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My '09 C4S has about 54,000 miles and I will soon need to replace my front tires. The front tires are Michelin Pilot Sport "N" rated tires. They have been on the car for almost 35,000 miles.

I had Michelin Pilot Sports on the rear but they only lasted 16,000 miles.

My current rear tires still have plenty of useful life in them although honestly I may change them as well. Currently I'm running Hankook Ventus V12 tires on the rear. They are not "N" rated tires and I must say that although they have worn well and still have plenty of useful life in them after 19,000 miles, they do not have the performance feel to them of the Michelin Pilot Sports they replaced. They don't grip the road and handle the way the Michelin Pilot Sports did. I guess I traded performance and handling for durability and price.

All that now said, I am asking for input from the group about experience with replacement tires. I am thinking of putting a new set of "N" rated tires on the front now. Then in a few months when the Hankooks are more worn replace them as well with "N" rated tires. However, I am not opposed to replacing all four tires and just put the Hankooks in storage in case I need them in the future.

Does anyone have any comments about which "N" rates tires to get or avoid? I'm not looking to get into a debate over whether or not to get "N" rate tires - I've been down that road before. I'm simply asking for recommendations about which "N" rated tires people like or dislike. I drive about 100 miles a day on good highways in central Texas. I have plenty of opportunity to get my C4S up to autobaun speeds, not that I would ever exceed the speed limit. I like a quiet tire but I realize that a quiet ride in a C4S is something of an oxymoron.

Any feedback?

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My '09 C4S has about 54,000 miles and I will soon need to replace my front tires. The front tires are Michelin Pilot Sport "N" rated tires. They have been on the car for almost 35,000 miles.

I had Michelin Pilot Sports on the rear but they only lasted 16,000 miles.

My current rear tires still have plenty of useful life in them although honestly I may change them as well. Currently I'm running Hankook Ventus V12 tires on the rear. They are not "N" rated tires and I must say that although they have worn well and still have plenty of useful life in them after 19,000 miles, they do not have the performance feel to them of the Michelin Pilot Sports they replaced. They don't grip the road and handle the way the Michelin Pilot Sports did. I guess I traded performance and handling for durability and price.

All that now said, I am asking for input from the group about experience with replacement tires. I am thinking of putting a new set of "N" rated tires on the front now. Then in a few months when the Hankooks are more worn replace them as well with "N" rated tires. However, I am not opposed to replacing all four tires and just put the Hankooks in storage in case I need them in the future.

Does anyone have any comments about which "N" rates tires to get or avoid? I'm not looking to get into a debate over whether or not to get "N" rate tires - I've been down that road before. I'm simply asking for recommendations about which "N" rated tires people like or dislike. I drive about 100 miles a day on good highways in central Texas. I have plenty of opportunity to get my C4S up to autobaun speeds, not that I would ever exceed the speed limit. I like a quiet tire but I realize that a quiet ride in a C4S is something of an oxymoron.

Any feedback?

P Zeros from Pirelli

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I just replaced my previous PS2 with the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport. They seem to be a little quieter than the PS2s and handling seems to be as good or better. I have been very impressed that they managed to improve on the PS2.

But on the bright side Michelin dropped the price pretty substantially (~25% I believe) which brings them much closer in line with the top-name competition.

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Just replaced OEM Bridgestones at 23K, rears down to markers, fronts have a few K left.

Bought Sport Classic package with PS2's will replace with Bridgestones when worn out!!!!

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