TYRES for GTS

Jigsaw401

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My rear Pirellis are now worn and need replacing - they have worn down as though their compound was made of butter! Reading various forums on here - mixed reviews on these. So am looking at the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S or the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2. Realise this is somewhat of a personal preference from reading, but as ive only had the Pirellis on since owning the car just under a year any help would be appreciated in making my decision.
 

conaero

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I would go for Goodyear Eagle F1's given the choice but they don't make the sizes for all 4 wheels and I wouldn't want mixed brands, so its Michelin which are pricey but excellent.
 
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montravia

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I've just had the Michelins replace the Pirellis on the rear.

My bum doesn't clench so much now. Definitive proof will be in colder weather though
 

Ewan

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If you use the car all year round, in cold and wet conditions as well as warm and dry, the Michelins are a great choice. I've just fitted new P Zero's to the MC-Strad, as this for me is a fair-weather only vehicle.
 

Felonious Crud

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PS4s get better reviews than PZeros. Dry grip as well as wet. They'll be my replacement before Le Mans.

I should probably order some. :)
 

Jigsaw401

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Thank you all for your posts - also good to read that the Contis were just as bad as the PZeros.
Think with the type of use i give my GTS - from the very north of Scotland to Dorset on regular runs the Michelns will serve me well
 

sionie1

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Thank you all for your posts - also good to read that the Contis were just as bad as the PZeros.
Think with the type of use i give my GTS - from the very north of Scotland to Dorset on regular runs the Michelns will serve me well
If you have a Costco membership and one near you it’s worth pricing the Michelin’s there.. way cheaper fitted than ATS Etc.
 

Jigsaw401

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Thanks sionie1 - thats something id completely overlooked and have annual CostCo membership - so will drop in and see what they can do for me.
 

outrun

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If you have a Costco membership and one near you it’s worth pricing the Michelin’s there.. way cheaper fitted than ATS Etc.
Yeh, I got mine in Costco as well. Bunged the fitter £20 before he started to make sure he concentrated. Great job. Spent the savings on industrial size bags of cashew nuts while I waited though!
 

Jigsaw401

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Outrun - sounds like you got off lightly - when i go there i somehow end up filling most of the trolley with the pastries :)

Price on CostCo site... - not sure if prices better by going into the tyre centre though - as getting quotes up in the depths of the Highlands at pretty much same price?
 

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sionie1

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They had a deal on recently for free fitting which made a slight difference of £20 per wheel if I remember. If nothing else though you can quote their prices to a local tyre place and see what they can do. As for those pastries... yup I’d agree with you there..
 

Jigsaw401

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Ill drop in when im next down south on the long drive to Dorset and see what they can do. Worth stopping just for those pastries!
 

Felonious Crud

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In the size I need availability is pretty limited, so don't assume you can wait until the last minute. Maybe GTS and Strad sizes are more easily available, though.
 

Jigsaw401

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Update on tyres - managed to get rear Michelin 4S’s for £227 each inc. from local tyre centre up in Thurso
 

bigbob

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Thank you all for your posts - also good to read that the Contis were just as bad as the PZeros.
Think with the type of use i give my GTS - from the very north of Scotland to Dorset on regular runs the Michelns will serve me well
Agree that P Zeros are poor for our climate but I am on my second set of Conti SC3s and they are outstanding. Are an approved tyre too for the GranTurismo whereas the SC6 is for another Maserati, Ghibli/QP I think.
 

Jigsaw401

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from south London via Dorset to living in the most northerly point of the mainland - even I wonder how I ended up here! Still the drive to my work in Dorset next week is always a great one
 

bigbob

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from south London via Dorset to living in the most northerly point of the mainland - even I wonder how I ended up here! Still the drive to my work in Dorset next week is always a great one
I went from south London to Perthshire - much shorter relocation!