Excellent wet grip & breaking
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Michelin Pilots were recommended by a trusted friend. Had a set fitted 12 months ago and I am very happy with the performance both dry and wet. The handling is well above average and they are very quiet on the highway. In terms of wear I have done about 15,000 klm and so far very little wear at all. Price wise these are outstanding value for money.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $960.00.
Fantastic performance road tyres
I’m a self confessed tyre nut. I drive my cars hard and rely on my tyres a lot. That includes a range of vehicles, with a range of intrinsic performance capacity. I expect my tyres to not be a dramatic rate limiting factor. That includes my Ute, my SUV, my sons Subaru, my Slk sports car and my AMG muscle car.
Having tried many brands over many years. I now only use Michelin’s.
I have super sport on the Subaru. I get scared before the tyres even suggest any complaint, even in the wet, high speed 100kph roundabout.
I have PS4 on the two mer...cs. Excellent on slk. More wheel spin on amg than I would like, but that’s a failing of the car, not the tyres - 255kw with no LSD! Wear rate is high, as expected with gripy tyres. That’s the price you pay for performance. Latitude sport on X5 are top of the range available for run flats. They start to reach their edge sooner than pilot sport, but it’s a heavy vehicle, and they don’t claim to be ultra high performance. But they still meet the criteria of not being a rate limiting step for the vehicle. I wouldn’t want to drive the X5 much harder than these tyres are quite comfortable with - wet and dry road.
Purchased in January 2020.
Bad, really bad.
I have 4 pilot sport 4 fitted last year June, it only last 14000 km, the two back tyres were totally wore out, two front ones are a little bit better, went to the store and try to find if it's the batch quality issue and claim under warranty, they blame my drive habit. really disappointed, Michelin is off my list now, same as that store.
Changing all my cars to this tyre
Got these on a Honda Civic Type R and the grip is mind blowing. Going into a corner faster than you think the tyres can handle and they keep on gripping and turning in.
Reasonably cheap for the performance that they offer. Run them at 42 - 45psi
Prior to these i had the Continental equivalent and they are worlds apart.
Purchased in March 2021 for $239.00.
Expensive, but worthy one
FWD turbo (Kia Cerato GT) with 225/40 ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 on it.
Bad (not really, but sort of).
1. Very little compromise on comfort. The recommended tyre inflation is 35 PSI. It is already high for a "normal" tyre. But it makes a low profile tyre very stiff and bumpy.
2. The recommended 35 PSI isn't enough to reduce the tyre noise and prevent premature wear. The maximum inflation for the tyre is 50 PSI, I found that 45 PSI is a sweet spot between the tyre noise/performance and longevity.
3. Longevity. Like everything sport it wears fa...
Purchased in November 2020.
Best tyre I've driven on by far!
FWD turbo with 225/40 R18s. Previously driven similar cars on Bridgestones (Turanza and Potenza) and Dunlop Sports (sorry, but I forget exact model). The Michelins are hands-down the best tyre I've driven. I live in Far North Queensland so there's been plenty of wet weather driving over the years - the road-holding that these tyres have in the wet (both drizzle/slick surface and full-on downpour) is outstanding! They give you incredible confidence pushing into a corner and the feedback is excellent. I've put about 3000kms on my set so far and t...he ONLY negative I can think of is noise over very coarse bitumen, otherwise pretty much perfect! I previously swapped Bridgestone Duelers on my ute over to Michelin LTX force and the difference was HUGE - I am a total convert to Michelin. They may be a touch more expensive than some competitors but in my opinion they are worth every cent.
Purchased in December 2020.
mind blowing Grip
I have a very light and powerful FWD and have not been able to find tyres that don't spin at every green light. Until i fitted PS4, 235/45/17. I can not spin these even when i try. Cornering in wet or dry is the Same!! infact they seem to grip better when it rains. Also ive done 20000km on these and still plenty left. Hands down the best ive ever had in 30 years of driving.
Purchased in March 2020 at Tempe Tyres for $620.00.
The 4 x PS4 tyres replace the OEM Bridgestone's that came on the 2018 Mk7.5 Golf GTI. (225/40 r18)
Overall grip and wet controlled are improved, noise at speed is less.
So far these live up the the hype
Purchased in January 2021 at JAX Tyres for $219.00.
Great all round tire
Getting ready to change my tires on my 2016 Honda Civic VTi-LX (1.5L Turbo) after having the PS4 on. Bought in April 2019 and lasted about 30,000kms. These KMs were a mix of highway cruising, slow city traffic and fast corners and turns. Handled amazingly in all areas and even now when it's at its legal limit is still quite grippy. Handled super well in wet up until recently and road noise isn't too bad. Would suggest keeping the tire pressure lower though (mid to low 30PSI) to decease a bit of the road noise. 4 stars as the tires are fully worn on the outer ends of the front tires.
Purchased in April 2019 for $1,000.00.
Two cars, excellent Tyre on both
Fitted 215/45 17s to Megane hatch, super quiet and best grip wet or dry, shortest stoping distance and wonderfull Corning ability. Also fitted 225/40 18s to Skoda Octavia RS, great!!!!!!
Purchased in February 2019 at Tyrepower for $179.00.
8,500 and unroadworthy
Got the PS4 on my brand new Mercedes AMG GLC63S. Both front tyres without grip on the edges. Inflated all the time at recommend manufacturer pressure. Wanted to replace with Pirelli PZero but the reviews are worse than Michelin. Not good for roundabouts. Worn on the outside very quickly.
Purchased in October 2018 at JAX Tyres for $500.00.
Great grip in the wet
These tyres are great handling in the wet. Always been using Michelin's but recently swapped to the Pilot Sport 4's and love them so much more than the previous generation. Quieter on the road and feel like I'm in more control when driving.
Not excellent, just very good.
These are a perfect fit for my 7" wheels on my 2004 Mitsubishi TL Magna AWD.
This version is a heavy car compared with the FWD version, and needs a superior tyre.
I am 80% happy with these, without any major problems whatsoever.
Purchased 2 years/20,000km ago I have about 6 months/5,000km left before looking at replacement.
I was hoping for longer life considering the premium price that I paid initially at $170 each.
I was hoping for a bit more grip, but it could be considered very good for wet/dry and braking.
Overall, they hav...
Purchased in March 2018 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $170.00.
Fan of Michelin
These tyres are great handling in the wet
Had Michelin on my VT Commodore for 10 years and Now have a VY ute and VF ssv Sedan Commodore both fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Dunlop and Bridgestone just don't compare , For Safety and Performance and Durability I fully trust Michelin +
Great grip in the wet
I put these on an Audi A4 back in December, replacing some OEM Pirelli’s, and what a difference, they are quieter and the grip in wet conditions is nothing short of amazing
I can’t comment on wear yet as I have only done about 3000ks with them, so hoping they go the distance!
Purchased in December 2019 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $780.00.
Questions & Answers
What mileage can the average driver expect from these tyres.
Depends on how much HP your car has and how you drive it. If it's RWD, FWD,AWD, Weight of the car etc etc. I Normally get around 30k
Thanks Alan S. Have just done 30K so pretty much aligns with yours, Hope to get a little more but will shop around for a good price now.
I think if your concern is longevity of the sport tyre you may look for the alternative. There is significant trade off, pretty much almost like a sliding scale between performance and longevity of a tyre. MP4 are amazing tyres, but... If you decide that you need them not only for performance, but also for longevity you may need to pay better attention to thins like tyre pressure, load of the car, tyre rotation cycles, roads you choose to drive on etc. Many report on getting 15k - 50k kms out of the tyre depending on car and how you use/look after it. Hope it helps
Are pilot 4's a good wearing tyre?
Are pilot 4’s a Good wearing tyre? There is a thousand reasons why tyres wear fast. 1 tyre pressure, keep them hard,(highest pressure on the tyre placard, ALL THE TIME) 2 wheel alignment, that can be difficult to judge, the mechanic who does it needs to know his work, and sometimes manufacturers wheel alignment specifications will even cause faster than nessassary wear rates. 3 driving style, aggressive acceleration and aggresive braking will wear tyres faster.
As said previously, my Megane has done 30,000km with tyres less than half worn, I’m not going to predict the future wear rates. I look after my tyres. If you want tyres that last a long time, you will sacrifice traction and grip. I’ll put it another way, have you ever skidded tyres on a wet cold road? You are less likely to (in my experience) with these Michelin pilot 4’s. they are still the quietest tyre I’ve ever driven on and also smoother riding than another brand fitted previously.
Are Pilot 4s tyres a hard compound? How do they wear?
You have asked a short question. Hard compounds typically means low grip and long life. The pilot4’s on my Megane have done about 30,000km with less than half wear. Tyre life is not important to me, traction is. After all the tyre is the only thing holding the car to the road. Wet and dry grip excellent still. Amazing braking, still the quietest tyre I’ve driven on.
Only 34,000km on my Tesla Model 3 SR+ and they need replacing. Moderate driving and the recommended 42kpi pressure. Rotation at 15,000km
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The Pilot Sport 4 offers excellent steering control and a high level of reactivity. The Dynamic Response Technology ensures optimum transmission of steering instructions on to the road.
Its ultra reactive tread pattern design adapts continuously to the road for an optimized footprint on the road. Michelin's Pilot Sport 4 offers a high level of safety on wet roads.
Excellent steering control and high level of reactivity
"Dynamic Response" Technology: a hybrid belt of Aramid and Nylon ensures optimum transmission of steering instructions onto the road.
An ultra-reactive Tread Pattern Design, adapts continuously to the road, for optimised footprint on the road.
Stops up to 3.7 metres shorter than competitor brands on the market.
High level of safety on wet roads
A new mix of compound with specific “functional elastomers” and hydrophobic Silica provides excellent wet grip and braking.
Wide and deep longitudinal grooves ensure a high level of drainage on wet roads.
Stops up to 6.6 metres shorter than competitor brands on the market.
Fuel efficient and long-lasting
Sport tyre with excellent dry and wet braking characteristics
What reviewers thought
Reviewers had very positive things to say about these tyres. Foremost, they raved about the excellent grip on these tyres. On top of this, launch, cornering, stopping and wet road performance all perform well.
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