Ps4s vs sport contact 6

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  • #137731

    Lucky_
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    A bit of a long shot but has anyone tried both Michelin Ps4s tyre and the Continental sport contact 6?

     

    Just seeing which one is better in all round whether usage and whether they help with the torque steer.

     

    Always had sport contacts on my vxr and they were decent but the RS is a different animal. They were bad for tyre wear though.

    #137732
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    well I was on the cusp of trying a set of 235/40×18 sport contact 6s, but just seen the 18″ rims i was going to drop on have just gone up by £200 so holding fire at the moment, I’ve read loads and it seems the 6s grip and stop better in all weather, are a bit comfier ( slightly softer sidewalls). Only thing anyone seems to gripe about is their tyre wear seeing as they seem to be a softer compound than the mich’s  to achieve the high grip , that doesnt worry me being as I only do a few 1000 a year in it. I really do think the michelins love a bit of tramlining and torque/veersteer !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #137740

    mab
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    I’ve been running Sport Contact 6 for a few months now & still no veering steering as with the PS4s. Excellent in wet & dry. Maybe won’t last as many miles but who cares when having so much fun.



    Dreamscience U3

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    Continental Sport Contact 6

    #137741

    Lucky_
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    Contis are £10 cheaper a tyre at kwikfit for the 19s. I’ve got those Oz lightweight alloys. I know people have said the Ps4s have reduced the torque steer but was hoping someone has tried both to compare. I don’t mind the trye wear if its a better tyre. I done about 38k in 7 and a half years and probably changed the contis about 4 times. Not sure whether to try them as I’ve still got the original super sport tyres on the car.

    #137742

    Lucky_
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    @mark

    Did you have the Ps4s before the conti 6?

    #137755
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    I’m kind of hoping by going down an inch diameter to 18″ rims and going UP in sidewall height to 40 profile its going to be a win-win situation as it is widely accepted that the lower the sidewall, the more twitchy and tramliney and nervous a car gets on anything but billiard table smooth surface.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #137759

    mab
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    Started with super sport then changed to PS4s but still had veering steering on hard acceleration . 10k miles later changed to the Cont’s. mega grip & no veering on acceleration.



    Dreamscience U3

    Mountune M400R hardware + Cast inlet & Secondary intake

    DSC Controller

    Velossa Tech Ram Air

    Continental Sport Contact 6

    #137762
    GM
    GM
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    Im on conti’s helped with veering, don’t get it in track soft dampers 👍

    #137778

    Lucky_
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    Cheers boys. Think I’ll get all 4 tyres changed to contis.  fronts were at 3 mil last June and rears were 6 mil so might be due this year or even now. Keep the rears as a backup I guess.

    I’ve read that getting 18s helped too but can’t decide on a set so I’ll do the tyres first and see how it goes and change to 18s as a last resort. I don’t have the pdc turned off as far as I know so might do that as well.

    #137780

    mab
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    Get this turned off & fit the Conti’s u won’t believe the difference.



    Dreamscience U3

    Mountune M400R hardware + Cast inlet & Secondary intake

    DSC Controller

    Velossa Tech Ram Air

    Continental Sport Contact 6

    #137851
    greg
    greg
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    Get the suspension set up properly and that will stop all veering, I have zero veering now and mine used to do it for fun and I’m still on the super sport tyres

    #137876
    paulie
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    Gotta be honest had conti’s on my E39 M5. For those that don’t know it’s a 4.9 litre V8 394 bhp revs to 7k to give you an idea of the car.

    They were shocking on the car even pulling to the left under hard acceleration and would light up the inside wheel when pulling out of  a junction without being stupid. Tried numerous alignments to no avail,changed  them for Michelin ps4’s and it utterly transformed the car, couldn’t get the traction control light to come on in the dry and had to be really daft to get it to come on in the wet.

    So when it comes my turn to put some rubber on the car I’ll be sticking with Michelins which will be in a few months time. I’d do as Greg suggests and get it checked out first on the Geometry.

    #137877

    tonys
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    @Greg – Have you had pdc diactivated and what’s your suspension set up/mod?

    #137884
    greg
    greg
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    Pdc is untouched, I’ve had kw coil overs, h+r  anti roll bars and whiteline drop links fitted

    #137955

    tonys
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    Thanks @Greg. Interesting that pdc left on and no problems.

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