Author Topic: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos  (Read 632 times)

Offline Peter_S

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #10 on: 06 December 2018, 18:33 »
Watts, "I suspect their idea of customer service won't match Lexus."  Ha-ha

"Metal valves aren't necessary."  Ok noted.   I won't bother then, thanks.

"Another option to look at is Costco,  ... "
Yes, I've seen good reports about them too including they are careful when fitting, if asked nicely!

I think you have to pay a membership fee, but that could still be cost effective I know.
Our nearest one is about 40 miles away but I'll still contact them for prices.

Peter
MY16 5-door Carbon Grey DSG PP DCC Michelin PS4s (Jan 2019) on 19” Santiagos Discover Media (Gen 2) Car-Net App-Connect (Apple CarPlay)

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #11 on: 08 December 2018, 09:33 »
I thought the recommended size for 19s was a 235?? Or is that Pretorias on an R??

Not that it makes much difference, but if they have stock and the offer combined makes it worthwhile...

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #12 on: 08 December 2018, 10:47 »
I thought the recommended size for 19s was a 235?? Or is that Pretorias on an R??

Not that it makes much difference, but if they have stock and the offer combined makes it worthwhile...

Yes, 235s are for Pretorias as they are a wider wheel.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #13 on: 08 December 2018, 23:06 »
Watts & others, you might be interested in this:

https://www.maxxis.co.uk/tyre-spotlights/car-spotlights/victra-sport-5

Saw the full page ad just now on page 6 in the current Car magazine (Issue 678 January 2019)

Prices seem to be around £75 per tyre, which seems too good to be true?

Peter
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #14 on: 10 December 2018, 18:22 »
Watts, OT slightly but I thought you and the others
might like to see the attached image of 225/35 R19 88Y P Zeros on a
McLaren 570S

aaargh!  can someone please let me know how we attach photo images to our posts?

“Attachments and other options” does not seem to be working on my iPhone.

Peter
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #15 on: 10 December 2018, 18:50 »
To post an image you need to use a hosting site. Various out there, I use postimg.cc, upload your image choosing not to alter the image size and paste the "hotlink for forums" code into your post.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #16 on: 12 December 2018, 18:33 »
Watts, thanks very much.
I'll give it a go tomorrow.

Peter_S
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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #17 on: 17 December 2018, 12:10 »

Watts, here is the image of the McLaren shod with PPZs 225/35 R19? ZR
Not really worth the wait I know but I thought it might be of interest.
My image is nowhere near as good as yours.
I’m not impressed by the fit of the tyre on the McLaren rim.

Peter
BTW what do you and the others think of those MAXXIS tyres?
Worth trying at half the price of Michelins?

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Re: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on 19” Santiagos
« Reply #18 on: 17 December 2018, 14:26 »
Not much in the way of any rim protection there! Mind you, I suppose a McLaren is less likely to see the sort of action that a Golf does! I have noticed since I changed to Michelins I've not scuffed a rim, could be that I'm more careful now but the tyres do seem to offer more protection...

I don't know anything about the Maxxis tyres, sorry, look for some owner reviews to get a better idea of their performance otherwise you'll just have to make your own mind up. I would say again though that the Michelins are really good, virtually eliminated tramping, had some a few days ago but I was giving it a hard prod on the right pedal and it was wet at 2C so to be expected!
2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.