Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2008 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2013

To sum it all up: Buy these tires. I've driven a 3.8 Genesis Coupe with both PS2's and PS3's, and after having seen how grippy the PS2's are I went for the PSS's seeing as how they are the upgrade. In wet conditions, I never had issues going around a corner at higher speeds than average, commuting, or even driving in pouring storms (literally). In dry weather, they grip like melting butter. After I had them mounted/aligned, I immediately felt that they were very sticky and planted, this being even before the break-in period. At high speeds (ahem), turning was no issue, and it felt like you were actually going the speed limit. I do want to chime on colder conditions since I see that's a concern of many; these tires do absolutely fine in cold conditions. I had to drive 3 hours in 30-35 degrees in the early morning (Thanksgiving commute), I didn't slip once or lose traction, and I was driving a bit above the limit but kept it down because of the conditions. Attribute bad driving to those reviews! I just bought a set of new wheels and again purchased the PSS's. Only downside is sizing (Michelin, please make some 275/40/18's, thanks), but other than that, you will not be disappointed.

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