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#1 Mad_Mike Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

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Anyone had any negatives here ?



#2 acuteperformance Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

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They are noisy and are terrible in the rain.  But I still run them so the pros outweigh the cons.


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#3 Rimola Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

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#4 Mad_Mike Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

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The thing I miss about the stock Dunlop is the razor sharp response and " planted " feel.  The MPSS don't have this.  How's the R888 compare ?



#5 Dave@GotboostPerformance Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

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Good on the track but sounds like you are driving a tractor on the street. They vibrate at lower speeds and hum like a mofo on the highway. Other than that they work well...lol.


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#6 Mad_Mike Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

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Hmmmmm ....... Maybe stock Dunlop 285 square.  Apart from cost and ride quality I get the impression these are the best tire



#7 1flossedm3 Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

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worst tire on earth in the rain


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#8 Mad_Mike Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

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Thought you might be needing the grip now Dave having a intergalactic space cruiser engine in the GTR :-)



#9 Tal@ACGAutomotive Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

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View Postacuteperformance, on 10 November 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

They are noisy and are terrible in the rain.  But I still run them so the pros outweigh the cons.

Couldn't agree more with the noise and the wet.  

I run them on my car as well and they hook great with the power I'm at even on race gas.

I seriously couldn't image having another tire after using them... maybe if Michelin ever decides to make a Pilot Sport Cup.

View PostMad_Mike, on 10 November 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

The thing I miss about the stock Dunlop is the razor sharp response and " planted " feel.  The MPSS don't have this.  How's the R888 compare ?

Personally, I think because of the softer sidewall in the PSS you get this feeling.  The R888 grip in the dry is no contest compared to either of these tires.


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#10 Mad_Mike Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

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OK I'm trying to get my car into the mid 10s and will also drive to the Nurbergring in 2013 ..... So the R888 might fit the bill well.  I just need to check the weather and wear ear defenders whilst driving LOL



#11 Tal@ACGAutomotive Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

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To be truthful, after tuning a 2012 BE the other day with stock Dunlops I couldn't wait to drive me car again.  They are absolutely the most uncomfortable tire and I even thought they were noisy.

But I do like the sounds this car makes, all of them so the noise is not very bothersome for myself.


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#12 bhk1004 Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

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i thought r888 were used by some as a wet road racing tire? i have read so many mixed reviews about how they handle the rain.



#13 Jon H Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

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Great grip but not many heat cycles for the track. Howl on the street. Prices sure have gone down and make the 285s a decent buy!


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#14 GZILA850 Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

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An adventure in the rain.  Puddles, dips in roads - especially on highways will cause you to check your pants.  And noisy, definitely louder than the Dunlops in my opinion.  But for dry days I can't imagine having any other set up.  When it is time to replace I am likely to get another set


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#15 xbrowne Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

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I like my R888s and don't even notice the noise anymore, it actually sounds kind of cool.


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#16 1flossedm3 Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

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hey tal, think i saw a pic of your car on tumblr the other day.. Ronnie Renaldi shoot? Looks good. I want a godspeed wing!


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#17 Tal@ACGAutomotive Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

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View Post1flossedm3, on 10 November 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

hey tal, think i saw a pic of your car on tumblr the other day.. Ronnie Renaldi shoot? Looks good. I want a godspeed wing!

Thanks Ryan!  Ronnie is a king among kings behind the lens.


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