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View Poll Results: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 or Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS ??
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 5 100.00%
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Old 03-24-2022, 09:34 PM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 or Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS ??

If you had a sport sedan and want decent all-around grip/handling in all four seasons, which would you buy ??
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AS4, with the caveat that the one compromise on them is ride quality.
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Old 03-24-2022, 09:41 PM   #3
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Are Conti dsw not an option in your size?
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AS4, with the caveat that the one compromise on them is ride quality.
I'm kinda leaning on the Michelins as well.

I've had 2 or 3 sets of Michelins on my E46 and I've been pretty happy with them. I think I tried Pirelli P-Zeros too, but I tend to like the Michelins just a touch better.
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Are Conti dsw not an option in your size?
I believe they have it in 225/45-17, but I've never driven with Contis, although I've read they're quite highly-rated.
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I’ve had the Michelin a/s on multiple cars and love them. When the Michelin PS4 tires run out on my new 4, I will replace them with the A/S whatevers.

They are as close as you can get to summers in an A/S. Caveat is, I don’t really know how well they do in anything but very light snow.
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I am not familiar with the Bridgestone tire you have here - but I have Mich PS A/S 4 on my E9, E38 and E23 currently (yeah - three cars with the same tire).
FYI - I have used that tire (or its earlier versions) on my E38's since 2003 or so. Probably about 400,000 miles all told.
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I believe they have it in 225/45-17, but I've never driven with Contis, although I've read they're quite highly-rated.
I love them, and I know Nick speaks very highly of them also. They seem to be 90+% of the Michelins (with a number of things they do better) for 75-% of the cost. In this segment, they'd get my vote.
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I love them, and I know Nick speaks very highly of them also. They seem to be 90+% of the Michelins (with a number of things they do better) for 75-% of the cost. In this segment, they'd get my vote.
They give up a lot in dry grip vs. the Michelins. But they have much better ride quality. The Michelin feels like a summer tire that just happens to work in cold conditions and mild snow. The DWS is a great tire, but no one will tell you that it feels like a summer tire.

I like the DWS a lot, but I'd be careful about how I compare it.
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I just bought Continental DWS06 for my E92 for everyday driving. I have a couple long drives next week, so I can report back after then. These replaced a combo of Michelin PS2s and Michelin runflats. I liked the feel on my 10 mile drive back from the tire shop.
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