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      03-05-2015, 11:15 PM   #1
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Michelin PSS vs Conti DW

Has anybody actually used both these on the same vehicle ? Just trying to find out if the PSS is really worth the extra $100 or not. I do know they are both very good tires though.

Going to do a 235/265 staggered set.
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Has anybody actually used both these on the same vehicle ? Just trying to find out if the PSS is really worth the extra $100 or not. I do know they are both very good tires though.

Going to do a 235/265 staggered set.
We've tested them back to back on identically setup vehicles. Test :

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=148
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I've had both tires (and the S-04s) on my 328i with ZSP and my results are consistent with Tirerack's tests.

The owners' manual calls for 32 psi front and rear for my car and with those pressures, the DWs felt smooth but mushy. I didn't like them. They firmed up with more pressure.

I love the Pilot Super Sports. They are responsive and provide that "planted" feeling I crave.
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Had the DW and had no serious problems. Was planning to get the Ventus v12 that time but the guy from http://4wheelonline.com gave me a good price on Conti. The DW offers excellent traction on dry and wet pavement, though they seem to wear fast.
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I ran the PSS on my last 335i and I'm installing DW's on my car today. I really liked the PSS, just always wanted to try these DW's. Tire Rack test results show better wet traction in the DW's and better dry traction in the PSS's. With the aggressive wheel and suspension setup I'm running, I didn't want to burn through stretched PSS's so that's why I decided to save a couple hundred bucks.
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I had both, in a staggered setup. (235/35/19 265/30/19... though my second set I went to a 245 up front- a little extra grip, better balance, and a bit more protection for the front rims/suspension due to a tad more rubber).

Unquestionably worth the extra ching, better on the street and better on the track in every way.

In addition to the extra grip, the PSS is quieter, rides much better and my personal experience better longevity.
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How is the noise compared to each other and then to stock run flats?
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