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Old 10-25-2013, 08:43 AM
hondo402000 hondo402000 is offline
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New Michelin Pilot A/S 3 Tires for 335 I

just purchased a new set of Michelin Pilot sport A/S 3 HP all season tires

will be installed this afternoon, going from RF to non RF
have purchased a 12 V compressor and plugs just in case
now I need to get a small jack

will let you know how they ride
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:10 AM
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why carry a small jack? only point I could see is if u carried a spare, the compr. should be fine w/o
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:37 PM
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Just in case you don't know? Self installed plugs are just a temporary repair.

Proper tire repair.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=77&

My son also has this space saver spare just in case the damage is so bad the plugs don't work.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...82E88-KIT.html

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:46 PM
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Ran Michelin Pilot Sports A/S for 3 years.
My experience from Conti SSR Run flats were that the Michelins ride much better (expected result), handled better (also expected) and killed my mileage (from 29-30 to 27mpg not expected). Got good wear out of them and the wear was even no alignment done not needed.
I would be curious to see if your experience is similar to mine.
I am a Michelin guy through and through and replaced my Michelin Pilot A/S with Primacy RunFlats which are not as good a ride as the A/S...
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:55 PM
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well got the tires installed this afternoon, so far the instant notice is they have a much smoother ride, and second thing is they are much quieter than the Potenzas
Mileage wise I wont be able to tell you anything because I never, ever figure my MPG, to me its not worth the effort and second I really dont care.

as far as plugging the tire if I get a nail or screw, Yes its been pointed out TO DEATH on here that plugs are not as good as a patch, but I have plugged tires before and they never leaked and lasted the lifetime of the tire, so if you like patches, then get a patch, if you prefer to plug then stick a plug in and keep going, and if you are really ANAL about it, go buy a freekin new tire

as far as I am concerned plugs are fine, now if It was a heavy duty vehicle and carrying a lot of load in the vehicle then yes I would defer to having a patch put in the tire
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:30 PM
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I'm sure it feels like a new car!

You will probably never need the plug but if you do use one its better to keep your speed under 100 mph
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just purchased a new set of Michelin Pilot sport A/S 3 HP all season tires

will be installed this afternoon, going from RF to non RF
have purchased a 12 V compressor and plugs just in case
now I need to get a small jack

will let you know how they ride
I've used the old-style Pilot Sport A/S for years -- on another car. The new A/S is what I'm probably going to replace the awful Bridgestones with -- if I wear them out (I have dedicated winter tires for the winter months).

Run-flat or go-flat -- I've carried a plug kit, jack and air compressor in the BMW since it was new.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:51 PM
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so if you like patches, then get a patch, if you prefer to plug then stick a plug in and keep going, and if you are really ANAL about it, go buy a freekin new tire
I am not ANAL enough to get a new tire.

I'm ANAL enough to get a plug and patch combination.

Years ago I only used the plugs, but over the years I try and improve when I learn about new procedures from sources like tire rack.

Sorry I ruffled your feathers.

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Old 10-25-2013, 05:26 PM
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haha I got no feathers nor hair for that matter. you just pulled my plug, Pun
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I'm sure it feels like a new car!

You will probably never need the plug but if you do use one its better to keep your speed under 100 mph
well that should not be a problem keeping the speed under 100 mph,

I wonder how many people drive with a nail in the tire and not know it

saw 3 people come in the tire store today while i was there and they wanted a tire pumped up and the guy said you have a screw in your tire, they say well it last a month before I have to put air in it so pump it up and I will come back later to fix it


plug or screw?

you choose
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:09 AM
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Lovin these tires
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:11 AM
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I love the Pilot SS that I put on my car last spring. Great tires, I'm sure you will be very happy with yours. N4S
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:27 AM
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Lovin these tires
Excellent news. Those are what I intend to buy to replace original tires on my 118d BMWNA SE.

As far as plugs go, it is the same thing as driving summer tires in 35 degrees dry weather - as long as you stay WAY off car limits, you'll be fine. However, may Deities help you if you try to (in either case) explore car limits.

Good news is that, while driving in standard traffic situations in U.S., you are so far from car limits that you might as well be not on a different continent, but in a parallel Universe.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:04 AM
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drove the car sat morning at 29 degrees, smooth as glass, no bumping and even the pots holes were smooth

Love the tires
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