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robinlsb 11-01-2012 12:53 PM

Michelin Pilot Super Sport review
 
Just tossed on a set of these. Best Subie tire since the GY F1 GS-D3 and the slip angle is tons less.

Last tire was the Conti DW, but it beats the Conti hands down in terms of steering response.

fredrik94087 11-13-2012 12:41 AM

It is a good light weight tire. I've owned a set on another car.

The response was not as good as the RE050A, but the SS is a few pounds lighter.

robinlsb 11-14-2012 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fredrik94087 (Post 4156401)
It is a good light weight tire. I've owned a set on another car.

The response was not as good as the RE050A, but the SS is a few pounds lighter.

The GSD3's were the heaviest tires I have ever put on a car. :eek: Maybe I will try the RE's next time. I tend to be rough on summer tires;)

fredrik94087 11-14-2012 05:54 PM

Since you have enough power with your turbo, I guess weight would not be too much of a factor.

My experience with the SS and RE050A was on a G35 coupe 6MT only. If I had to get another set, I would have tried the RE-11.

The SS is a good choice and has good wear.

My "legacy" tire choice was the DW for weight since my engine is NA.

Cheers!

robinlsb 11-16-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fredrik94087 (Post 4159163)
Since you have enough power with your turbo, I guess weight would not be too much of a factor.

My experience with the SS and RE050A was on a G35 coupe 6MT only. If I had to get another set, I would have tried the RE-11.

The SS is a good choice and has good wear.

My "legacy" tire choice was the DW for weight since my engine is NA.

Cheers!


unsprung weight is a big factor in cornering:)

Bolksey85 11-16-2012 10:11 AM

If I ever decide to spend the $$$ on good, summer wheels, Pilot SS's will be on them.

whitetiger 11-16-2012 10:36 AM

pilot SS's are over rated for the price. Dunlop star specs will perform better in every scenario and cost less. same goes for any other Extreme performance summer you find on tirerack.com

robinlsb 11-16-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 4161439)
pilot SS's are over rated for the price. Dunlop star specs will perform better in every scenario and cost less. same goes for any other Extreme performance summer you find on tirerack.com


Pilot SS is NOT extreme performance:lol: The Star Specs will wear out in one summer.

whitetiger 11-16-2012 01:14 PM

no, 2 summers ;)

TheOneDoubleN 11-16-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 4161439)
pilot SS's are over rated for the price. Dunlop star specs will perform better in every scenario and cost less. same goes for any other Extreme performance summer you find on tirerack.com

Apples and oranges. The pilots are definitely quieter than the dunslops.

whitetiger 11-16-2012 01:25 PM

because noise is a primary concern when shopping for high grip summers. :rolleyes:

Qckslvr 11-16-2012 01:42 PM

They are quiet, smooth, responsive, grippy as hell, great at channeling water and they have a 300 tread rating, what more can you ask for?!?

Also, got a stupid good deal on a set from DiscountTireDirect

StoplightAssassin 11-16-2012 01:49 PM

The first set of star specs I had lasted more than two "summers" of driving (march - november) and probably 16 - 20 autoxes, most being 60+ sec, 6+ run events. On my second set now with 1 season on them and they have plenty of tread left.

whitetiger 11-16-2012 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Qckslvr (Post 4161768)
what more can you ask for?!?

Something that is good enough for autox, which PSS's are not.

krzyss 11-16-2012 03:41 PM

It depends on your priorities.
I think PSS will be better in wet than Star Spec. It rains where I live in summer.

Krzys


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