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Old 10-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #13301
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A problem with Michelin PilotSport? I was thinking about getting these for my next set since I've always loved Michelins.
It's an issue specific to the A/S (all season M+S) variant as far as I know. They don't warranty the issue because they claim it has to do with alignment.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #13302
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #13303
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #13304
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A problem with Michelin PilotSport? I was thinking about getting these for my next set since I've always loved Michelins.
If you're looking for a performance all season, I cannot recommend the Continental ExtremeContact DWS enough!!! I used them in all conditions from snow, ice, rain, hot summer days even an autocross in mid August. For the price, they're great.
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It's an issue specific to the A/S (all season M+S) variant as far as I know. They don't warranty the issue because they claim it has to do with alignment.
It was exactly that. Only the inside shoulder as well. Sadly they handled the weather here amazingly well, though for the price over the Conti DWS I'm really having a hard time deciding between the PS+ again or the Conti since some people report the Conti doesn't handle quite as responsively when it lets go on ice. My local Discount Tire also said they sell a lot of Yokohama YK580s on E46s, but I'm pretty wary of those.

What I do know is these Potenzas combined with the melting snow and the horrible sandcrete interstate had my xi letting go on any puddle deep enough to perceive. It's terrifying.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #13306
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It was exactly that. Only the inside shoulder as well. Sadly they handled the weather here amazingly well, though for the price over the Conti DWS I'm really having a hard time deciding between the PS+ again or the Conti since some people report the Conti doesn't handle quite as responsively when it lets go on ice. My local Discount Tire also said they sell a lot of Yokohama YK580s on E46s, but I'm pretty wary of those.

What I do know is these Potenzas combined with the melting snow and the horrible sandcrete interstate had my xi letting go on any puddle deep enough to perceive. It's terrifying.
They handled pretty well - the OEM Dunlop summers and the PS2s all handle the rain and dry a little bit better, but for an all season they were excellent. Luckily I don't have to deal with more than an inch of snow and a couple mornings of ice per year so I can get away with summer tires :p

But ya that tread issue was freaking me out.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #13307
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They handled pretty well - the OEM Dunlop summers and the PS2s all handle the rain and dry a little bit better, but for an all season they were excellent. Luckily I don't have to deal with more than an inch of snow and a couple mornings of ice per year so I can get away with summer tires :p

But ya that tread issue was freaking me out.
Dude that is not cool. Definitely a manufacturing defect.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #13308
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Dude that is not cool. Definitely a manufacturing defect.
Mine were close enough to the wear bars that I got rid of them for the PS2s. They got pretty noisy after the tread did that.
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Oh man I got that beat. Stay tuned for a solid 2.5"x4-5" rectangle of tread explosion.

ETA: Here we go.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #13310
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Oh man I got that beat. Stay tuned for a solid 2.5"x4-5" rectangle of tread explosion.

ETA: Here we go.

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Your tires look like they're a bit more worn in general than mine were. That's gnarly though :/
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:42 AM   #13311
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Your tires look like they're a bit more worn in general than mine were. That's gnarly though :/
They definitely are. The tread started coming off completely around the edge, then that wore flat. Now the centerish is starting to lift in some areas. :/
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #13313
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Buy these instead if you want an all season.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #13316
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #13317
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I think I'm gonna get a summer tire. Down here in the south, we hardly see snow or ice. Even a snow tire won't do anything on ice anyway. I just wanted to be sure this only applied to the PilotSport A/S. I think I'm gonna get regular Pilot Sports in the next year or so.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #13318
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I think I'm gonna get a summer tire. Down here in the south, we hardly see snow or ice. Even a snow tire won't do anything on ice anyway. I just wanted to be sure this only applied to the PilotSport A/S. I think I'm gonna get regular Pilot Sports in the next year or so.
As far as I know it's only the A/S. My PS2s are new so I can't speak from experience on them.
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whats inspection 2 components? if you're in need of brakes, def go brakes.
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