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sgplayer69 06-02-2011 01:46 AM

Tirerack.com PS2 find
 
Hey all, I was looking at tires and on the site there are PS2 for $272 a piece and PS2 XL for $189 a piece:

http://tires.tirerack.com/tires/Mich...0225%2040%2018

Maybe I'm reading something wrong but is there a reason 1 is almost $100 cheaper than the other?

Nick

Steven747 06-02-2011 01:49 AM

wow very weird but very cool.. im sure a tirerack rep will chime in

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 01:49 AM

If the XLs are the same i'll surely being picking up some this week :)

ac_2007 06-02-2011 02:05 AM

Very good price for a Michelin.

Steven747 06-02-2011 02:11 AM

if they are the same i will be getting a couple sets for future use..

eyy honestly man are the super sports even worth it anyone? i think the ps2's are good enought i have them now and love them

been thinking about trying ventus v12's next not because of the price but to see if they are as good as ps2's or even better.. but i think ill just stick with ps2's if the prices keep dropiing :)

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by steven747 (Post 13233379)
if they are the same i will be getting a couple sets for future use..

eyy honestly man are the super sports even worth it anyone? i think the ps2's are good enought i have them now and love them

been thinking about trying ventus v12's next not because of the price but to see if they are as good as ps2's or even better.. but i think ill just stick with ps2's if the prices keep dropiing :)

apparently the Hankooks are really good for the 1st 40% then they go downhill, but the PS2s stay pretty constant thru the whole tire

ac_2007 06-02-2011 02:15 AM

Yokohama Avid Envigors are very good as well and they have a 560 treadwear rating (yes, even though each company rates their own tires)

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 02:18 AM

does anyone know if they are the same tires? PS2 vs. PS2 XL

Apple4life 06-02-2011 02:55 AM

Quote:

Some vehicles are equipped with "XL" tires. No, it doesn't mean that they're extra large, but it does mean that they are extra-load tires. The load index on these tires is much higher than a standard-load tire which is why it is important to replace an XL tire with another XL tire.
-Google

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apple4life (Post 13233478)
-Google

thanks but why are they 100 dollars cheaper?

ac_2007 06-02-2011 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sgplayer69 (Post 13233484)
thanks but why are they 100 dollars cheaper?

Not a lot of cars that use XL tires, so lower popularity? Overstock? Could be a lot of reasons.

Its a Michelin. At that price, and especially since its a Pilot Sport, I wouldn't be skeptic.

Apple4life 06-02-2011 03:14 AM

Will XL tires be okay to use on our cars?

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Apple4life (Post 13233526)
Will XL tires be okay to use on our cars?

I think my old tires were XL

TxZHP04 06-02-2011 08:24 AM

Michelin plans to phase out many varieties of the PS2 now that the Pilot Super Sport is out. This could possibly be the reason for the low price you found or it could simply have been a data entry mistake.

Also, there's an entire sub-forum for tire related posts. It's even monitored by someone from Tire Rack who might be able to answer your question....

paraklas 06-02-2011 09:35 AM

Mine are the XL PS2, never had an issue for the last 60000 miles they are on. I'd guess the Extra Load comes from additional sidewall reinforcing to support the "additional" weight of some vehicles?

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paraklas (Post 13233930)
Mine are the XL PS2, never had an issue for the last 60000 miles they are on. I'd guess the Extra Load comes from additional sidewall reinforcing to support the "additional" weight of some vehicles?

I guess that's what they do? :dunno:

Steven747 06-02-2011 11:35 AM

hmm well soudns good enough to me.. i just dont want it hindering handling feel

TiAgXi 06-02-2011 11:42 AM

PS2s are nice tires for sure. But they are old technology at this point and I think new models from other companies might have caught up. I'm not sure they're worth the extra $$$ over a set of Hankooks that I can pick up for around $500...

sgplayer69 06-02-2011 01:18 PM

yeah that's fair

Gary@Tirerack 06-02-2011 03:11 PM

As a couple others have alluded to, our prices can vary based on many factors. Basically, if we get a great deal on a large shipment of tires we typically reduce the price and pass on the savings. In other words, the pricing we set is based on what we pay for the tires, not necessarily based on the tires performance. Sometimes this results in deals that may look too good to be true.

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http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&...ires/index.jsp


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