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Old 01-17-2017, 07:55 PM
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I just installed a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport to replace my aging Pilot Sport PS2. My aged tires were made in 2009 and 2011 respectively, I heard good things about the SS and decide it was time, even thought there is plenty of tread left 5/32. What is your feedback on the new tire versus the old tires ? I am just curious?

I feel the steering is little more "numb" ? less precise? I have not push the car yet, I have tracked my car twice at Fontana, when the rear end step out, it came out VERY QUICKY with the old tires, compare to my modern Mid engine Ferraris, and the car was "squirmy" or "nervous" at high lateral turns.

I like to learn the feedback of owners that had seat time in the PS2 and now the SS to see what they feel the difference is ?
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MPSS are much more forgiving on the slip-angle vs side-force curve than the OEM MPS2 tires. The "numb" on-center feel might be down to alignment or it might be that the incipient over-steer of the MPS2 tires is missing, making it seem less "twitchy" in steering. That would be OK with me if it was less "twitchy".

I actually used 345 section rear MPSS over the stock 335 because I was looking for more rear-end bite than that to which I had become accustomed. I also moved the rear anti-roll bar connections to the softest of the 3 available settings (stock = middle) to give less over-steer.

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If your PS2s were N rated and the MPSS's are not, that may be the issue.

Here's a recent thread: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-break-in.html
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:23 AM
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PS2 were N2 the SS is N0,
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