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      08-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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I'm planning on getting non RFT tires very soon. I know evryons runing 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. My question is, what happens if I run 215's in the front and 255's in the back?

this might sound stupid but im dense when it comes to sizing tires.
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And when it comes to these which ones would you choose

dunlop star specs
hankooks
yokohamas

got a c350 with 225/40/18 and 255/35/18's sumotomos and they actually run very smooth and grip well.

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      08-07-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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well nothing is gonna HAPPEN like some guy is gonna appear and take your car away from ou but you'll lose a bit of the stock steering feel and will probably get some oversteer (or is it understeer... i can never remember which is which).
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I say none of the above. Putting cheap tires on a performance car is an unprosecuted crime.

Look at Continental Contact Sport 3, Goodyear Asymmetrical F1 and Michelin PS2, all in XL load rating.

Do a lot of reading of tests at TR before you decide.


While I agree with what youre saying, Yoko and Hankooks have some pretty good tires too (can't vouch for the Dunlops). I drove my S.Drives pretty hard on the street and they performed like champs. No they aren't PS2's nor would I ever suggest that, however, they last 2-3x longer than PS2's and give you pretty good performance for spirited highway/every day driving. If you were on a track 5-10 times a year sure it'd be worth investing in a high priced extreme summer performance tire but for just driving the car hard on the street the others are MORE than capable at that.
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      08-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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the understeer would be noticeably worse than it already is. If I were you, I'd get the star specs if you want to do any tracking or are willing to sacrifice a little tread life for grip and get the hankook v12 evo's if you want a good tire with a longer life. I like yoko's too but comparable tires can be had for a little less $.
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the understeer would be noticeably worse than it already is. If I were you, I'd get the star specs if you want to do any tracking or are willing to sacrifice a little tread life for grip and get the hankook v12 evo's if you want a good tire with a longer life. I like yoko's too but comparable tires can be had for a little less $.
Don't plan on tracking. Mostly want these for spirited drives and canyon runs.

im leaning towards hankooks
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if you want my direzza's just let me know. they are for sale in this same section.
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the hankooks are pretty good, so are the yoko s.drives... and they're comparable in price.
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Yeah, the s-drives are a good choice too. My prob is when i think yoko i automatically think ad08.
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