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Anyone care to comment on ride quality and noise level of the PS All Season tires on your R? In the real world - I suspect they are very close to the PS2's. I know I give up some crispness in handling compared to the PS2 - but the extra life might be worth it. Plus, in Minnesota - it would allow me to postpone winter tire fitment. <p>Have only run the stock Pirelli's and as of late they feel very hard (seems noticeably worse as they have aged). Given that my VR has IPD track spec sways - with the hard ride of the Pirellis I am now in comfort mode most of the time. Would prefer to be in sport but it is a bit too rough causing some interior NVH, rattles, etc... Somehow, ride quality has become a bit harsh over the past year. More then I remember when I first installed the sways. I've seen in old posts that some people suggested that the PS All seasons provide a quieter and slightly more forgiving ride then the PZero's. <p>Thanks for feedback.
 

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Re: PS2's vs. Pilot Sport A/S Plus (JTC)

Either one the ride will be much nicer and Michelins lose the "harhness"<br>I've run both (well the older PS A/S) and loved the all seasons for decent dry grip, great wet grip and fair light snow grip plus they will last 2 to 2-1/2 times longer, 30K miles or so <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The PS2 will still be a 15-20K mile tire
 

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Re: PS2's vs. Pilot Sport A/S Plus (JRL)

Just put the Michelin's on this week. Noticeable improvement. So much so that the little dash rattles I had last week are now gone?!
 

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Re: PS2's vs. Pilot Sport A/S Plus (JTC)

I would not postpone winter tire too much though. These new Michelins called AS Plus are very long<br>lasting and I would recommend them even over my old favorite the Nero M+S. They are really good<br>and Michelin spent a lot of money try to dominate in the category and I think they beat Goodyear at<br>it. <p>They are fairly different from PS2 in compound and are a little less like the PS2 than the older version<br>the replace because of the new harder compound. Not by much unless at the limit of adhesion. I would<br>maybe use a little less pressure in them for performance.
 

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Re: PS2's vs. Pilot Sport A/S Plus (ampersons)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ampersons</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just put the Michelin's on this week. Noticeable improvement. So much so that the little dash rattles I had last week are now gone?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did you mount the A/S??? Care to comment on tire noise? I really need to deal with Pirellis - harsh as all get out lately??!!
 

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Re: PS2's vs. Pilot Sport A/S Plus (JTC)

I live in Minnesota and put the new PS A/S Plus on last October and love them. During the winter they were great, very effective in snow and on ice.<br>So far I have 15,000 miles on them and they show little wear. They are very quiet and, for me, excellent performance. I highly recommend them for an all season performance tire. I really like the 45,000 mile warranty. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have the old Pilot Sport A/S and I am very pleased with them. Everything I've read says the new "Plus" version is even better.
 

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How would you know, the A/S PLUS tire is BRAND new,<br>I'm sure no has worn them down yet
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How would you know, the A/S PLUS tire is BRAND new,<br>I'm sure no has worn them down yet</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes. However tread design is virtually the same. Carcass and compound are different. <p>Plus, they are not alone on the list of tires that get noisy when they wear.
 

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Almost every A/S or high performance summer tire will become noisy when they get below 3/32", what else is new.<br>I found my PS A/S's to be just fine with 22K on them, <br>(after that I don't know, the R was sold)!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>This is something eveyone has to live with with almost every brand of tire.<br>It's about that time to replace them anyway
 
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