Making The Best Tire Better – Michelin PS4S

Making The Best Tire Better – Michelin PS4S

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  1. I am so glad that someone from the youtube community actually talked about the tyres! Thank you.. Yes the cars were cool but it's nice to hear about the tyres and how the reacted in real world circumstances.. These are on my list for sure..

  2. Hypothetically, in relation to having the "wet" pattern on the inside, shouldn't or aren't most tread patterns designed to push water outward from the wheel well to prevent hydroplaning? It seems this design would push the water more toward the middle of the tire (aka contact patch)

  3. just saw your feature on Gears and Gasoline. Realized your crosstrek didnt have spacers, I know it is not necessary but what was your thought about adding (20mm) spacers on cars (I have '17 WRX)?

  4. Michelin will be releasing new lines of consumer performance tires with greater wear mileage for a lower cost. The company is determined to become more competitive in the consumer market without comprised build quality or materials used. I have been employed for Michelin for several years and would not be a part of an organization that isn't dedicated to delivering on their word of being the best. Attention to quality is top priority over profit. If you look for an affordable alternative BF Goodrich tires are an excellent choice. Michelin makes this brand as well.

  5. Im going to put the 285/35/20 Michelin PS 4S on the rear of my Charger Hellcat and take it to Inde Motorsports next month. Subscribe to my channel for the footage!

  6. PSS came on my V60 Polestar and they are great tires. They can be a little noisy but the grip is unreal. I can't wait to try the 4s and I hope noise levels are better

  7. Very good discussion on the new product PS4. This fellow usually does a great detailed jobs on discussion the technologies for cars.

  8. Michellin doesnt need any promotions cos the whole universe know about them.whereas pirelli is a overrated useless tyre and continental being manufactured by someone else with just labelled .

  9. so with an asymmetric compound, is it bad to adjust your camber for better cornering as you are not loading up the softer edge compound as much?

  10. Still no 35's, guess spending over a grand with another company. Can't do the old MPSS it just not stable on my car.

  11. But is the tire good for any car in not just for racing? Is it able to last years if you where to drive on a freeways for miles well it last

  12. Michelin is retarded with names, they say these are succesor of PILOT SUPER SPORT , and they are called PILOT SPORT4s , yet there is another model called pilot sport 4 . Without the S

  13. how much should you inflate your tires? I know manufactorers puts down some numbers, but these are for smaller stock sized tires which aren't designed for sport oriented driving.

  14. You can put your ad at the rear to avoid negativity. – One thing you did not mention is Ps4S higher mileage and a lower cost than the sticky PSScup2 as found on Corvette Zo6.

  15. sounds like I just found the successor to my favorite tire ever, the Yokohama AVS A+4. I had those on a good, but very unpretentious car in the 90's and it out-cornered and out-stopped cars that cost 10 times as much.

  16. great video !!1 so is the steering response slower on the PS4s then the PSS ? as I am reading that the sidewalls on the PS4s are softer then the PSS?

  17. Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 for the win. At least in FL. Michelin do not last long at all on FL roads because of the shell base in the asphalt.

  18. Would be great to see a review between the Ultra-High-Performance (UHP) All-Seasons top contenders like Continental DWS06, Michelin Pilot A/S 3+ etc.

  19. Hello, Great video !! question.. I just bought these and the way they are fitted is like this..
    Right Side (looking from Behind)

    Left Side (looking from Behind)

    i.e. the grooves on the outside slant outwards at different angles… really weird how Michelin do this,, you would think they would make LEft and Right Tyres, and not just one variation..

  20. Which tires are best for Los Angeles roads in your opinion . I just bought a used 2016 corvette stingray convertible with no z51 package. I have magnetic suspension and it is very comfortable. Even with these OEM RFT super sports its still extremely comfortable compared to others. I am only looking at Michelin tires and still do not know which to choose. ZP, 4s, ps2, or maybe the all season tires. I am not going on the track or driving in the rain. Comport is the most important and I guess performance is a little less important. Which one would you recommend and how much more comfortable are they from the RFT super sports that I am driving on right know? I am also open to other brands if they are better. Thank you

  21. I just got the Super Sports on 04 Mach 1. I replaced the standard Eagle tire that I never loved. Whoa. The difference was astounding. Road noise dropped. (I realize a worn out tire will always be louder than fresh rubber.) Grip and drive ability skyrocketed. The Goodyears lasted a long time but that was the only great thing about them. The SS's grab and bite hard when pushed. If I go to kick the rear end out, I love how predictable every moment feels with all that grip waiting to grab again. I don't need or want to add to the stigmata of mustang drivers.

  22. Man! You must have had a blast there! Wait.. This was from January? How have I not seen this until now? Would have been great to do this test on your S2000!

  23. Engineering Explained Please do a video about the new all weather tires with the 3PMSF severe weather certification such as Michelin CrossClimate and Vredestein Quatrac.

  24. so these youtubers are like the whores on the streets of hong kong and the corporate marketing weenies are the tourists shopping around for the best poon

  25. Shame they dont make it for 205 45 R 17 wheels (mx5 NC) Have now supersports but they do wear fast 8000 miles 1 year. (yes i drive fast but my older continental premium contact did fear better ( maybe not in grip but overall )

  26. How do you know the ideal tire pressure. My issue is nitto says the 555g2 in 315/35zr17 should be 50 psi for max load of 2094 pounds. That's 8400 pound vehicle weight. My car weighs approximately 2550 wet with me in the car.

  27. Yo you say they are 1-2 seconds faster than super sports a lap, please provide this data.

    Why no data for pss on their comparison tests.

    Wtf no comparison here

  28. What if the Michelin's were aired down about 2 PSI below spec, and all the other tires were aired up up about 2 PSI over spec. That small difference isn't enough to notice while driving, but could easily make over a 5ft different in stopping and cornering. I know in my car I intentionally run 2 PSI lower than "maufacturer recommended" for better traction/grip especially when it comes to straight line accelerating and braking.

  29. 2 track days on my michelin ps4 plus street driving (smaller size ps4s for 17" wheels on s2000 )

    Amazing tires. On street and on track, they're no slicks.. but amazing as you see on my videos
    No drama on the track

  30. you sold me on the STi watching your video i purchased an STi in HYPER BLUE 1 OF 700…..
    11K MILES of very aggresive driving wore out the stock Dunlop Sport Maxx out —— in the front
    mostly at The Tail of the Dragon
    Just orders these tires on 4/12/2018
    my brother has the super sports and loves them, can't wait
    just this morning ordered a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4s
    Thank you my friend
    absolutely enjoy your videos

  31. Great detailed overview, as per usual. I’m surprised that as an engineer, you don’t use block lettering (ie all caps). It would make the content of your white board much easier to read.

  32. Is there any sense in installing these on my 2018 Impreza Sport (NOT a WRX)? I love to thrash it around twisty mountain roads and despite its modest power (152hp) it’s a really fun and sensible car. If I’m not going to be driving over 170km/h on a track, etc, will I get much benefit?

  33. Exceptional review. About to start road racing and this review has given me a unique insight into the science vs the hype. Will purchase these tires or the cup 2 for my 66’ Mustang Restomod.

  34. Great but didn’t explain anything regarding actual engineering that my 5 year old couldn’t.

  35. So in the real world are these tyres any good. I brought the 4S and I can tell you they are light years ahead of anything else in all situations. Buy them. You won't regret it.

  36. Over a year later, this tire still remains the best. This is my absolute wet dream, even though there is no way my car would make good use of it (its a 1.0L car lol).

  37. Just bought a set to replace Pilot Super Sports on my Lexus GS F. Also drive PS4S on my RX8 R3, it is a great choice :-).

  38. Do tuners ever put the Exaust near the driving tires in cold climate to heat up the compound? Thought about this today when the heat from the Exaust heated up my feet this morning when loading my dog's in the SUV.

  39. better steering response and small advantage in dry grip, but blown away in every wet category by the extremecontact sport :b

    funny that they didn't include that tire in their own tests, wonder why? lol

  40. I would love to run these but I went with their A/S 3 because of an occasional trip to the high "snow" country. Maybe we'll take my wife's from now on and I'll get the good tires on my S6.

  41. Why is it that Toyo tires are never mentioned in these tire videos? It would be nice to know how they really compare.

  42. Nicely done .. thanks ..

    I’m thinking about these tires for my 2013 Lexus GS30 (2454518) .. I’m biggest concern is comfort .. I’m just doing regular cruising almost all the times .. not much fast driving .. advice please /

  43. Had Continenal 5p's as OEM on my 2018 SL63, and was never happy with the traction, after I burned them off, I did my research and found out the 4S was the replacement for the super sport, and I have always loved michelin tires (having owned 30 vehicles in my lifetime so far) I can say for the most part they are the best… anyway I put the 4S on the rears, and actually have trouble getting them to break loose even with 577 hp and 654 ft lbs of torque. They definitely grip better… that being said, I am not sure they are the best tires for my car, as my traction control seems to come on intermittently at higher speeds and cuts the power suddenly, at say 50 mph or 80 kph, which is kind of odd…

  44. I upgraded from OEM P-Zeros. The 4S is better in every way
    except ride quality, but after taking the plunge, IMO the difference is not worth the price difference.

  45. +Engineering Explained Just got the Michelin PS4S for summer tyres here in Sweden to my SEAT Leon Cupra MK3 (Stage 1). Many thanks for the video, superb and technical review as always. That was my main reason for ordering them ;)!

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