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Old 05-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are the best tires I've run on my Camaro

I was planning a road trip from Los Angeles to Joliet, IL for the Heidt's Performance Car Challenge, so too far to get there on my usual favorite NT-05's and then race on them without having to change them at the 3 events I plan on running out in the midwest....

anyway after watching how well Jordan from JDP Motorsports did on them at Run to the Coast in February, I decided to try them....these Michelin's aren't cheap, but they worked great on the highway, even in the heavy rain we encountered along the way, especially in the Ozarks...

at the Heidt's event, these tires stuck great, on the road course they held during the fast corners, on the Speed Stop, they had plenty of grip to help get the Camaro stopped and the autocross they were very impressive, as I won the autocross event with the fastest time....

So, I highly recommend these tires, they are by far the best tire I have used on my Camaro and given the results at the event this last weekend, I will find it hard to use a different tire....

and just an FYI, Michelin did not give the tires, I purchased them from Rudy at Tire Rack, so my review is objective and used my $1400 to buy them, I feel I got my money's worth out of these tires...I will see how they hold up after Midwest Muscle Car Challenge on Memorial Day weekend, but they still have lots of treadlife after 2100 miles and 2 full days of racing.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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I have ran the Michelin Pilot tires on my sport bike, if the tires for your Camaro do as well as the bike tires, they are a winner.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I think these will be my next victim.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:09 AM   #4
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What sizes did you go with on what rim width? A 295/315 might be interesting with these if they'd fit. I know they run kinda wide.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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What sizes did you go with on what rim width? A 295/315 might be interesting with these if they'd fit. I know they run kinda wide.
285/35-20 front/295/35-20 rear.. I was going to try 295's all the way around, but was concerned about them rubbing in the front..I know Jordan ran the sizes your suggesting but not sure what offsets he was running on his wheels. The 295's are as wide as my Nitto NT-05's in a 315/35....
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #6
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They are the #1 rated Max performance tire on our website TireRack.com . They are the best overall when you combine great wet and dry performance, good noise and ride comfort and they also wear better than most competitors.

You sometimes get what you pay for and the Michelin Pilot Super Sport definately deliver.
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nice review, hope your having fun out there.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #8
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Will be ordering these within the next few weeks. the stock goodyear tires the 1le came with are garbage. anybody think ill run into problems with a 315 in the back ?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #9
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One of my two picks, other being Invos, after seeing results and talking to Jordan at JDP, for my intended uses which is DD and 3-4 auto x's a year. I have 20x9 and 20x10 TSW's so need to go with 255/40 and 295/35's to keep speedo close to correct.
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285/35-20 front/295/35-20 rear.. I was going to try 295's all the way around, but was concerned about them rubbing in the front..I know Jordan ran the sizes your suggesting but not sure what offsets he was running on his wheels. The 295's are as wide as my Nitto NT-05's in a 315/35....
I plan on 10.5 and 11" as my original plan was to run a square 305 setup and accept the minor rubbing at full lock. I'm thinking these would be close up front and wider in the rear. I'm just hoping forgestar/nineball gets the offsets for that so I don't have to shell out for forgeline this fall. If not I'll bite the bullet.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #11
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When running smaller diameters like the 285/35, did you take any measures to correct the computer? I would love to something like these but I've always been concerned about it messing up the odometer, abs, traction control, and who knows what else. I've been told that I can get the computer reprogrammed but at the moment I am preserving my warranty.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #12
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But how do they compare with the NT05?
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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When running smaller diameters like the 285/35, did you take any measures to correct the computer? I would love to something like these but I've always been concerned about it messing up the odometer, abs, traction control, and who knows what else. I've been told that I can get the computer reprogrammed but at the moment I am preserving my warranty.

My Camaro is a 1LE, so the tires were very close to the stock diameter, so no adjustments were necessary.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #14
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But how do they compare with the NT05?

The NT-05 is has great grip, and I have always liked running them, but there are trade off's in running them, like they wear out quickly, but they do cost less...but the Pilot Super Sports have better wet and dry grip than the NT-05's and seem like they will last considerably longer than the NT-05's.

That part I am still testing, but will have a complete review and opinion by July 10th after competing in another 3-4 multi-day events and then driving the Camaro back to So. Cal.
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