Belated Xmas present

Dec 25, 2020,22:30 PM

New rubber and not for the wrist for a change!

After two sets and more of 40,000km of road & track with the ad08r I decided to go for something a bit different and went for the ps4s:

As someone who uses a single set of wheels for the street & the track the ad08r - steer clear of the ad08rs if you're after performance - is a fantastic choice: superb grip, easy to control at the limit and can take a lot of abuse as long as you manage heat & pressure appropriately. Construction is typical of japanese high-performance tyres with super stiff sidewalls and a soft compound peeling off copiously on track days but it will clean itself nicely after a few kilometers of highway use:

I expect the ps4s to be a notch lower in terms of absolute grip while providing a bit more comfort, although I've never had any complaint about the 08 despite being on aftermarket suspensions. I don't go to the track as much as I used to as such I don't mind the potential time penalty.
Anyway, one more shot for the road, I love the sidewall prints:

The sub was on duty today:

Wishing everybody a great week-end!

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They do look a bit like the OZ

 By: Arronax : December 26th, 2020-01:44
But they are Yokohama Advan RS2, a popular choice over here:

Indeed, they look very close...

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2020-01:47

The spokes of the RS2 are machined cut for further weight savings

 By: Arronax : December 26th, 2020-02:06
Shaved a whopping 4.3kg per corner going from the OEM 18"/Dunlop (22kg) to the 17" RS2/ad08r (17.7kg) combo, quite a game changer as you can imagine. Haven't weighted the PS4S but they feel a bit lighter than the ad08r.

I think they are much better than AD08R

 By: Gelato Monster : December 26th, 2020-02:12
is that 4C?

We'll see

 By: Arronax : December 26th, 2020-02:40
I think of the 08 as between the 4s and the cup2. I like the 4C but I like stick and I need 3 seats, it's a mito QV.

ah very nice compact

 By: Gelato Monster : December 26th, 2020-03:12
IMHO 08 is only nice when its dry. I have had some unexpected experience when it is raining.

Nice one!

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2020-10:57

Good tyre choice ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 26th, 2020-03:00
Just explore the handling by slightly varying the tyre pressures.

Nice choice!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : December 26th, 2020-04:53

Very nice! I'm thinking of getting a set as well!

 By: patrick_y : December 26th, 2020-11:58
I'm thinking of ordering a set as well. I've had PS2, PSS (Pilot Super Sport), Pilot A/S3+, and Pilot A/S4 tires. I can't wait to try out the new PS4 tire. I've driven the PS4 on the Tesla Model 3 Performance and they seemed great!

Mine are waiting to be mounted.

 By: bimbeano : December 26th, 2020-12:38
First iโ€™m going to completely destroy my Conti Sports 6 which btw were a whole lot better than the standard Bridgestones on my Megane. But what really annoys me is the fact you have 215/45/17 Pilot sport 4S which are the size for my Clio and donโ€™t seem to...  

234 / 45 / 19??? Wow!

 By: amanico : December 26th, 2020-14:10


 By: bimbeano : December 26th, 2020-15:21
50.000 km and already 3 pairs worn at the front .... ๐Ÿ˜“

Sorry for the Typo. ;)

 By: amanico : December 27th, 2020-14:23

Isn't that ( 19 ) too big for the Clio????

 By: amanico : January 9th, 2021-12:55
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No. Why ?

 By: bimbeano : January 10th, 2021-12:07
๐Ÿคช R u confused yet ๐Ÿ˜œ ? ...  


 By: amanico : January 10th, 2021-23:13

I know!

 By: Arronax : December 26th, 2020-16:26
Apparently Michelin added 17 and 16 sizes recently, my size wasn't available when I bought my last set. Internet ordering is your friend, I had doubts but got my two previous sets online, what a wonderful time we live in! I bet the 245 is for the trophy? ... 

Searched the net ...

 By: bimbeano : December 27th, 2020-05:10
Smallest i can find is 18 inch strangely. I used to order tires online and had a friend mounting them on my wheels, but i happened to discover a small tire business just 2 km from my door, equipped with the best machines and takes a lot of care in mountin...