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Old 04-19-17, 07:52 PM   #11
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If daily, also consider the newer Michelin Pilot Sport 4S that's the successor to the PSS and retails for about the same price. Same performance of the PSS with improved wet traction. I noticed a slight initial corner lean with the softer sidewall compared to the stock Dunlops, but overall traction, ride quality, road noise, treadwear... pretty much everything else is vastly superior.



Plus even on the stock wheels with stock suspension, they look frickin' meaty. Would probably look perfect on your suspension.



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Looks good, what are your tire specs? Stock tire size or bigger?


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Old 04-19-17, 08:33 PM   #12
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^one hundred percent this. Even the stock Dunlops are summer tires and should not be used in the snow. Depending on where you live and how deep the snow is, I would look at the Michelin PA Alpin 4 for a snow tire for the stock rim size. I'm replacing my Hankook Evo snow tires with those this upcoming winter.
Im from cali, so no snow .. just wanted to use stock tires during the winter times when I go snowboarding -_- too lazy to change or spend more $$
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Old 04-20-17, 03:34 AM   #13
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Looks good, what are your tire specs? Stock tire size or bigger?


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Yup, stock 245/40s.

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Im from cali, so no snow .. just wanted to use stock tires during the winter times when I go snowboarding -_- too lazy to change or spend more $$
That's the thing... the Michelin Alpin PA4 is more of a winter performance tire... use any of those tires you mentioned in the original post or stock tires in wintery conditions to your own risk (and risk to others). And no all season tire will deliver the performance of those tires that you mentioned.
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Old 04-20-17, 05:18 AM   #14
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I've been strongly considering the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500, which is a rebranded Bridgestone RE003 (not available in the states). They seem like a great bargain ($143/tire in 255/40/18) and the reviews seem to be really good.

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Old 04-20-17, 12:35 PM   #15
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I've been strongly considering the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500, which is a rebranded Bridgestone RE003 (not available in the states). They seem like a great bargain ($143/tire in 255/40/18) and the reviews seem to be really good.

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Does 255/40 look good on the stock bbs?
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Old 04-20-17, 06:26 PM   #16
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PSS should never be used for snow right ?? I'm planning on going snowboarding once in a while and sometimes in Mammoth there is snow on the way up the mountain ... however, mountain high usually never has snow on the way up ) .. debating if I should purchase winter tires at all ..

Do you have any recommendations for winter tires? on stock wheel

I got caught in a snow storm with my PSS before putting on my winter wheels. It is pretty terrifying how little traction the tires have in snow. By little traction i mean absolutely none. Braking is basically impossible. I was lucky enough that it was at midnight when the snow started so roads were quiet and i could crawl home. Summer tires + snow = smashed car.
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I got caught in a snow storm with my PSS before putting on my winter wheels. It is pretty terrifying how little traction the tires have in snow. By little traction i mean absolutely none. Braking is basically impossible. I was lucky enough that it was at midnight when the snow started so roads were quiet and i could crawl home. Summer tires + snow = smashed car.
Yup, summer tires in the snow are basically useless. I see M cars all the time in the winter with mpss on and i always wonder if these poeple even care about their safety. You had a tough time with an awd car in the snow with summer tires, just imagine a rwd M car with those tires in the snow.... game over.
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Old 04-21-17, 05:39 AM   #18
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Does 255/40 look good on the stock bbs?
Depends on the tire to be honest. It's going to look larger than a 245/40 in most cases and would be taller than 255/35 (which I think always looks too small, 35 only seems like the right height once you hit 265 to me).
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Old 04-23-17, 02:19 AM   #19
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Thanks for the suggestions! Went with and ordered the Michelin PSS. Bonus was I ordered them off of Amazon and got them for msrp, with FREE SHIPPING!!!! SCORE!!!
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Thanks for the suggestions! Went with and ordered the Michelin PSS. Bonus was I ordered them off of Amazon and got them for msrp, with FREE SHIPPING!!!! SCORE!!!
Good choice. The PSS are tried-and-true for many years. They'll be my next set of summers.
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