i feel like im a tire abuser or tester by trade, i go thru 2 new tires almost every month on my cars.
again, 99% of my driving is in the twistys, NO TRACK, driving at my limit, not intentionally trying to trash my lovely car or tires, but this tire wear, this fast is getting too ridiculous to accept even for me!
my tire shop has officially started a R&D center on high end tires just because of me. first the shxxty front Pzeros that came with the car blistered in less than 2k miles, had to throw those away, the corsas on the scuderia went away in 3600 miles, the S001 doesnt grip much and lasts about the same.....(all no track)
and now, the michelin pilot SUPER SPORTS advertised being the best, latest and greatest tire for all conditions and said to last twice as much as pzeros and other competitiors went completely bald without steel belts showing at 3800 miles!! and it costs 15% more than corsas and 30% more than pzeros and others!!!!!
i went in for a simple rotation because i saw the inside fronts are wearing much more than the outside edges.
Imagine the surprise when the mechanics came out and said i need new tires with less than 4k miles on them???!!!
I went in the bay and looked at them and to my shocking surprise, the inner fronts were bald!!! And they say these lasts twice as much as the pzeros?????!!!!
to be fair, in my case, they did last twice as much as my pzeros.....
but again, HOW THE FXXK does a tire which never been on a track and advertised to last twice as much as others go bald in less than 4k miles???!!!
the wears are even and beautiful right across from the middle to the inner edges, as u can see from the picture below. Only blame on me by the tire shop was i should come in to roate it sooner.
but how the hell do i know i should come rotate at an super early 2k miles???!!! this is unheard of.
Previously, i recommended this tire to everybody because of its advertised twice as long and its bar none the most expensive money can buy. I was also one of the 1st to use it and have praised its performance both dry and wet.
to be a little bit more fair, these tires always had tremendous grip from new to the very end, right now im scared because i see that its bald, but it still grips, but i aint trying to stretch it after seeing it in this condition.
so, scratch PSS off ur must buy list. (it used to be #1 on my list)
its a nice performance tire, grips better than pzeros and about the same as corsas, but for its price and fast wear atleast when im driving, im better off buying 2 bridestone S001s for the price of 1.3 PSS.
and i will drive slow from now on, slow enough that i wont need brakes before corners, just coast it thru, and i will see how much my new set lasts which im still thinking which to get....
i think my track style driving has to go if i dont wanna continue to sit in tire shops every month.