Great Run-Flat Performance Tire Now

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 by Gary Stanley

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZPIf you're an aggressive driver with a high performance sports car that is looking for run-flat tires then strongly consider the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP. Equipped as Original Equipment (O.E.) on BMW 3 series sport package cars, as well as the 2009 Corvette ZR1, this tire combines world class dry road traction, handling and cornering. If you're looking for run-flats for your BMW or Corvette, look no further.

Take a look at what some of our customers have said about their experience with the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP:

"Goodyear F1 to Michelin transforms the car. Low noise, no more tramlining on poor surfaces and smooth transition at limit. 4 for 4 upgrade. Should have made swap last year and enjoyed last summer more." -- Tire Rack Consumer, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette

"Wow. Just wow. I just put these tires on after testing the Conti DW tires. Now I see what everyone is talking about. Treadlife is not the greatest, but I'm fine with 20k miles. These are super responsive, smooth, quiet and sticky as heck. Totally thrilled." -- Tire Rack Consumer, 2010 535i BMW 

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Comments on Great Run-Flat Performance Tire Now

Monday, December 5, 2011 by Larry Leonard:
Does Michelin have a 245/50 R18 model for a new X3 3.5i?
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by Gary:
Michelin does not offer a run flat tire in 245/50R18. The two nearest comparable options to the PS2 RFT in this size are the Pirelli Pzero RFT and Continental Contact 3 SSR.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 by zeljan:
I need to replace my original run flat continentals on my 2011 535ise.
Just a normal driver.. how would michelin ps2zp be for Comfort and noise?
Monday, March 11, 2013 by Gary:

I can check on this for you. What size and model of Continental tire are you trying to compare to?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Jacob:
Hi Gary-

I'm looking for a new set of tires for my 2009 BMW 335i. Tire size is 225/45/R17. I live in South Florida so winter season is not an issue and I would consider myself to be more of a "spirited" driver.

I am willing to go run flat as long as the performance is still there, the tires don't wear out in 15k miles, and the cost is not astronomical. Also...and I know this may sound tacky...but I'm a sucker for a V tread or something that looks sporty when I reverse into a parking spot and cut the wheel a bit. I currently have a pair of Bridgestone Turenza's on there and I am NOT enjoying them at all. In addition to the stiff ride, the traction and handling is sub-par. I've had a few sets of Bridgestone's, but in my experience, these are my least favorite so far.

With that said, what would be your top 4 recommended tires?

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Gary:

Given that I cannot find any V treads in a run flat summer tire in 225/45R17, the following are non run flat suggestions : BFG Gforce Sport C2, Hankook Ventus V12 EVO and Yokohama S-drive.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Don:
Where can I buy a compact spare for my 2011 BMW X5 E70 with a wheel? Seems the steel wheels are available but not a tire.
Friday, May 10, 2013 by Gary:

I'm sorry, I'm not sure where you can find a compact spare wheel setup for this vehicle.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Bruce:
I have an '09 BMW 650i coupe with 25k miles and the original Bridgestone run flats...which I hate...that came with the car. Would the Michelin pilot ps2 ZP be a great run flat alternative for this car? Would u recommend any non-run flat alternative? My budget is $1200. I plan to keep the car forever. I'm an aggressive spirited driver looking for highest performance and velvet ride.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Gary:

The Michelin PS2 RFT would indeed be an improvement over the factory Bridgestone 050A RFT tires. Keep in mind that no tire exists that gives a soft ride while still being an ultra high performance tire for a spirited driver. Non run flat tires like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport will have a softer ride, but slower steering response.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Melissa:
I drive a BMW 328i sedan and I need to replace my factor run flat continental tires. I want something that's not so hard on the road and has less noise to them. I would take another run flat being that I commute to work but I will also consider a non run flat tire. I'm a fast driver so I still want good performance. Plus I live in south Georgia so I need something good for Summer and lots of rain.


Monday, July 15, 2013 by Gary:

I can check on this for you and recommend a good choice. What tire size(s) are you using?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by John Mac:
I am considering buying a 2010 BMW 650I. I test drove one yesterday and it was the first time that I had ever driven on run flat tires or in a BMW for that matter. To my dismay I had to really slow way down to traverse some normal paved road drainage dips. That has me thinking twice about buying the car. I don't know what brand of tire they were but I know the wheels were 18". My question is if you could compare a size 14 or 15 tire on a non sport car to what you recommend to replace run flat tires with such as the Michelin Pilot Super Sport, and you gave the 14-15 size a 10 for comfort and stock BMW run-flats 1 rating for comfort then what comfort rating would you give the Michelin Pilot Super Sport? Hope this makes sense.
Thank you,
John Mac
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Gary:

Without knowing the brand name and model of tire, I'm afraid I have no point of reference to compare for you. There are good riding and good handling run flat tires, and there are some that are less than stellar. The Pilot Super Sport is a pretty firm tire compared to other non run flat performance tires, but a bit softer riding than Michelins own PS2 RFT run flat performance tire.
Friday, August 2, 2013 by greg:
I have a 2012 bmw 535i w sport pkg tire size front 245/40/r19, back 275/35/r19 and have to change tires at 14k miles. From what I have read in your blogs yoo're high on the Michelin run flat as a great over all tire. I have always had them and love the brand. Could you give me the tire model # of the Michelin and give me one other brand that you would put as a 2nd choice for my car.
Monday, August 5, 2013 by Gary:

The Michelin run flat tires made in these sizes is called the Primacy HP ZP. Another top choice in these sizes would be the Dunlop SP SPort Maxx GT.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Brian:
Looking for best RFT and or best non RFT options to replace Pirelli Cinturato P7 245 / 50 R 18.
For 2012 BMW X3 28ixDrive.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Gary:

Top all season run flat tires in this size would include the Bridgestone Potenza RE960 A/S RFT and Yokohama Avid Envigor ZPS. For non run flats we have had great experience and feedback with the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus.

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Peter:
Looking to replace Conti ProContact SSR M+S, size 225 45 R17, on my 2010 BMW 328i Xdrive. They are great in the snow, but can't stand the slam on potholes. Want to stay with all season. Assumed non-RFT, but read your article that non RFT's are better. The priority is to eliminate that pot hole slam; Massachusetts roads are terrible.
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Gary:

Of the run flat tires make in 225/45R17, the two softest riding are the Yokohama Avid Envigor ZPS and the original Continental Pro Contact SSR tires.

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Monday, January 27, 2014 by Diane G:
I have a 2006 Z4 that needs new tires. The last set of Bridgestones was noisy and I am not interested in another set, however the mechanic said they were the recommended tires for the car. He would recommend switching to non run flat tires. Your thoughts, please. I am not interested in being without a spare unless there is some option for managing a flat.
Thanks for your help.

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