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Hey All! I'm considering buying a GT500 but I've never had a car of this power or tirea that are this sticky. I plan to just use it as a weekend car, so I'm curious how long these tires will last with the track package (MICHELIN
PILOT SPORT CUP 2) given how expensive these tires are online? I greatly appreciate any help you can give and thank for taking the time to help me out.
 

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Hey All! I'm considering buying a GT500 but I've never had a car of this power or tirea that are this sticky. I plan to just use it as a weekend car, so I'm curious how long these tires will last with the track package (MICHELIN
PILOT SPORT CUP 2) given how expensive these tires are online? I greatly appreciate any help you can give and thank for taking the time to help me out.
Welcome to the forum!

They run about $2200 for a set of 4 (305 front 315 rear). How long they last entirely depends on what you do with them. Track days…? You’ll get 3-6 track days depending on how aggressive you are. Street driving…? If you aren’t launching/spinning/attacking corners, they will last a long time. They come with very little tread, so they aren’t the greatest street tires.

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Welcome to the forum!

They run about $2200 for a set of 4 (305 front 315 rear). How long they last entirely depends on what you do with them. Track days…? You’ll get 3-6 track days depending on how aggressive you are. Street driving…? If you aren’t launching/spinning/attacking corners, they will last a long time. They come with very little tread, so they aren’t the greatest street tires.

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Ok great to know! Yea I'll only be using this for street driving purposes. I think I read here that the Sport 4s is better for street driving. I would love to introduce myself but I'll wait until I'm ready to order one. Thank you very much for that information!
 

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Ok great to know! Yea I'll only be using this for street driving purposes. I think I read here that the Sport 4s is better for street driving. I would love to introduce myself but I'll wait until I'm ready to order one. Thank you very much for that information!
4S is a great street tire that is decent on the track. SC2 is a great track tire that is decent on the street.
 

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Second that assessment of the 4S Michelin's. I only street drive my GT500's so they currently are on my 2013 GT500 and were also on my previous 2014 GT500. Great tire and miles ahead of the factory GY's that came on the 13/14 GT500's.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

They run about $2200 for a set of 4 (305 front 315 rear). How long they last entirely depends on what you do with them. Track days…? You’ll get 3-6 track days depending on how aggressive you are. Street driving…? If you aren’t launching/spinning/attacking corners, they will last a long time. They come with very little tread, so they aren’t the greatest street tires.

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That's a lot better price than I got --- I just spent $1000 for 2 PS4S (front) :cry:
 

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That's a lot better price than I got --- I just spent $1000 for 2 PS4S (front) :cry:
You bought 2 tires for $1000. I bought 4 tires for $2200. Your price was $500 per tire. My “better price” was $550 per tire.
 

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You bought 2 tires for $1000. I bought 4 tires for $2200. Your price was $500 per tire. My “better price” was $550 per tire.
Yeah, but you bought Sport Cup 2s -- at least the last time I priced those they were a lot more expensive than the base tires. Fair enough it's been awhile since I looked :)
 

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Hmm ok checking the tirerack pricing --- a set of 4 SC2s are just $100 more than a set of 4 PS4S --- I stand corrected.
Maybe I was looking at the pricing on the SC2Rs --- or maybe I'm just making it up in my head lol.
And it's early --- math is hard 😁
 

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The 4s and cup 2 are currently the same price for a full set. 2100-2300 depending on where you go.
 
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Thanks to whatever problem...(pick one, I suppose,) I've been waiting for two PS4S 305 fronts from TireRack going on two months! No problem with the rears. <grumbling> New wheels are just chillin' in their boxes out in the garage and I hear them hollering at me every time I walk by. :)

Price wise, they were like four and a half a piece if memory serves.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

They run about $2200 for a set of 4 (305 front 315 rear). How long they last entirely depends on what you do with them. Track days…? You’ll get 3-6 track days depending on how aggressive you are. Street driving…? If you aren’t launching/spinning/attacking corners, they will last a long time. They come with very little tread, so they aren’t the greatest street tires.

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Looks like the price might have gone up. At least through Tire Rack.
 

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I'd base the decision on how much I drove the car. If it's only a few thousand miles a year, I'd go SC2. If it's 8,000 or more, I'd go 4s. The tires have a short shelf life. If they're not worn after 4 or 5 years, they're going to need replacement.

Curious why anyone would use the SC2s if they aren't tracking the car.
Traction. The SC2 has much better grip. It's not hard to induce wheel spin with either tire, but the 4s loses traction pretty easy. I have SC2s in my 2012 with about 800 lb ft of torque.
 

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Thanks to whatever problem...(pick one, I suppose,) I've been waiting for two PS4S 305 fronts from TireRack going on two months! No problem with the rears. <grumbling> New wheels are just chillin' in their boxes out in the garage and I hear them hollering at me every time I walk by. :)

Price wise, they were like four and a half a piece if memory serves.
Yeah I got mine through Ford and had to wait a week or so - I didn't price the rears.
 

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I'd base the decision on how much I drove the car. If it's only a few thousand miles a year, I'd go SC2. If it's 8,000 or more, I'd go 4s. The tires have a short shelf life. If they're not worn after 4 or 5 years, they're going to need replacement.


Traction. The SC2 has much better grip. It's not hard to induce wheel spin with either tire, but the 4s loses traction pretty easy. I have SC2s in my 2012 with about 800 lb ft of torque.
Totally different animal. I am assuming he is wanting a 2020+ as these two tires come stock. IMO, the TC, SC and drive modes on the 2020+ are very good. It really isn’t that easy to spin the tires on these cars. You have to be in the right setting and try to spin them. They do spin in cold weather easily. The 4s are a much better tire if you are not going to track it. They last much longer with double the tread wear rating. They actually do all right in the rain as well.
 
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Totally different animal. I am assuming he is wanting a 2020+ as these two tires come stock. IMO, the TC, SC and drive modes on the 2020+ are very good. It really isn’t that easy to spin the tires on these cars. You have to be in the right setting and try to spin them. They do spin in cold weather easily. The 4s are a much better tire if you are not going to track it. They last much longer with double the tread wear rating. They actually do all right in the rain as well.
I just came back from a post-mod test drive… I had the TC off… the rear end lights-up quickly/lovely when the beast is fully unleashed!
 

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I just came back from a post-mod test drive… I had the TC off… the rear end lights-up quickly/lovely when the beast is fully unleashed!
Dude, you’ve seen me drive lol. I’m saying in normal drive mode with TC on it’s not easy to spin. That being said I drive in track mode with TC off everywhere I go! Lots of spinning
 
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