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Need advice on tires I'm thinking about purchasing!

Thinking about replacing my Vredestein Sessentas with Michelin Pilot Sport Cups. I heard they are great in dry conditions but kind of scary in wet. Although we get maybe 20 days a year of rain here in Vegas so maybe I'll take the plunge! Give me some feedback please!!


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i'm sure they must be good, im running some pirelli p zeros, and they are really good!
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Mine has the Pilot Sport and its fantastic! Another model that you can consider is the Bridgestone Potenza RE 50A.

Personally wouldn´t go for those Michelin cup because in wet they are infective.
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Really expensive to run pilot cups so unless you really really want top dry weather grip then leave it, also once you have tried them its hard to go back. I would say michelin pilot 2 seeing you have little rain, UK is the other way round so I recommend and run goodyear assymetric f1.
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Very nice grippy tire we use them on the CSL's, will last about 30 seconds on a 55 (i've tried).

Unless you crap fifty dollar bill's then you won't want to use them.
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Have you considered the Michelin PS2 (Pilot Sport 2) tires? They are not as sticky as the ones you're considering, but they work reasonably well in the rain, provide a quiet and comfortable ride and they provide a good amount of lateral grip. Oh yeah... and they'll last a lot longer.
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