BuddyDependent on whether you have a warranty or your insurer insists quite possibly without telling you that you must use N rated tyres, Michelin PS2 are good but as D says I have heard great things of the PS4, few say much about the Goodyears although I used to be a Goodyear fan things changed over the years so current offerings... Are PS4's now N rated?
Windy_MillerI have the GY F1 assymetrics all round. Whilst they may not be as good as the seemingly fabled MPS4S for outright (legal road tyre) track performance I have found them to be excellent as a daily driver in wet and dry. Great road surface contact feedback (it feels like I can feel every thing they touch right up into the steering wheel), very confident grip, with progressive ‘slip’ break away in the wet / muddy road surface (I hit some a few months back on a sweeping left hand bend thanks to sloppy farmers not caring what their tractors drop on the roads round me and the back end broke away slightly and gradually but felt very correctable and came back in line). I drove them at Oulton Park a few weeks back on a cold and damp (but drying out) track (5-6 laps at a time, did about 30 laps total) and they never felt lacking in grip, nor did they wear heavily. My my only criticism is they are utterly useless on snow/ice as I could not even get out of our estate back in Jan / Feb and the car sat on the drive during both weeks of heavy snow fall. I use either oponeo or mytyres online (whichever is cheapest at the time) and a full set on 19s is circa £560, then my local fitting Centre charge me about £60 for balance and fitting. No doubt, if I was tracking every weekend, or perhaps every month at least I’d go for the MPS4S, but for the 3-4 track days I have planned this year and the 6000-7000 road miles I think the GY are perfect, and 20-25% cheaper than the Michelin. Id say if youre really needing the full performance charactistics of the MPS4S over the GY on the road then you are most likely driving way too fast..... 😉🏎🏎🏎
MrDemonIf you are tracking every week end you buy a cup2, not a road tyre.the PS4s is a road tyre and far better and safer in the wet than the Goodyear’s. ps4s last longer than the goodyears so the 20% you save you loose in miles And performance. making the PS4s cheaper over all :-) so the better and safer buy. i like good years don’t get me wrong ran a set on my R, and as you say more rear end fun (as less grip) but they go off at 3mm where PS4s keep the performance right down to the limit. But wet weather performance is night and day with the PS4s, you say the good years were running poor on snow, I have run 2 cars all though winter on the PS4s it’s been outstanding in the snow. I got ****ed off last winter and it was a mild one with the F1 with lack of rear end traction.
Steve LyleNo one seems to have mentioned Continentals so far and I feel I must give them a shout. I replaced the PZeros that came on my car after only c. 10k miles as I thought they were rubbish. The Continental Sport Contact 6 won the EVO magazine 2016 tyre test and I certainly found them a great improvement, both for road and sprint/hillclimb use. The only small problem is they are not available in N spec so would not be acceptable if you are trying to arrange a Porsche warranty. I have not yet tried and Michelins so may have a go for them next time.
Windy_Miller Are the MPS4S N rated in a 19” size yet?
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