: Tire life



Jinx
04-05-13, 01:50 PM
From this thread back in January (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-general/278749-how-long-do-stock-michelins-last.html) I have deduced that I'm probably not going to get much more than 20,000 miles out of the factory tires. Not that I'm surprised, but this is less than I've gotten on my outgoing C6's PS2zp's.

How long have the popular alternatives been on the market? (That thread mentions Hankooks, Continentals, Bridgestones, and Pirellis.) For those who've switched, how are they doing on tire life compared to the OEMs?

Do you all think the new Michelin Super Sports will really deliver closer to 30,000 miles? (It's rated 300 to the PS2's 220.)

Teutonaddict
04-05-13, 02:07 PM
I got 14K from my OE PS2's and then 17K from RE-11's, although the last 3K the back end was pretty squirrely.

I'm holding out hope that the PSS's are much better, but I'm not counting on 30K. 25K would be great. They do have a 30K warranty, so will be interesting to see how folks who drive more than me each year bump into that.

I'm loving the performance of the PSS's, BTW. I would buy them again based on that alone.

V2 has a 25-30% pig penalty in curb weight over your C6, so that helps accelerate the burn rate of your rubber.

FLTRI
04-05-13, 02:54 PM
Are the PSS's available in stock sizes now???

Teutonaddict
04-05-13, 03:05 PM
Sorry, I should have specified that I went with non-OE sizing on my PSS's (and had also with the RE-11's).

FWIW, I did 265/40-19 F and 295/35-19 R.

Jinx
04-05-13, 04:13 PM
265 & 295 -- that looks a little beefier, doesn't it? You wouldn't happen to have photos, would you? It's a small difference; I assume no clearance issues?

FLTRI
04-05-13, 04:24 PM
265 & 295 -- that looks a little beefier, doesn't it? You wouldn't happen to have photos, would you? It's a small difference; I assume no clearance issues?

I'd be interested to see pictures as well. Do they have the shoulder on them that protects the rim? Also curious on the price compared to the PS2's...

Trapspeed
04-05-13, 04:52 PM
Are the PSS's available in stock sizes now???

Yes they are. They were limited availability at many shops but available online.

thebigjimsho
04-05-13, 06:03 PM
From this thread back in January (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-general/278749-how-long-do-stock-michelins-last.html) I have deduced that I'm probably not going to get much more than 20,000 miles out of the factory tires. Not that I'm surprised, but this is less than I've gotten on my outgoing C6's PS2zp's.

How long have the popular alternatives been on the market? (That thread mentions Hankooks, Continentals, Bridgestones, and Pirellis.) For those who've switched, how are they doing on tire life compared to the OEMs?

Do you all think the new Michelin Super Sports will really deliver closer to 30,000 miles? (It's rated 300 to the PS2's 220.)

Well, they do have a mileage guarantee. My Hankooks were on track for about 40k miles on the rear...

RapidRob
04-05-13, 06:47 PM
Sorry, I should have specified that I went with non-OE sizing on my PSS's (and had also with the RE-11's).

FWIW, I did 265/40-19 F and 295/35-19 R.

Pic's would be nice - and how do you like those PSS's now that you've had them for awhile? I'm planning on going with those sizes myself soon ..

Rob