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    Quote Originally Posted by Spetz View Post
    I have Pirelli Cinturato P7 tyres and I am really happy with them.
    Excellent grip in all conditions and it looks like I will get 100,000km out of them (currently at 70,000km with about 2mm of tread above the wear indicator)
    Here is a 2018 tyre comparison from Finnish magazine "Test World":

    https://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Articl...-Tyre-Test.htm

    16 high performance tyres in 225/45/17" size are ranked.

    My Michelin Pilot Sport 4's are 215/55/17" - close to the tested size.

    Michelin P S 4 finishes #1 or #2 in many categories and #1 overall.

    Pro - Short braking distances in the dry and wet, excellent handling in all conditions, excellent balance during emergency maneuvers,
    excellent feedback in all conditions.

    Con - Relatively high rolling resistance.
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 finishes well down the ranking order, in 11th place of 16.

    Pro - Low noise

    Con - Understeer in the dry and wet.
    I note that no tyre testing experts have used the description "excellent" anywhere in relation to the Pirelli Cinturato P7.
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    Thanks for the info. I hadn't heard of 1/3 of those tyres!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyro10 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I hadn't heard of 1/3 of those tyres!
    This is a test only of 17" fitments.

    A superior result in one particular size category is not always indicative of performance in another size fitment.

    So, it is indicative, but not necessarily conclusive.

    "But cream generally rises to the top".....like the Michelin PS4.

    To place tyres in a particular ranking order takes much work, and objectivity, rather than subjective assessment.

    Many people are not very fussy about tyre performance.

    I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggie3.5 View Post
    Michellin PS4....say no more
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    Soon could "be no more".

    I just hope there will still be some left by March/April when my re-registration is due.

    A number of places are now "Nil Stock" and at Bob Jane the price is going up - which indicates low stock.

    In my fitment size, anyway.

    https://www.bobjane.com.au/a/215-55r...ariant_id=9709
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    I had my suspicions that Michelin PS4 might shortly "be no more" in Australia.


    FYI:

    Michelin is discontinuing the PS4 range in all sizes. It will be replaced by the PS4S in Australia including 16", 17" and 18" which are currently unavailable. Expect to see some limited availability before Christmas.
    Do we have an ETA as to when we will be able to see these in stores?
    Supposed to be 3rd quarter 2020, but, COVID-19 has put that back to 2021.
    https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/95qxkv09

    I hope they will be available before Mid-May when my registration is due.

    EDIT: DAYUM..... No luck.....only 18" and over(so far) for the PS4S.....and at a BIG price.

    https://www.michelin.com.au/auto/tyr...ilot-sport-4-s

    I have had my Michelin Pilot Sport 4's for 2yrs 11 months.

    They have not put a foot wrong, or caused me a second's regret, except that they did not last as long as hoped.

    But, I would rather buy tyres more often from having a soft, grippy compound, rather than having a costly 'whoopsie' moment.

    And, no, I am not contemplating going to 18" wheels.
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    The 2003 TL has Michelin Energy xm2 and so far I like them. Have not had much wet to try them in.

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    Any Michelin will be good to great.

    I hear very little wrong with any of them.

    They are, on average, nowhere near the cheapest but they are a quality product.
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    I've had my Bridgestone Potenza RE003 for 4 years and can't fault them. They are a softer compound but well worth it.
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    I have just confirmed that the Michelin PS4 is no longer routinely available anywhere in Australia, at least not in my size.

    Bob Jane has a "buy 3 get the 4th free" sale on Bridgestone RE003 which I used to have when I had 16" wheels on my current car.

    I might be tempted to go this way.

    Or, my research has found a new possibility, about which there is not a lot of information about yet:

    Goodyear Eagle F1 Sport

    https://www.tyrereview.com.au/goodye...-sport-reviews

    https://www.jaxtyres.com.au/tyres/go...eagle-f1-sport

    It is available in my size of 215/55/r17, and from what I can establish is made in Thailand.....not China.

    I am doing my very best to stay away from Chinese made of anything..... at least until that country pulls its head in.

    $185 each, which is OK price wise, except that the Bridgestone is now significantly cheaper 'till the end of April.

    I would have been quite happy enough to buy another set of Michelins if I could get them, as they have been absolutely flawless.
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    Yes I avoid Chinese stuff too.

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    I was happy with the Michelin Energy XM2 when I had 15" wheels. They performed well and weren't noisy. I put them on at 120,000kms and they still had plenty of wear at 170,000 when I switched to 17". They were an economical tyre at $104.00 each, (2012)
    Unfortunately the XM2 weren't available in the 17" size, so I went with Falken 225/50R17 ZIEX ZE914 which were $210.00 each. After 20,000 kms, I'm happy with their performance and would buy them again. Falken are a product of Sumitomo who also now own Dunlop tyres.

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