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Michelin PS3 review

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I have now completed 1000 miles with the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres on the front. I had the existing Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyres moved to the back during the PS3 fitting, they had 6mm left so a good comparison.

Pros

Softer sidewalls make the ride slightly more comfortable over the Goodyear.

Wet weather performance feels better than the Goodyear in standing water.

Road noise less compared to the Goodyear.

Cons

They are expensive.

They look very average.

I am not sure they suit the S3, I have never seen the traction light come on so much in the dry since they have been fitted. Mostly over camber changes or ripples with significant power applied. Not sure if the softer sidewall means the tyre is moving around more than the Goodyear but if it doesn’t improve I will be moving them to the back. My S3 is due the Haldex oil change in 2,000 miles but can believe this would affect it ?

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hmm, the Haldex might not like the grip difference between front and rear if the rears are stickier. I've heard of a couple of failures from the older versions being overly active...

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Worth noting that strangely the PS3 is not a direct replacement for the PS2, but a replacement for the Pilot Exalto which is slightly more comfort bias.

The true sucsessor to the PS2 is going to be the Michelin Pilot Super Sport which is due in the next few months.

Don't ask me why they've done this as I really don't know. I loved the Pilot Sport range :(

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Just bought some tyres for my fiat coupe from tyresmoke offers everything 20v 205/40ZR16 MARSHAL MATRAC TX KU17 83W they seem ok but where quite expensive £91 per corner but that was with fitting.:rolleyes:

Edited by shao_khan

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Just bought some tyres for my fiat coupe from tyresmoke offers everything 20v 205/40ZR16 MARSHAL MATRAC TX KU17 83W they seem ok but where quite expensive £91 per corner but that was with fitting.:rolleyes:

Top tip bigjell - not for me though !! :spam:

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continuity +++

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10,000 miles later and despite motoroway driving only they have about 2mm left, not impressed !

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That's interesting as the Michelin Pilot Super Sports seem to be showing good durabilty on RS4s

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I've heard that Ossett Tyre House of 71 Bank Street, Ossett, WF5 FPR offer a completely rubbish service, and are very expensive.

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I shouldn't have said 'tyre threads' should I? :roflmao:

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Yes, they look average... (in terms or tread pattern) i think the sidewalls are smart on them...

with regards to the traction light...

1. Turn it off!!

2. I use PS2's and they are no joke twice as grippy as the contis that came on the S3, they are the grippiest tyres ive ever used!!

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