Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Vehicle: 2006 BMW 330i Sedan Sport Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: SLO, Ca
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Follow-Up Review: 30,000 miles on tires
May 15, 2015
Well, I am back. I now have 92,000 Miles on my 2006 330i and it is still driving like a mad-man. Since I replaced my RFT's, I put a complete set of these PSS's on the car, then a set of rear and fronts separately, and today just ordered a complete set. Unless Michelin replaces the Pilot Super Sport with a new edition, or I buy another BMW with a wheel that does not have a size compatible with this tire (as in the 750i with 20 sport wheels) I will not stray from this tire. Could not be happier. <br><br>A friend bought a Porsche Cayman S and had a lot of upgrade work done to it. I recommended these tires to him as a part of his upgrade plan, and he took the plunge. He also stated he had never driven on a tire as good as this.<br><br>Take care, and keep the rubber side down...
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
May 07, 2012

Have only had these tires a short while; replaced the OEM Bridgstone PolePosition RE050 RFT's; I did not have the same problems as other BMW owners, but after three sets, wanted to try something new. Read all of the reviews on Tire Rack and went with the SS's. Amazing. Took a few day's to get used to the lack of a sidewall not made of concrete, but man what a difference. Purchased the Continental ContiComfort Kit for emergency tire repair, and it stows away perfectly within the small storage area in the floor of the trunk. Back to the tires, I feel like I am riding on rails. Cornering, acceleration and hard braking are all met with positive road feel and feedback. I typically drive with a Drive it like you stole it mentality (when traffic permits, and have to say these tires are the most sure-footed of any tire I have ever used. These tires are also a much smoother and quieter tire on the Fwy (than the RFT's). In 6th gear at about 3000 RPM, my car glides along at about 90MPH, and these tires, while responsive, feel like i am driving a down pillow. What a change. There are other reviewers (look at the (Z06 guy) who have some track time on the tires; I can only compare to the RFT's which I had for the last 4.5 years, but for the money, comfort and ride--will never go back. Oh, not to mention, four tires, the ContiComfortKit, and BMW install, still $200 cheaper than the RFT's...
Hope this will help any of you on the fence about switching from RFT's, save your spine-you will not be disappointed. Will try to update this review when I get to 10-15K.

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