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      04-28-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Need feedback on tires

Has anyone tried Michelin Pilot Sport ZP tires? These are run flats. I'm considering them as a replacement for stock Bridgestones. Any feedback is appreciated. thanks
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non run flats and a mobility kit just incase. Otherwise you are scaraficing performance !!

It is unlikely you will ever get a flat and if you do, having the mobility kit will get you moving again. not to mention the huge cost savings

Run-Flats @~$250 each = ~$1000
Get a flat... pay ~$250 new tire



Non run-flats (Hankook V12) ~$120 each = $480
Mobility Kit ~$60-80 grand total = ~$550
Get a flat and pay ~$120 + ~$40 (new slime) + ~$50 (wheel cleaning) = $250


So getting a flat still costs the same, but you paid much less for the tires initially and you will have a better ride and traction. Just my opinion and what I did to cut back on Costs.


I have hankook V12 and they are on par with PS2 at half the price. There is a review floating around here from car and driver that has some good comparisons.
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tgxmike would you rather have Keystone or Guinness?

I choose PS2s and after hearing what people say about their tires wearing out in 12K miles, I feel that I made the right choice.

While I have a nonrft set of PS2s I can say that I put 23K miles on my set before I blew one of my fronts and a rear on a pothole and I drive hard, and I autox. My rears still had a few Ks worth of meat on em.

I dont know how the nonrfts stack up to the rfts, but PS2s are def worth the money IMO.
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tgxmike would you rather have Keystone or Guinness?

I choose PS2s and after hearing what people say about their tires wearing out in 12K miles, I feel that I made the right choice.

While I have a nonrft set of PS2s I can say that I put 23K miles on my set before I blew one of my fronts and a rear on a pothole and I drive hard, and I autox. My rears still had a few Ks worth of meat on em.

I dont know how the nonrfts stack up to the rfts, but PS2s are def worth the money IMO.

If you plan to Autox and need serious tires hen I would agree on PS2's. But if you want good street tires like the runflat ZPs then I was susgesting an alternative to the run-flats based on price and performance.

The Hankook V12s meet or beat the PS2 in grip/handeling, and are half the price. So if you look at tread life being ~1/2 of the PS2, then either would cost the same in the long run.

However I have never seen a runflat on a performance car last >20K most only 15-17K so both the Hankook and PS2 are economical choices compared to run-flats.

So both PS2 and hankook are great tires depending on what you want.... just stay away from those run-crap things.

(does this also mean 2 Keystones are as good as 1 Guiness??)..... F$%& me get the PS2's
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Thanks guys. I pretty much decided on Michelin Pilots PS2. I was interested in hearing if anybody tried the rft version of them. I had PS2 on my previous car - great tires! Handling dry/wet, noise levels, wear - no complaints at all. I will have to look into mobility kit. Where can I get one?
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either mobility kit from BMW or a conti mobility kit from Tire rack.

Or Slime from Walmat if you're a keystone kind of person
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