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      05-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #23
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As others have said, these are OUTSTANDING tires (tyres) for the 135. Mine is a 2011 'vert, M-sport suspension. The ride is better, traction is better too. These (or something like them) should be OEM. I did go with the 225/255 setup.

I had the local dealer install them. They are running a special w/free install with and alignment, so not too bad. They also had the courtesy to call and ask how I wanted the car set up, leaning toward tracking a bit or pure street driving.

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Getting PSSs installed this weekend!!
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      06-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #25
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Just saw yesterday in the latest issue of Car and Driver that the PSS's finished first in it's annual performance tire comparison test.
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Just saw yesterday in the latest issue of Car and Driver that the PSS's finished first in it's annual performance tire comparison test.
That's always a good sign. Haven't received my copy yet.
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      06-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #27
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I have them too, expensive but completely worth it. Completely changes the entire car for the better in my opinion.
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      06-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #28
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Just saw yesterday in the latest issue of Car and Driver that the PSS's finished first in it's annual performance tire comparison test.
Not surprising. They are fantastic!!
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Well I've put on close to 2K on mine now and I have to be honest...THESE TIRES SUCK!!!!...like a fat man on a chicken wing that is...ok humor aside these tires are excellent. So far I've driven these tires in everthing from sunny autobahn drives to a few laps on the Ring, back road jaunts and downpours that would drown a seal. The day to day drivability is second to none. Quiet and comfortable a definate change from the RFT's. I've noticed no real change with turn in though some say they do. I do run my PSI a little higher due to some of the speeds I drive here so that may be it. I've had them upto 150+ several times and did notice they started to float a bit more than the stiff Rft's but this wasn't until over 125ish GPS. Still they hold firm and have no lateral drift on the long bands at this speed. The aquaplaining resistance is superb. Many times in the rain at 100ish with no problems, I do admit my RFT's and the conti DWS's on my wifes MCS do the same so...but anyways very resistant to that. As far as the Ring and back road excursions go these tires excel here. Gone is the chatter going round uneven corners and the greasy feeling when leaving a high speed straight into sharp corners. These tires heat up quickly and stay very sticky even at 50 degrees. I know I cut roughly 15 seconds off my Ring lap but this could have several factors besides just the tire, such as not coming over a blind corner and being right behind a minivan doing a family loop.... Which brings me to breaking, just phenominal and confidence expiring. In all Mich has done an excellent job designing these tires. And once again thanks to Tire Rack for the service!
oh and I'm running 225/255's which in some slight way have helped with better adhesion to the road.
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Not surprising. They are fantastic!!
I understood that Car and Driver did its testing at the Tirerack facility using Tirerack's BMWs.
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      06-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #31
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Do the PSS come in an "X" and "XL" configuration. Only only saw XL on tirerack but saw a car with the X style mounted. They had a noticeably higher sidewall.
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As others have said, these are OUTSTANDING tires (tyres) for the 135. Mine is a 2011 'vert, M-sport suspension. The ride is better, traction is better too. These (or something like them) should be OEM. I did go with the 225/255 setup.

I had the local dealer install them. They are running a special w/free install with and alignment, so not too bad. They also had the courtesy to call and ask how I wanted the car set up, leaning toward tracking a bit or pure street driving.

Mikey likes it!
Hi Mike, I see you're in San Diego, can I ask who did the install and alignment for you?

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Just left discount tire with my new set of PSSs (and $1300 broker ha), first impression is the ride is more comfortable and compliant. The steering turn in has decreased more than I expected seems like its easier to turn the wheel then before. Seems too early to talk about grip gonna wait til they're broken in.
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Michelin PSS Wins Car&Driver Summer Tire Shootout

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Just left discount tire with my new set of PSSs (and $1300 broker ha), first impression is the ride is more comfortable and compliant. The steering turn in has decreased more than I expected seems like its easier to turn the wheel then before. Seems too early to talk about grip gonna wait til they're broken in.
1st Place out of 9 tires---Michelin PSS.
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1st Place out of 9 tires---Michelin PSS.
Read that article recently I found it interesting how they tested the tires blindfolded. No surprise I guess C&D gave the PS2s the same 1st place review when they came out. I wish BMW would offer a non-runflat option that would equip their sport pkg cars with PSSs and an M mobility kit.
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