Michelin 17" PS2s available NOW!

GTS Dean

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I have a flat spot on one of my 275-17 fronts. The rule of thumb is they don't heal themselves. I emailed JonB at PartsRack and had a new pair delivered within 2 days straight from the factory in S.C. Michelin may not be the most inexpensive choice, but the PS2s are the BEST road tires for our cars - period. Quiet, grippy, excellent wet performance and very capable HPDE tires.

Thanks Jon!
 

Richard S

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Always a good question. In 2019 I bought 17" Michelins from a large online retail tire store and they were all already 1 to 1.5 years old. I'm sure probably due to the big gaps in production runs and the low turnover in these 17" Michelins.

To try to deal with the tire issues and make them last longer, I keep my cars and tires in the basement where it's always around 70 degrees, no sunlight, no ozone (keep away from the HVAC equipment).. and try to drive them at least every other month or so to keep the rubber compounds moving around and supple. It is still a losing battle over time.

After 30+ years of Michelin 17" PS2s, I've found that I get about the same number of miles out of the fronts regardless of how hard or easy I drive.. if no flat spotting. The rears are a different story.

I once bought several rears and put them in the basement and when I finally got around to needing them, they were over 6 years old at that point. You can't win for losing if tire age is a big concern to you. It is what it is.
 

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