Michelin PS4s tyres

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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by Vespa » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 pm

A point to consider. New tyres are softer so will appear to ride quieter. Also the obvious new tread will give better grip in all weathers due to the amount of rubber above the casing. As tyres get older they harden and obviously wear. This then makes the noise appear slowly and will not really be noticed until a new set is fitted. Having dumped a full set of Pirellis @5-6mm due to defects by way of damage I noticed a marked difference with a new set of new tyres of exactly the same make and style. I am also noticing that no cracking in the tread edges is evident as they were on the older age hardened set. The new set were made and fitted last year within 2 months from manufacture. I don't know how old the first set were but going by the battery age possibly anything up to 12 months before going into usage. The sun plays an enormous part in the way the tyre degrades with age.
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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by Mike Rometer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:22 pm

Yeah I've noticed that, this son tends to degrade his tyres a lot! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by mdem » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:54 pm

Vespa wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 pm
A point to consider. New tyres are softer so will appear to ride quieter. Also the obvious new tread will give better grip in all weathers due to the amount of rubber above the casing. As tyres get older they harden and obviously wear. This then makes the noise appear slowly and will not really be noticed until a new set is fitted. Having dumped a full set of Pirellis @5-6mm due to defects by way of damage I noticed a marked difference with a new set of new tyres of exactly the same make and style. I am also noticing that no cracking in the tread edges is evident as they were on the older age hardened set. The new set were made and fitted last year within 2 months from manufacture. I don't know how old the first set were but going by the battery age possibly anything up to 12 months before going into usage. The sun plays an enormous part in the way the tyre degrades with age.
The DOT code on the tyre wall tells you the week and year of manufacture. It is in the last 4 numbers of the DOT code. The first two are the week number and the next two are the year. So, 0119 is week 1 of 2019 for example.
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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by Vespa » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:13 am

Thank you I was aware of this point regarding age hence my post noting the ages on my two sets. Useful info for others.
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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by AndyS » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:31 am

I've put on a few miles now that I have PS4Ss fitted and I'm amazed at the levels of grip, they should have been the stock tyre! Not that I've timed it but I feel a noticeable difference when launching the car. Definitely would recommend
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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by MalcolmT » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:25 pm

I've just replaced all the tyres from the original Dunlop.
On the recommendation of my local tyre specialist, I've fitted Pirelli Sottozero.
They feel like a great improvement so far.
Quieter as well.

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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by Vespa » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:50 pm

They are good tyres. I always find new tyres seem much quieter, probably because of tread depth and rubber softness.
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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by Deleted User 5127 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:11 pm

The sottozero tyres are winter tyres, are you getting them before the first frost and subsequent panic buying :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

My rear pirelli are crap, probably on since new though so 4ish years old. They break traction so easily whether it's wet or dry, it's especially prone when the surface is damp, not wet but not dry if you know what I mean.
I'm going to take the mps4s Road shortly as there is never a bad word about them.

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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by Deleted User 5127 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:26 pm

And just like that, eBay 2x265/30/20 on the way for £390 delivered, sorted 8-)

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Re: Michelin PS4s tyres

Post by MalcolmT » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:10 pm

Yes, the Sottozeros are winter tyres.
The tyre dealer said they're ideal for N. Ireland conditions all year round.
And that just about all their staff were using them.
And that their wear was good.
I've used them for years, so I don't doubt their advice.
I'll be able to judge the wear in about another 12,000 miles.

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