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S03s and PS2s tires

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Auraraptor, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    I was thinking of switching my tires from S03s to PS2s. The S0s while great in rain have a bad habit of tramlining. I was thinking of switching over to PS2s but I don't want the tramline issue. Anyone with experience with both on the same car? I am interesting in how they compare.
     
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  3. jssans

    jssans Formula Junior

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    I just switched from the Bridgestones 200 miles ago. I notice a slightly softer ride with the PS2's. Grip feels the same to me. I got a good price at tirerack.com I'm pretty loyal to Michelin on my cars. I hope Ferrari SpA forgives me. I think there is a recent thread on some of this: http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74178
     
  4. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

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    Why wouldn't Ferrari be happy for you to be driving on the tires that have given them their only F1 win this year?
     
  5. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    I recall that thread, thanks for the link though. My specific point of interest was in any (apparent) difference between the wheels to follow road groves/become easily 'distracted' (ie tramlining). Did you notice any difference?
     
  6. jssans

    jssans Formula Junior

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    I haven't noticed any tramlining with the PS2's. I have to be honest & say that I had not noticed it with the Bridgestones either. I took the F355 on a 1000 mi, 16 hour trip on the Bridgestones and the tires felt fine on the Bridgestones. My front tires were worn to an extreme on the inside of the tires. Have you experienced that on your front tires with the Bridgestones?
     
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  8. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

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    I have had both, but not on the same car. I have the ps2's on my porsche and they handle beautifully and do not seem to be particularly prone to wandering. They are superb wet tires and are very responsive. I am running 225/265 combo so depending on model of car, if your needs are a lot wider tire they may behave differently. Also my car is very light, but I have found the ps2 to be a great all around tire. Hope that helps.
     

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