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Hi all I need 4 new tyres and im wondering between the MPS 4 or 5 is there much difference 

The price is about the same, they will be going on 19" prets on a 19 plate  estate 

 

Thanks very much

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I went for PS4S about 2 months ago. I purchased via Costco and got £150 off if I bought 4 tyres.  Worked out about £540 for the set. They did have PS5 also, but went with the slightly more performance orientated 'S' - they were about £10 cheaper a wheel too.

 

I cant fault their performance and the level of grip they offer, especially on a dry day it is phenomenal. I cant say if you would really notice the difference between the two tyres on the road though.

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26 minutes ago, Spiney said:

Hi all I need 4 new tyres and im wondering between the MPS 4 or 5 is there much difference 

The price is about the same, they will be going on 19" prets on a 19 plate  estate 

 

Thanks very much

Black circles have 15% off both. 
MPS4S regarded by R owners as favourite / best tyre for 19”. Latest Goodyear Supersport and Continental 6 also commented upon favourably as an alternative to the ubiquitous 4S. 
MPS5S not yet here. 
Don’t think there has been much comment on 19” Pilot Sport 5 on here.  Maybe you will be the Guinea pig.🤔

 

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I'd buy the PS5 in prefence to the PS4, but were you considering the PS4S ( a very different tyre to the PS4) ?

 

From what I've read the PS5 is more aimed at regular street driving and has slightly better wet road grip than the PS4S which is more a performance street tyre, with slightly better steering feel.

 

Have a look at some of the tyre comparison sites and think about what your driving priorities and preferences are to help you decide:

https://www.tyrereviews.com/Tyre/Michelin/Pilot-Sport-5.htm

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Contemplating the same here

8R on 18 Jerez with DCC

 

PS5 is cheaper (40% less here) and newer

PS4S Is supposed to communicate better

but cost 1.5x the PS5

and it is older generation

(5S is rumored to come out soon)

 

I had PS3 on GTI 6 and PS4 on S3

both exquisite as daily

I did feel the steering to be a bit less than sharp

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Excellent test ... not helping with my decision,
if to go for the modern PS5,
the good old (and hard to get) PS4S
or keep the S005 Bridges and hope they break in

Finding 4s in 225/40R18 is not easily done

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Have you ever considered the weight of he tyres your fitting too ?

A small chart I've been collecting info on their weights for 19"
 

Tyre Weight - size: 235 35 19
Goodyear Asymmetric 5 - 9.58kg
Conti 5P FR AO - 9.8kg

Pirelli P Zero RO1 - 9.87kg

Michelin Pilot Super Sport - 9.96kg
Hankook Ventus V12 evo 2 -  10,02kg
Michelin Pilot Sport 4s – 10.10kg
Pirelli P Zero: - 10.2kg

Falken Azenis 10.43kg

Hankook S1 Evo 2 - 11.00kg
Conti 6 FR XL - 13.430kg 

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I am well aware of my limitations as a driver
but I did try both and can tell the diff

you don't need to be able to sing
to tell the difference between two performers,
just a good ear and some close attention

Will the PS5 be enough for me ?
definitely, so will the S005 or even primacy.

Am I being a geek in wanting 4S ?
definitely. A huge one.

 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, AHG said:

Am I being a geek in wanting 4S ?
definitely. A huge one.

I get it.  As the guy who bought a set of Winter wheels & tyres and has used them only once or twice in snow. 😂

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2 hours ago, AHG said:

I am well aware of my limitations as a driver
but I did try both and can tell the diff

you don't need to be able to sing
to tell the difference between two performers,
just a good ear and some close attention

Will the PS5 be enough for me ?
definitely, so will the S005 or even primacy.

Am I being a geek in wanting 4S ?
definitely. A huge one.

 🙂

 


Just make the decision already.  😜

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a. I wish I could, it’s driving me crazy as well.

b. My tyre guy may make it for me

if he can’t source the 4S in 18

c. what has improved is me being sure I don’t like the S005, as I lowered them to 37psi and still very crashy

 

Also had a buyer lined up for the Bridges

but now he wants only 2 tyres so problem

(I have nowhere to put tyres at home)

 

as per being a geek,

I think this takes the cake:

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