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Hi GTR lover's,

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 - anyone using them?

Found a basic review here -
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Launched - TyreReviews
which says they are good at high speeds on track, whereas the mpss can bounce a bit at high speeds as we know..

and Michelin info here-
MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 | Tyres | MICHELIN

I wouldn't mind trying some, and am basically looking for something like the mpss, but with slightly harder sidewalls for the track high speeds.. and obviously good dry/wet normal road weather use like mpss..

Cant find much info on people using them on the R35s yet... so its hard to choose what tyre sizes would be best? same as mpss square OR staggered? or even stock ...

Thanks

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Just ordered a set in Germany:
Cup 2's:
Front: 295/30R20
Rear: 305/30R20

Going on the car Sunday for TF at the Ring and for SPA Monday and Tuesday. I have had the R888's on for the last year so will let you know how it goes.
 

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Only person I know is JCR and he loves them.
Graham
Can you get him on here to give us a review? thanks

Litchfield were testing these a while back. They should be the best available road legal tyre for grip.
Have they done a review on them anywhere, that we can read up on? thanks

Just ordered a set in Germany:
Cup 2's:
Front: 295/30R20
Rear: 305/30R20
Going on the car Sunday for TF at the Ring and for SPA Monday and Tuesday. I have had the R888's on for the last year so will let you know how it goes.
Sweet, keep us posted please bud.. :D would like to know how they are on the road as well, wet and dry.. thanks
 

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You seen the price yet ??
 

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Cup 2's:
Front: 295/30R20 430,00€
Rear|: 305/30R20 399,00€
ants101 how come you chose that stance? thanks

Front: 295/30R20
Rear|: 305/30R20
 

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Just looked at Tyre Leader and they're not showing 285s in 20" so I guess that's why?
general staggered MPSS is -
275/35ZR20/XL 102 (Y)
305/30ZR20/XL 103 (Y)


cup 2 Sizes available in XL on tyreleader are -
295/30 ZR20 101Y
305/30 ZR20 103Y
325/30 ZR20 106Y

non XL
245/35 ZR20 91Y
265/35 ZR20 95Y
345/30 ZR20 106Y
 

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I have been recommended by a few people to try this combine for the track. Does anybody have an opinion on 325/30R20 for the rear (I have an 11 inch rear)?
would that stance be ok for road use as well? I wonder if they would last as long as mpss as well.. on the road, with a few track days thrown in.
 

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I was happy with a stagger on the R888s 285/315....on the Cup 2s would 295/325 be closer to this then 295/305.....? I just don't know....Any opinions?
 

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Apparently the speedo would be out for starters with the 325/30 rear....
well with mpss 275/305 mine is out by roughly 5mph lower, didnt realize until i was using some android gps satnav a while back. :mad:
 

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Fantastic tyre all round for sure!!

Balance is something which is obviously down to personal preference but in my experience running a 295 front tyre with the 305 rear does introduce issues (for various reasons) .. but, bigger has to be better right?? ;)

Running the 265F/305R is my preferred option and by the end of the year there will be quite a few more options that will suit the balance nicely. A larger front to rear stagger is required on this tyre over that of the SuperSport.

Best of luck :)
 

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Fantastic tyre all round for sure!!

Balance is something which is obviously down to personal preference but in my experience running a 295 front tyre with the 305 rear does introduce issues (for various reasons) .. but, bigger has to be better right?? ;)

Running the 265F/305R is my preferred option and by the end of the year there will be quite a few more options that will suit the balance nicely. A larger front to rear stagger is required on this tyre over that of the SuperSport.

Best of luck :)

hi JCR_GTR,

What problems does the larger stagger bring and why is it needed? also what are they like on the road dry/wet/wear rate compared to mpss?

also are they good on track with no high speed bounce like mpss or not?

thanks a lot bud

chron
 
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