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Pirelli to Michelin tyres

Time for new rear tyres at moment have pirelli 245 40 r17.
Had them less than 3 years and done less than 10.000 miles .

Now looking at changing them for mitchellin pilot sport 3 exact same size .

For 115.00 each

Any experience on these tyres and im really hoping will last longer and they tick the box for wet grip but my car dont go out in the rain .
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Time for new rear tyres at moment have pirelli 245 40 r17.
Had them less than 3 years and done less than 10.000 miles .

Now looking at changing them for mitchellin pilot sport 3 exact same size .

For 115.00 each

Any experience on these tyres and im really hoping will last longer and they tick the box for wet grip but my car dont go out in the rain .
Couple of guys on here have the MPS3 so should chime shortly.
Fyi it's spelt Michelin.... Sorry OCD chiming in.

Have a look at Kumho KU39 they are fantastic tyres
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Have Michelin's on my rear. lasting longer than other brands.
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Could not be bothered to walk over to car again it was bad enough to get the right size

Leaning towards mich as my previous ones lasted 8 years on my 170 .
They look as if they protect the rims a bit also .
My pirellis only lasted less than 10.000 miles and are nearly on limits .
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I had Michelin Pilot before they lasted for 10 years and the profile was still good.
I had to change them because of rubber use on the flanks. Could be dangerous.
I have Continental now since some weeks and happy with it. It's a hard tire and the SLK feels good on the road. Even in heavy rain.
The Michelin felt to soft bu maybe it was the age.
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Personally I prefer Michelin to Pirelli any day, but as I said, it's a personal preference !

The best relation price/quality/durabilty I've found is with Hankook tyres....although they've gone up in price lately.

The best prices I've found lately are on Pnuesonline !


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Indeed I heard a lot of positive stuff on Hankook. They are cheaper than the big names.
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I have them on mine and they're fine !
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I've tried them all, pretty much

on my saloons and estates, and really rated the Falkens, Kumhos and Avons over the Pirellis, Barums, and Michelins, but not by much, I have to say. However, that was for fairly tall section 16's on saloons and estates. My SLK had Michelin PS3 on the front, and Continentals on the back, I swapped the conti's after about 5,500 miles ( near the end of their useful tread) for PS3's....fantastic improvement in quietness and grip. Could just be down to deeper tread, but I'm a believer on keeping the same rubber on all four corners if possible.
So far, 2000 miles in, I can't fault them.
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Think will go mitch's
As they have good water displacement if i go out in rain .

And not to bad a price may get it cheaper to .
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Mabel came with Conti 3's which I replaced, when needed, with Goodyear F1's. Didn't like them (though they'd been great on my Z3), so tried Conti 5's. They seemed to wear quickly, so have now switched to Michelin pilot sports. Seem quieter and I am a lot happier with the grip I'm getting from them.
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I had super pilot sports and They are harder than pzeros, therefor they last longer but they have less grip! I have changed the fronts already to pzero and am now frying the rears to put the pzeros on aswell. The 350 has not enough grip in tight corners with the michelin imo...


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Wear is not really an issue as I don't do to much km. Approx 3000 to 5000 a year.
Well I'll see with the Conti's how it goes.
Is it allowed to put different tyres front and rear. In Belgium we can't go to technical control with different tyres.
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No problem front and rear, just with side to side...


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Think ive sorted my dillema !

Will buy

1 continental tyre
2 a pirelli tyre
3 michelin tyre
4 hankook tyre
5 Khumo for spare

All fitted on each corner of car and see which lasts the best and handles the best.



Now why didnt i think of that before ..........
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I don't know about the handling, but I bet the Khumo lasts the longest !
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@ladyavenue at the keuring you will only have a problem if you mount different tyres on the same axle.


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@curro101 then they must be rockhard!


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