Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2004 Acura TL
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Miles driven on tires: 24,015
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 24,015 Miles on Tires
September 10, 2012

I've had four sets of the Micheline Pilot Sport PS2 on my TL and believe it not, the new Pilot Super Sport tire is actually even slightly better, plus it has a 30,000-mile warranty.

Mine are now ready to change with 4/32 on the fronts 2/32 on the rears and at 24,015 miles. Even though I rotate them religiously and always maintain them at 36 PSI for optimum braking, cornering, and fuel mileage, the rears seemed to have worn faster because of a few long highway trips with a heavier-than-normal car due to a full trunk and five passengers over the last few months. I never experienced this kind of wear with the PS2s.

Nonetheless, the Pilot Super Sport tires enable this vehicle to drive and handle the way the engineers designed it before the penny-pinching accountants at Acura decided to use OEM Bridgestone Turanzas. Yuck! What a waste.

The Michelin Super Sports have 100% hold in any condition (never dared try snow), remarkable cornering, and smoothness at very, very high speeds on Arizona's remaining wide-open, cop-free highways (and there are several long stretches in this state so far from donut and coffee shops that you can enjoy the Copper State in a fast car with impunity). A sixth sense and quality radar detector adds to the peace of mind.

Michelin technology gives me confidence. These are not cheap tires, but well worth the few extra sheckles it will cost you to mount them on your favorite ride.

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