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'98 550 needs new tires

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  1. bobwass

    bobwass Karting

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    #1 bobwass, Dec 23, 2014
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    just realized my '98 550 has '08 michelin ps2.
    looking new tires, getting story about michelin not available,
    their website says the new ps2 not made in 550 size.
    then a story about the tires being $100-150 per tire more costly.

    anyone have experience with conti's? pirellis?

    bob
     
  2. gsjohnson

    gsjohnson Formula 3

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    I learned from Taz that you should be looking at the new Michelin Pilot Super Sports as Michelin is discontinuing the PS2.
     
  3. AVIMAX

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    Looks like Pilot Super Sports are now available in the right size for the 550. Previously the rear size was not available, but tire rack lists them now. They are a great tire. I plan on getting a set for my 550 in the spring. I've had them on my BMW and I was very impressed.
     
  4. JohnnyRay

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    Has anyone tried Nitto NT555s? I put them on a Corvette, then also put them on my DB7 Vantage. They seem to perform and wear well...and are bargain cost compared to many others. I have the Michelins spoken of in this thread on my DB9. Honestly, cant seem to tell much difference...
     
  5. bobwass

    bobwass Karting

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    if you look closely, unfortunately, the rack has 'less than 2'
    not expected for a while. out of production, no announced date.
     
  6. AVIMAX

    AVIMAX Formula Junior

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    We'll that didn't last long, they showed 12 a few weeks ago!
     
  7. bobzdar

    bobzdar F1 Veteran

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    Try the conti extreme contact dw, I have them on my 355 and they are excellent tires, especially if you ever find yourself in rain.
     
  8. papou

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    +1
     
  9. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

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    +1

    Love these on my 550.

    cheers
     
  10. bobwass

    bobwass Karting

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    three thumbs up
    good feedback, i was thinking of trying the conti dw's anyhow.
    thanks all
     
  11. ///Mink

    ///Mink Formula Junior

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    I have the Conti DWs on my car as well. Really hated them at first, but they finally wore in and now they're much better.
     
  12. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Bob- Just make sure you get the DWs and not the DWSs.
     
  13. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

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    Good point Terry :)
     
  14. bobwass

    bobwass Karting

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    thanks taz and bill.
     
  15. dersark_painclinic

    dersark_painclinic Formula Junior

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    Is that really maters where they been made?, do I need to consider that. talking to tire rack the ones they have in stock are made in Mexico. I am in the process of buying a set.
    Sark
     
  16. kaliforniakid

    kaliforniakid Formula Junior

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    resurrecting this thread from the past. My 550 needs new tires as it has the original Pirelli Pzero's on it, doing a quick search looks like Pirelli no longer makes these. Are the Conti DW's still the preferred choice? Anyone who has picked up tires in the last year - comments good bad would be appreciated. Driving would be mostly dry roads with possibly some rain/wet, and no tracking. Thanks-

    Tire rack offers:

    BRIDGESTONE
    POTENZA RE050A

    CONTINENTAL
    EXTREMECONTACT DW

    MICHELIN
    PILOT SUPER SPORT

    BRIDGESTONE
    POTENZA RE760 SPORT
     
  17. beachmk4

    beachmk4 Formula Junior

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    I bought the Continentals for my 550. DW series and have put 28000 miles on them. Still have good tread and are quiet and comfortable.
     
  18. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

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    Luv em on my 2nd set
     
  19. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    I just put MPSS on the 550 and the Continental DW Extremes on my 19" Challenge wheels for the 360. I'll see which one I like more. I get the 360 back tomorrow and the 550 in a week or so when the major is finished.
     
  20. -CD-

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    #20 -CD-, Sep 22, 2015
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    Just put Michelin Pilot Super Sport on Nelli and they are great!

    Ok, i didn't drive in the rain yet but know from my 458 that they work in the wet also great.
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  21. Mr. V

    Mr. V Formula 3

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    I have the Contis on my 456 and like them quite a bit.

    Nice ride, good grip, not noisy, and much less expensive than the Michelins.
     
  22. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I have the MPSS tires on my 575 and love them. Price for a 550 set of the Contis from TireRack is $821 and for the MPSS $1098. Both good tires.
     
  23. ferraridriver

    ferraridriver F1 Rookie
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    My Pilot Super Sports, 295/35-18 and 255/40-18, for the 550 from the Tire Rack arrived yesterday.

    Total including shipping was $1171.54
     
  24. gsjohnson

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    Hi Dave-What wheels are you running?
     
  25. bikerbob100

    bikerbob100 Formula Junior

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    Anybody have a pair of these they want to sell? Michelin Super Sports Rear: 305/30ZR19 (102Y) XL
    Sidewall Style: Blackwall
    UTQG: 300 AA A
     

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