Tires!

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Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
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Continental ContiSportContact 5
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+
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Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06
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Tires!

Postby GringoFX » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:12 pm

Hi fellows,

I'm planning on buying a set of all-around street tires for summer which would perform OK at autocross too.

Above is a short list I've made from what was available in 235/55R18 size.

The most important to me is wet traction.
Reasonable tread wear would be nice and winter performance doesn't matter.

What would you say about these? Any other recommendations?
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Re: Tires!

Postby SnowMongoose » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:13 am

The Conti ExtremeContact Sport is the current 'hot tire' for wet AX, for sure worth looking at, is available in a 235/50R18
I have been running them as my 'not dry enough for RE71' tire for Slush, would happily buy them again
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Re: Tires!

Postby immorality » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:21 am

Agreed with the above post. If this is a tire that you want for summer only, I wouldn't even look at all seasons. The Conti ExtremeContact Sport is a great choice (the replacement for the ExtremeContact DW), and if you have a little extra $$$ then the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.
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Re: Tires!

Postby 67greengt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 am

I would consider the BF Goodrich G Force Comp 2 A/S, I've had great luck with it so far in auto x and wet driving. It's pretty good dry weather too. Not too sure if they make your exact size but I would check it out!

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Re: Tires!

Postby GringoFX » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:55 pm

Thank you for the replies!

BF Goodrich doesn't meet my designated load index of 100. Sorry, forgot to mention that.

Conti ExtremeContactSport seem to be fantastic tires according to all the reviews, exactly what I'm looking for!
If only they had sizes closer to mine...
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Re: Tires!

Postby thenorm » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:09 pm

Conti ECS (of the old DW if you can find them)
or the michelin PSS or the new PS4 or w/e they are called.

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Re: Tires!

Postby GringoFX » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:10 pm

Availability of the tires you guys recommend almost makes me want to upgrade to 20" wheels :)
They all have 20" versions exactly matching my specifications.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport comes closest to the desired size for my current 18" wheels with the given load index: 235/50ZR18/XL (101Y).
Would you say it's so much better than Firehawk Indy 500 and Continental ContiSportContact 5 that it justifies riding with a 3% smaller diameter?
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Re: Tires!

Postby immorality » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:38 pm

GringoFX wrote:Michelin Pilot Super Sport comes closest to the desired size for my current 18" wheels with the given load index: 235/50ZR18/XL (101Y).
Would you say it's so much better than Firehawk Indy 500 and Continental ContiSportContact 5 that it justifies riding with a 3% smaller diameter?


Yes.
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Re: Tires!

Postby SnowMongoose » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 am

None of my business, but what are you driving and why are you so concerned about the load rating?
the 100 you keep throwing around supports nearly 1800 pounds *per tire*
My ECSes are rated at 94 and handle AXing 3700 pounds of Evo and Snow, no problem.

I think you're overthinking matching the OEM sizing.
Go ECS, you won't be disappointed.
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Re: Tires!

Postby gtirnick » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:08 am

if you need to have michelin pss.
the ps4s which is its replacement will be available in many 16/17/18/19 sizes shortly
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Re: Tires!

Postby GringoFX » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:28 am

I'm that guy with a Charger.

Curb weight 1.8 metric tons, and her trunk occasionally gets full of stuff, and cabin full of people :)

Yeah, maybe it's worth waiting a bit for the new season offerings.
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