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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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New tires for GXP Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Hello, I am thinking of getting new tires for my GXP, and I am looking to go upscale compared with the goodyear F1's that came with it. Based on what I am reading the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S are the best summer tires, I do not drive it in the winter.

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p.s I just bought a 08 GXP no winters, but needs new tires. The goodyear F1's are used up.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 12:02 PM
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Thoughts? Do a search of the forum and you will find whatever opinions about them (or any other tire) you need to support whatever decision you want to make about them.
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I will / am -- thank you - Regards - Charles
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I tried two type of tires on my Kappa. Stock good year, and now I have Michelin Pilot Super Sport. I was especially impressed, compare to stock, by the wet performance.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport (MPSS) is still for sale in some countries, but officially has been replaced by the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (MPS4S)

MPS4S outperforms the Pilot Super Sport in 99% of everyday situations (I have read on the interweb)

More info and urls in this thread:
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/...-sport-133225/

Be aware that there is a big difference between Michelin Pilot Sport 4 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
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Do it. Realistically rubber bands would be better than the stock tires but I'm running the Super Sports and will be getting the 4S's when changing them out again. I whole heartedly agree with RedOne07 about the wet performance of the SS.

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Thank you RedOne07, I will be putting on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S -- with the 's' on my car shortly. - thank you - Regards - Charles
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 03:07 PM
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I just put the Michelin pilot sport 4s on my car yesterday. I like them a lot.
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I have Pilot Sport 4S on my GXP... great tire, good wet traction (we had a wet spring in California), quiet tire - I can't even make them squeal on MOST turns. There are several other brands of good tires out there, but I didn't care about saving $100-$200 dollars - nothing but the best for my baby!

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 06:52 PM
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FYI if you are a Costco member our tires come to about 200 each (after discounts) for 4
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 06:31 AM
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We have BFG sport comp 2 summer tires on our yellow gxp and recently picked up a gxp with Goodyear sports AS. I hate the all season tires. Since we are maintaining 2 GXPs and a Triumph Speed Triple I have to be more budget mindful. I have heard nothing but good things on Michelin 4 summer tires. Anything to get away from an all season tire .....especially the Goodyear’s
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I don't think that I have ever heard the PS 4 described as a budget tire, but it is one of the best for performance.

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I installed Extreme Continental Tires DWS. They handle quite well for me.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 11:44 AM
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I don't think that I have ever heard the PS 4 described as a budget tire, but it is one of the best for performance.
Budget referring to the BFG’s not the Michelin
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Do it. Realistically rubber bands would be better than the stock tires


What? I had a GXP when new myself, and the opinion of the community at the time was the Eagle F1 GS2s were good but the Goodyear RSA tires were bad. My original GS2s wore out in 2011 at over 50K miles, too. I wish they still made them.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 11:53 AM
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Pilot Super Sports have amazing grip in a GXP but they tended to flick rocks at the 'hips' around the rear wheel wells consistently. A set of front Splash Guards helped keep that down a lot. I have a set of Sport 4S on my Tesla now and they also tend to flick more rocks than I'd prefer.
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