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Old 03-10-2019, 09:53 AM
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So I have decided to go non runflat and I am down to these two choices. I would like to hear from those who have run them to help me decide which ones to go with. The continental are about 300 cheaper but that's not really a big deal but I plan to get some this week so I need to decided. Thanks in advance.
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I was looking at the same thing..
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The worst part about my situation is that my current Michelin Pilot Sport ZP's have about 80% tread left but are now 10 years old and rock hard and have zero traction. I knew it would be an item to replace soon when I bought this car from my father in law last March. I put about 1500 miles on them and said I'm done. I am worried about a blow out even thought they look brand new and have not appearance of dry rot.
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I've heard great things about both. I am going to be getting the pilot sport 4s to replace my sport cup 2s. I trust Michelin products and the videos I have watched show that they are very versatile at cooler to warmer temps and can even handle wet surfaces.
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I am leaning towards the 4S also but I really like the continentals i have on my wifes Audi. Completely different tire but i like them.
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Originally Posted by 03BlkZ View Post
I am leaning towards the 4S also but I really like the continentals i have on my wifes Audi. Completely different tire but i like them.
How so? Please elaborate. Supposedly a second to PS4 but numerically per grip and stopping distance on tirerack not by much...

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ive never used runflats on my c6 z06, never intend to. the ps4 would be my first choice.Currently using Michelin PSS.
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Originally Posted by TOM WELCH View Post
ive never used runflats on my c6 z06, never intend to. the ps4 would be my first choice.Currently using Michelin PSS.
Aren't all PSS run flat? I have the factory 19/20 setup and would love some non run flat with grip like PSS.
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I decided to try the Continentals Extreme on my Z06. My last set was Michelin Pilots Sport 4s, I had about 45K on them when I switched them out. I always thought I had too much road noise with them and they didnít hook up like I expected at times in wet weather. I only have about 5K on the Continentals so far and couldnít be happier with them. They seam to be quieter and seam to give me better traction both on dry/wet pavement. Time will tell but so far Iím sold on the Continentals. Good luck.

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Aren't all PSS run flat? I have the factory 19/20 setup and would love some non run flat with grip like PSS.
Most 19/20 are run flats. Many more non runflat choices in the factory 18/19 setup, a good reason not to upsize for looks and then decide you want tires that will grip.
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I ran conti extreme sports on my car, even did a track day with them at Spring Mountain and they are, I ran them with 517whp and hooked without any issues. At the road course they never faded on me, even on the 4th session of the day, I had the same amount of grip as the first heat...great tires.
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Originally Posted by Z064me2enjoy View Post
I decided to try the Continentals Extreme on my Z06. My last set was Michelin Pilots Sport 4s, I had about 45K on them when I switched them out. I always thought I had too much road noise with them and they didnít hook up like I expected at times in wet weather. I only have about 5K on the Continentals so far and couldnít be happier with them. They seam to be quieter and seam to give me better traction both on dry/wet pavement. Time will tell but so far Iím sold on the Continentals. Good luck.
Less road noise would be great if possible but I mean this is a pretty raw sports car. Are you saying that you got 45k miles from the 4S? WOW!
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In the end it comes down to what you are looking for as both are great tires. I see the differences, and our testing shows, that the Continental has the edge in wet traction while the Michelin is slightly better in the dry. Michelin clearly wins on the warranty side of the equation with it's 30,000 miles wear warranty and 3 year flat tire changing/free towing. The Continentals priced at $1035.96 vs. Michelin's $1321.96 give them the easy win on the out of pocket expenses. Both are great tires and neither would be viewed as a mistake.

if you want more info on Michelin's warranty here's a link

Michelin Promise plan

Pay special attention to the inside cover, which shows up as the second page in this PDF, under "flat tire assistance".

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In the end it comes down to what you are looking for as both are great tires. I see the differences, and our testing shows, that the Continental has the edge in wet traction while the Michelin is slightly better in the dry. Michelin clearly wins on the warranty side of the equation with it's 30,000 miles wear warranty and 3 year flat tire changing/free towing. The Continentals priced at $1035.96 vs. Michelin's $1321.96 give them the easy win on the out of pocket expenses. Both are great tires and neither would be viewed as a mistake.

if you want more info on Michelin's warranty here's a link

Michelin Promise plan

Pay special attention to the inside cover, which shows up as the second page in this PDF, under "flat tire assistance".

The promise plan I think makes my decision. Thanks for the info!


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I will soon be faced with making the same decision. I have MPSS on my Z06 now that will need to be replaced before too long. I had been eyeballing the CECS as replacements. I needed tires for my Chevy SS and I decided to go with CECS (actually being mounted today, 255F, 275R) so I could see if I like them enough to try them on the Z06.
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I tried the Conti's in 19/20 on my C6 Z06 @ 640WHP and they were ice skates. Pulled them after about 100 Miles. MPSS have been way better for me.
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I am leaning towards the 4S also but I really like the continentals i have on my wifes Audi. Completely different tire but i like them.
what do you mean by (completely different) noise, traction, wet performance, handling. Can you explain. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by captain vette View Post
what do you mean by (completely different) noise, traction, wet performance, handling. Can you explain. Thank you.
Her car doesn't have the exact tire I am looking at. She has the Continental Control Contact Sport AS 3 not the Extreme contact Sports I am looking at for the Z. I think I am going Michelin anyway.
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I have never regretted buying Michelin's, but I have often regretted buying something else ...
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Originally Posted by AzDave47 View Post
Most 19/20 are run flats. Many more non runflat choices in the factory 18/19 setup, a good reason not to upsize for looks and then decide you want tires that will grip.
My 2012 Z06 came from factory with 19/20 Cup wheels.
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