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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by John Doe, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. John Doe

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    ...should be in today. Don't know if I'll feel well enough to go get them put on, but... they should be in.

    I went with the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires with 225/45/17 size (OE size)
     
  2. VR6in

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    I've had good and bad luck with Pilots. I had a very expensive set, exolta (sp?) and they were amazing tires, even when they were completely worn out and pretty much bald they still gripped the road.

    I ran Pliot's last summer, but a cheaper set (can't remember the model) and they were horrible. Didn't handle especially well, wore out quicker the my previous set (the one's with softer rubber) and completely wore out in the middle on all 4 tires. They were never over-inflated, I check the regularly. Mine were only 15's but I had a buddy with the same tires in 17's and he had the exact same problem.

    You should have good luck with yours being high end, so I'll say nice choice.
     
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    I was reading about the tires wearing out the middle strip a lot faster, and that is on the tires that are directional. THese aren't directional, per se, but fitted so a specific part goes on the outside of the wheel. They shouldn't have this problem, and I'll be happy if I get 25K out of them. :)
     
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    Good luck with em, hopefully they wear better then my pilot sports did. 20K km's and they're toast.
     
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    yeah..i think you'll be hard pressed to get 25k outta them.
     
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    Pat, did you read that online? If so I wouldn't mind reading it too if you could send me the link. It looks like a quite a problem to me, I have lots of wear on the outside and inside tread but pretty much bald in the center, I found it very weird.

    I agree with the boys above. 15-20km and they are probably done.
     
  8. John Doe

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    As long as I don't drive like in your avatar, I should be fine! :D

    The way I figure, I'll get >30K out of the fronts and ~20K out of the rears so it'll average out, and I'll buy 2 at a time forever.. :D
     
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    Check out the "review" section at the bottom of this page for these tires:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+A%2FS&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=245YR7SPORTAS&fromCompare1=yes

    THat is where I first read about it.
     
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    lol..yeah driving like that doesnt help :D
     
  11. John Doe

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    Well, just got them on and drove home. It's raining, and where the DSC would have come on before, it wasn't. Also when I hit puddles they feel really secure and stable.

    Other than that, no real comments yet...
     
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    balding in the center is a tire pressure problem..
     
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    Check out that link I provided, they were saying they checked pressures and everything. Apparently it is a rather common problem in the directional Pilot Sports..
     
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    VR6in was talking about me. He and I both have the PilotXGT H4's. Mine are badley worn in the centers. If it was tire pressure I sure wish someone could tell me what a good pressure would be.
     
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    If you want to wear the outsides faster, since the middle is already worn, reduce the pressure. I dunno how safe that is, though...

    At any rate, I had XGT V4's I think stock on my GS-R. I hated them so much... I would even call them unsafe...
     
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    Not in this case. I checked mine on a regular basis and had the centers still wear out, just like hotrod.
     
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    I would almost call XGT H4's unsafe as well. With the tires being worn like they are in the center, any puddle of water felt like a patch of ice, literally.
     
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    I know exactly how you feel, the V4s were the same way... total piece of trash tire (OEM on Si and GSR). Ah, well.. I never have to deal with them again.
     
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    Pat, What kind of car do you drive if you dont mind me asking
     
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    E46 328 sedan
     
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    You wouldn't believe the number of times i saw the centers wear out of Pilots on BMW's, only the rears though. The fronts would usually go on the ouside edge first. I always atributed it to driving style. Most of the M cars and sport packs would come with those or Conti sport contacts. Both of them are shit in my mind. I've seen the Toyo T1-S's hold up wicked to hard driving.

    Try not to punish your Pilots too bad and they should be ok :D
     
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    I have read that, too! It is funny, if you look at the rear of a BMW suspension you would naturally think the camber settings would cause the inside of the rear tire to wear more quickly, but they adjust for this with recommended pressures. On my last set, the rears wore perfectly evenly and teh fronts wore out the inside edges *slightly* faster than the rest of the tire, but overall VERY even. Of course, I had new bushings/springs/shocks/control arms and 2 full 4 wheel alignments along with a new steering rack assembly and steering gearbox, this could have some affect on tire wear. :D
     
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    i have had good luck with the T1-S's
     

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