" & 19" sizes in the UK/Europe.

Folks,

There's another thread on here called "hard wearing rubber" which got me thinking. In this thread, there's a comment about Michelin tyres being long lasting but costly. I agree 100%. On my e46 previously, which I ran for ~ 9 years with PS2's and on my current e91, I switched to non RFT's ages ago [Mich PS3's]. Tyres, like most consumer goods, you pay your money and you make your choice. I'm happy with Michelin products [I have them on my Triumph speed triple too!]

Having driven an E92 in the US and M135i over here, I'm v impressed by Pilot Super Sports.

Trouble is in the UK at least, Michelin choose not to make Pilot Super Sports in OEM staggered 18" & 19" sizes for the 3 series. I have asked the question to Michelin UK customers services and they implied there's no plan to market PSS other than M135i and M3 OEM sizes and load indices !!

Frustrating.

Would there be much interest to make a business case for Michelin to over more sizes in the UK, as they do in other markets ?

Thoughts/comments/support welcome....

Dave