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.
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
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!!!!!!
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.
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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.
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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...
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 +
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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!
So quiet and grippy.
Brilliant tyres in wet and dry. So good you never even notice them as they just work. I have been across Australia and back, driven for 3 years and very little wear.
Purchased in May 2016 for $450.00.
Deserving of their high reputation
A few months ago I had to choose which tyres should replace the factory Dunlop Sports on my FG Falcon XR6. After a lot of research, I chose a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4. For me, the priorities were quietness and good all-weather grip for relaxed long distance touring. As I don't drive this car every day, and I'm not one for wheel spins and donuts, durability was not so important.
All I can say is that these tyres have more than met my expectations, and I would have no hesitation in buying more in the future, or recommending them to others....They are very quiet, and much quieter than the Dunlops, especially on coarse surface roads. They hang on beautifully in all weathers and give a nice ride and steering feel. In short, they make driving a pleasure, especially long distance touring: just so smooth, quiet and competent. Switchbacks and sweeping corners can be approached and taken with great confidence. They brake well in all weathers with no fear of sliding to a stop on wet or greasy roads. In a nutshell, they are very effective and civilized, and excellent value for a mid-price tyre. They may not look as aggressive as some other tyres out there but so what when they do what a good tyre is supposed to do. Fortunately, my local tyre business agreed to come very close to matching the price of a substantially cheaper online seller, and this was the icing on an already good outcome. I got each tyre for a little over $200 fitted, so don't be afraid to do some haggling. Incidentally, this dealer recommended 40 psi. Even at this pressure, the ride is good, although I'm usually happy with a pressure in the high thirties.
Purchased in January 2020 at Tyrepower Engadine for $205.00.
Pilot Sport 4 245/45 ZR17 99Y
First time using Michelin tyres, after hearing some good things about this series, and seeing them at a great price locally recently. Fantastic tires. Very responsive steering, and no more wheel spin in the wet. Very happy with the purchase.
Chalk and Cheese
We own a VW 2ltr Jetta 155kw and a VW Polo GTI 147kw. Both cars are Front Wheel Drive ... Both had Bridgestone s005 and Turanza 002 respectively on them as original OEM tyres..I've replaced the Jetta tyres first with Pilot Sport 4 and just thought WOW , what a difference. Used to get wheel spin in the wet in the Jetta , granted the original tyre had wear ,but even hard acceleration in the dry I got wheel spin/axle tramp. PS4 eliminated all of that and even got faster take off with superior grip. Just put the PS4 on the Polo GTI.. WOW .. At 200...0km at did my first "Launch Control" on the Brigdestone Turanza and all I got was wheel spin. Michelin PS4 after 200km and I got the grip I want, hardly any wheel spin. Granted at "Launch Control" you are taking off at 3000 rpm and full boost and putting a fair amount of torgue on your tyres. Put the PS4 on your car and you won't regret it , Value for Money
Very good but not great
My previous set was P7 runflat. I found this new set of PS4 to be very good. However, my previous gas mileage was 9.2L/100km. Now down to 8.6L/100km. Not really great given it is non-runflat, which should save much more petrol. I expect 8.2L/100km. The tyres are quiet but running on brand new perfect road at Domain Park Melbourne I can hear tyre noises. Performance when cornering is not great, only 8/10 compared to my last set. It doesn't hug the corner as much anymore. And the car loses momentum after it turns the corner, different from previously. Overall 8.5/10
HSV Clubbie 4004
I have only had these Michelins Pilot Sport 4 on my car for 1000 Kms and if you read my review on the same car with Toyo Proxes T1 Sports which I rated 8/10 in the dry & 9/10 in the wet these babies are very nice in the dry.It hasn't rained in Umina beach since I've had em on but can't wait to give em a workout.
Purchased in November 2019 for $187.00.
Fantastic tyres dont over inflate
Michelin piolet sport 4 made in China yes China great tyre road feel and grip are great but not a full sports tyre there a fantastic everyday tyre and probably the best at that over infatuation cause ballooning effect I found 34 front 32 back for my ZB Calais perfect seems to keep them quiet and nice to drive any harder and things get disappointing loud and all over the road
What a Difference
Just put these Pilot Sport 4s on my big, heavy, front wheel drive Aurion Presara.
What a difference.
The previous tryes were a more basic comfort type and I was never impressed with the handling. The Presara is not know for good handling - but putting on the Pilots has made an incredible difference.
This big car now sticks to the road like glue. Cornering at high speeds was previously a bit of a nightmare. Now it is great fun as the car is as stable as a rock and eats up the bends without any trouble. (I do a lot of highway driving for work and...
Purchased in December 2019 at Blairs Tryes for $195.00.
Pros: Outstanding wet and dry traction and grip; fairly quiet for a high performance tyre; great straigh-line stability.. Cons: Steering is a bit too light, albeit sharp; Noisier than touring tyres.
Pilot Super Soft Versus 4S
Originally, I replaced my PSS with a set of Bridgy S001's. They were a complete dog, and tram-lined like the proverbial from day one. Couldn't wait to wear them out. I went back to Mitcheys, and stumped up for a set of 4S. What a transformation. Grip is relentless and confidence inspiring. Haven't had rain for a year, hence no feedback on that. Purchased from Tyresales. June 2018. Brilliant service, hence a repeat customer. Only negative is that the rears are down to the wear marks after only 8,500klm,(No Track Work!) while the fronts are i...n good nick. That might simply be the fact that the AUDI TTRS torque distribution is reacting to my right foot accordingly. Have bought two new replacements for the rear. Definitely would buy a full set again.
Questions & Answers
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.
I am a newbie to this and seek suggestions to run-flat tyres, if you can advice on them.
I have to buy new run-flat tires for my IS 300 (225/45/17). The tires that came fitted on the car were Bridgestone ER033 (Costco selling at $190) and they crashed out at under 30k kms. My searching around has given me options to look at Michelin PS4 (expensive $260/- in the list), Pirelli P 7 (less expensive). My drive is mostly within city. I am not savvy with these things so asking for. Any suggestions will help me.
Neither the Michelin or Pirelli are run flat tyres. Stick to Bridgestone or the original tyres your vehicle came out with.
Hi Steve565 - the models I quoted do come in run flat tires. I would have continued with Bridgestone as these are the ones that came fitted on the car - but the mileage on them is poor despite due diligence and care.
I have not driven on run flat tyres. My belief is they tend to be more hard riding. Tyres wearing out at 30,000 is either tyre pressure or wheel alignment problem. I have a simple solution for tyre pressures, check the tyre placard, find the highest pressure on the placard, keep all tyres at that pressure all the time.
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