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      01-14-2022, 09:10 PM   #1
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Michelin Cup 2 for spring weather or wait for summer?

Here in the Pacific NW its cold and wet in the early spring - or at least it can be. Like low 40's in the morning warming up to low 50's. My question is if I got Cup2's can they be run effectively in those temps or just a summer tire? Anybody have experience driving the Cup 2's in colder/wetter weather?

My 228i w/track package is a streetable car that I bought largely for track fun. Mostly stock with Ground Control camber plates, new rotors & pads. Currently has 4S that I have driven twice at the track and liked them. Fitment seems to be an issue with this car. No rubbing now with square setup with OEM 18" x 8" wheels w/12mm spacer in front. Changing to an Apex ARC-8 wheel 18 X 8.5 et45 w/ 5 mm spacer in front.
Front camber -3.5
Rear camber -2.1

The 4S are 245/35/18. Tire choice is limited in that 35 series. Going to a 40 series tire opens up a lot of possibilities but they may rub since most are about 1" bigger diameter.

Anyway, I figure if I only have a couple choices and they are the 4S or the Cup 2's that's probably pretty good (but spendy$$)
Thanks for any comments.
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Nope!
At that temperature even PS4S won't do good.
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Nope!
At that temperature even PS4S won't do good.
Really? I thought the 4S would be just fine in the colder temps - although I had my doubts about the Cup2s

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Nope!
At that temperature even PS4S won't do good.
Really? I thought the 4S would be just fine in the colder temps
No max performance tire is good below 60 degrees. My PSS were skis below 50 here in CO.
That is why I drive on all season, bcs. they are much better in these temperatures that don't require snow tires (i put snows in December).
If you get CUP2, don't forget you cannot expose them to temperatures below 20 as they can get damaged.
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