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Old 11-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Are any of you guys running Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus Zp tires. I'm thinking of replacing the GYs. How do you like em.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Great tire; I wish I could get them in sizes for my "Z"....... Plenty of grip for street driving, and much better tread wear.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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They are not the grippiest tire available, but they are the best run flat. I love mine and they were a significant improvement over the GY's.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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Great tires!! Got mine last Friday!! If I had known how much better my car would ride/handle/feel,etc I would have gotten them 5 years ago & sold my GY's when I got back from Bowling Green with the car!!

I have C7 deposit, if GM doesnt' have Michelins thats what I will do this time!!

They make a big & great difference!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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I got them 18 months ago, they are great and still look new after 12,000 miles. Got them at Costco.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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I put a set on mine last month and love them! Handling is very good and I can really tell the difference in the rain and cold temps. I highly recommend them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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Got them this past summer. FAR better than the stock Goodyears.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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The Good Years lasted 14,000 and were bald, put on the Mich and when I traded it last Saturday they had 16,000 miles and looked
brand new, the new 2013 has the Good Years on it and figure they
will be toast between 7,000 and 14,000 miles and will return to
Mich again, Discount Tire gave me great prices on the Mich tires.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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Great tire; I wish I could get them sizes for my "Z"....... Plenty of grip for street driving, and much better tread wear.
What he said... except for the "Z" part.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
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We replaced the factory Z51 Supercar tires on our 2009 Coupe with with Michelins: PS2 runflats for summer, A/S+ runflats for winter.

Both Michelins are quieter and slightly softer riding than the Goodyears. Both seem to retain their grip after building up miles, unlike the GYs that seems to harden up after about 5k. The A/S can get up our slightly inclined driveway in 2" of snow. The PS2 isn't as good as the A/S on cold but dry roads, but it's better than the GYs.
The PS2 defintely has more grip in summer, and does very well in rain, probably equal to the A/S or even a bit better.

The AS+ is cheaper- lower purchase price and probably longer life.
Based on our partial experience, I'm guessing our tire life will be about:
GY Supercar: 20k miles
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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The Michelins are light years ahead of the GY's. You'll never look back.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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I got mine two years ago and sill love them. Smoother, quieter ride, great grip in cool and wet conditions; unless you race or autocross this is an excellent year around tire, including in light snow. These are ultra high performance all-season run-flat high speed tires with three different rubber compounds molded into the tread side-by-side, and three different tread designs to communicate road feel, reduce noise on dry roads, sharpen steering response and dry road handling.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #13
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I got mine two years ago and sill love them. Smoother, quieter ride, great grip in cool and wet conditions; unless you race or autocross this is an excellent year around tire, including in light snow. These are ultra high performance all-season run-flat high speed tires with three different rubber compounds molded into the tread side-by-side, and three different tread designs to communicate road feel, reduce noise on dry roads, sharpen steering response and dry road handling.
Wow! When did you get on the Michelin payroll?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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Great tires! got 44k on mine and still plenty left!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #15
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Great for cruising and if you don't push your car above .85g or so. However I thought they were quiet and great in the rain until I put on a set of Super Sports. Even in GS size the SS are a lot quieter and better in the rain compared to the A/S ZP. Pretty good grip down to around 20 degrees also. I haven't pushed mine yet but I pulled about .75g easily when the temp was about 30 degrees on Monday.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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We ran the Michelin Z/P A/S tires on out C5 and really thought they were great tires...quieter, longer mileage and better rain and snow traction. We just put a set on the C6 (end of September) and are totally happy with them. I can actually enjoy listeneing to the radio in the Corvette because I can really hear it again.

The O.E.M. Goodyear tires suck!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #17
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I got mine two years ago and sill love them. Smoother, quieter ride, great grip in cool and wet conditions; unless you race or autocross this is an excellent year around tire, including in light snow. These are ultra high performance all-season run-flat high speed tires with three different rubber compounds molded into the tread side-by-side, and three different tread designs to communicate road feel, reduce noise on dry roads, sharpen steering response and dry road handling.
So what if you do autocross? The tires aren't a good tire for autocross and road driving?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #18
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So what if you do autocross? The tires aren't a good tire for autocross and road driving?
Two of the guys in our club normally run the PS2 runflats, but have the A/S for winter use like I do.

Both of them have autocrossed at least once on the A/S, both said the car was certainly driveable and controllable, but not competitive. These guys do pretty well on their PS2's.

I'm just a highway driver, but do push the car sometimes. The A/S work well, but simply don't have as much grip as the PS2.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #19
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I just had these tires put on my car. Much better ride (comfort and sound) then the Goodyear Runflats.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:09 AM   #20
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BFG KDW's can be smoked and still last SO long. Jesus, my car is a DD and they have been into 2 winters now. Handling on a stock Z51 is amazing, drift out predictable. They are loud, if not noisy as a formal descriptor. It is not like they are knobbies but another Subie builder(4w, I know) swear by them. Rarely stated fact...they tend to "slap" expansion joints on concrete joints. Hey...nothing is perfect.
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