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Old 11-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #41
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As per a michelin rep. Release date is Feb 2012 for 325 30 19
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Just buy the Nitto Invo and forget it! For the price difference.
The buy is the Nitto! The Ps-2 is over rated after two sets of 4!
They wear quicker and have little over the Invo!
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When the Pilot Super Sport Originally came Michelin's official position was that there would not be any of the Pilot Super Sport tires produced in sizes where the had specifically engineered a Pilot Sport PS2 for an OE fitment, such as the ZR1 Corvette and the subsequent additions for previous model Corvettes like the C6 Z06.

Initially there were 48 sizes offered and Michelin stated that there would be no new sizes would be added until the first or second quarter of 2012.

With that saidm if Michelin introduces sizes additional to the PSS line up that includes Corvette sizes you can rest assured that I will post the information here as soon as it's official
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Just buy the Nitto Invo and forget it! For the price difference.
The buy is the Nitto! The Ps-2 is over rated after two sets of 4!
They wear quicker and have little over the Invo!
How are the invos in the rain.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:47 PM   #45
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Just buy the Nitto Invo and forget it! For the price difference.
The buy is the Nitto! The Ps-2 is over rated after two sets of 4!
They wear quicker and have little over the Invo!


Well said. Michelins are good tires. Buy, way overpriced.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:59 PM   #46
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When the Pilot Super Sport Originally came Michelin's official position was that there would not be any of the Pilot Super Sport tires produced in sizes where the had specifically engineered a Pilot Sport PS2 for an OE fitment, such as the ZR1 Corvette and the subsequent additions for previous model Corvettes like the C6 Z06.

Initially there were 48 sizes offered and Michelin stated that there would be no new sizes would be added until the first or second quarter of 2012.

With that saidm if Michelin introduces sizes additional to the PSS line up that includes Corvette sizes you can rest assured that I will post the information here as soon as it's official
I guess that applies "except for the BMW 1M" and perhaps others I didn't bother to check on. The 1M comes standard with 245/35-19 front, 265/35-19 rear PS2's, both sizes are available in the Pilot SuperSport. My preferred new street tires for my 09Z06 are Pilot SuperSport.

For those of you who argue Bridgestone, I look to run in classes in the Silver State Challenge which requires (Y) that's Bracket Y tires rated 186+ MPH. The Bridgestones are only rated Y - 186 MPH.

I have NT-05's for HPDE's, but that aren't accepted by the sponsoring organization for the SSCC above the Touring class.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:16 AM   #47
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Default Great News! Michelin has announced new sizes for the Pilot Super Sport

Michelin will be expanding their Pilot Super Sport size lineup in the middle of the first quarter of 2012.

I will provide more details on availability and pricing as they become available.

here's the new sizes for 2012

205/45ZR17 (88Y) XL
245/45ZR17 (99Y) XL

205/40ZR18 (86Y) XL
215/40ZR18 (89Y) XL
235/50ZR18 (101Y) XL
245/35ZR18 (92Y) XL

255/30ZR19 (91Y) XL
255/40ZR19 (100Y) XL
255/45ZR19 (104Y) XL
275/40ZR19 (105Y) XL
285/40ZR19 (107Y) XL
325/30ZR19 (105Y) XL
345/30ZR19 (109Y) XL

245/45ZR20 (103Y) XL
255/40ZR20 (101Y) XL
255/45ZR20 (105Y) XL
265/30ZR20 (94Y) XL
285/35ZR20 (104Y) XL
335/30ZR20 (108Y) XL
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Thanks Luke, that timing will work for my street set of tires for my 09Z06. I will probably go with the stock size 18/19 combo.
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Awesome news on 345/30/19's.

Keep us updated on release dates and pricing.
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Michelin will be expanding their Pilot Super Sport size lineup in the middle of the first quarter of 2012.

I will provide more details on availability and pricing as they become available.

here's the new sizes for 2012

205/45ZR17 (88Y) XL
245/45ZR17 (99Y) XL

205/40ZR18 (86Y) XL
215/40ZR18 (89Y) XL
235/50ZR18 (101Y) XL
245/35ZR18 (92Y) XL

255/30ZR19 (91Y) XL
255/40ZR19 (100Y) XL
255/45ZR19 (104Y) XL
275/40ZR19 (105Y) XL
285/40ZR19 (107Y) XL
325/30ZR19 (105Y) XL
345/30ZR19 (109Y) XL

245/45ZR20 (103Y) XL
255/40ZR20 (101Y) XL
255/45ZR20 (105Y) XL
265/30ZR20 (94Y) XL
285/35ZR20 (104Y) XL
335/30ZR20 (108Y) XL


Keep asking for your sizing folks..........I know I am
Hummmmmmmmmmm new sizes may mean some more test driving for me I hope in 2012
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #51
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hope they are avail by the time one lap of america 2012 rolls around might use those

I should be able to get them for your 1 Lap effort and toady I also have the new 2012 One Lap tire program info confirmed ... give me a call when you are ready!
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #52
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I should be able to get them for your 1 Lap effort and toady I also have the new 2012 One Lap tire program info confirmed ... give me a call when you are ready!
please email me the one lap tire info still in the contemplation stages of taking my cts-v or my z06

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please email me the one lap tire info still in the contemplation stages of taking my cts-v or my z06

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Old 11-29-2011, 05:44 PM   #54
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Can the 345/19 tires be used with the 275-35/18 on stock wheels or should I get the 325-30-19s ? I would like a little wider on the back because the Michelins tend to look smaller than the G/Y's but I don't want to mess anything up. I need new tires now but would be willing to wait some if these are that good.
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Can the 345/19 tires be used with the 275-35/18 on stock wheels or should I get the 325-30-19s ? I would like a little wider on the back because the Michelins tend to look smaller than the G/Y's but I don't want to mess anything up. I need new tires now but would be willing to wait some if these are that good.
Michelin recommends an 11.5-12.5" rim for the PS2 in the 345/19 size, so your stock rims should be fine for the PSS's. If you go with the 275/345 combo, you will get better straight line traction from the 345's but have a little more understeer in the corners (just offset it with some power oversteer). The currently available 285/35-18 PSS would be a better match for the 345's.
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Michelin will be expanding their Pilot Super Sport size lineup in the middle of the first quarter of 2012.

I will provide more details on availability and pricing as they become available.

here's the new sizes for 2012

205/45ZR17 (88Y) XL
245/45ZR17 (99Y) XL

205/40ZR18 (86Y) XL
215/40ZR18 (89Y) XL
235/50ZR18 (101Y) XL
245/35ZR18 (92Y) XL

255/30ZR19 (91Y) XL
255/40ZR19 (100Y) XL
255/45ZR19 (104Y) XL
275/40ZR19 (105Y) XL
285/40ZR19 (107Y) XL
325/30ZR19 (105Y) XL
345/30ZR19 (109Y) XL

245/45ZR20 (103Y) XL
255/40ZR20 (101Y) XL
255/45ZR20 (105Y) XL
265/30ZR20 (94Y) XL
285/35ZR20 (104Y) XL
335/30ZR20 (108Y) XL
Hey Luke, I told you so.
as soon as its in I'm ordering unless the guys you have beer with change my mind.
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Michelin recommends an 11.5-12.5" rim for the PS2 in the 345/19 size, so your stock rims should be fine for the PSS's. If you go with the 275/345 combo, you will get better straight line traction from the 345's but have a little more understeer in the corners (just offset it with some power oversteer). The currently available 285/35-18 PSS would be a better match for the 345's.
Any downside to going with the larger tires or is it best to stay with stock sizes? What are the advantages to the SS tires over the PS2's. Thanks.
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Still no rears for the CTS-V. Bummer as I'm going to need new tires when I take the Winters off in the Spring.
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I run the 275 front and 345 rear PS2 combination. It fits and works quite well. I went with a 275 front because the PS2 was not available in a 285.
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Any downside to going with the larger tires or is it best to stay with stock sizes? What are the advantages to the SS tires over the PS2's. Thanks.
On the M PS2 in the 295/35-18 and 345/30-19 most on the forum report no rubbing. That is true of most with Nitto NT-05's in the 295/335 size. I do HPDE's and get rubbing on both the front and rear NT-05's. That is a potential downside to larger tires. The upside is more traction and better "filling" of the wheel wells.

The PSS has been tested and provides better grip than the PS2 and has a 300 wear rating compared with the 220 of the PS2, so it should wear linger than the PS2. The PS2 is available as a run-flat while the PSS is not. My understanding from M advertisements is they will warranty tread life on "position sensitive" cars like the Z06 for 15K miles. On cars where the tires can be rotated they warranty them for 30K miles of tread life.
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