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Old 08-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Best tire?

Hey guys looking at new rims and not sure what tire to go with I need

Front - 255/35/20
Rear - 275/35/20

Can anyone give me suggestions???

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Why did you choose these sizes? Is that based on the rims youre buying?
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Yea I'm looking at 20" avant garde m310's. That's the size they recommended.
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I would use 255/40/20 and 285/35/20, these will be very very close to same profile height and hopefully enough sidewall to protect the rim from some bends
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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What brand tire would you go with.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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I really like my BFGoodrich kdw2's, michelin's are good, nitto 555, stay away from Goodyear, sumitomos, kumho
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #7
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I was reading that nitto has wear issues that they wear way to fast. I would looking at Yokohama S
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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The Nittos do wear fast, other than that they're pretty good. My bfgs are great, very grippy, I have probably 20k on them an they still have 70% tread left. I've seen alot of issues with yokohamas too, wear unevenly and prematurely. I used to work for an auto shop
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Re: Best tire?

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Hey guys looking at new rims and not sure what tire to go with I need

Front - 255/35/20
Rear - 275/35/20

Can anyone give me suggestions???

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I would use 255/40/20 and 285/35/20, these will be very very close to same profile height and hopefully enough sidewall to protect the rim from some bends
Mustanggt11,

These sizes that GrabberBlue5.0 recommended, are probably the best fit for you Stang if you want to run 20's. Plus, the larger 285 in the rear will show of the staggered look even more. As far tires, we've had a great experience with the Nitto 555s! They're a great all around performance tire and for a very affordable price. We've run these tires on most of our AM Project cars without any issues ripping around on tight back roads.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of our products!

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:49 PM   #10
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BF Goodrich G-Force Comp-2...had them mounted a week. Love them so far. They hook just as well as Pirellis. Also the wear rating is 340
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Nitto motivos
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Someone told me 285 will rub in the back??
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #13
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No, some of the members here are runnin 315's with no issues. Plus, GT500's run 285 in rear

---------- Post added at 05:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 PM ----------

Ah yes also check out the sport comp-2's, cheaper than kdw2's and perform better in wet and about the same in dry
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #14
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Had falkens 275 in the rear, had a bit too much air so wasted mid, got it all aligned maybe a few weeks after I got them and now I only have the outer side with thread, middle and inner are to the wear bars =\„ kinda thinking these falkens suck
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Yes Falkens are cheap
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #16
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So I should go with nittos?
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Or BFG's

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They'll last longer
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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I was reading that they make a lot of road noise? Is that true.
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It's not too bad, they do but exhaust and radio are louder
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Yes Falkens are cheap
I knew it, I knew I wasn't crazy jaja. Gonna look into other brands for the next rubbers
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Pole positions ps1 wore through in 3 months.

Pilot super sports are super grippy and super pricey!

So far, wearing very well.
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I've found Mirada to be a fairly good cheap brand, I don't know if you can get them in that size though, pretty sticky and will smoke up nicely when you want them to.
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Pole positions ps1 wore through in 3 months.

Pilot super sports are super grippy and super pricey!

So far, wearing very well.

I like my Pilot super sports also.. too bad they are soo expensive.
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I like my Pilot super sports also.. too bad they are soo expensive.
Are the pilot Sport A/S essentially the same only are all season?
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Are the pilot Sport A/S essentially the same only are all season?
Not really, the super sports have an asymmetrical tread pattern and the support and enhance dry track performance with a very low mileage rating whereas the a/s+ have a decent life and are made for year round driving. While they are somewhat sporty they're made more for the ability to drive your high performance car year round with much less traction issues, they support track performance but do not enhance it
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Not really, the super sports have an asymmetrical tread pattern and the support and enhance dry track performance with a very low mileage rating whereas the a/s+ have a decent life and are made for year round driving. While they are somewhat sporty they're made more for the ability to drive your high performance car year round with much less traction issues, they support track performance but do not enhance it
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Not really, the super sports have an asymmetrical tread pattern and the support and enhance dry track performance with a very low mileage rating whereas the a/s+ have a decent life and are made for year round driving. While they are somewhat sporty they're made more for the ability to drive your high performance car year round with much less traction issues, they support track performance but do not enhance it
This. There are basically 3 kinds of tires:

R compound which are dry/track only and usually have a 0 treadwear rating or so.

High performance tires which are summer only and usually a treadwear of 100-200.

All season tires that are designed to keep you on the road in rain and snow, usually have higher treadwear ratings such as 300-400. This comes at the cost of grip and overall performance.
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Im running 275's all around on my 2011 5.0 with brembo package. Hankook Ventus v12's I like em a lot
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