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Old 06-16-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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what you think of michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Just bought this 2001 325i sedan not to long ago and need to get new tires all around. The guy before me had 3 different types of tires on there. This car will be a weekend only car for fun. Cant see myself being to concerned by how long the tread will last because it wont be driven much but dont want to be held back on speed rating. I also live in nyc and need all season tires. The tire size on there right now is standard 205 55 16's.

So what you think about these tires or do you guys suggest anything else. Also anything else i'm not taking into consideration

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Old 06-16-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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Continental DWS. They are the absolute best in the rain and they are the best a/s tire for the snow. Dry handling is pretty damn good as well. you can see my video of snow driving on youtube if you search "bmw dws snow"
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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I have those exact same tires. Not a bad tire for the money. Grip well in the rain as well as the snow. I actually tracked them b4 I bought my Nitto R compound tires. My competitors were amazed how well they performed on the track as was I. Chas
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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The Sport A/S Plus is a large step up in dry grip, steering response, handling and cornering ability from the DWS. Unless snow traction will be a major concern, it is considered one of the best UHP A/S tires on the market.

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Any specials on the Michelin A/s in 225-40-18???
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:01 AM   #6
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Any specials on the Michelin A/s in 225-40-18???
Michelin is currently offering a $70 mail in rebate on a set of four.

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:12 PM   #7
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I have them on a 03 540I. I know with putting out 290+ ponies this isn't like for like but for the money...not the best grip. In rain or pushed hard in the dry they will slip. I'm running 225 up front and 255 in the rear. In snow forget it..these suck. My driveway isn't even steep and it won't make it up it. Even the bridgestone re040 I had on by accident during a snow fall made it up in the 330i. If you care abot having these on in the winter and using them for snow don't get them..not for the amoutn of money they are
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:32 PM   #8
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I have them on a 03 540I. I know with putting out 290+ ponies this isn't like for like but for the money...not the best grip. In rain or pushed hard in the dry they will slip. I'm running 225 up front and 255 in the rear. In snow forget it..these suck. My driveway isn't even steep and it won't make it up it. Even the bridgestone re040 I had on by accident during a snow fall made it up in the 330i. If you care abot having these on in the winter and using them for snow don't get them..not for the amoutn of money they are
Maybe it's the 290hp is breaking them loose, hahaha. Hmmm Blizzaks?

dolemite, this is my favorite all season (east coast driver) tire! I had a set on my Acura Legend although front wheel drive and they perform excellent in rain to light snow (2inches). This car was a daily highway commuter 1hr each way so I had plenty of time on time to get to know them.

I liked them so much I put them on my wife's '08 Acura TL, that my little kids ride in! The TL is also FW drive but hey...

I plan to put them on my VMR710 18's this fall when I get them.

Read Tire Rack's rating break down and reviews.

They are quiet too compared to the BFGoodrich G Force ZR 's I have on my 330. They stick pretty good in dry weather hard cornering (tight off ramps) but begin to skip if you push them to the limit in such a corner where as the G Force's I have not been able to.

I highly recommend the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S for daily drivers and or all season.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:38 PM   #9
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If snow is not a concern, I would certainly rock the PS A/S. However snow is an issue for me, so I am switching to the DWS this winter.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
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I live in Atlanta and have a 330i ZHP. I have been driving on Michelin Pilot Sports. My tires were gone and I wanted to get something that had more life in them so I went with Pilot Sport A/S+.

They are pretty expensive, but I have always had very good luck with Michelin tires. I really did not think very much about other brands.

Once these were on my car I was disappointed. They just did not have the same connected feel that the Pilot Sports did. They seemed to wander and drift more right from the start. I adjusted air pressure on all tires, and flipped the front tires and things started to settle down.

The tires are quiet, and they should last about twice as long as my original tires. But clearly they are a compromise compared to summer tires.

The tires have settled in and I am satisfied. I was surprised how different the two Michelin tires were on my car. I am not sure that I would do anything different if I had to do it again, but in my case moving from a top tier summer high performance tire to a top tier high performance all season tire was greater than I thought. In your case you may not have to deal with teh difference. The true test will come over the next 40k miles as that is what I expect to get out of these tires.
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