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Sportcontact 6's - do they wear out quickly?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by DannyW, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Minstadave

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    That’s what I’d do.

    Pilot super sports having been wearing well for me, think I’ll stick with Michelin from now on.
     
  2. pioneer2000

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    Apparently! Which makes me curious why such a setup is deemed satisfactory by AMG!

    Got some Michelin’s now so will see if they last a bit better!
     
  3. Noxia

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    I think my Fk2 had those, or maybe it was 5's but they were dead after 3k miles.
     
  4. mrk

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    Probably best option. I've had two sets of rear CSC6s and one set of fronts, and yes they do wear quicker than the UHP Michelin counterpart. So now have gone for PS4S.

    CSC6 fronts got me 18,625 miles before I fitted PS4S
    1st set of CSC6 rears got me 10,700 miles before fitting the 2nd set of CSC6.

    The 2nd set of CSC6 are now close to the legal limit and have done 13,300 miles.

    On the other hand, I got 20k miles from the PSS on the rear to give you an idea of how much of a wear difference there is between Michelin vs Continental, and the CSC6 is supposed to be the longest wearing Conti UHP tyre yet!

    The PS4S should last even longer than the PSS by all accounts. It does cost more per corner, but you get a lot more mileage out of them. Michelin claim 7+ months of extra life compared to the competition. I don't have any trouble believing that.

    The CSC6 is an exceptional tyre though. I much prefer their handling and grip on the road vs the PSS, but the PS46 is even better still.

    No issues whatsoever.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  5. DannyW

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    Bit the bullet and just ordered 4x Pilot Sport 4S's

    All 4 wheels have lacquer peel and 1 is corroding so getting them refurbed too

    Front bumper has lots of road rash and plenty of chips so will get that sorted while wheels are off.

    I think then a full detail > upgrade front brake pads > Remap in the spring
     
  6. Acme

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    This has suddenly turned into £1500 :p
     
  7. DannyW

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    It's that or buy an RS3/4, I do high miles, drive quite hard and average 26-31 mpg per tank. Bet an RS4 would barley be in double mpg figures.
     
  8. jamoor

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    I'd never buy a continental tyre again after I chewed through a set of rears on my m5 in 3k.

    I wasn't even driving it that hard!
     
  9. DannyW

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    It's disgusting they can get away with that

    I'm glad I saw sense and just got the 4S's
     
  10. mrk

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    3000 miles from a set of tyres sounds rather mad. Surely something must have been faulty with either tyre or car?

    What tyres were they?

    My 10,700 miles on the rears with CSC6 included a track day and the NC500 for comparison.
     
  11. P.B

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    utterly rubbish i found
     
  12. Gaygle

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    The last set of Continental tyres I had were the ContiSportContact M3's - probably won't be too relevant because they're a special compound and are ancient now, but they wore down SO quickly and I don't drive hard at all. I think I got about 7000 miles out of a rear set or something stupid. The MPSS easily doubled this.

    I too have the same reservations about the CSC6 - I know they are good tyres but they, albeit anecdotally, don't have the best wear rates which puts me off.

    EDIT: Just reminded myself of the MP4S prices - they really are quite expensive aren't they? Whyyyyy don't they do the normal MP4 in my size! :angry:

    245/35/19:
    F1A3 - £131ea
    CSC6 - £151ea
    MP4S - £184ea

    265/35/19:
    F1A3 - N/A
    CSC6 - £180ea
    MP4S - £235ea

    Total cost of MP4S for a set £827
    Total cost of CSC6 for a set £670
     
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  13. mrk

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    Is that price because of the off standard sizing? 265/30/19 for me is £197

    I wish Quidco/TCB had Camskill listed. It's annoying that none of these popular tyre sellers are on any cashback site.
     
  14. tamzzy

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    i know its from the ps4s marketing material (ie take the ps4s results with a pinch of salt)
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    the conti sc6 looks to have terrible wear compared to the rest
     
  15. Gaygle

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    I guess it must be. It obviously doesn't cost them an extra ~20% in materials and shipping for a tyre with a tiny bit extra sidewall, so I guess it'll be because they're an unpopular size and lack of much competition at that size?
     
  16. mrk

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    Probably the same reason the fronts in standard M3 size were more expensive than the CSL size so I just stuck with CSL size.

    Anyways,. tyres ordered now. Looking forward to a weekend away providing I can get them fitted by the mobile guy sharpish.

    An extra 13k miles vs the CSC6, I can actually believe that given my tread wear experience of the MPSS vs the CSC6 on the rear.
     
  17. DannyW

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    Finally got these fitted... They are amazing and should be mandatory on any car! I'd guess i've easily got double the grip in wet then the old pirelli p zero RFT's

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  18. Acme

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    nice stack of rubber :)
     
  19. Nasher

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    Grippier tyres will always wear faster. Don't listen to what marketing says, it's just how it is.
     
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  20. Diagro

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    And people moan about rainsports wearing fast. Seems those ones mentioned here are worse :o