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Old 05-04-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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Michelin Pilot SUper Sport

Just bought 2 sets of PSS for my wife's GTI and mine 225-45 17 and 225-40x18.

What a disappointment. Noisy as hell and very hard riding. Anybody else with that experience

I am thinking of switching to another tire. Any recommendations?

I read a lot about tires and the PSS in particular. All comments were very positive. I don't understand.

Help!
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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Just bought 2 sets of PSS for my wife's GTI and mine 225-45 17 and 225-40x18.

What a disappointment. Noisy as hell and very hard riding. Anybody else with that experience

I am thinking of switching to another tire. Any recommendations?

I read a lot about tires and the PSS in particular. All comments were very positive. I don't understand.

Help!
First off, wrong section.

Second, they're a performance tire with stiff sidewalls. If you want a softer tire, go with a GT line of tires. If you want longevity, the Continental DWS was a decent all season with softer sidewalls.

Also, what PSI did the installers set your tires to? Sometimes they overfill the tires and that would have some sort of effect on ride quality/noise.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Getting rid of the 18s? Sell them to me 1/2 price!
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:09 PM   #4
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Hell no they are way way quieter then the stock Pirellis...you are crazy
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:13 PM   #5
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Check to see if the psi, balance, and direction are all correct. I love my PSS. Best tire I ever owned.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:34 PM   #6
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Yes, everything checks out. Balance, pressure, etc..

I'm no newbie.I have owned 52 cars in my life and have bought many tires.

I am now running them at 32 psi on both cars. They were set at the factory recommended pressures by the installer, 36 for the 17" and 38 for the 18".
17" or 18" does not seem to make a difference. They are still noisy and harsh. I can live with the harsher ride but the noise is killing me.

Don't tell me it is a wheel bearing. It is not. It has something to do with the design of the tire.

I had those installed to replace winter tires. The winter tires were quieter than those.

I ran Yoko AD08 on my Miata and they were quiet in spite of a much more aggressive thread.

Weird!
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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Just bought 2 sets of PSS for my wife's GTI and mine 225-45 17 and 225-40x18.



What a disappointment. Noisy as hell and very hard riding. Anybody else with that experience



I am thinking of switching to another tire. Any recommendations?



I read a lot about tires and the PSS in particular. All comments were very positive. I don't understand.



Help!

What were you expecting! They are ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE tires!
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #8
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32psi is arguably going to make them grip more which would make more road noise, if I'm not mistaken.

I have them on my M and I had them on my 350Z. Definitely the best tires I've ever owned.

Break 'em in and see what happens.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:45 PM   #9
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Break 'em in and see what happens.
500 miles at least.

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #10
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Sell them to me! I'll trade you straight up for my stock Dunlops! They purr like kittens on the freeway.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:56 AM   #11
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My PSS were as quiet as my current AD08R. Something must be wrong in your set up.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:08 PM   #12
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You're trolling, right?
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:45 AM   #13
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Ride quality wise, how do these compare to the Conti DW?
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #14
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Can't say, I've never driven on DWs. Around SE MI they feel pretty harsh, but so does stock and even my winters...
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