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Old 09-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Titanium Sport Tires

Hey all, has anyone had any good luck with replacement tires on the Titanium handling package (18's)? The factory tires handle pretty well but sounded like a big truck around 10k miles or less.. I'm in need of replacing them and do NOT want to put stock back on.. I was looking at the Michelin MXM4 cause they have great warranty, tread life, noise, and comfort. Any suggestion on tires that meet those specs?

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Do you want summer or all-season? For summer I love the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I think the stock PS3s are great, but the PSSs have a 30k warranty.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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Just in time thread, trying to figure out what to replace my ps3's with as well. I like the Mich PSS with 30k warranty but still not decided yet. Will be shopping around and checking this thread in the mean time. Maybe 2wks to go on the ps3's ...they made it 24k miles so not to bad.

One thing I am looking for in making my decision is I really like the way the ps3's have the so called "rim protector" where the tire sticks out farther then the rim. Nice to have but mostly I like the look it gives on the rim. Hoping to find this on my replacement tire. Also love the handling of the ps3's so looking to match the performance as well. No need for all season since summer tires are good all year where I'm at.
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Both the PS3s and PSSs are great tires. The only other summer rubber I've liked is the Conti ExtremeContact. There are othere brands but the Michelin are the best.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Both the PS3s and PSSs are great tires. The only other summer rubber I've liked is the Conti ExtremeContact. There are othere brands but the Michelin are the best.
I was curious about the conti extreme contacts, they have a 50k mi warranty which is nice, they are also rated for all season which I don't need but wondered if they handled well with minimal road noise?
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Will definitely be following this thread. Have 24k on my Ti's factory tires and looking for all season since I'm sure won't luck out and avoid snow this upcoming season.

Any all-season suggestions?
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The Tire Rack has that ability to see what other's say about tires.. It is probably the ONLY realistic set of statistics available to decide with.
Since the ratings on noise, wear, traction rain snow dry etc all come from actual users, or tests..
Why would anyone base a decision on one user instead of a whole flock of users???
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I was curious about the conti extreme contacts, they have a 50k mi warranty which is nice, they are also rated for all season which I don't need but wondered if they handled well with minimal road noise?
theres 2 versions, the extremecontact DWS, and the DW
the DWS is all season, the DW is max performance summer.
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For the ExtremeContact there is the DW and the DWS. The DWS are the all season high performance tires. The DW are the summer rubber.

Both are rated high on TireRack. I haven't had all season tires in a few years. In Tucson, I only ran summers, and in Michigan I have winter wheels for the terrible months.
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My g/f's father has the Conti DWS's on his '11 Camaro and loves them. I like the PS3's that come on our cars, but I'm also a fan of the BFGoodrich TA KDW 2's, but those are definitely summer tires. Finding 18 tires with good grip and long tread life is pretty much impossible. You can find some that are decent at both, but won't excel at both. Like was mentioned above, check Tirerack and read the reviews, it really does help.
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