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      02-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #8
robertm
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Drives: BSM 1M
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: dfw

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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!