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    PS4 or RE003. Have been happy running RE002 and RE003 in 2 of my cars in all conditions. Given most people rave on about PS4 > RE003 from other forums, what's been people's experience with PS4? On looks alone, the PS4 looks pedestrian as opposed to RE003 that looks like a semi without being a noisy semi. Purpose is really for a run around but I like my spirited cornering.

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    Have the Michelin PS4S on the XKR, they are awesome so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    Have the Michelin PS4S on the XKR, they are awesome so far.
    Ditto on my M3. PS4S is somewhat different to PS4 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    Have the Michelin PS4S on the XKR, they are awesome so far.
    Thnking up going up to 19s on my M135 so I can run PS4S.


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    What to get in 205/50/15?

    Lots of the options are limited in that size. I can still get KU31s and Hankook 618s. But lots of the tyre places are saying no go or A050 money for others.

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    I run yokie Advan Neova AD08's on my cars, and cant fault them.
    Easily handled 700hp in my ute for track day, and Racewars last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    What to get in 205/50/15?

    Lots of the options are limited in that size. I can still get KU31s and Hankook 618s. But lots of the tyre places are saying no go or A050 money for others.
    I have that size Neovas. Bought them when they were 4 for the price of 3. Usually around $200 a piece.

    I think you can also get RE003s which are pretty decent.
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    Needs some 245/40/19 for my SS ute - looking at KU39 @ 180 a pop. I know these probably won't compete with the turanza's that it came with.

    Anyone tried these or the Dunlop Direzza DZ102's?

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    I have the Dunlop Direzza DZ102 on my Levin. Don't rate them much at all. OK in the dry, but not great levels of lateral grip. Pretty poor in the wet. I wouldn't buy them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanM3 View Post
    Thnking up going up to 19s on my M135 so I can run PS4S.


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    Pretty sure they'll be out in 18s soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrd View Post
    I have the Dunlop Direzza DZ102 on my Levin. Don't rate them much at all. OK in the dry, but not great levels of lateral grip. Pretty poor in the wet. I wouldn't buy them again.
    so likely no good with 350hp either then hmmm...

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    Interesting video on the Michelin PS4 vs the PS4s vs PSC2.





    As mentioned earlier in this thread I have the PS4 in 235/40r18, I have found these tyres really vague and a bit too soft in the firewall. In no way a track tyre but they are comfortable and quite grippy for a true road tyre. Since these PS4 probably don't suit my car I was very interested to see how the PS4s went in a direct comparison as I was considering upgrading if they ever bring the 18" PS4s to Aus so it's an informative video.

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    Great vid, thanks for sharing.

    Bob Jane has a deal on Michelin at the moment, I've just organised a set of PS4S for a customer's car (XKR like mine).

    FUCKING $1865 fitted, I paid $2600 fitted for mine a year ago
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    Just picked up the other XKR with the PS4S fitted. This one still has the open diff so it's a good comparison to mine with the LSD.

    After "scrubbing off the mold release" I can say that damn the PS4S is a great tyre.
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    Look, just because you drive a couple of imported luxo Pommy cars doesn't mean you need to act like an Imperialistic Lapdog and be the last bastion of defence for Straya The Beaut's mid-20th-Century ideals
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    I'm going to move my 235/40r18 PS4 to our Golf GTi and pick up some 245/40r18 Pilot Super Sports. Technically going backwards but the PS4 are just not right for my car and Michelin have said no PS4S on the Horizon in my tyre size. I can only get the "MO" Super Sports, so "Mercedes Original" spec Super Sports. Is there actually any difference with these?

    I'm still concerned that the 245/40r18 wont actually fit on the front and will rub the standard struts (Blistein insets with lowered Eibach springs) as I get very mixed responses on fitting that size tyre to the front of a VY/V2 Holden.

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    Michelin Make the PS4S in both 235 and 245/40/18
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    Quote Originally Posted by MexicanBatman View Post
    Michelin Make the PS4S in both 235 and 245/40/18
    Didn't know about the 235s actually, but no 18" are officially sold in Australia Michelin informed me. Edit: thats PS4 S of course.
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    Yes

    I got a size from the Lebs because Michelin donít bring it in

    Try the Lebbo tyre places Ozzy Tempe etc...
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    I had RE003 on my Golf R, they were 19's though, but a great tyre.

    I have PS4S on the C63 and at first thought they weren't great. But then realised, not much is going to cope with the power, and they are much grippier when warm.

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    People speak very highly of the Bridgestone RE003, I had S01 previously and they were good in the beginning but went too hard in the end. The new Bridgestone S007a seem to be getting decent reviews online too but I don't know of anyone who has used them.

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    Thanks Babalouie, some excellent reading there! Do the S007a have soft sidewalls? Softer than the Supersports?

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    Performance Street Tyres

    Yeah subjectively they feel softer and less darty than Michelin PSS. But then again on the track they didnít need as much tyre pressure as the PSS
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    Thanks. I am actually thinking I need stiffer sidewalls as the current PS4 feel very vague and disconnected. Compared to the S01 the PS4 roll a lot and just feel wrong on this car which I think is because it relies a lot on its tyres for decent handling.

    Having said this the benefit is that the PS4 are very comfortable. They are also quiet and have excellent grip. I think they will suit the Golf GTi I am moving them to quite well.

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    Gotta say that I can't believe how good the cup2s are. Love to try the new cup2 R if they come here in other than Porsche sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLI355 View Post
    Gotta say that I can't believe how good the cup2s are. Love to try the new cup2 R if they come here in other than Porsche sizes.
    I missed this, PSC2 seem like an awesome tyre but more track focussed, right? Take a while to heat up and noisier than the more road based tyres mentioned above?

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    I wouldn't really say they're track focused. More of an awesome street tyre that can deliver on track too - it will depend on the car. The only downside to them is the soft sidewall. I'll dig for pics of mine, there's visible roll over from running -2.85 front camber on a 1500kg car. The front inners were gone after 5000km including 6 track days with a conservative -2.5mm toe. Rears are still fine.

    They're pretty much ready to go after warmup lap, just don't let them drop below 29psi like they warn you about or take it easy if you start cold pressures that low.
    They were as good as any other road tyre, not too noisy. Decent grip unless it's very cold. Even the wet wasn't as bad as Pilot Sport 2 (non-cup). I got caught once in heavy rain but not going fast enough to aquaplan in suburbia. Drove normally, and everything is fine.

    Cup2R should have a stiffer sidewall. Probably softer compound since the treadwear is lower too.

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    Great info, thank you! I'm definitely looking for something with stiffer sidewalls as my car pushes quite hard on tyres.

    You've given me a lot to think about though. Probably got a few months until the GTi uses up the remainder of its tread and I have to make a call on it.
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    Pics of a 245/35/R19 front PSC2.
    Got about 5000km, inc 5-6 sprints/track days on them.

    edit: fixed pics.

    Last edited by gmx; 31-05-19 at 07:31 PM.

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    Ive been out of the loop with this, currently have Hankook RS3s on a skyline and will need a new set soon. 265/35R18.

    how do these new street tyres (michelin PSC2, Goodyear SS RS etc) compare to the Hankook RS4/ AD08R / direzza ZIII /RE-71R types (leaning towards the ZIII)?

    I'd like something pretty grippy to deal with 500awkw. no fucks given for wet weather performance.

    car used to get tracked but life has gotten in the way the last 12 months. would like to get out there though, otherwise its a sunday car only.
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