Tires!

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?

Comments

  • edited November -1
    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
    2008 Evo - DS
  • edited November -1
    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.
  • edited November -1
    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!

    Tom
  • edited November -1
    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...
  • edited November -1
    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.

    /thread
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
  • edited November -1
    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?
  • edited November -1
    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.
  • edited November -1
    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.
    2008 Evo - DS
  • edited November -1
    if you need to have michelin pss.
    the ps4s which is its replacement will be available in many 16/17/18/19 sizes shortly
    STR #81
  • edited November -1
    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.
  • edited November -1
    Hi Guys,

    Which shop in Vancouver or Burnaby would you recommend for mounting tires?
  • edited November -1
    I always use Action tires in Surrey, near the Scott road SkyTrain, but that is local to me and they sponsor me.

    Where r u located.
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
  • edited November -1
    Hi Norman,

    Action Tires aren't actually terribly far from me. I'm in South Burnaby. They don't seem to have a website, but google reviews are really good!
    Do you know if they price match? Do they use a touchless machine that prevents scratching?

    PS I take the fact that they sponsor you as a positive thing :)
  • edited November -1
    they are primarily a used tire dealer. a hole-in-the-wall type place. price is better than any chain store, especially if you pay cash.
    I'm not sure if they have touchless machines, but they did mount the 19" tires on my mustang with no issues.
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
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