Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Vehicle: 1996 BMW 328i Sport Pkg
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,500
Location: Victoria, BC
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Initial Review: 1,500 miles on tires
September 06, 2012

First impressions of the Pilot Super Sports (F: 225/50/17, R: 245/45/17). At the track, I found they have excellent traction, both wet and dry. The tires have good steering response, and give the car wonderful balance. At slower speeds under power, breakaway is a bit more abrupt than expected, particularly in the wet. It isn't quite snap-oversteer, but the car takes quite large angles before becoming stable. This is perhaps the only fault I can give to the tires, apart from the price. Ride is perfectly acceptable (this coming from Continental DWSs) and noise is very impressive indeed. The tires give huge confidence when driven within their performance envelope, it is just slower speed abrupt breakaway that can bit a touch disconcerting at times. At higher speeds, the tires can be pitched into turns, and no matter how much I try, the rears are difficult to break loose, and are progressive in breakaway and regain. Overall, highly recommended.

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