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Summary:Summer tires set high standards for dry and wet grip, but are not designed for cold, wintry weather. They are suitable for many coupes, sedans, and sports cars. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport a 30,000 mile tread wear warranty.
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance summer tire
models like the Pilot Super Sport are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand
A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.
Features & Specs - Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Tread life on label 30K miles, had to replace BALD front tires (FWD) after 11K miles (warranty covered 1/2), tires were rotated at least once. Tech stated these tires don't wear well in South Florida due to the composition of pavement here (crushed coral used as filler). Great grip of the road even in torrential downpours.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Orange county, California
Use PSS on 2012 BMW 335i convertible
Premature Wear On Edges
Very good tire. Premature wearing on outside edges of tire and alignment has been accurate. Would have liked to see better mileage out of tire. Will buy again. Replaced original Pirelli PZero's that were OEM tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Cincinnati, Ohio
Exceptional performance tire
At around 13,000 miles on my 2009 Audi R8, I needed to replace the OEM P Zeros. Based on suggestions in an R8 forum, I chose the Pilot Super Sport. From day one, there is no comparison. The Pilot Super Sport is a markedly better tire on the R8 than the P Zero. Traction is noticeably improved, especially at the limits on hairpin freeway onramps. And the tires ride better and produce less noise (though, to be honest, it is difficult to hear tire noise over the symphony of the V8 behind me). To anyone looking for new high performance summer tires, the Pilot Super Sport will amaze and delight you.