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Hi all.
Our 3008 GT line will be due some new boots soon. It arrived with Michelin Primacy 3.
Just wondering is this the best tyre to stick to? Upgrade to primary 4 or go for a different brand. And if so has anyone found a better tyre?
Not so interested in saving too much as I know budget tyres are not always that good. And this is a big car!

Sorry if repeating, I did have a browse but couldn't seem a thread on this subject.
 

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I switched to a lower profile Continental Premium Contact 6 on my 307 and the difference in power delivery and cornering was night and day beyond cheap budget tyres. They also reduce the car's tendency to squirm under full throttle. If you can afford it, don't skimp on tyres, they are the single most important part of your car. That is, if you want it to actually go, or stop.
 

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Hi Teapot82, I would absolutely recommend the Michelins. If you are interested in other tyres the Falken Azenis FK510 is of very good quality and should be a little bit cheaper than the Michelins. I have these on my RCZ. I have Dunlop Direzza DZ102's on my 508 and although I have no complaints, I only got these because we had them in surplus stock at work and I could get them for cost price.

When the RCZ is due for some new rubber I am intent on getting the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, if they are an agreeable price. If not, I'll just stick with the FK510's. For the 3008 these might be a bit sportier than you require, and the Pirmacy 4 might give you more mileage and comfort. The Michelin PS4 is geared more towards grip and looking for the limit (as in track day driving, especially the PS4S which replaced the Super Sport), whereas the Primacy is better suited for your normally daily driving.

If you are thinking about changing size, try to keep the overall diameter as close to original, to avoid speedo error. Also be mindful of lower sidewalls decreasing ride comfort in terms of cushioning bumps. Low sidewalls may also have a lower load index (too low perhaps). We use www.willtheyfit.com at work to see which sizes are good for upgrading. One caveat is that not all sizes fit all rim widths safely, so don't go mental and trade a 205 wide tyre for some 325's.

If you give me your current size and speed/load index I can look up some size options for you that should work. I personally prefer going a little wider for more grip and a more "planted" feeling. This may increase or decrease the sidewall a little bit, but it shouldn't be enough to affect comfort.

(also I'm in Australia, so we may not have access to the same tyre brands or tread patterns but we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it)
 

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Michelin Cross Climate + would be my first tyre choice if your intending on changing all 4 tyres at the same time.
 

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I'm having my front tyres changed this Saturday. I am going to stick with the Michelin Primacy 3's as also having had them on several of my previous cars I have found they give a good compromise between wet and dry grip and wear. Also it's worth noting that Michelin have an offer on if you have them fitted through ATS. My two tyres (225/55/VR18) are costing me £228.98 fitted, balanced, standard valves and disposal of old. Most comparison websites give a price of about £145 per tyre so this offer seems a very good one!
 

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I'm having my front tyres changed this Saturday. I am going to stick with the Michelin Primacy 3's as also having had them on several of my previous cars I have found they give a good compromise between wet and dry grip and wear. Also it's worth noting that Michelin have an offer on if you have them fitted through ATS. My two tyres (225/55/VR18) are costing me £228.98 fitted, balanced, standard valves and disposal of old. Most comparison websites give a price of about £145 per tyre so this offer seems a very good one!
It's worth getting a quote on the Primacy 4. The Primacy 4 has replaced the Primacy 3, and the only reason you can still get the 3 in certain sizes is because they are OE fitment for certain cars. In most cases, OE fitment tyres are more expensive, even if they are of an older design.

OE tyres tend to be more expensive simply because they get sold to the manufacturer at great discount to get the deal. Then,in the hopes most people will not shop around but get like for like replacements, that initial loss is recouped on the retail side of things. Obviously this is a generalisation, but it is still worth getting quotes on newer models.

Somewhat related to this is shopping around with tyre specialists instead of going through your main dealer. Some dealers send your car to the specialist anyway without telling you.

But I suspect that that ATS you mentioned is a tyre specialist. Also, you mentioned you are getting just the fronts done, so there is something to be said for staying with the Primacy 3 and keeping all the tyres the same on the car. But I just wanted to put some info and tips out there for other users. =)
 

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Interesting that Michelin own ATS - was not aware of that!
Had I been replacing all I may well have considered a different choice, make or type! The offer at ATS only applies to the Primacy 3 - hence another reason for picking them.
Certainly the info given by BeardedDownunder is interesting, especially that about tyre manufacturers and OE vehicle equipment, and I will certainly bear it in mind on the next occasion.
 

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Michelin own ATS 😉
This is why this community is amazing. You get all kinds of info.
I'd like the primacy 4 and they are available (certainly on the Mechilin website) on my size. I guess I was wondering if anyone had experience of this performance over the version 3.
I have had the cross climate suv tyre before and that was pretty good especially in the winter season.
 

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From ur experience how many miles do those 225/55R18 Michelins last? I know that it depends on the driving and road condition, but with my driving my 307 with Pirelli P7 lasted only 30k km, then Continental Pro Contact 45k and finally Michelin Energy 70k!! So i installed Michelins 4 times and were worth the price... But those 205/55/R16 were cheap... now my 5008 has Michelin Primacy 4 225/55/R18 🤔😎
 

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Well, this is timely. My tyres are are getting on to 50k and still look OK. Evenly worn all round, just getting a bit louder. They are the original Michelins and I've been reasonably happy with them. I had Pirelli P7's on my 307 nearly exclusively and always got well over 30k. Rotated them every 10k to even the wear.

Thought about the Pirelli's for the 3008, but, different type of car and now a different driving style :cool:

I'm more interested to know if I can get a full size spare in the place of the silly space saver. I'm planning a 3 week road trip to central/northern NSW and the thought of travelling nearly 4000km with a space saver as a spare doesn't thrill me.
 
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