Curious on your 38PSI front, 32PSI rear (cold) for road tire pressure (commuting). Enquiring minds want to know.
I draw from my years of autocross experience to run my own tire pressures, all in effort to balance contact patch, wear, stability, and comfort.Curious on your 38PSI front, 32PSI rear (cold) for road tire pressure (commuting). Enquiring minds want to know.
These are superb, I got them from Costco. $540 for the set with install.
Model: Pilot Super Sport
Type (summer/all-season): Max Performance Summer
Size (tread width/aspect/diameter): 225/45/17 on 7” wide rim.
Your car: 2005 Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan w/ stock Aero springs and Bilstein dampers.
Price paid: $1030 CAD including taxes and installation.
Miles/KMs driven: 21,758km including 1 track day and 12 autocross events.
Impressions on the track: Brilliant dynamics though not as extreme as other track focused tires. Progressive grip up to the limit and it’s audible to let you know. Turn-in is very sharp and makes my car’s passive rear wheel steering (ReAxs) come alive. This makes chucking the car around really fun. Confident traction in the wet. Rubber compound withstands abuse quite well, except Saab got it wrong recommending a 225mm section tire on the stock 7” rim which made the tire rollover on its sidewalls wearing them down quicker than the rest of the tire.
Impressions on the road: Stiff sidewalls which were good for handling, but don’t absorb big bumps well. Hits from potholes and expansion joints are jarring and get worse as the tire wears because there’s less rubber to squish around and absorb the impact. On the bright side, tread noise is very minimal overall. Little rolling resistance means easier coasting at high speeds and better MPG. Good treadlife for what you get in performance. Very safe in the wet and resists aquaplaning.
Overall subjective rating (1=poor/5=excellent): 5.0
Other comments: Track tire pressure = 44PSI front and 45PSI back (hot). Road tire pressure = 35PSI front, 36PSI rear (cold).
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Model: Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season
Type (summer/all-season): Ultra High Performance All-Season
Size (tread width/aspect/diameter): 234/45zr17
Your car: 2006 Saab 9-5
Price paid: 162/each plus install, alignment (my price ended up at $955 out the door, including tax, install, road hazard $100, and alignment $55)
Vendor: Goodyear Auto Service
Miles/KMs driven so far: 150
Impression so far (describe): Comparing these to my worn out Continental DWS tires is difficult since I didn't get the DWS' brand new. Plus I've only had them for a very short time. However, the grip is amazing, both in dry and wet. I'm very impressed and the cornering is phenomenal. There is a slight bit of road noise but I think it's due to them being brand new and a slight wear will help there but it isn't unpleasant and could just be because I'm thinking about a new purchase too hard. With a 45k tread warranty these are an excellent buy and they are almost like driving on summer tires. This was on my short list of UHP all-seasons and in the end it won out based on the strong reviews on Tire Rack and on Discount Tire's sites combined with the tread warranty.
Overall subjective rating (1=poor/5=excellent): 5
Other comments: other options in this UHP-AS range include the RE970-AS Pole Positions, the DWS, the AS/3, and a few others. These are basically the highest end all-seasons available in this upper price range.
Time for new tyres. I've had some Michelin Primacy 3 on and these give a very sure turn-in and less understeer than everything else I've tried. But I do like the cross climate. Not as sharp in the dry, but on wet roads, grass, mud and dirt, they are much different to other all-season types. Not in fear of getting stuck unless it's up to the sills. When in the weeds on a single track lane, to avoid a tractor I get no wheelspin or slithering like a normal tyre will. Unless you boot it of course.BRAND: Michelin
Model: Cross Climate
Type (summer/all-season): A/S
Size (tread width/aspect/diameter): 225/45/17
Your car: 2007 Saab 9-3 TID Wagon
Price paid: £95
Vendor: Black Circles
Miles/KMs driven so far: 2,000M
Equivalent to most other tyres I've used in the warm and dry.
In the wet, exceptional. Aquaplaning is virtually non-existent. The water simply flies out the sides, nothing comes up over the hood.
The tread pattern is like an agricultural vehicle with all the treads faced across the width. Most summer tyres have radial treads and winters a combination of both. These look like a racing JCB would have! :cheesy:
Waiting for Snow and Ice now.
Michelin are brilliant.BRAND: Michelin
Model: Pilot Sport 4
Type (summer/all-season): S
Size (tread width/aspect/diameter): 205/50/16 91W
Your car: 2000 Saab 9-3 Aero
Price paid: NZD $892 + fitting (223 each)
Miles/KMs driven so far: Not much - Brand new on weekend. Still learning how they feel - Taking it easy on damp Auckland roads.
The previous tyres I had were a brand I was not familiar with - They were Headway Horace Hu901 - same size - 205/50/16. As these tyres were getting old circa 2012 I opted to change them to Michelins.
Glad to see they are working out for you.BRAND: Pirelli
Model: Cinturato P7
Type (summer/all-season): Grant Touring All-Season
Size (tread width/aspect/diameter): 225/45r17
Your car: 2007 Saab 9-3
Price paid: $200 (set of 4)
Vendor: Firend (used)
Miles/KMs driven so far: 2-3000 miles
Impression so far (describe): Very predictable handling. They don't break free without warning. Not the quietest tire, but not as noisy as I was afraid of. Dry traction is pretty good, but not 'summer tire' level. Wet traction is also good. Actually matches the Tire Rack reviews, which I'm happy about.
Overall subjective rating (1=poor/5=excellent): 5
Other comments: I bought them used (known history), with 90% tread life left.