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  1. babwine

    babwine Karting

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    Pirelli or Michelin for 458 Spider .... everyday driving.
     
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  3. Need4Spd

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    MP4S. Tires make up a huge part of the character and performance of the car.


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  4. plastique999

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    I second this... have M4S on my 16M and love them for all weather purposes.
    M cup2’s on my Speciale can be slippery when cold...tires break loose if not up to temp.


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  5. Nsd991

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    Got rid of Pzeros and replaced with MP4S. Michelin much better
     
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  6. sampelligrino

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    I was a little surprised to experience this as well, just had new Cup2s put on my Speciale and now even with the wheel straight and all nannies on I get wheel spin on demand with a bit of throttle

    Have not found a street tire better than MPS4S for most if not all purposes aside from tracking, I like them much better than PZero in my Porsche experience
     
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  8. up4speed

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    MP4S, do not hesitate for a second!
     
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  10. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

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    MP4s all day. I ordered my 458 with Michelin's. I believe only MPSS were available at the time. The default tires at the time were Pzero's IIRC which I had on my Cali and didnt like as much as the Michelin's on my 911. I do like the Pzero's on my Lambos however they seem to work better on the Huracan. Most uncomfortable tires were the MScup 2's on the GT3. Rain slicked roads were an adventure even after a light drizzle. Hitting a pothole was like taking an uppercut to the chin.
     
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  12. HardTen

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    Michelin PS4S for sure. I put these tires and Aperta wheels on my ‘15 Spider. Made a huge difference in how the car drove and handled!
     
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  13. plastique999

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    Wow unanimous MPS4!


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  14. Lovedriving

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    PS4S is a great one for sure. I have used them on different cars. For the 458, you may also want to consider the Ferrari spec’d version of the PSS...it’s called PSS K1.


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  15. Need4Spd

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    While no one other than Ferrari and Michelin knows exactly how the K1 spec is different from other PSS tires, the 4s is a generation newer and better.


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  16. babwine

    babwine Karting

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    Thanks for the info. Much appreciated


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  17. bball16

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    Put MPS4 on last month before we shipped car to Arizona for FCA meet. Those tires were amazing at speeds that were a little crazy. I switched from P zeros and I could tell the difference in a second.
     
  18. babwine

    babwine Karting

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    Thanks.
     
  19. dustman

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    Wish I had these on my Speciale years ago. Probably would have enjoyed the car!
     
  20. Bandit23

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    Are you saying P4S?

    so does anyone rate the K1 SuperSport
    I need new tires for 458...
     
  21. Bandit23

    Bandit23 Karting

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    Are you saying PS4S?

    also does anyone rate the K1 spec MSS ?

    my 458 needs new tires ... just wondering whether to stick with K1 OEM spec SS-
    Judging by everyone on here the Pirelli are no good although I have always enjoyed the initial grip you get on the Pirelli
     
  22. Caeruleus11

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    I went from MPSS K1 on my 458 to MPS4S (standard spec) and I find the new tires vastly better. Its probably the very best street sports car tire out there right now.
     
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  23. Bandit23

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    Cool! Thanks for that, I might then go for the newer MPS4S too...
     
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  24. Melvok

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    Front or back ?

    Decided yet ?

    I installed 305's … with no problem !
     
  25. wthensler

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    Do you guys all work for Michelin??.

    Thanks all for your experiences and opinions, I’m blessed to be a member of this wonderful forum.
     

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