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Old 08-20-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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How durable are Michelin Pilot Super Sport on the track?

I have a stock BRZ with Michelin Pilot Super Sports on stock rims. I'm going to attend a track day, and I'm wondering how durable the PSSs are on the track. This is my daily driven car and the tires are superb on the street, and I don't want to destroy them in one day on the track.

Does anyone have any experience with these tires? Thanks!
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I have these tires on my Cayman S and my track wheels for my BRZ. I have put over 6k miles with them on the Cayman, of that 500-700 miles are track miles. And I drove to and from Texas from PA. Still have tread left. I have 1,600 miles on the ones on the BRZ, about 300 track miles... no issues. Great tires. You should be fine. Especially if you are a beginner, you won't be pushing the car very hard.
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I have a stock BRZ with Michelin Pilot Super Sports on stock rims. I'm going to attend a track day, and I'm wondering how durable the PSSs are on the track. This is my daily driven car and the tires are superb on the street, and I don't want to destroy them in one day on the track.

Does anyone have any experience with these tires? Thanks!
You will be fine. If you over drive them, then you will possibly chunk them, but it's all driver induced, not a problem with the tire.
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If anything you'll be able to get your tires pro rated if the tread life doesn't last too long
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Thanks for the info, guys!
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You will be fine. If you over drive them, then you will possibly chunk them, but it's all driver induced, not a problem with the tire.
Oops, I guess I over drove mine... they chunked after 5 track days 245/35-18 x 4
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Oops, I guess I over drove mine... they chunked after 5 track days 245/35-18 x 4
You chunked 245 tires?...time to go to the red box bro. Cool that driving down.
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You chunked 245 tires?...time to go to the red box bro. Cool that driving down.
But..... @RehabJeff86 kept saying more gas more gas! Jk... Not sure why.. I wasn't really driving that hard (very little slip, traction control in sport mode with low intervention), and hardly ever going WOT!
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How durable are Michelin Pilot Super Sport on the track?

Dont think mkivsoopra overdriven those tires, more like peeled off from understeering

BTW, dont think MPSS are good track tires...
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I think on lighter cars like our's, they're fine as mentioned.

I've seen them chunk pretty badly, but only on heavier cars (335i, TT-RS, etc.)
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Very durable tires
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Dont think mkivsoopra overdriven those tires, more like peeled off from understeering
That was my guess when he said he wasn't leaning on the car very hard. Fortunately, that's easy to fix.
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I think it does depend on your driving.

As a driver you need to adapt to and drive with what you have.

You can't drive your car like a race setup if it has stock alignment with stock tires. You will chunk them.

I learned this after I did a session and initially thought the OEM tires were giving up. But I sat down and took a good hard look at what I was doing and realized I was just trying to drive them too hard. Getting on the throttle to early in corners especially.

Try to do some laps with minimal tire squeal (and traction intervention if you have it on, oversteer if you have it off). You will see it helps you get smoother.

Take what I have to say with a grain of salt, I only started tracking this year.
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