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Old 04-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Michelen Pilot Super Sports anyone?

Anybody have any direct experience with Michelen Pilot Super Sports?

Just spent the last 2 weekends at the track and I am definitely upgrading from the stock Pirelli P Zero Nero's which absolutely scream under hard driving, understeer like crazy, regardless of changing pressures. This is for my daily driver (except winter) which will get about 15k miles per year. Will also autocross about 3 times, and 2 or 3 track days. I know everybody has their favorites but I'm really looking for feedback on other Mustangs with these, probably 255/45-19's all around, keeps me in the stock class and I can rotate them for even wear.

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I personally don't have experience with them. My neighbor across the street had them on his vette. Didn't last a summer. He's on NITTO 555 now.
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Buy them! Buy them now. Best tire ever!
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I beat an 09 m3 on michilen cup sports (driven by my dad).
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I'm getting ready to run the this setup 285/35/19 all around when the size comes out in a few weeks by Michelin. One of my customers runs this setup on his track car... loves it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #5
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Appreciate the input. I "may" do the staggered setup with the 285's in the rear but all around would be a bit over the top for me. Also a bit pricy as I'm picking up new wheels also and 8.5's are definitely less expensive than 10's. A bit concerned about hearing they only lasted a summer on a Vette but that's the first time I've heard that so I will be keeping my ears open about life expectancy. Thanks
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Do it! I have them and they're friggin awesome, super grippy, low noise and actually have a mileage warranty
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I would expect more than a season out of a 300UTQG tire, unless you're tracking it all the time or pushing it really hard constantly.
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I have pilot sports. I'm not sure if they are super sports or not but I do know they suuuuuuuuuck. There good for leaving 200' 11's down the back street though LOL...

You happen to be in central FL I will take those P-zero's off ya for a fair price depending on wear... Wouldn't be worth shipping though
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I have pilot sports. I'm not sure if they are super sports or not but I do know they suuuuuuuuuck. There good for leaving 200' 11's down the back street though LOL...

You happen to be in central FL I will take those P-zero's off ya for a fair price depending on wear... Wouldn't be worth shipping though
I too have the pilot sports and think ther the best tires I've ever owned. I'll be going super sports the next time around due to how well I like these. I've always ran Goodyear & BFG in the past.
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Definitely agree with everyone here they are great tires all around
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I too have the pilot sports and think ther the best tires I've ever owned. I'll be going super sports the next time around due to how well I like these. I've always ran Goodyear & BFG in the past.
What size are your pilot sport? I will admit that I need to get wider wheels and tires so my assessment may not be the best.
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Well mine are 305's
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I'm sold! Thanks for all the input.
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What size are your pilot sport? I will admit that I need to get wider wheels and tires so my assessment may not be the best.
I belive 255/40/18 not POS on the 40
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I would say my issue is my pizza cutter wheels then. Ignore my input if you have a decently wide wheel to put the tire on
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I would say my issue is my pizza cutter wheels then. Ignore my input if you have a decently wide wheel to put the tire on
Lol glad to see you came back and set the record straight. Seriously, most people don't do that.
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The forums are all about trying to provide good information to others. Now and in the future. I try to keep that in mind and do my best to keep the information I provide honest. I would hope more would do the same.... Back on topic now... Can someone with pilot sports or super sports tell me what your mods are and how wide your wheels are as well as how you like the tire? I have 3.73's, drive shaft, LCA mounts, hybrid 93 Bama tune, SR springs... The purpose being I am trying to determine what size wheel I should order.
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I have 305's on 10" wide forgestar wheels and they're bulging a little, but they hook really well. I have billet lcas with BMR relocation brackets, UPR upper control arm and torque mount. Steeda adjustable panhard rod, Koni STRT dampers, FRPP p springs, and a Steeda strut tower brace with GT500 sway bars. My car is very neutral, MAYBE slight understeer. Brakes will be my next investment.
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