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      04-21-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Ordering. Michelin Pilot Super Sport

It seems like the tires have great reviews, looking to replace all four stock Bridgestone Run-flats on my E93 328 with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport non-run-flats.

Will mostly be city and highway driving.
Just looking for some final thoughts before I put in my order..
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      04-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Those tires are amazing dude. You will be extremely satisfied. Replaced RF's on my car with those and im very happy.
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      04-21-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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I haven't gotten them yet, but one thing I find impressive on top of the performance: 30k warranty when not in a staggered setup--30k is unheard of with an ultra high performance summer tire.

for the rest of us the 30k is slashed in 2 due to the unequal widths.
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      04-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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I love mine!!! There great..
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It seems like the tires have great reviews, looking to replace all four stock Bridgestone Run-flats on my E93 328 with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport non-run-flats.

Will mostly be city and highway driving.
Just looking for some final thoughts before I put in my order..
Final thought DOOOOO IT!!!
Good man, you are going to love em.

Night and day difference from run flats.... night and day!!!!

Be sure to get a set of Blizzaks for the Winter though bro.

Okay that was three thoughts but you get the idea
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      04-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, just put my order through Tirerack, $1300 shipped to Canada, taxes, duties all included.

The cheapest I find here in Toronto, Canada is $1750 installed.

I think I still save a bit by ordering off Tirerack.
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      04-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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It seems like the tires have great reviews, looking to replace all four stock Bridgestone Run-flats on my E93 328 with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport non-run-flats.

Will mostly be city and highway driving.
Just looking for some final thoughts before I put in my order..
- Bought Michelin PS2 Runflats instead and have been very happy with the choice. The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are supposed to be amazing, but if you still have interest in keeping the RF ability of your tires, the PS2 are a significant upgrade over the Bridgestones.
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      04-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, just put my order through Tirerack, $1300 shipped to Canada, taxes, duties all included.

The cheapest I find here in Toronto, Canada is $1750 installed.

I think I still save a bit by ordering off Tirerack.
Sguan, you'll love them!

I have 20,000km on mine and their tread depth still looks like new. Their performance is amazing....far better than the RE-050a RFTs thy replaced.

Where are you? I bought a full staggered setup for $1200 from Steelcase in Markham.

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      04-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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I just replaced my run-flats yesterday on my 335 with the Pilot Super Sports. I have only driven them one day, but love them so far. The car rides smoother and is much quieter. I have the sport suspension and the ride seems less stiff, but I here that the effect of the non-run flats. So, I guess my next upgrade is the suspension.
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      04-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #10
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I just replaced my run-flats yesterday on my 335 with the Pilot Super Sports. I have only driven them one day, but love them so far. The car rides smoother and is much quieter. I have the sport suspension and the ride seems less stiff, but I here that the effect of the non-run flats. So, I guess my next upgrade is the suspension.
Try upping the pressures if you are still running the same as the old runflats. You may find you don't need a suspension upgrade at all -- the OEM pressures help to counteract the bad runflat ride, but are too low for the softer conventional sidewalls. Try 38 all around and see what you think, before you do anything else.
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      04-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #11
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had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus (i live in northeast) great traction, fun to slide around in as well with DSC fully off (hold it down for like 5 seconds) on a 2002 530i sport package. just great all around tires
235/45ZR17 not staggered
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      04-21-2012, 05:10 PM   #12
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What do u do if u get a flat with no spare now?
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      04-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #13
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Can't go wrong with the Super Sports. You'll love them.
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      04-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #14
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had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus (i live in northeast) great traction, fun to slide around in as well with DSC fully off (hold it down for like 5 seconds) on a 2002 530i sport package. just great all around tires
235/45ZR17 not staggered
A/S is not for BMWs imho, they're great for Altimas and Accords (nothing against those cars they are great cars, but not performance oriented). PS the 2013 Altima 4 cyl. is sweet--with $4 gas? 27 mpg city, thank you very much.
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      04-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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My Porsche CS came with staggered Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and I've been more than satisfied. The handling is amazing and I got just over 25000 miles before replacing them with an identical set. If you can afford the pay out, they are well worth it.
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What do u do if u get a flat with no spare now?
I have a Continental mobility kit.

Frankly, either the damage/leak is small enough for the kit to seal it temporarily, or I'll be getting a flatbed anyway. I've seen enough idiots on the road swinging past the shoulder that the last thing I'll be doing is messing around with a jack to change the tire by the side of the road.

Do I lose sleep over not having a spare tire? Not any more than I lose over not having a spare crank sensor, nor a spare power steering pump, nor a spare windshield, etc... How many people have a spare serpentine belt?

Mein 2 pfennig.

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Try upping the pressures if you are still running the same as the old runflats. You may find you don't need a suspension upgrade at all -- the OEM pressures help to counteract the bad runflat ride, but are too low for the softer conventional sidewalls. Try 38 all around and see what you think, before you do anything else.

I just got my Michelin PSS about 3 weeks ago, feeling a little soft, plan on changing up the pressure next time I'm out. I'll try 38 and see if I notice any difference, pretty sure the shop put it at whatever OEM specs said
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I'm running PSS too. Yes they are a bit soft, but they have excellent grip without being noisy. Costly yes, but you'll be happy with them

Current psi: 35ft/38rr. Take your pressure during cold part of the day.
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I have them for a month now and I'm very happy .
Excellent handling and the sidewalls are not too soft.
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      04-22-2012, 02:20 AM   #20
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Also running PSS and have to agree with the ride and handling quality, including low noise even when pushed hard. The harder compound on the outer shoulders makes the tires stand up well to hard driving and cornering.. If you're worried about flats, especially when out of cell service, just buy the emergency spare kit from someone like BavAuto or Tischer and tie it down in your trunk - it doesn't use too much space. The mileage warranty is icing on the cake.
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I have them and they're the best addition to my car so far. Great grip, pretty sharp handling, and comfy. IMHO the best tire for sports sedan/coupe right now.
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I have them for a month now and I'm very happy .
Excellent handling and the sidewalls are not too soft.
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well 5 weeks or so. extremely happy. i do not think they are too soft either
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