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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Ouch! Should have gone for the PS4s, they are by far the best tyres available in India and have a good balance between comfort, grip and durability.

      MC5s are strictly average tyres, even for regular use! PS4s on the other hand, are just mind blowing!
      Actually I'm in two minds after moving my v40 from MC5 to PS4 with BBS rims. While the grip levels and braking are in another planet, the sidewalls are really soft. Even with 225/50/17 tyres that are reasonably low profile, there is a bit of roll in the corners that wasn't there in the MC5 cos it had much stiffer sidewalls. Ride quality is much better though.

      These current gen PS4 tyres are not an out and out sports tyre like PS3 of the previous generation. They are a bit compromised and biased towards comfort.

      Now if the PS4S which is the replacement for the Michelin Super Sport were available here, that would be an altogether different discussion.

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      My only worry for these tires is that they may not age so well.
      I was also sceptical when bought, though wasn't concerned as my running is less. But after two years and around 10K kms of running on various type of terrain, I gained confidence that they are not gong to die easily.

      If you touch and try to push the the tread, you can feel the material is different than rest of the tyre. On the contrary the stock JK tyres made of 'concrete' started showing signs of ageing within two years.

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      Quote Originally Posted by reignofchaos View Post
      Actually I'm in two minds after moving my v40 from MC5 to PS4 with BBS rims. While the grip levels and braking are in another planet, the sidewalls are really soft. Even with 225/50/17 tyres that are reasonably low profile, there is a bit of roll in the corners that wasn't there in the MC5 cos it had much stiffer sidewalls. Ride quality is much better though.

      These current gen PS4 tyres are not an out and out sports tyre like PS3 of the previous generation. They are a bit compromised and biased towards comfort.
      Typically all Michelins except their Super Sport & Track edition tyres have softer sidewalls. That's why Michelins are very popular, they give you a great compromise between comfort and outright grip!

      PS4 aren't bad at all. I am running a set of PS4 on a Stage 2 vRS belonging to a client. And in comparison to the AD-08Rs I am running, the grip of the PS4s is almost 80% of the AD-08Rs. AD-08Rs are loud as hell, next change I may just go for the PS4s for my car. Cheaper, readily available, quieter and if you run 245s they'll grip only slightly lesser than the AD-08Rs.

      PS - I've pushed the vRS with PS4s to it's limit for almost a week, not one scary incident so far! Started loving them even more after driving the vRS shod with them. My Ecosport also is running PS4s now. So much better than the Pirelli Cinturato P7s I was running earlier.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Typically all Michelins except their Super Sport & Track edition tyres have softer sidewalls. That's why Michelins are very popular, they give you a great compromise between comfort and outright grip!
      Agree with you on this. The grip is really really good with no squealing on heavy braking or tight turns. The MC5 used to squeal quite a bit. However the soft sidewalls are sort of a pain as I hate roll. AD07/AD08 are awesome due to the ultra stiff sidewall. There was virtually no roll whatsoever.

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