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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 07:42:49 PM »
Cheers, Code works but this is what it came out for me, Harrow fitting, maybe London prices? Wheel discount was standard, extra £4 off with the voucher  :happy2:

2x Michelin Pilot Sport 4 91Y
225/45YR17   £185.50
2x Standard Wheel Balance
£15.98
SUB-TOTAL:   £201.48
Voucher Discount: COMPA2015   -£4.00
Standard Wheel Balance Discount   -£15.98
TOTAL:   £181.50

Wow didn't know there's a variance in prices for different regions! Londoners do love to charge a bit don't they? I'm in the Midlands and this is what I see with mine:



Are they definitely the XL version as I couldn't see that on the site? Great if so but just want to be sure before I order.

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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 08:02:49 PM »
Sounds to me this is your daily and you just need and want a great tire for year round confidence.

I ran two sets of Conti SportContact 2 tires
...a set of Kumho PS91 summer tires
...a couple sets of Sumitomo HTR Z III summer tires
...a set of Conti Extreme Contact DW tires

These days I like the ultra High Performance A/S or All-Season tires. In many instances they are being review rated higher on wet and dry tracks than a surprising list of ultra/max summer tires...and they usually come with 40k to 45k mile warranties. I currently have Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=P+Zero+All+Season+Plus&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=34YR8P0ASPXL&tab=Sizes
To me they have better grip than the summer tires I ran in the past or those I thought about selecting and have a 40k mile warranty.

I am going with a set of "Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+" next time...they are rated higher than my current set, come with a 45k mile warranty, and Costco carries them on sale often making them equal in cost to my current set...$140usd/tire.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+A%2FS+3%2B+%28W-+or+Y-Speed+Rated%29&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=24YR8PSAS3PLXL&tab=Sizes
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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 10:46:56 PM »
Are they definitely the XL version as I couldn't see that on the site? Great if so but just want to be sure before I order.

Yes F1 Autocentre lists XL and Non-XL tyres separately, just make sure when you put your tyre sizes down leave the speed rating as "Any" and it should pop up on the search results.

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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 10:50:38 PM »
Ah ok I'd put in Y, I'll try that then cheers.

EDIT

Yep, that worked cheers. What's this with the precision balance upgrade...worth the extra few quid or not?
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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 07:42:06 AM »
Precision balance upgrade? Is this in addition to regular balancing or a marketing ploy to make you think it is any better than a 'regular' wheel balance?

If they make you pay extra for them to do their job properly, as apposed to having a tolerance(?) I'd go elsewhere

« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 07:44:01 AM by Dan_FR »
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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 08:30:52 AM »
Are they definitely the XL version as I couldn't see that on the site? Great if so but just want to be sure before I order.

Yes F1 Autocentre lists XL and Non-XL tyres separately, just make sure when you put your tyre sizes down leave the speed rating as "Any" and it should pop up on the search results.

Any advantage in XL, apart from them being a little cheaper? Just me in the car most the time and I'm not much of an extra load...

also, what's the difference between 45Z and 45Y? Have found some local suppliers who offer this spec: 225/45ZR17 (91Y) MICHELIN PIL SPORT 4
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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 01:14:36 PM »
Z and Y are the maximum speed rating (168 and 186 respectively) and XL has stiffer side walls, so sharper cornering feel.  Non XL may be slightly comfier.

I'd be happy with a H rated 120mph tyre personally, and pay more for better sidewall and tread technology. 
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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 04:28:06 PM »
PS4 fitted, Iverson Tyres matched the F1 Auto price. Had alignment done too, feels like driving a new car. And it's rush hour now so need to wait for a proper run!

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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 08:20:22 PM »
I've used the PS4's in the wet and they grip very well still.

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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 08:43:09 AM »
id consider kuhmos, imo they are a good compromise on price and longetitivty and quality

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Re: Pilot Sport 4 or others?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2018, 02:32:20 PM »
I tried Kumho Ecsta KU31 and KU19 about 10 years ago and they were better than I expected, but they were no Pilot Sports in the wet.


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