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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.
I would reccommend this tire to family and friends
I bought these tires on CR's recommendation and the price was very reasonable. I drive a 2006 Mazda Miata and even though the stock tires worked great I noticed a big improvement with these tires especially in tread wear (none in 10,000+ miles),hydroplaning, wet braking and wet and dry handling. Living in Canada I replace these tires with winter tires from November to April. I have never used them in snow or cold (less than 46 degrees F)but expect they would be awful. They are no compromise UHP summer tires so might be a waste for certain cars or drivers but they cost no more then lesser tires and are so good in the wet I doubt UHP all season would be better in the wet.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Average Driver in Florida
from Melbourne, FL
Great traction wet or dry but wears out in 1/2 the treadwear
Used Consumer Reports to identify an UHP (Ultra High Performance) Summer Tire with reasonable tread wear so I did not get the highest rated Pirelli because of the tread wear. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires were a good compromise (so I thought) so purchased a set. The first set lasted about 20k miles and less than 2 years (average driving) and was told no more tire rotations which was prepaid and was expecting up to 30k miles/3 years. I thought I'd gotten a lemon (have had misses before with Consumer Reports recommendations on a Camry- I'm pretty sure it was a lemon since no other owners in the year group had similar issues) and went ahead with a 2nd set. Same thing - tread wear. I have also found at this time that others have also had issues (gentleman in So Florida driving on pavement with crushed coral who even got a lot less than me - 11k miles). I think it's safety to say that despite Consumer Reports' high rating of the tire, unless you don't mind buying a new set every 10k (aggressive driving or on pavement that are known to be hard on rubber) to 20k (normal driving - that's how I'm describing myself and should say that I drive a normally aspirated 2008 BMW 528i so not high performance like a 535i Turbo or M5 and I go with the flow of the traffic and to/from work and routine errands so I might as well have been in a Camry or a Lexus ES). If you plan to sell your car with the tires on them, then it's a reasonable tire. If you're going to keep your car for a while like I do, switch to something else. I plan to switch to Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 UHP tire since it's suppose to provide 50k tread wear warranty vs. 30k on this set. Hopefully, I'll get 40k out of the A/S 3.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Audi Awesome
from Manassas, VA
I replaced the PZero's OEM on my Audi A6 with these tires and was shocked at the difference! Smooth, responsive and quiet! Sticks to the road like glue. By far, the best tires I have ever owned. Well worth the price!!! If you own a performance vehicle and want the perfect match for your car, buy these!!!