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michelins vs pirelli

Postby F1gmw » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:44 pm

Hey guys

just put new wheels on my car and can safely say the Michelins are 100 times better then the Pirellis, less road noise, more grip and more comfortable even with 20 inch wheels. I did put my pilot sport cups on my previous 19 inch wheels and same again lot better all round. so if your gonna do a good upgrade to your car for driving feel and all of the above get some Michelins. on my new set I am not running the pilot sport cups as they had to go back on my m3 csl and cause they wont fit. so on the car now it has a set of Michelin pilot super sports and like the cup sports again so much better. pictures are on dropbox link. or can see them on my Instagram later today username is f1gmw_

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby badhand » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:26 pm

Like the rims. AND the wing!

I'm about to buy new rims for my S197, but it's a budget thing and cati has generously donated his old P-Zeros to go on them. I know they're shite, but beggars can't be choosers.

They'll be sent to Hell pretty soon anyway! :D

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby Ant379 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:21 pm

Gorgeous wheels. Really like them and have to agree. I just changed mine.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby F1gmw » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:53 pm

badhand wrote:Like the rims. AND the wing!

I'm about to buy new rims for my S197, but it's a budget thing and cati has generously donated his old P-Zeros to go on them. I know they're shite, but beggars can't be choosers.

They'll be sent to Hell pretty soon anyway! :D



there is a guy in London my mate knows he specialises in recycling tires he has next to new tyres all the time at good price and all tyres are fully tested. maybe an idea for the budget, and thanks the wing set me back quite a bit but heard the fibreglass ones vibrate badly so had to go for carbon.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby F1gmw » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 pm

Ant379 wrote:Gorgeous wheels. Really like them and have to agree. I just changed mine.

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Cheers mate, very happy with them and yeah i would advise everyone to drop the pirellis, i tried a set of continental contact sports on my friends car and they were very good to.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby Ant379 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:51 pm

You don't hear much about continentals on here much. Nice to know there is an alternative to michelins though

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby Garvin » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 am

Ant379 wrote:You don't hear much about continentals on here much. Nice to know there is an alternative to michelins though

Tyres from Bridgestone and Continental are both very good alternatives. Michelin tyres are IMHO just a cut above - provide exceptional grip with better comfort and less noise.

I have never like Pirelli tyres and will be replacing mine with MPSS before the autumn weather sets in.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby F1gmw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:03 pm

Ant379 wrote:You don't hear much about continentals on here much. Nice to know there is an alternative to michelins though


Yeah the contact sports from continental are good tyres, the only reason I tried them was because my dad runs them on his range rover and they were very good so I tried them on mine and yeah were a lot better again then the Pirellis. be honest don't think you can get much worse then the Pirellis haha.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby F1gmw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:07 pm

Garvin wrote:
Ant379 wrote:You don't hear much about continentals on here much. Nice to know there is an alternative to michelins though

Tyres from Bridgestone and Continental are both very good alternatives. Michelin tyres are IMHO just a cut above - provide exceptional grip with better comfort and less noise.

I have never like Pirelli tyres and will be replacing mine with MPSS before the autumn weather sets in.


I have never run a set of Bridgestone tyres on my cars, but haven't heard horror stories, I honestly if I had to choose another alternative to Michelin or continental I would try the new Dunlop sport maxx tyres I think that's what they are told I ran a previous set of Dunlop's on an m3 and no complaints.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby RATHR9 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:18 pm

Just changed my rears from Pirelli to Michelin Pilot 4. They were still legal (just) at 20000 miles, but I two scary moments over the past few weeks and wasn't prepared to take a risk with the weather getting worse. The Michelins are expensive but grip the road so much better. Will be getting the fronts done next month.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby TimG » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:34 pm

I have no complaints with the Pirellis but have never tried a Michelin shod car. With only 4k miles I'm not about to bin them. I'll be refitting my second wheel set soon with Nokian WR A4 winter tyres.

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby Pilgrim » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:49 am

I had an audi A6 Quattro bi turbo for five years with Pirelli p zeros on no issues at all and that was a rapid car nearly as quick as mustang s550 0-60 ,they came as standard with it and I replaced them like for like until I sold the car .
I have been told that the US version we get on mustang use diff rubber which poss causes some issues but I've done nearly 6000 miles on mine now and they never let go unless I want them too , its not like the cars throttle is a switch and it goes from 0 horsepower to 400 in an instant lol.
your right foot is flexible lol lol lol .
so ill prob get the Pirelli p zeros again especially as they doing the P Zero colour now .

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby Manders Mustang » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:43 am

Pilgrim wrote:I had an audi A6 Quattro bi turbo for five years with Pirelli p zeros on no issues at all and that was a rapid car nearly as quick as mustang s550 0-60 ,they came as standard with it and I replaced them like for like until I sold the car .
I have been told that the US version we get on mustang use diff rubber which poss causes some issues but I've done nearly 6000 miles on mine now and they never let go unless I want them too , its not like the cars throttle is a switch and it goes from 0 horsepower to 400 in an instant lol.
your right foot is flexible lol lol lol .
so ill prob get the Pirelli p zeros again especially as they doing the P Zero colour now .

No offence to you, but this misconception is the reason these cars are crashing.

The Pzeros on an a6 are the same pzeros on a mustang, correct, HOWEVER, the pzero's on the Quattro are on a >FOUR WHEEL DRIVE< car, not a rear wheel drive car. and not a rear wheel drive car that revs freely with high torque figures.

US Mustang has varying rubber depending on pack, but pzeros are what we get.

Pzeros themselves whereas they are not a 'bad' tyre, they're not great either. The MPSS (or new mustang spec ps4s) provide far superior wet grip, with the same dry grip a pzero gives. they also have a differing compound makeup providing better, lower temp grip, where the pzero fails is in the wet, and cold, either of those, they're pretty much useless.

I wish there was a 'try before you buy' situation with tyres to prove this point, but take it from me, and many others that run mpss'. They p1ss all over the "P-ZeroGrip"

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby cati » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:11 pm

ahh but you are all wrong

the p zeros on the mustang are a OEM contract tyre.... they are supplied to OEM and a p zero in name only. they are shit, dangerous and only really good if you know what you are doing and can hang the back end out.

if you think they are going to kill you... dont drive a mustang with p zeros

if you think you are a drift god... like trotsky ( see forum passim ) then they are you playthings .

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Re: michelins vs pirelli

Postby Pilgrim » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 am

audi A6 bi turbo is 479lb ft of torque and lots of low down torque and a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds so not a low powered slow car only advantage is four wheel drive but that is also biased to the rear wheels
oh and no need to SHOUT lol
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