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Old 03-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Tires exp with potenza re-11 or firestone oval indy 500?

Hey looking to buy two rear 285 width tires i have a budget of $600

Any experience with the potenza re-11s? They look nice $317

How about the firehawk wide oval indy 500? They r cheap for $236

Good tires for $600? Anyone? Thanks i need tires asap i justgot a flat and my tires are like slicks too many burnouts...damn
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I have BFGoodrich KDW2s. You looking for summer tires or all seasons?
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Re: Tires exp with potenza re-11 or firestone oval indy 500?

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Michelin pilot sport ps2, continental extreme contact dw, potenza re-11, copper zeon rs3-s to name some of the best ones

Now if your looking for something cheaper look at the BFGoodrich like I have or the gforce sport 2's. I don't like goodyears at all. I work at an autoshop/tire dealer so I'm just letting you know from the things I've seen dealing with tires for about 2 yrs now. Kumho, Yokohama, nankang, and sumitomos are all junk. People may argue and say that they have individually had good experiences with them but I've seen alot more than just their one case they have seen. Ultimately it's up to you just trying to help you make an informed decision
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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Thanks, the potenza re-11s are kinda pricey but they look like they will be grippy! Im thinking those tires? How do you like your bfgoodrich? Im assuming almost any tire 285 width will be better than the stock 255's
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I'm runnin 275's and they are great for traction. The 275/35R19 I'm running is about $275 a pop, if the gforce sports are made in the size you're looking for those would probably be the cheapest. Also those firehawks you mentioned a decent as well for the price
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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Ifthe firehawks are decent i might just go with those they are way cheaper!
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Just keep in mind, like I said the firehawks are decent for the price but you're starting to flirt with cheap lol. But they'll do the job if that's all you're looking for
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #9
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I have fire hawk wide oval 500s on my 04 v6... 225/55s. Pretty good tires, will spin a bit if I try too. That's with 215ftlbs of tq with 225 tires..
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #10
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I bought 285-35-19 conti netal tires i frgt whatthey r called
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I bought 285-35-19 conti netal tires i frgt whatthey r called
Noone knows what continentals are called haha... They are all either some variation of pro contact or extreme contact lol
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #12
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The tire guy said its the best tires continentals got idk lol i think it was the extreme contact.
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Michelin pilot sport ps2, continental extreme contact dw, potenza re-11, copper zeon rs3-s to name some of the best ones

Now if your looking for something cheaper look at the BFGoodrich like I have or the gforce sport 2's. I don't like goodyears at all. I work at an autoshop/tire dealer so I'm just letting you know from the things I've seen dealing with tires for about 2 yrs now. Kumho, Yokohama, nankang, and sumitomos are all junk. People may argue and say that they have individually had good experiences with them but I've seen alot more than just their one case they have seen. Ultimately it's up to you just trying to help you make an informed decision
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I had the conti, extreme contact and I found them floaty. Like the sidewall wasnt up to the job. That was a 16" rim they were on so there was a fair amount of sidewall. They were great in a straight line but no confidence ok the corners, turn in felt late. I preferred the g force sports in the corners. I don't mind the sumutomo I'm on but they are disappearing fast and they are not great traction wise. They are very progressive when they let go tho. Makes it a nice corner exit slide tire. For the price from american muscle, I may go with them again. If I had cash to burn, I would buy the bfg kdw with that flange tread. Great traction, good life and look sweet.
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Or you could go for some good Kuhmo Ecsta V710s full racing slicks for about $225-$270 each.


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Michelin pilot sport ps2, continental extreme contact dw, potenza re-11, copper zeon rs3-s to name some of the best ones

Now if your looking for something cheaper look at the BFGoodrich like I have or the gforce sport 2's. I don't like goodyears at all. I work at an autoshop/tire dealer so I'm just letting you know from the things I've seen dealing with tires for about 2 yrs now. Kumho, Yokohama, nankang, and sumitomos are all junk. People may argue and say that they have individually had good experiences with them but I've seen alot more than just their one case they have seen. Ultimately it's up to you just trying to help you make an informed decision
Why not Goodyear? Just curious, my car came w/F1 all seasons and they seem pretty good. It's been ~19yrs since I have purchased sporty tires, so there is that. How are the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus?
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I just ordered nitto invo's all around.
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Why not Goodyear? Just curious, my car came w/F1 all seasons and they seem pretty good. It's been ~19yrs since I have purchased sporty tires, so there is that. How are the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus?
I don't like goodyears. They wear quickly and unevenly, their traction levels suck in comparison to many other tires. They're noisier and they're too expensive for all these bad qualities. I'm not trying to diss anyone on here, but like I said I work for a tire dealer.... I sell them for a living to get through school. I've seen it all
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I don't like goodyears. They wear quickly and unevenly, their traction levels suck in comparison to many other tires. They're noisier and they're too expensive for all these bad qualities. I'm not trying to diss anyone on here, but like I said I work for a tire dealer.... I sell them for a living to get through school. I've seen it all
I will definitely agree with the noise. My tires sound about like my old Jeep Comanche with 30" mudders.
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The RE-11's are an amazing tire. Relentless grip. Tire life isn't great but you would be hard-pressed to find a grippier tire that isn't an R-compound.

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The RE-11's are an amazing tire. Relentless grip. Tire life isn't great but you would be hard-pressed to find a grippier tire that isn't an R-compound.

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Ive heard great things about the Invo's, let us know how you like them.
I thought about the RE11's. They said the invo's was better for grip and last a little longer. Said most people get 10k out them for miles.
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I just purchased some Falken FK 452's and I'm very pleased with them, I was on a budget otherwise I would have gotten some RE-11's.
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I just purchased some Falken FK 452's and I'm very pleased with them, I was on a budget otherwise I would have gotten some RE-11's.
They look and perform pretty good... just not so great in the cold, not my DD so it don't matter
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In the tire size, 285/35ZR19 in max performance summer, you may want to check out the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's. They seem to cost much less than its predecessor, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric's. They are supposedly better across the board, along with a longer tread life. I would have recommended the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport's, but I don't believe they make them in your particular size requirement.
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