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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:34 pm    Post subject: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S - Press Release Reply with quote

So it looks as though I'm going to have to look after my existing tyres until January...

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Michelin-Pilot-Sport-4-S-Press-Release.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks interesting the super sport has not been out long and they are replacing it with PILOT SPORT 4S hopefully even better than the MPSS but I searched the link and the links in the link and couldn't find any ref to whether its N rated or not any one got any ideas because if it is then its got to be the natural next tyre for guys with warranties. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks interesting the super sport has not been out long and they are replacing it with PILOT SPORT 4S hopefully even better than the MPSS but I searched the link and the links in the link and couldn't find any ref to whether its N rated or not any one got any ideas because if it is then its got to be the natural next tyre for guys with warranties. Thumb


Agree, I'll try and remember to email Jamie of Michelin.

It was interesting reading this today as I'd ordered 4 x MPSS only to receive a call earlier stating that they had no stock of 305/30/19...I guess a blessing in disguise. I just need to be careful for the next couple of months as he rears are getting low.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive just emailed Jamie, I'll let you know the outcome of whether they are or will be N rated.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ive just emailed Jamie, I'll let you know the outcome of whether they are or will be N rated.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Longevity 31k miles!?!?! Surprised

I can't even get 6k miles out of the rears on the boxster, let alone the big dog!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Longevity 31k miles!?!?! Surprised

I can't even get 6k miles out of the rears on the boxster, let alone the big dog!


I know, I'd be very happy with 2/3 of the 31k miles. The price of them will be interesting, especially with the current exchange rate.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So currently not N rated. I have asked if there are any plans...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of N rating, Porsche are explicitly mentioned in the press release, so indications strongly imply that the answer should be either "yes" or "eventually", particularly given that the list of sizes includes all 19" 997 sizes including the 997.2 RS / GT2 RS. There isn't much else that you could put a 325/30R19 on...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my 991, I have precisely the choice of 1 N-rated tyre and that is a Pirelli. Dont know

I'm hoping that Porsche do the decent thing and give me at least a second choice of a N-rated tyre in the form of the new Michelin PS4S. Call me cynical, but feel that the Porsche marketing and commercial people will probably get together and conclude that the Pirelli remains the only choice. Bet Pirelli pays dearly for such a monopoly. Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on whether they will extend the range to cover 17" and 18" fitment?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's not good if you have to keep N rated for warranty purposes. This is the email response I received -

At the moment nothing is N rated for 911's
We have other N rated tyres in the range for Panamera/718/Cayman

at the moment nothing for 991 or it's replacement

I have asked for clarification but reading between the lines there are no plans for the 911...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scales on those chart are way out of line... Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iwantone wrote:
Yes, it's not good if you have to keep N rated for warranty purposes. This is the email response I received -

At the moment nothing is N rated for 911's.
We have other N rated tyres in the range for Panamera/718/Cayman.

At the moment nothing for 991 or it's replacement.

I have asked for clarification but reading between the lines there are no plans for the 911...


Would not surprise me in the slightest that the PS4S does not get a N-rating any time soon or ever.
Pirelli pay the Euros to Porsche to keep Michelin out, or the 911 Porsche engineers are all sponsored by Pirelli. Damn
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone stuck the PS4 S on their car yet?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to know also as I need a set badly and dont want to get PS2 if N rating is around the corner on the PS4s
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jcx wrote:
Anyone stuck the PS4 S on their car yet?


Yep, got them on mine but not had a good run out yet. I'll try to over the next few days and provide feedback.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iwantone wrote:
Jcx wrote:
Anyone stuck the PS4 S on their car yet?


Yep, got them on mine but not had a good run out yet. I'll try to over the next few days and provide feedback.



oooh do tell?! N-rated too? or no...
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jcx wrote:
Iwantone wrote:
Jcx wrote:
Anyone stuck the PS4 S on their car yet?


Yep, got them on mine but not had a good run out yet. I'll try to over the next few days and provide feedback.



oooh do tell?! N-rated too? or no...


Nope, not N rated. This is statement I received from Michelin back in October 16 -

At the moment nothing is N rated for 911's
We have other N rated tyres in the range for Panamera/718/Cayman

at the moment nothing for 991 or it's replacement
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running PS4's (non N-rated) on my early 996 C2 after having had PS2's (N-rated).

The difference is quite remarkable, a lot more feel at the steering wheel and quite a bit more grip in dry and wet conditions.

I did circa 12,000 road miles (commuting and lot's of touring in Scotland, Wales, Cotswolds etc) on the PS2's and have so far done circa 4000 miles on the PS4's.

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