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3rd tires now Conti->Hankook->PSS

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by joer00, May 27, 2014.

  1. joer00

    joer00 Member

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    I just got all my tires replaced again (30.000 miles) and wanted to give some feedback as I tried 3 different brands now.

    1.) Original 21 contis.
    Great tire with terrible wear

    2.) Hankooks 21'
    Great cheap tire IF YOU DON'T HAVE A P model ! Traction is terrible, traction control sometimes kicked in at 30 mph !!
    For the 60 and most likely the S85 I think this is the best tire for the money.

    3.) Pilot Super Sports
    I got them form tire rack just about 10 $ more than the contis so I though I give it a try. SUPERB tire, great ride in hard turns. I do not feel
    any more noise, rather have the feeling it is less. Still get some wheel spin but MUCH stickier than the Hankooks and a little better than the contis.

    Let's see how the tire wear will be.
     
  2. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    The PSS are known to be better in terms of wear than the Conti DW. I think you'll be pleased.

     
  3. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

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    Good info ...thanks.
     
  4. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    Thanks for the update. For those of us getting closer and closer to getting new tires, this is a perfect tidy summary.
     
  5. StephenM

    StephenM Active Member

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    Agreed. Thanks for the info. I'm just about at 19,000 miles and am on my second set of 21" Conti's and it looks like I will have to get another set of rears within 2k miles or maybe even less. Was gonna try the Hankooks because of such an attractive price, but don't want to sacrifice too much grip (P85 here). Looking forward to update on wear results too, though I'll probably have to purchase before that report is ready.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Great. Will need new tires for P85 so glad they are made in OEM size.
     
  7. simplesolar

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    I have staggered 20" of the PSS and so far 20k miles the rear looks like there will be 5k more and front looks good for another 10-15k
     
  8. BlkCld

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    I imagine the OP was referring to the K110 model. Not sure when the EVO 2s came out.
    Anybody have a report on the new model EVO 2 Hankooks?
     
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    Anyone? Thought I would resurrect this old thread :p
     
  10. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    I've got General G-Max AS-03's right now on my P85. Over 30,000 miles on them.

    Not the greatest WRT grip, but they do last quite awhile...

    Does anyone know how the G-Max's compare traction-wise to the PSS? (I know the PSS's are stickier, but enough to justify the cost and increased wear?
     
  11. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    My factory Michi PS2's were worn out at 9K. I was pissed. I moved to the Hankooks. Now on my second set of rears (staggered). Got 12K out of them. Still sucks. The fronts are still good. I've been happy with them. Yes, I would like more grip for hard accell. But they are half the price and seem to handle in corners just fine for me. I am a very aggressive driver. But not a track driver. I'd love the Conti silents. But I am not willing to pay for them right now. Perhaps some day I'll do it.
     

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