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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3Alex, Aug 16, 2010.

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    [Aug 16, 2010]
    Just a quick question....does anyone use these or has used them on an S3?

    My current set of Goodyear F1s are getting a bit shabby after 6000 miles and a bit of extra dry grip might be interesting....I do know these are optimised for dry roads and tracks,but any feedback would be useful.

    Many thanks.
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    Sorry no feedback but I know that they will incredible in the dry and not so much in the wet. Am I right that they are fitted to Porsche GT3's? I'm a big michelin fan so you can't go wrong in buying them. The cup's will be one of the top top tyres I presume.
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    According to Michelin,they're OEM fits on the Porsche 997 GT2 and GT3 as well as the BMW M3,and seeing as how the F1 Assymetrics have lasted about as long as I was told they would,it's nearly time for some new rubber.

    The only drawback with the Cup tyres are that they are basically dry weather and track day tyres,that can cope with a bit of a damp road,so I could cope with that,especially with 4WD.
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    Do they do them in 225/40/18?
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    According to Michelin UK,yes....but I'll wait and see.
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    I think you'll find they are pretty much dry weather only.
    When they came out on the M3 you had to sign a disclaimer saying you wouldn't use them under X degrees temperature....IN THE DRY.
    We just had a Tuner Challenge at Eastern Creek Raceway,and there was a modified Scirroco with them,and it was pretty lethal in the wet,even with a very good race driver steering it.
    As a dry track day tyre they'd be great,but as a road tyre no way.
    If you're not going to track the car there are lots of great road tyres for the job.
    4WD can't defeat the laws of physics.
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    Thanks for the advice there....

    I've had a GpN Escort Cosworth with about 370bhp on cut slicks and that was interesting to say the least on a greasy road,so your advice on that is much appreciated.

    I will no doubt end up with one of 2 options.....either these for the dry weather and the F1's for when it gets a bit nastier,or perhaps the PS3 which does seem to have good reports currently.
    The latter is looking more likely,although it does make you wonder what drivers of M3s and 911 GT3s do when it rains...
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