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MPS2 or MPS4 for the 993?
PS2
57%
 57%  [ 4 ]
PS4
42%
 42%  [ 3 ]
Neither!
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 7

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ch3tman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Michelin PS2 or PS4 for the 993? Reply with quote

We have't had a tyre thread for a while, right? Very Happy.

Which would you go for and why? Poll is open for voting Smile.

MPS2
+ tried & tested
+ N-rated
+ good rim protection
- 'old' technology?
- may get phased out; fronts will outlast rears and pose a problem if/when rear PS2 become NLA


MPS4
+ latest evolution of Pilot Sport range
- not N-rated
 
  
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madge
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently put PS4s on my other wheels but haven't used them yet.

My decision was based on not having a Porsche warranty to worry about (so not particularly fussed by N ratings) and I'd heard that the word on the street was that the PS4 was a much more 'modern' tyre.

I can't wait to try them out. Not long now. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ps4 are the dogs danglies. No need for n rating worries
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ch3tman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

Yes - tend to agree about N-ratings due to no warranty worries, but I wonder if there are insurance implications....

Also, we should note there is the PS4 and the PS4S. The latter are pitched as the better peforming tyre but I don't think they come in sizes smaller then 19", so not really relevant to 993s (unless you're running RUF wheels?)
 
  
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madge
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't done a side-by-side comparison but I think the rim protection on the PS4s compares well with the PS2s.

Not the best picture but hopefully gives you some idea:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madge - that's really helpful, thank you thumbsup.

The lip protection seems good on the PS4 - parking in and around London means kerbing is a valid concern!

Also, the PS4 appears to be slightly cheaper than the PS2, yet much newer, so perhaps this is a no brainer.

EDIT: some good feedback here too: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1286645#1286645
 
  
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Tobesetc
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, thanks guys. I've always used PS2s just because that's what you do, but maybe a change to PS4 tyres is in order next time!
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Zorro
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fitted one PS2 at the rear which was marginal for tread depth at MOT time following the other rear being replaced after a side wall puncture a couple of months ago. I have zero experience of the PS4, but I'm pretty happy with the PS2's. Bought the tyre from Camskill at £188 which I thought was a whizzo deal until SEtyres charged £25 to fit it although they did want £235 to supply and fit themselves. I would have thought £15 was sufficient to do a tyre change especially as I have a skip in my front garden at present, what with a new bathroom being installed, and I could have done the "environmental disposal" myself.
 
  
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Outliar
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
madge - that's really helpful, thank you thumbsup.

The lip protection seems good on the PS4 - parking in and around London means kerbing is a valid concern!

Also, the PS4 appears to be slightly cheaper than the PS2, yet much newer, so perhaps this is a no brainer.

EDIT: some good feedback here too: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1286645#1286645


Thanks for posting that review link. Recently replaced my Contis for PS2s, and I don't do much mileage, so academic for me but good to know for the future.

I'm enjoying the PS2s, much better feel than the contis, so will follow with interest as others gain experience of the ps4s.
 
  
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The Dragonmeister
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit academic as the PS4 is not available in 17 inch size. I understand the motivation to get the best tyres possible but not at the expense of ride comfort.

I have the same issue with a NA MX-5 sticking with 14 inch wheels as most performance tyres start with larger wheel sizes.
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