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Old 03-19-2013, 04:03 PM
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Continental DW vs. Michelin PSS

Hey guys,

I am weighing the options for new tires and it is coming down to the Conti DW or Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

I do not track my car, but I would like to hopefully in June. I am not sure if this will happen or not, but I would say it is a 50/50 shot of doing the BMWCCA Driving School for two days at NJMP.

What are your experiences or thoughts on the tires?

Thanks.

Travis
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:41 PM
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Pilots.

The conti's are noisy, also don't care much for them at higher speeds. (I Have them now)
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:42 PM
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I just bought M-PSS for my 2002 M3.......very nice!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:03 PM
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Michelin PSS without a doubt! As stated, the Conti's are noisy. If you are going to eventually track the car, the MPSS offer huge grip, excellent feel and control while you are on the edge of adhesion. They give you a controlled slide as opposed to loading then just breaking free suddenly. Don't take the word slide in the wrong way, you have to REALLY push your car to the edge in order for this to happen. For the street they are insane in the corners and make driving in the corners incredibly fun! They definitely boost confidence, knowing how well they perform all the time. Dependable is a huge understatement.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:12 PM
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Contis are pretty good for a fraction of the price of the PSS. They have high limits, but sluggish turn-in really bugs me. Consider how much of your driving is simply steering to track curves on the road, not take it to the limits. Turn-in is what you do most of the time. I'm switching to PSSs as the need arises.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:17 PM
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Another vote for Michelin PSS, however your M3 will eat rubber on the track. Ask me how I know

Get a cheap set of track tires and wheels... 'cause there is no way you're just doing one track day
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:04 PM
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Once you get the track bug get a set Apex race wheels and NT01s. Just had a great track day on that combo you'll love it!

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:13 PM
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PSS or PS2s FTW
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Awesome! Thanks guys!
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I am trying a set of CONTI's tomorrow. Have the Michelins on another car and they are great. I have read mixed reviews on the Conti but thought I would give them a try. They are less expensive so I do not expect to get the same tire as the Michelin but will post what I find after a few drives.
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