View Full Version : Barts getting some new shoes today

11-02-2013, 02:00 PM
Car is currently at the dealership getting some new Michelin Pilot A/S 3's installed to replace the Pirellis. With the very few kms I have had on the Pirellis I wasn't too impressed. We'll see how the Michys are. Went with the stock 205/40/17 size due to limited sizes.

11-02-2013, 02:05 PM
Looking forward to your thoughts on the tires. One other 500 owner had them installed and said they had a good amount of rolling resistance, had them removed and they were sent back to Michelin.

11-02-2013, 05:31 PM
I just got a set and yes, they have higher rolling resistance. But boy do they stick. And very stiff side wall compered to the originals. I had the 16 inch wheels on the Abarth with the Pirellis. My mpg dropped about 2 mpg on the highway with the Michelins.

11-02-2013, 07:23 PM
What do you mean by rolling resistance?

11-02-2013, 07:34 PM
What do you mean by rolling resistance?

See here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=175

11-05-2013, 11:31 PM
I don't know about rolling resistance, but I am very happy with these tires so far. Much quieter than the P-Zeros, stick like glue in the rain (so far) and unlike the Pirellis that just lit up when boost came on strong, these tires are teaching me a thing or two about torque steering now. Snow will not be too far in the distant future so we'll see how they hold up then. As for mpg? I never keep track of that stuff especially when it cost a third the price to fill my car over my truck.

11-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Interesting, I've just spent 3 days in the rain with the Pirelli's and been quite impressed. How many miles on yours when you started getting loose in the rain?

11-06-2013, 10:45 PM
About 1200kms on the car when the switch took place, so I guess maybe 800miles. Everyone has always talked about breaking tires in, but in my experience when I have bought good tires they have been good from the get go.

11-07-2013, 09:31 AM
Breaking in the tires has more to do with removing the mold release from the surface than anything else.