458 replacement tires

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by NY458, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. NY458

    NY458 Rookie

    Jul 13, 2020
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    Brian Daley
    Picked up my first Ferrari two weeks ago - 2015 458 Spider. I picked up a set of used 458 wheels powder coated black that I am going to put on the car. I need tires for the replacement wheels. Wish I could get Michelin Cup 2 (like I have on my GT3 Touring, GT3 RS and GT4) but the OEM size is not available in Cup 2.

    Should I go with original equipment P Zero or something different like Michelin Pilot Sport 4S?
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  3. Patek

    Patek Formula 3

    Mar 24, 2006
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    John Milton Denton
    Just put on those Michelin Ps 4s. I love them.
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  4. up4speed

    up4speed F1 Rookie
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    Feb 16, 2012
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    Michelin Pilot 4S....look no further. The best by far, when looking at 80% street, 20% track tires.
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  5. Nsd991

    Nsd991 Karting
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  6. FFan5

    FFan5 Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2018
    The Cup 2's wear out too fast (heat cycle out), the 4S's last a long time. Further, a tad bid lower grip is more fun anyhow. (The 4S's slide quite a bit until they warm up, then they are about perfect for the car's power level IMO)
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  8. mrchaztsai

    mrchaztsai Rookie
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    Apr 28, 2020
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    Charlie Tsai
    Definitely go with PS4S. I default to them whenever possible on all my cars
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  9. Rory breaker

    Rory breaker Karting

    Apr 17, 2017
    4S for sure.
  10. Need4Spd

    Need4Spd F1 Veteran
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    Feb 24, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    If street tires, go with 4S.

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  11. Need4Spd

    Need4Spd F1 Veteran
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    Feb 24, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    Cup2s are not good in wet or lower temps. And they don’t come in the right sizes for a 458.
    The side slip control is very sensitive to tire diameter differences front to rear. Some say no problems running Cup2 sizes for a Speciale, but to come closest to 458 OEM diameter ratios front to rear, you need to go to 315 instead of 305 rears. That may satisfy the SSC, but you might have more understeer by going wider in the rear vs front staying the same.

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  13. Caeruleus11

    Caeruleus11 F1 Veteran
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    Jun 11, 2013
    Agree, definitely MPS4S. I love these tires on my 458.

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  14. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

    Apr 16, 2017
    Would you run that tire on the Speciale if you don't track? Thinking after my Cup2s are toast

    Here in SoCal we have 0 concern for rain/inclement weather/cold conditions, but since I'm not tracking the car I might like the lower grip and more all around nature of the MPS4S (love the tires on my 911)
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  15. action-ant

    action-ant Karting

    Nov 16, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
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    If anyone needs a set, I have a set with 200 miles on them available!
  16. Rexcat458

    Rexcat458 Karting

    Dec 11, 2019
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    Michelin PS-4S 100%

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