– Hey guys, what’s going on? It’s Alex, from Fitment Industries, and today we’re doing another tire review, and today we’re doing it on
the Michelin Pilot Sport’s 4Ss. Now, the 4S is Michelin’s
answer to the competition. So if you guys didn’t know, Michelin is a very transparent company, and what they pretty much said is that the Super Sports have been a tire that really kinda set
the benchmark of tires, when it came to, well, good summer tires that anybody could buy, and, over time, the competitors caught up. You had Toyos; you had Nittos; you had everybody coming out
with different summer tires that tried to do what the
Super Sports could do. Finally Michelin said, alright,
alright, alright, alright, let’s make a update to the Super Sports, and their answer was,
because the Super Sports are no longer being made, the 4Ss. Now, we decided to put a set on a BMW. It’s got the N54s, got
a couple extra goodies, Silver’s coilovers, and
a bunch of other stuff that he’s planning on doing. He wants to get it ready for the track and just having some fun, obviously, driving it to work and back. So first off, the 4Ss are, by far, exactly what Michelin
tells you that they are. They’re a great summer tire that have a bunch of
different options available, in terms of what it’s good at. It’s good in the rain. It’s good in the cold. It’s good in the warm. It’s good when it’s heated up to temp. It’s good at pretty much
everything Michelin says it is, and now, one of the biggest things that people ask is, are they the best? And the 4Ss, I would say,
are pretty darn close to the best that you could possibly get for a summer toy or a summer vehicle. So there’s a couple
things that the 4Ss have that, I think, really kinda set it apart from other wheels out there. So the first thing that they have is a dynamic response tech, which (clears throat)
essentially is within the tire, and what it allows it to do is you get almost like
different tire compounds, depending on what you’re
doing with the tire. So if you’re under heavy load, if you’re under heavy cornering, because of the way that
they build the tire, it has different compounds in different sections of the tire, and we’ve actually talked
about that in our Tire Talk, and what that allows you to do is gets you the traction that you need when you’re going under heavy loads or when you’re going around
turns or anything like that, and it’s also gonna
give you the reliability and the quietness when you’re
not doing those things. Because you don’t always want, you know, a big, soft-traction patch. You’re not always gonna want
a big heavy-traction patch. You’re gonna want a
combination of the two. So Michelin has figured out a way to put the right compound in
the right spots of the tire, so that, you know, when
you’re driving casually, you’re not gonna notice that you have a performance
tire underneath you, but when you’re going under turns, or maybe you’re going under
heavy load, you do notice it, and you notice it
actually very, very well. Another cool thing about the Michelin 4Ss is that once they’re up to temp, you do almost get a harsher
compound for driving because it’s starting to recognize where the actual full heat cycle is at, and the 4S does a great
job at getting up to temp and kinda staying there without necessarily
ruining any drive quality, which is really, really cool. The biggest problem that
most summer tires have is that they’re not very consistent, and what I mean by that is
when you have a summer tire, there’s always a weakness. It’s water; it’s cold. It’s, you know, anything. It could be traction path. It could be life. The 4Ss just don’t have it. A lot of summer tires, I mean, even when I talked
about the Proxes 888Rs, is that their life was next to nothing. These have a very good lifespan. In fact, most people are reporting
right around 27,000 miles on these tires with
even Michelin offering, I believe it’s a 20,000 mile warranty. So they are a very good
tire that lasts a long time. They do tremendously well
in all sorts of weather, all sorts of conditions,
all sorts of traction, and they come standard
on a lot of awesome cars. You know, if you’re getting a 4S, you are going to be paying
a little bit of extra money, and that’s probably one of the biggest negatives is the price, but Michelin touts itself as
being one of the best tires that you can get for your car is the 4S, and I think that’s where
it really comes down to is what is best for your car because if you want something that is going to have
pretty much everything in one barrel, no questions asked, out the door with everything you want, the 4S is definitely your answer. Now, if you’re looking to stretch a tire or do something like
that or go down a size, these are not gonna be the tires for you. They don’t stretch worth a damn. They don’t really do anything that, I mean, I wouldn’t necessarily, they’re even the most aggressive-looking. They’re not flashy. They’re functional. They’re a very functional tire, and the best thing about that
is that Michelin’s consistency to the 4S and how they’ve made this tire, really the benchmark again, just like they did with the
Super Sport, is bar none, and it definitely touts a good name because even though the 4S is expensive, even though the 4S
obviously doesn’t stretch or anything like that,
it’s a dang good tire, and if you’re willing to pay
the money to get these tires, it’s definitely, definitely worth it. So that is our review on the
Michelin Pilot Sport 4Ss. All in all, great tire,
definitely a 10 out of 10. I mean, these things grip
like nobody’s business, even when we’re going
around and we’re having fun, but at the same time, if
you’re paying a lot of money, you better get what you want. So, I’m Alex from Fitment Industries. Let us know what you would
like to see covered next. We have some Nitto Neo Gens we can cover, SU1s, just let us know. We’d like to see what you guys think about these video series, but I’m Alex from Fitment Industries, and if you’re looking to get tires, check out fitmentindustries.com and pick yourself up
some Michelin Pilot’s 4Ss because, you know, why not? We’ll see you later, peace. (hiphop music)

Driving Review – Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

29 thoughts on “Driving Review – Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

  • January 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm
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    Hi, can anyone Confirm if this tire rating is 71dB?

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  • January 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    just fucking make them in 18 inch!!

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  • January 18, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    i got a set of them last summer. Have them on my 2012 gt mustang. LOVE THEM

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  • January 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    I bought these 2 months ago for my ATS-V to replace the PS2’s the car can with. These don’t handle as good as the PS2’s but!!!! They are super quiet (compared to the PS2’s – obviously), very comfortable – which I feel makes them a little squirrelly around the 11 miles I drive everyday through Mulholland Dr turns- unlike the PS2’s which made it seem like your on rails but they do grip when pushed and especially in the rain which we had our share in Los Angeles. Its really a catch 22- the PS4S give you everything- comfort, low noise, grip, 30K life and great wet control but I miss the surgical handling of the PS2’s. I’m happy with the PS4S’s but do I think I’d like a tire that handles better- YES! If Michelin can makes these PS4S handle like the PS2’s and keep all the PS4S’s awesomeness- that would be an ultimate tire.
    PS- I got 15K out of my PS2’s

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  • February 14, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Appleton

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  • February 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    I've had these tires a week now and everything he said is 100% spot on IMO

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  • March 9, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    I have a set of these tires and they are great. 👍

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  • March 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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    Question. will the michelin ps4s outperform OEM tires on a bmw?

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  • March 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Warranty on the 4s is 30k

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  • March 22, 2019 at 10:36 am
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    What about the Goodyear Eagle Asymetric 5, I know it is better compare Michelin pilot sport 4 with these Goodyear tires, but I think Goodyear are also pretty awesome and for Michelin, Goodyear is a nice competitor. So what do you think, or does anybody from FI tried/had or have Goodyear tires?

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  • April 4, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    Do you really need a performance car for these tires?

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  • April 6, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    can you stretch it 10mm? Meaning, if I have an OEM 235 on my car, I think I want to go with the 225's because the sidewalls are so big and the contact patch is so wide on these pilot sports.. They tend to run Large! Am I not correct about that? I have asked around. Everyone says they are "beefy" or Large. So, I am wondering if just 10mm is acceptable because I dont want a fat tire with a huge sidewall. I just want to keep it like OEM, not increase the size and these tires run large. So dont misunderstand what I am saying. I dont want to reduce the physical size, I want to retain the OEM physical size by cutting down these over-sized tires to a 225 from a 235. That's not a lot.

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  • April 19, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    Great video Can you make a video about the cross climate plus? Thanks

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  • April 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    I believe it's a 30k warranty for PS4S

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  • May 3, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    There's no such thing as "transparent company" in the money making business, you can't say it's an all around tire ( you said it's good on dry, it's good on the rain) and then you when on to say " it is good for a "summer" car and through the video you kept saying "summer tire".
    Lastly, pretty easy to learn all the facts and technical aspects of the tires you juts talk about as you just sounded like you were reading the brochure they have.

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  • May 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Are these run flats?

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  • May 13, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    These or the firestone Indy 500?

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  • May 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    It only last 27,000 miles ? If so … forget that !

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Just ordered these for my Focus RS. It came new with Pilot Sport Cup 2s, but not only are they very expensive to replace (when compared to the price of these anyway), but they're not great in the rain. It rains a lot here, and I'm not about to pay double for the occasional advantage in dry weather.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Are those 4s run flats or standard tires I want to get 4 new Michelin tires but it has to be run flats so is these are I'll get them?

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  • June 14, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Have them on my Mustang Gt now… one of the best tires ive ever driven on..

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  • July 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    I just ordered them for my Mustang. Thanks for the review!

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  • July 15, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    Urgent question: Are there Zero Pressure (ZP)/ Run Flat Michelin Pilot Sport 4s ? Yes or No. If no, then what will you do in case if the tire damaged or blow out? my car is not coming with spare tyres that's why i concern about.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    My supper sports lasted 1 year in the read average daily driver low speeds ..major inside ware oh my wife is out for Michelin…a argument just ended i got 2 pilot sports 4s for replacement i hope they do better then a year.
    98 528i is what i drive.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    Just as a thought: I just mounted the Michelin PS4S on my M2 and they're absolutely incredible. They are so high performance in every way it really blows my mind. However with their absolutely superb traction they kinda took away what I almost loved most about my RWD M car. The muscle car 'ish feeling of having a lively rear end. No joke, the M2 now feels like an A45 AMG. The difference between the factory Continental SC3 and the Michelin is beyond what I could imagine. No question, the Michelin gets 5 Stars from me. They did nothing wrong. I'm just not sure if it's the right tyre to bring me the most smiles on my commute. Is it too good?

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    These are stock on Porsche (N zero code ), and definitely recommend.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    I agree with your review but after taking off the Super Sports and fitting the Pilot 4S, Smooth, quiet ride on the + side. On the – side, the car feel 600lbs heavier. So much rooling resistance that I’m stalling the car on take-off. Wet handling is epic. Dry is excellent as well. Overall a good compromise tire.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    Just bought 4 of these for my e46 m3, 265/30/19 rears and 235/35/19 fronts.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    This would have been a better review if it didn't have the ghetto music in the background

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  • September 11, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    Take a shot every time he says 4s…

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