Tire Talk: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, Summer Tire

Tire Talk: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, Summer Tire

(techno music) – What’s goin’ on guys? Andrew here, this is Tire Talk. We’re check out a Michelin tire today. This is the Pilot Sport 4S, also known as the PS4S. So this is actually the
tire that replaced the original Super Sport tires. So if you are not familiar
with the Super Sport line it is an absolutely
super popular tire, a lot of people ran that one. If you’re in the automotive industry, I’m sure you’ve had a
buddy or seen someone that has ran that tire. They’re extremely popular
and now this is the new version of that tire, so this is going to be a ultra high performance summer tire. Now, cool thing about this is not only does the tire perform exceptionally well, but the technology and
the little bit of extra steps and things that they have put into this tire, so if we jump into the
tread compound here, it’s a multi-silica tread compound. So the outside of the tire, you’ll see this larger shoulder black. It’s kinda cool, almost
lightning bolt looking sipes that go through here. You got the three large
evacuation channels. and then a little bit different compound over here on the inside of the tire. So what they wanted to
look at is depending on if you’re doing hard cornering or depending on your driving style, they wanted to be able to have a tire that has exceptional grip in dry and wet conditions. So don’t mistake this
for a all season tire. It’s still a ultra high performance tire for the summertime, but it does still offer
exceptional braking, too, in the wet conditions
which is pretty cool. We’re gonna chop it open and take a look at it. There’s also cool
technology on the inside. So they use a Kevlar and also a couple of layers of nylon. So unlike the conventional
steel belts that you would typically see on a tire, they did the nylon and then the Kevlar, which helps strengthen, keep rigidity inside that
tire during excessive cornering and things like that. So if we check out the
sidewall of the tire here you will see a rim protector, so nothing too extensive, it’s just gonna help against those light abrasions so if you happen to scrape against something, technically, if you are running the
proper size and the tire is not stretched, that
rim protector will help. Now also up on the
sidewall you’ll notice that they did kind of a cool thing to the Michelin logo. You’ll see almost kinda
like a velvety satin in between the Michelin, so it’s kind of a two tone, so this is a little bit lighter, and then in between here
is a little bit darker. So they just wanted to do something kinda cool that if you’re showing off the tire at cars shows
that logo really pops out. Now we have a 20 inch tire here today. We will do a follow-up video. These are going on a CTSV, on an employee car, so I’m pretty excited to see what these things will do rippin’ around on a high horsepower car. Now the Michelin does come in a 17 through 21 inch application. So depending on what you’re running, there’s a bunch of different sizes to choose from. We will toss some of those along the bottom of the screen here. Now another cool thing about this tire is that it has a 30,000 mile warranty. So once again, it’s a Michelin tire, you’re gonna pay a little
bit more for this one as far as price point, I would call it little
bit higher price point, but you are paying for an exceptional tire that has a lot of R and D put into it, and it is basically, they’ve taken the old super sport and then kind of put this one on steroids. Now the PS4S has a speed rating of up to 186 miles an hour. Now another pro of this tire is that it is sticky and it is a quiet ride. So unlike some of the other ultra high performance tires
that can be a little bit on the noisy side, this
is a lot more quiet tire, and of course at a higher price point that is something that you would expect. So this is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Let us know what you guys think of this one if you have a set. Cruise out to fitmentindustries.com and scoop up a set of these if you guys are looking for summer tires. I’m Andrew, catch you
guys next week, peace. (slow techno music)

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  1. Can ya'll talk about the PILOT SPORT A/S 3+, for those of us with seasons that last 3 seconds and don't want to change between summer and winter tires?

  2. 30k mile warranty? Yeah… I bet they would laugh in my face when I pulled up with my hellcat that's gone 30 miles…

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  4. Currently have the PSS on mine as I didn't have the time for the 6 week wait for the PS4S and they have been awesome on both the wet and dry, best tyre I've driven on outside of the dedicated track tyre range by far, you get what you pay for with these.

    Not sure if it was a mistake in the video or available sizes are different over in the US but here in the UK the smallest size for the PS4S is a 19, for 17-18 is the PS4 which is a brilliant upgrade from the PS3

  5. I pulled the trigger on PS4S tires for my Mini this past April, with the option of doing PSS or PS4S. Best tires I've ever had on my car. Coming off of Pirellis, the Michelins let me keep an additional 10mph in mountain curves with no squealing. Better wet grip as well.

  6. We have a 2011Acura Tl – Shawd . It has the Pilot MXM 4 on it . Would this be a good replacement tire. ?

  7. Nice vid. Just replaced my P Zeros with some PS4S’ on a S5. And they’re awesome! Super on dry, grippy when sticky, great on wet, and comfy on normal driving too. Yes, they do cost a bit more, but if they can go the distance, then it’s well worth it instead of having to replace them more often.

  8. Glad they're finally in 17s. I;m about to throw some 245/40-17s on my Speed3 since my PSSes are low on tread. I have LOVED the PSSes and am very much looking forward to these.

  9. Great tyre ! had so many other tyres on my RS MK2 focus 500hp .. this 4s is just a beast , Car is now just beautiful to drive ! no noise / tracking all over the road .. luv them ..

  10. I have these, I have had problems with driving in the rain at speeds 50mph/80kmph in my GT350. I'm runing 305/30/19 11 front and 325/30/19 11.5 rear rear I have experienced trembleling or feeling like the tires were losing grip, almost aquaplaning. Not sure if its the tire or something else. Anyone have advice? Other than that… I love these, great grip in dry conditions.

  11. They're better in the rain than most tires in the dry. It's been raining here in California for a while and I've been flying past EVERYONE

  12. Just had these instAlled on my 08 Infiniti M45 Sport today. Still having cold weather and rain so haven't had a chance to run them through there paces yet. First thing I did notice was they seem to flex more and have a softer ride then my Hancook evo r2s. So far not a fan of these tires! Maybe bump the tire pressure up a little and wait for summer to make a final judgment call!

  13. Well I called Michelin and gave them my tire size and they told me I should be running them at max pressure. 50 psi! I originally ran them at my recommended tire pressure for my car which was 33psi and knew it was way to soft. Now running them at the max pressure like they recommended made a huge difference. These tires rock now! 👍

  14. Does ps4s already launch out 17 inches? By far it isn't, only 19's available, some rumour said will be seen in 18's soon, but not yet.

  15. Love these tires. Completely transformed my car. One piece of advice fellas; don’t tire shine these beauties. That will obliterate the gorgeous velvet effect and contrasts these have going for them

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