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Michelin Pilot Sport 3

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4.6 from 98 reviews · View Statistics

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (4)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (4)
  • Wet Weather Handling
    4.3 (4)
  • Durability
    2.3 (3)
  • Dry Weather Handling
    4.5 (4)
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pulonium

puloniumNSW, 2196

  • 12 reviews
  • 7 likes

Brilliant

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These Michelin Pilot Sport 3's are just about as good as road tyres go. I have them fitted to my high performance vehicle.

I found they had excellent grip in all Aussie weather conditions, especially in the wet. I also found that they had low noise and good tread life.

The only real downside is that they can be a little more expensive than more common tyres, but i think they are worth the extra money for the added grip and the extra safety that grip affords.

I would highly recommend these tyres to anyone wanting safe, dependable tyres for their vehicle.

Fantastic tyre, wet weather is no problem.

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Put these on my fg xr6 and could not believe difference (can not remember old tyres). These Michelins are fantastic wet or dry. Push car hard around corners and have never let me down. Also super quiet. Could not get a better tyre to trust your family with. Let's face it, does not matter if you have best suspension, hotted up engine,etc...if your tyres are crap, you risk the lives of everyone in the vehicle. Tyres are what hold your vehicle to the road, you have to get the best. These might not be THE best, but they'd have to come a very close second. Amazing tyres! Did I tell you how good these tyres are?....:)

Jay Kotay

Jay KotayNorth-West & West coast, TAS

  • 9 reviews
  • 4 likes

Perfect tyre wet or dry

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I put these tyres on my 2011Honda Legend recently. What a terrific tyre! Exceptional grip in the wet and on windy roads. Smooth and quiet As well.
Very reasonably priced too in an 18 inch 100 Y .
I would recommend it highly particularly for those who drive in wet and windy conditions like what we have in Tasmania.

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Fakename

FakenamePerth

  • 6 reviews
  • 7 likes

Fantastic value

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These are great tyres- quiet, grippy in both wet and dry conditions and not that expensive for a performance tyre either. Running on 225/45 17s, I tried these on my R34 Skyline GTT after a few years using Bob Jane Xenon Z7s and what an improvement they are, especially in the wet! Instead of getting instant wheelspin and the tail kicking sideways as soon as I got near full boost and the car slithering around dangerously under acceleration or cornering (even at low speed), these Michelins just keep on gripping. I feel much more confident about driving in the wet now and dry road grip is noticeably improved too. I haven't tried them on the track yet but I'm sure they would work well there too

Casioguy

CasioguySydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Almost the perfect tyre - Michelin Pilot Sports 3

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Simon Bleech

Simon BleechBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great choice for 2002 WRX

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Great tyre. Hard to believe other reviews re poor km with highway use. Drive fairly hard on rural roads and highways 40+k km per year. Have 55k on these and still ok. I'm careful with pressure and w/align. A bit noisy on rough asphalt but that is my only gripe (WRX not well insulated though). Handling/grip in wet is perfect, wear is good, price reasonable - what more can you ask of a tyre? Will buy again next time.

deandownunder

deandownunderSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 35 reviews
  • 37 likes

BEST ALTERNATIVE TO RUNFLATS

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deandownunder
deandownunder

Just added Nitrogen to my Pilot Sport 3's and noticed a definitely softer ride. Also picked up a screw in the tread. Was able to have it repaired. Would have had to buy a new tyre if I still had the runflats fitted.

Dan C

Dan CNowra

  • 2 reviews

Too good to last

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I loved the Latitude Cross for my Hilux, quiet, responsive and well priced. The down side is I bearly made 30K km from a rotated set. Now they are no longer available. There is nothing on the market to match this as I now have Bridgestones and they are nothing better than a 4x4 truck tyre.

CarToyota Hilux

Awesome grip, terrible wear but priced accordingly

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I'm paying under $700 for a set fitted 235/45/r17 Subaru WRX STI 06 model, they let me do things I shouldn't be able to do on street tyres... its amazing! down side only lasted 10,000kms and they were done, that's the price of good grip, my wear is due to ongoing gokart like driving just bought another set and will be adding more negative camber on the car.

CarSubaru WRX STI 2006
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Joric

Joric

  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent tyre

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AP

APPerth, WA

  • 39 reviews
  • 58 likes

Simply the best

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DON18

DON18CANBERRA

  • 9 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent standard size tyres!!!

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CarMitsubishi Evolution FQ-400

The perfect tyre

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Had these on my 2 saabs and now have them on the Jag and they are fantastic tyres. They're quiet, smooth, perform great and both wet and dry and so far 20000kms and they're still almost like new!

Robert Wodonga

Robert Wodonga

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Well Matched to 2014 Accord V6

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After 12,000 freeway kms they're still like new. They're very quiet, responsive and provide great grip. The rubber is surprisingly soft and the tread quite shallow but the open groove deals easily with water on the road.

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Bowen

BowenSydney, Australia

  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Michelin PS3

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I have bought these for my Lexus IS250 and i can only rate it neutral. The tyre is superior in terms of its performance, it is very grippy in wet weather and very quiet. However these tyres did not last very long, I have only managed to get roughly about 25000KM out of them(suburban and city driving), and the front tyre is quite bald already. I have also had two flat tyre occurring with these tyres, first was from a nail but the second one was actually from mounting the side curb. Overall I would recommend this tyre to performance users whose looking for superior drivability but i would not recommend this tyre to economy orientated users.

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Scotty

Scottyperth

  • 5 reviews
  • 4 likes

Wearing time for highway driving is terrible!!

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Worst tyres for wearing Ive ever used. After 17000km of only highway driving they were completely bald. Pretty sad considering how much I paid for them. Couldn't blame the car since it had its routine 5000km rotation and wheel alingments, and the car itself was only 3 years old. Might be good tyres for zipping around the city - but definitely no good for our Australian Country roads.

evan f

evan fkambalda

Never again

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After 9000ks one tyre developed a flat spot with feathering in this area went back to kal tyres in kalgoorlie for a warranty claim after not having calls returned i drive the 60ks in there and showed them they agreed it was a faulty tyre. after promising to return my wheel and tyre in time for a 1200k trip still no tyre when i rang them i was told it is not warranty as a result of extreem brake lock up causing the damage.this would be a good trick as ve commadores have abs on all models.the wear on the other 3 tyres indicate 30000ks would be about their max life i am 54 years old and don't hoon save your money and look for something that will last your moneys worth.

Best Tyres I have used

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I have a Ford Falcon 2011 FG XR6 which run 245-45-R17 I run slightly higher air pressure 38 psi front and 36-38 psi rear depending on load and the tyres wear flat across the tread.
After 55,000k approximately and 12 months just about ready to purchase another set. Most people who travel with me comment on how quite they are. I have found these to be great in all weather conditions and road types including small runs on gravel roads all over NSW. What I like the most about these is that they are made in France not China. Some of the other brands I have tried charge the same for Chinese made tyres which do not wear or hold onto the road as well as the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

tcoadel

tcoadelAdelaide

  • 23 reviews
  • 17 likes

Just got 2nd set!

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Despite all the high perf. tyres in this price range available, I've just replaced my old PS3s with a new set on my RenaultSport Megane! For such a sticky tyre I managed to get 45,000km out of them (80/20 urban/highway) and they stayed quiet the whole time. They also grip like nothing else and don't squeal horribly in the process. Compared to the Conti Sport Contacts The car came with they are superior in every way.
Good wear, quiet throughout life, super sticky.
Nothing!

A downs

A downsMelbourne, Victoria

  • 12 reviews
  • 10 likes

Unreal

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Well, after putting Michelin tyres on my car I couldn't go past putting a set on my wife's car. Said to my self, it's my way or the highway, I'm putting them on. Her car has been transformed with sports car grip, I still can't believe how much difference tyres can make to a car. Maybe it's because most tyres are now from China, even Dunlop's we get used to what we drive on, Michelin tyres are European, cost a bit more but awsome. Thanks to that rep again, nice.
Grip, sports car handling

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Questions & Answers

ProfKennR

ProfKennRasked

Front tyres, ContiSportContact 265/40/21 on Merc ML350 have lasted about 17,000 km. Scrubbed outer on fronts. Very disappointed. Anyone got ideas what to buy next?

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Val

Valasked

I've got a Ford XR6 - (245/40 18R 97Y) Need to replace my Pirelli P1 (worn out). Was going for the Pirelli P7 ($279) but have been told that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is as good - possibly even quieter & cheaper per tyre ($214). I do country miles & odd dirt rd. Any experience or ideas which way I should go? V V

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Jacob
Jacob

Hi Val, I would strongly advise you to not to go with Michelin. My rear Michelin Pilot Sport' tyres wore down to canvas in less than 2years (-40,000km's). I do similar driving to you in a Camry front wheel drive; so it totally didn't make sense, except these are a bad quality tyre. I requested replacement from supplier, who put me onto Michelin State Manager, he was dismissive and refused replacement. I would never ever buy Michelin Tyres again, these tyres where poor quality and unsafe. Perhaps talk to your mechanic for a recommendation, and spend the extra $ as obviously quality tyres are very important :-)

Nige

Nigeasked

I am looking at a set of pilot sport 3 tyres for my car. My local tyre shop has asked which type I want? He said they offer an st and a dt version (in Australia) does anyone know the difference between the two. There is a $40 difference between them per tyre.

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Kai
Kai

I know ST stands for Slient Technology, not sure what DT stands for. I was not offered options, I got the ST version.

Now PS3 has successor PS4 now, should be he same price!

Cobrin
Cobrin

DT Different Tread Design (slight changes in designed pattern)
DT1 New pattern

and the ST in the tyres title stands for Silence Tuned.

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Details

CategoryPassenger Tyres
Release dateJun 2010
Replaced byMichelin Pilot Sport 4

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