Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

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Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:48 pm

My fronts were due replacement so got some of the PS 4S fitted.



WOW I can get the traction light to briefly come up but power is uninterrupted and the car just grips and goes. Now making me think hard about stage 1 as i'd be confident they could put the power down.

I was 'testing' round a quiet roundabout today and the back actually stepped out as the fronts were still glued! The rears are Asymm 3's


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Postby Psycho Kirky » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:49 pm

I noticed an improvment when changing to PS4's also! They are brilliant

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Postby LHM » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:49 am

I don't care what people say (mainly uneducated ones) but PS4S are the KING of tyres.
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:59 pm

I've found very few negative reviews? Mostly pertain to tram-lining. Nothing of the sort for me, I was thinking today it is a beautiful tyre.

Could be the hot tarmac we are experiencing but I can accelerate properly now and the car feels faster for it, has me smiling and laughing hehe
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Postby Paradox1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:19 pm

not used ps4 but I would consider them as a decent road tyre.

I was had the same reaction th eagle f1
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:55 pm

Ps4S different to PS4 and in any case different league to Goodyear's I've had asymmetric 2s and 3s

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Postby Paradox1 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:33 am

Really?

Will check them out? how much are they?
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Postby Cuprabob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Paradox1 wrote:Really?

Will check them out? how much are they?


Just be aware the smallest diameter they do PS4S in is 19". If you have 18" wheels you are limited to the PS4 or PSSS.

235/35x19 PS4S is just over £140 at Camskill
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby Paradox1 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:31 pm

Ahh im not big enough lol

nevermind
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby Cuprabob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Paradox1 wrote:Ahh im not big enough lol

nevermind


PS4 is still a pretty good tyre but just not as good as a PS4S, so I'm told
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:03 am

More testing last night in country roads, yeup can NOT break traction in the R in first or second, a revelation.

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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby dotcodotuk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:35 pm

Good tyres, aren't they? Only just had a set fitted to my R and still well within the breaking-in period, but they feel like proper boots at long last.

£140 a corner is a steal for these. Five stars, would buy again, etc.
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:50 pm

these tyres boys, THESE tyres I am telling you, are, amazing
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Postby dotcodotuk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:32 am

What psi are you running?
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:43 am

Stock 38psi

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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:42 pm

Getting Rears fitted this weekend even though 6 + mm remaining on Asymm 3's you can really feel the car is sort of unbalanced with all the grip up front. You are meant to have the most grip at the back on a FWD, no the other way around!

Also no point in upgrading to yellowstuff pads if I compromise on the contact patch efficacy, just thinking in terms of emergency stopping power/wet etc.
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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby Psycho Kirky » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:31 am

3t3p wrote:Stock 38psi

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I run 32 front and 30 rear. Heavy loads?

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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:52 am

Nope 19" tyre that's normal pressure according to VW

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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby Psycho Kirky » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:12 pm

VW state 35psi for 18" aswell but when the tyres heat up that psi will rise further. I used to run 35 and they prematurely wore in the centre slightly. Test and adjust for need i guess.

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Re: Putting down the power at last, Michelin PS 4S

Postby 3t3p » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:14 pm

Wear seems even so I'm running recommended

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