E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum

The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum
Use this forum to discuss anything in relation to wheels to tires to offsets.
Sponsored by The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
smokin2000
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 78
Michelin Pilot Sport vs. Bridgestone S-03

I was wondering if anyone has used both these tires.

How do they compare to each other?

especially in tread life and handling.
smokin2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 08-05-2004, 01:23 AM   #2
325 & 55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NorCal
Posts: 2,832
My Ride: 2001 325Ci Step
TireRack Comparison

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokin2000
I was wondering if anyone has used both these tires.

How do they compare to each other?

especially in tread life and handling.
Check out the many responses from purchasers of these two tires from the TireRack, should answer your question: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...ay.jsp?type=MP
__________________
325 & 55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
Gary@Tirerack
Moderator
 
Gary@Tirerack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 6,485
My Ride: 1995 BMW M3
These two are feel nearly identicle when driven back to back in testing. If you're after the best of the best in Max performance, check out the newer Pilot Sport PS2, which was a slight step above even the S03 and older Pilot Sport.

http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&...ires/index.jsp
__________________
Refer to 'Gary/E46Fanatics' as your previous contact when you order online. Credit E46Fanatics.com by ordering through the sig link.

Click sig! -->

Gary@Tirerack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 03:57 PM   #4
JordanM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 23
My Ride: 2003.5 M3 Coupe
Gary,

What about the Goodyear F1's? I live in Southern California, so I do not need to worry about snow, etc. Mainly concerned with noise, performance, and tread life. Considering the S-03's, PS2's, or the F-1's. I own a 2003 M3 with stock size 18's.
JordanM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 04:07 PM   #5
djc986
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 34
My Ride: 330i ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by JordanM3
Gary,

What about the Goodyear F1's? I live in Southern California, so I do not need to worry about snow, etc. Mainly concerned with noise, performance, and tread life. Considering the S-03's, PS2's, or the F-1's. I own a 2003 M3 with stock size 18's.
I have the F1 GS-D3 tires on my 04 ZHP. The tires are great. I replaced the OE Potenza RE040 with the F1's. These are much better. Steering response is better (more linear). Wet and dry grip is very good. Ride is good, not too firm and well damped. Noise is good.
djc986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 06:07 PM   #6
Gary@Tirerack
Moderator
 
Gary@Tirerack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 6,485
My Ride: 1995 BMW M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by JordanM3
Gary,

What about the Goodyear F1's? I live in Southern California, so I do not need to worry about snow, etc. Mainly concerned with noise, performance, and tread life. Considering the S-03's, PS2's, or the F-1's. I own a 2003 M3 with stock size 18's.
Very comparable to the S03 in nearly every catagory, just a notch below the PS2 in handling, but a slightly softer ride.
__________________
Refer to 'Gary/E46Fanatics' as your previous contact when you order online. Credit E46Fanatics.com by ordering through the sig link.

Click sig! -->

Gary@Tirerack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 07:46 PM   #7
hakjai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,170
My Ride: 04' 330ci, 95' M3
with the prices of s03's and the discount on ps2's you cant go wrong with ps2s
hakjai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2004, 10:00 AM   #8
MarkY
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Montgomery Co., MD
Posts: 365
My Ride: 2001 330Ci
I've gotta give a to the PS2's. When my PS's wore out, I went with the PS2, on Gary's recommendation, and have been extremely happy. The tread design isn't as cool as on the PS, but the performance is noticeably better - and I thought the PS's were great.
__________________

2001 330Ci, GruppeM, BBS RS-GT
MarkY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2004, 10:27 AM   #9
e46fanaticperso
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: home
Posts: 5
My Ride: car
ps2 is the go
e46fanaticperso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2004, 12:17 PM   #10
nzDave
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 513
My Ride: Darth Bimmer
Negative ghost rider, the pattern is full. I repeat, the pattern is full.
nzDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2004, 02:23 PM   #11
330man
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Left Coast
Posts: 730
My Ride: Is sold
Send a message via AIM to 330man
Quote:
Originally Posted by nzDave
Negative ghost rider, the pattern is full. I repeat, the pattern is full.
How does TopGun play into this conversation????
__________________


At this point in the development of our society, there is virtually no writing which has not been plagiarized at least in part from another. I read that somewhere.
330man is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use