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      02-22-2012, 07:17 AM   #26
eeghie
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Originally Posted by robertm View Post
I am definitly going wider on the next set of tires. First and most of second gear is kind of a joke right now. Here's what I found on Tirerack. All prices are before shipping.

Here's the 3 or 4 best options as I see them:

265/30ZR19 XL Michelin Pilot Super Sport
295/30ZR19 XL Michelin Pilot Super Sport
$1568

265/30ZR19 XL Continental ExtremeContact DW
285/35ZR19 Continental ExtremeContact DW
$1064

265/30ZR19 XL Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
295/30ZR19 XL Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
$1044

265/30ZR19 XL Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
285/30ZR19 XL Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
$1012


The Michelins PSS seem to be the uncontested best of the best. At 50% more cost than the other options though it may not be worth the money to some. Between the other two it seems the Contis are a bit better. But with the Hankooks you can get to the 295 width in the rear.

I have a few months to go before I need new shoes. I'm hoping some other folks try a few of these out in the mean time!
Great thread topic, thx OP.

robertm aren't you worried the 265's in the front will be problematic? Alternatively can you confirm 'trying/running 265 front without issues?

Sorry to plead ignorance on this, but what makes you say 2nd gear is kind of a joke? Is it because of abundant wheel spin or because of general rear tire wear (even without frequent spin)? or else ...
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