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Tires: what alternatives to Michelin do you recommend?

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I need to replace the rear tires on my 2007 C4s and it turns out the Michelin Pilot Super Sports are completely unavailable, with no ETA. Even if one makes allowance for the odd size and likely small demand, that is still pretty shocking. What alternative have you tried and what do you recommend? Car is a daily driver, street driven, I value quiet running (not that our cars are *that* quite, but would rather not add running noise).

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Agree they need to match (have MPSS on all four currently), but they wear at different rates. I drive about 12,000 mi per year, do one or two DE days per year (with the street tires), so I replace the rears more frequently than the fronts. Now, for the first time I will be forced to use Pirellis but don't want to replace all four as I don't want to waste the fronts that still have half the thread.


Which non Michelin tires come close to the MPSS?

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If you want to save money, buy 4 new Hankooks or Kumhos. 4 tires cost about the same as 2 rear Michelins. Don't mx & match tires.


Nothing will out perform your current MPSS, especially when you go to the DE.

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check out Bridgestone S-04s.    I bought car used with Pzeros.  Rears need replacing so i put S-04s on rears (even though I knew and heard "don't mix tires").   DD here too.   Really, commuting only 20 miles each way.  I'm happy with the Bridgestones.   Fronts wore out and put S-04s on front.  Price is right.  I've heard wear is good too.   One draw back, they're not "N" rated as suggested by Porsche.   Seem like a good alterative to the Michelins PSS.  

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