Hey guys and welcome to another episode of Know Your Mods. I’m Ron your host from Modbargains and today I’m talking about
the new successor to the Pilot Super Sport from Michelin… the Michelin
Pilot Sport 4S. It is incredible it is the new Max-Performance Summer tire that they just released a couple months back and it is the best of the best for the
people who are serious and demanding drivers for their sports cars their
luxury cars… This is the tire for it We’re going to talk about a lot of
different things today, we’re going to talk about the technology that’s in it
my own experience with it on the track and we’re going to talk about what makes
this thing so special. Ok so what made this tire so amazing… initially the Pilot
Super Sport for five years was the most revolutionary tire and it led the
marketplace in every single segment and talking about dry the wet and so forth
well they took it to the next step on this tire. And this is like… let’s say the
iPhone 7 was the best of it whatever it is well this is like having
an iPhone 9. For the past five years now the technology has gone up. And what did they what did they focus on well they focused on better better performance in
the dry, better performance in the wet, better tread life, improved road noise
what I mean by road noise less road noise while you’re driving right and
obviously this one is really really I think the biggest point and this is the
safety of them all. It’s the braking, you can actually, it’s a
whole car length of a difference in braking that’s been changed. I got to
drive this on a track and I got to do it put it up against different cars I got
to put it in the wet I got to see the way perform and I could totally tell
there was a difference. It’s an evolutionary step it’s not a complete
revolutionary like the Pilot Super Sport was but it’s everything’s been improved
everything is a win on all levels. So how do they do this
well with the same multi compound that they did before… so let’s talk about the
dry improvements of this tire again the multi compounds on this side this is the
dry side right. Well why is that so important? Well because Michelin created what they called a Variable Contact Patch 3.0 basically as the car leans in right the
car leans in you’re turning on into a corner or whatever you get more
surface contact so at the car leans this is the compound that’s being used so
they’re using a different type of compound than the other side that they
would use for the wet so that’s the dry side the other really cool thing about
the tire they actually created a satin finish on the side so when you’re
showing off your wheels and your tires are really nice on there it looks a lot
better it’s better than any other tire I’ve ever seen so this nice tan finish
is a little fine details that they’ve actually put in as well. So that’s the dry
now let’s talk about the wet side of it so this was on the west side right and
this is going to be for like we’re in the rain when we’re we’re not cornering
were driving in right so on this side is called silica infused wet compounds and
that basically translates into what 5 to 10 feet at 60 miles an hour of stopping
distance… 10 feet! Think about that that’s being in a car or not hitting a car or
if your teen is texting and driving her reaction time might be a little slow
so that 10 feet is dramatic. That improvement that technology improvement
you can’t get that anywhere else you can try to upgrade your brakes and so forth
but likely will not get you that distance… this will. Now let’s talk about
something else, I got to talk to the engineers and they actually flew them
out from France they talked about something that was really interesting
something you can’t see on this tire and it’s what’s on the inside. So on the
inside typically we always know that there’s
the the steel belts and so forth well they didn’t do that with this this has a
Kevlar belt that’s called our Aramid-Nylon but why is that important well it
basically makes it lighter weight number one but it also means that with that
strength with all this Kevlar that they have in there it’s able to hold straight
so again when we’re cornering and we’re driving it holds up it’s going to keep
those sidewalls nice I can straight which is amazing. So I got it I got to do
something really incredible we have a very close relationship with Michelin I
got invited out to the Pilot Experience thats why I’m wearing the shirt
and I got to go out on the test track with different vehicles and to put it to
the test I got to put it up against different tires and I got to drive it
all day long on on these tires when they first came out. Now if you have an older
vehicle say Porsche 996 and back then and had I think it was a very first
pilot sports now the technology between the suspension has changed hasn’t
changed all still McPherson struts you might
have better shocks a little bit better but it really hasn’t changed now if I
want to improve that suspension and that handling ability… which is what all these
car and driver and the different magazines that we read… the difference is
really in the tire. So if I put these on my my existing car and I put these new
tires on the performance it just jumps So when we look at track-time numbers…
it’s really just the tire. So there’s nothing that can beat it so just when
you think about it tires can really can really change the whole all the aspects
of the car from road noise the motive is Right braking path the braking distance
that we talked about how it handles in the dry how it handles in the wet these
are all dramatic things. If you are running this is very winter type of
whether… we’re talking about snow freezing weather this is not the tire
for you. Now if it goes below zero degrees you do have to slowly warm these
tires up because of the natural oils that are in here.
So that’s your disclaimer this is again a Summer Performance tire this is not
your winter all season tire. So I love these tires I’m really happy to share
this information with you guys. Now if you guys really like these Know Your Mods…
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you want to connect with us we love hearing back from you. A lot of our
customers have given us feedback on this tire we want to hear back from your
feedback it’s been out for a little while now our customers at first were
hesitant and once they put it on they were just basically amazed with it and
they said wow I didn’t expect it to be that much of an improvement. I want to
hear back from you guys I think it’s a big deal let’s put it in the comments
and again I thank you guys for your time for letting me educate you guys on some
of the Know Your Mods especially on this new tire. see you guys in the next Know
Your Mods One of the cool things about the tire is
where we actually elevated being from the Pilot Super Sports which
is already an awesome tire… and the go to for most cases. So
what we’ve done is we were able to increase the dry breaking, the wet
braking, and a driving

Know Your Mods Ep16 : Tires – Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S)

5 thoughts on “Know Your Mods Ep16 : Tires – Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S)

  • May 2, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Would you recomend these, the pilot super sport or the A/S 3 + for Southern Cali on a G35 at 397whp? I like going fast!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    Looking forward to these tires. Ordered a set for my wife’s 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T. We had some Toyo Proxes 4 Plus (All Seasons) when we bought the car in July 2018. So I’d like to see what the difference will be. Her car comes with 225/45/18’s (Stock), and I got the Michelin’s in a 245/45/18. The tires should arrive on 5/30/2019. Cheers!

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  • June 10, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    I have a 2010 528i BMW it has run flats can I switch to these tires with my car? And if I do will they look almost similar since there sporty looking tires?

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  • June 13, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    Im going to buying tires .. im looking at the Conti Sport6.. but now you have my attention!! Im going to do a buy.. ride … and Review in the Podcast! Thank you for the cool info and great channel. You have new followers from the #topsnappodcast

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  • July 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    Damn confused. Bought 2 rear online .. the 2 tires appear to be eather 2 rightside or 2 left side anyone have a clue on these ps4s what direction and side they go on. I should have received 2 backs due to the receipt states put them on the rear

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