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Offline Sly Bob

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No more Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires???
« on: March 31, 2021, 08:52:44 AM »
Need new tires and of courser the successor to the Pilot Super Sport is the Pilot Sport 4S. Tried to order a set yesterday but was told that there were only 3 in the entire country. They suggested that I think about another tire.

Called Michelin when I got home and they agreed with the dealer that there are none and none scheduled for production in the future. Call back after the 18th of April I was told but there are a few sizes for that tire that have WAY more demand and they didn't like my chances... They said that size isn't very popular.  :gaah:

Decided to order a set of the Continental Extreme Contact Sport tire. They get great reviews and truth be told, I I don't push the tires to their limits most times anyway. Wet weather performance IS important though and these tires shine in wet conditions. After hydroplaning at speed and putting the car sideways with the original tires many years ago good performance on wet roads is extremely important to me.

Hoping that the dealer can find 4 of the Continentals.
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Re: No more Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires???
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 10:23:31 AM »
Those same Continentals are what I run on the Camaro. Good tire, decent grip, less grip in the cold but not enough to be unsafe unless you drive like an ass.

That being said, wear in cold weather happens at a much greater rate. I get measurable rear tire wear anytime the temps are under 40 and I do a pull...
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Re: No more Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires???
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 12:33:57 PM »
We are down to 8 tires that are ultra high perf summers:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=V7H1T3&width=245/&ratio=45&diameter=18&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17

I'd favour the BFG but the Kumho and Dunlops have received good reviews.

Only other option is to investigate a slightly different size (which would throw out your speedo.

Don't know if the available Michelin PSS in a 265x40x18 would clear everything, but it would only throw the speedo off by 1.5%  It would be 0.4" lower and 0.8" wider.
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Re: No more Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires???
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 01:59:18 PM »
I just had a set of the PS4 S's ordered from Tire Rack installed on my coupe a couple of weeks ago, I may have just got lucky
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Re: No more Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires???
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 03:13:26 PM »
I just had a set of the PS4 S's ordered from Tire Rack installed on my coupe a couple of weeks ago, I may have just got lucky

Yeah you might have been. It's unfortunate that the 245/45-18 is so uncommon but the Continental should perform well and I CERTAINLY won't be running it in the cold. TireRack rates them right up with the Michelins so I'm hoping for the best.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=223

Hopefully Michelin builds some Pilot Sport 4Ss for us in the future.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2021, 03:37:24 PM by Sly Bob »
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