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Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4?
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:07:36 PM »
Looking to replace the 4 Nero's on my XSR and can't pick. Anyone have anything to throw in on these two?

The PS4 isn't a direct replacement for the PS3 and while I can find plenty of thumbs up for the PS3 on the 595 I can't find much on the PS4.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 11:42:00 PM »
As you've seen the PS4's don't come in 205/14 17 size. I have the PS3's on my Comp and they're really good, especially in the wet when compared to the Pirelli.  A lot of people say the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is as good as or better than the Michelin.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 01:10:39 PM »
Looking to replace the 4 Nero's on my XSR and can't pick. Anyone have anything to throw in on these two?

The PS4 isn't a direct replacement for the PS3 and while I can find plenty of thumbs up for the PS3 on the 595 I can't find much on the PS4.

Are you changing because you need to, or just want to?

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 10:57:00 PM »
As you've seen the PS4's don't come in 205/14 17 size. I have the PS3's on my Comp and they're really good, especially in the wet when compared to the Pirelli.  A lot of people say the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is as good as or better than the Michelin.

Didn't know that about the PS4, that makes that choice easier, I'll take a look at the F1. Thanks for that.

Looking to replace the 4 Nero's on my XSR and can't pick. Anyone have anything to throw in on these two?

The PS4 isn't a direct replacement for the PS3 and while I can find plenty of thumbs up for the PS3 on the 595 I can't find much on the PS4.

Are you changing because you need to, or just want to?

The Nero's are awful mate, not dangerous or anything just not something I'd want to keep on personally. I thought for a while they were okay but I think the Koni's were fooling me into thinking the tyre was better than they are.

So want to to answer your question.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 10:22:45 AM »
Here was I, thinking you'd  taken the tread off them so quickly ;D

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or 4?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 10:22:13 AM »
Here was I, thinking you'd  taken the tread off them so quickly ;D

Ha no not yet, although I'm not sure the they last that long from what I've read!
To be fair in the dry I think they are pretty solid but in the wet they are awful.  If I lived in a country where you'd expect sun for most of the year I'd keep them on.

(Although a tyres can be so subjective, I've seen reviews of the P Zero Nero comment on how they are good in the wet).

EDIT - Trying to talk myself out of Yokohama Advan AD08 which would be even worse in the wet, but so so so good in the dry. Would have to go for a 215/40 though.
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189 of 695 Abarth 695 XSR

  - Garrett Turbo
  - Eibach springs
  - Akrapovic  exhaust
  - BMC filter
  - Kit Elaborazione
    - 180bhp
    - Koni damping
    - Brembo front calipers, drilled front and rear discs