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Offline greencode

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Pilot Sport 4
« on: 12 March 2021, 11:34 »
I've had my Pilot Sport 4's on my 2017 Golf R for 3 years now (only done around 20,000 miles in that time) and there's now 3.5mm on back and 5mm on front so should probably get them replaced. Are the PS4's still the best one to go for?

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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #1 on: 12 March 2021, 11:38 »
Look on YouTube for tyrereviews. He does really good comparisons and the three best are PS4, Goodyear Eagle 5 or Conti 6. The Goodyear seems to be the best of both tyres. If you can hold off for now Michelin are releasing the PS4S in 18" which is normally the go to 19" tyre.
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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2021, 12:58 »
I'd like to get Pilot Sport All Season 4, but for some reason they are hard to get in the UK.

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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #3 on: 12 March 2021, 17:39 »
I was looking at new tyres and it seems in 19" PS4's are still the top tyres so thats what I bought

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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #4 on: 12 March 2021, 21:21 »
PS4S's all the way. I'm running them on the GTI, the 335i and will even get them for the X5 Alpina's.

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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #5 on: 12 March 2021, 23:42 »
Need to remember the 18" PS4 is different to the 19" PS4S. You can't really compare them.
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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #6 on: 13 March 2021, 00:09 »
I'm on my third set now, that's how highly I rate them. Camskill have/had them on offer at something like £65 a tyre after cashback. Fill yer boots!

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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #7 on: 13 March 2021, 03:16 »
Look on YouTube for tyrereviews. He does really good comparisons and the three best are PS4, Goodyear Eagle 5 or Conti 6. The Goodyear seems to be the best of both tyres. If you can hold off for now Michelin are releasing the PS4S in 18" which is normally the go to 19" tyre.

Further to this ^, Tyrereviews also has a video comparing the PS4 and PS4s (and another tyre I cannot recall ATM).  His conclusion was that there are small but significant differences, with the PS4s being the better choice for steering feel, turn in and stability. 

I've had PS4 for ~26,000kms and am generally impressed, especially with traction and wet grip.  But I find them a little vague and floaty on turn in - I'd like something with more feel and bite - such as the PS4s.  If these aren't available in my 18" size, I'll go for the new Goodyear F1 or Contis next time.
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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #8 on: 13 March 2021, 09:57 »
Bridgestone have a brand new Sport tyre coming out which has bettered everything in a German tyre test. I'm sure Jonathan on Tyrereviews has said he has a test coming up with them.
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Re: Pilot Sport 4
« Reply #9 on: 13 March 2021, 11:01 »
I wonder if that's the S007a? Sounds interesting.
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