Basically just had two new front tyres put on the S3. I told my guy to order Michelin PS2 225/40/18's for me. Basically i turned up, didnt even look at the tyres and once they were fitted i decided to have a look. It turns out they ARE Michelin PS2 22/40/18 but a (N3) model which is porsche fitment.
Now ive looked over the tyres and fortunately still have NORMAL PS2's on the rear to draw a comparison. the only things i can see that are different are....
Speed rating is 88Y(N3) vs 92Y(normal)
Max load is 530KG (N3) vs 630KG (normal)
I would have thought a Porsche tyre would have a higher speed rating i can understand why the max load may be less as these are clearly fronts from a Porsche which are all Rear engine RWD. But then the PS2 (non porsche) is also designed for many different weight/powered cars so may well have been over engineered in terms of being on the S3.
Basically should i be going back to have a moan up or are they actually better for my car? or is it just the name Porsche thats making me think its cool but its not really
i know this is long winded and all, tried to keep it short and sweet.
any help is appreciated!!