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Old 03-14-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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Question Michelin PS4S availability?

No replies from Michelin re: availability of new PS4S in 225/40 18 and 285/30 18 and whether they'll be "N" rated. Anyone here had better luck finding out?
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:00 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry too much about the N rating with these tires.
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Just buy the Michelin PS2's. Great dry performance (better than the MPSS) and very good wet traction (almost as good as the MPSS). The sizes you want are N3 rated (you don't really need N rated tires). If you upsize the rear to 295/30/18 you can also get N3 and N4. This is a common upsize on the Turbo rear tire.

The new PS4S tire will be a great all round (wet & dry and better wear rating) tire. And probably less $$ than the PS2 and MPSS.......but I would not wait for them if you need tires.
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There's a write up in our local UCR "provinz" entitled "NUNC EST BIBENDUM" in "tech talk" indicating the PS4S outperforms all predecessors. I don't care about the N rating but I'm pretty sure I'm waiting for the new tire.
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Tire Rack thinks the PS4S 18" tires including our size will be out next spring. No idea whether an N spec will be available. Stuff I've read so far indicates they are a significant evolution over the PS2's soooooo, guess the 7 year old Conti's can go another year.
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I'm also in need of new tires and was about to buy four PS2 until I read the good things on the new PS4S. Fyi, I found interesting info regarding the launch of 20 size variants in 18'' rim size for March 2018 (read second to last paragraph in this article: http://artofgears.com/2017/02/09/mic...lot-sport-4-s/ ).
Just like you Ronnie my old tires will also go another year!
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Just to wrap up, it appears availability in our size could be much later, particularly in The Great White North, and with 7 1/2 year old tires I decided to go with the PS2 N2 which are very good and readily available here. I don't track or drive in the rain so they'll be good enough, however, if my tires were a few years younger, I'd definitely wait. Discretion is the better part of valour!
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Ronnie, do you get the $70 rebate in CN?
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Yes. Before tax full set is under C$1400 installed. That's about a grand US.
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I'll have to check, but I think I got N4's last year from the dealer cheaper than at tire rack. Yes I said cheaper.
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Correction, they're PS2 N3's not N2's and are they unbelievably grippy and quieter than the (in fairness!) 7 1/2 year old Conti Sport Contacts that came off. I'm certainly gonna replace my tires earlier from here on in. Next, the 260Z. Unfortunately no high perf summer for these 15 inch rims.
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