Why 'NOT' Michelin PSS?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by Tyler Schwieso, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Tyler Schwieso

    Tyler Schwieso New Member

    I've heard people slamm the PSS tire for the fiesta. My plans are going to the cobb stage 3 this spring. However, if you watch Matt Ferrah's videos on his stage 3 and his 100 octane video, his tires are slipping 'CONSTANTLY'.... All that power you pay for goes to the wind. So my question is:

    If a guy is going stg 3.... why not go PSS for a sticky tire that is still great for a DD and for wet rainy day too? I really apreciate anyones input. Thanks guys!
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  3. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Dunlops Star Specs, Toyo RIR, BFG Rivals are all great sticky tires....I think the problem is not how sticky the tire is but tire size. Fiesta is pretty limited on what size tire you can squeeze on and putting lots of power through a FWD car without a diff is going to result in lots of wheel spin.
  4. Tyler Schwieso

    Tyler Schwieso New Member

    YEAH Cobb told me i'm looking at about 280 ft. pounds of torque to the wheels. That is a TON for a 2,700 pound car. So I need the stickiest tires I can get for a daily driver that can still be driven in the rain. I want to pull out of a 2nd gear corner and be able to hammer it all the way out through 3rd gear and to fourth with little (preferrably None at all) tire spine.
  5. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Dunlop Direzza Star Spec II's are a great option....I have used the earlier versions on several cars and they are really popular at an autocross. Not sure what wheel you are running, but they have a decent amount of size options. On 16s you can run up to a 225 45 with no issues. Not sure what you can fit on a 17 in the Dunlop...maybe a 215?
  6. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    If you go with the Star Spec IIs consider dropping down to a 16" wheel to get the slightly wider 225/40-16 size. I race on these and they are great as long as you aren't looking for wet traction in big downpours. In Seattle they would not be my choice for a street tire but in dryer climates I think they would work well.
  7. Tyler Schwieso

    Tyler Schwieso New Member

    I'd be looking at 215\45\17. Do you think I'd have rubbing issues if I did the Cobb springs?
  8. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Keep in mind the ZII Star Specs are pretty darn loud.

    If you want a great daily performance tire that is also okay in the rain, take a look at the Bridgestone S04. I use them for daily tires on my 305wtq Fiesta and they are great. Really quiet for a HP tire, grip well and are even decent in the rain. Great price too.

    PSS will be good too.

    The ZII's will be better but are much louder and harder ride. I run the ZII's for track use.
  9. haste

    haste Member

    Best bet would be a LSD.
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  10. Tyler Schwieso

    Tyler Schwieso New Member

    Who sells a good LSD?
  11. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

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