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First impressions of Mich Super Sports

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Had some Michelin Super Sports fitted yesterday morning at a local tyre specialist. http://www.merrow-tyres.co.uk/

 

Have to say, after you ignore the very strange address name, what a great place. They were able to get hold of a full set of super sports within 24hours at a price that blew most places out of the water. Very knowledgable and they took great care of the car. Snuck a look in while they were working and good to see protectors were placed over the wheels to ensure absolutely no scratches. Great place and i would definitely recommend them.

 

Well what do i think of the tyres. Well for starters you can now get the super sports at the same approx price as the original bridgestones so it was common sense to give them a try. I wasn't expecting a big difference and i admit i've not been able to push the car as im just taking it carefully given new rubber and wet roads (talk about understeer :scare::drive1 ).

 

Initial impressions are very very impressive.

 

1) Steering feels much much lighter - not sure why but i like it feels more fluid

2) Less tram lining but will need to confirm after experience of more roads

3) No grinding whilst cold and on full lock. One thing i hated about the bridgestones was on a cold morning at full lock the tyres were rock hard and it would just slip and catch making a horrible grinding noise. No issue with the SS's they are a lot softer.

 

Time will tell but so far love them, car feels much much better.

 

If anyone wants tyres quickly at a great price where they will look after your car check out merrows.

 

Will

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Let me know how they get on further down the line will, next month il be ordering mine still, be good to get a final verdict just before I spend 700 :lol:

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Let me know how they get on further down the line will, next month il be ordering mine still, be good to get a final verdict just before I spend 700 :lol:

 

At the end of the day for £700 you aren't going to get crap :lol:

 

I had 2 sets of REO50As before the MPSSs and they are quieter and noticeably better in the cold/wet but obviously not had a decent run in the dry yet only had then since Jan :lol:

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Was funny as he was talking to the customers. He said to one chap - "look its wet out there and these are brand new rubbers - the car will understeer be very very careful" - to the next guy " you have bigger tyres its going to be a nightmare take it very easy" .... then he looked at me " as for you with how much rubber you have on the rear you better crawl around roundabouts until you've done 30 miles lol" . Out on the road i was acutely aware of what he meant.....oh boy "

 

You are right dave road noise was lessened too

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looking forward to getting my sessantas on next week as well ................... not looking forward to draining my wallet though :wacko: (£760 for the 4) - how much were the MPSS's ?

 

Plus I'm getting 4 wheel alignment done tomorrow as well - probably its ok...............but with new rubber going on !!!!!

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Ummm, well i got a cracking deal........£1020. They used to be a fair bit more but now are competitive with the bridgestones.

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Ummm, well i got a cracking deal........£1020. They used to be a fair bit more but now are competitive with the bridgestones.

ouch !!!!

i did ok then ????

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Dont know much about the sessantas im afraid andy.

 

From talking to sly, local suppliers and the usual suspects it seemed clear you couldnt beat the super sports even though they are dear, so thought if i was going to fork out for tyres i may as well get the best. Crazy that the original bridgestones go for the same price nowadays too

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hmm - when hunting got those priced as well I better not tell you how much)

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:) cheapest on line for me was £928 (thanks again colin for the link) but didnt want the hassle of organising fitting. Sly would get them and fit for slightly more but couldnt get them in time. All other places were a lot more than 1020 so im happy i got a good deal with tyres that i could get a good turn around on at a place that would look after the wheels.

 

Good luck with your tyres, post up how you find them.

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yeah - these were from a local fitter to me - but only pulling yer leg - it was marginally cheaper but only by a tenner :boxing:

 

good to know about the cold crabbing, road noise ? and tram lining

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Early to tell but road noise does seem less and theres definitely less tram lining. Will let you know more after a few more miles :)

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Costco are pretty good if you have one nearby. Michelin trained tyre fitters and a good price :thumbs:

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Costco are pretty good if you have one nearby. Michelin trained tyre fitters and a good price :thumbs:

 

Where's Costco to?

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Ok, driven for a couple of hundred more miles and I can safely say I love these tyres an wish id put them on ages ago. Far superior to the bridgestones.

 

Definitely less tram lining but the biggest difference is the car feels so much more balanced. Steering feels a lot lighter and very positive. Love em

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Had mine for about 4000 miles and cannot fault them in all weather conditions. Totally agree with the greatly reduced tyre noise

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