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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    Just got some quotes for new tyres and not sure if I should go with OEM Bridgestone or Michellin PS4.

    Set of 4 is about $1400 for PS4 and $1500 for RE050A

    I also considered Continental C6 but apparently they wear quick...
    They are about $1400

    What are your thoughts ?
     
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    I can't comment on the others, but curious, you're not considering Bridgestone RE003s? I have found them better than the RE050A's and they're cheaper. When I did my research, they were a common favourite for their performance relative to price. They have exceeded my expectations.
     
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    1000% PS4s - I replaced my RE050A's with Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2s (bit cheaper than the PS4s) and are so much better - just grips and go's off the line now and even steering feels sharper compared to the bridgestones and even in the wet their quite good. Have done about 10,000ks on them so far and their still the same. The PS4's would be even better I imagine
     
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    I did not even know about those. I ll have a look to see how much they cost
     
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    PS4, no question in my mind.
     
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    Ron,
    For clarification was the quote for PS4, or PS4S? Either way, they are both on another level to the B RE050's.
    I agree with Dre too. The B 003's shyte on
    050's.
    If PS4S's fit your budget, they are the tyre to get. Sensational performance in all areas, wearing good so far (~20k) and they look great too. I can't rate them highly enough.
     
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    PS4 I believe. Will have to double check.
    The oem are still okay after 38 000 but have no grip in wet. There is still 1-2 mm of thread left but they spin in wet at touch of accelerator. They just don't feel safe
     
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    That's the same as my set on the redline right now. I've just done 41k and they spin like crazy in the wet. Even fast take offs in the dry will spin too. The best is taking off the ESP and traction control and see what happens. Reminds me of the days with my VN 5.0 BT1 Ex police car that I treasured for 5 years.
     
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    i dont think that would be hard for any tyre (i dont like them).
    but i guess its all about how your drive on them.
    i currently have 050s on the front and 003s on the rear. i probably would have got 007s if i realised they were a thing.

    PS4S are arguably the best tyre available according to the grapevine, not sure about normal PS4
     
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    OEM bridgys pretty poor, OEM contis poorer.
     
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    The PS4 is certainly a good tyre. Better than the Bridgy's.
     
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    Nitrate Thunder Couldn't afford Redline

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    Michellin **** all over the Bridgestones, have a look at track times and reviews. Bonus if you can get them cheaper. If it was the PS2 I would say no but the PS4 Sport are fantastic.
     
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    +1 for the PS4
     
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    Well that's settled then... Michellin it is...
     
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    I'm in the same boat, got some prices last week, my Turanzo's are still original and rear one are getting low, have 56,800kms.
    Jaxs had PS4 $285, PS4S $375, RE003 $365, Pirelli Dragon $289 other shop had Hankook K117 $220

    I'm thinking of going with the PS4
     
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    I've run a lot of tyres on my Commodores and E3. Bridgestone 050A's, is used to rate as the better tyre of the OEM bunch, but decided to change to Conti's (5P on the front of the HSV and 6's on the rear), and whilst a good tyre when new, were terrible by the time they were half worn. To the point where I got rid of the rears as I lost faith in the car at highway speed in corners (I used to drive Sydney to the Gong and back 5 days a week). The back end would shift sideways on anything other than perfect surfaces. The spare set of Contis are now on the daily SV6 and I am just chewing them up to get rid of them. They're struggling to handle the power of the V6 even.

    I went to PS4S on the rear of the HSV and they're as sticky as and feel very reliable. Mileage, I can't comment as I've had some work done on the car now and it doesn't get out much anymore, but when it does, it cops a flogging.

    I still have a set of RE050As to go one the SV6, but after that, it will be PS4S on anything I drive that they make a tyre for.
     
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