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Last Post 17 Nov 2017 12:12 AM by  xander
Need Tire Advice! **Please Help!!** (time sensitive)
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10 Nov 2017 01:20 AM
    Hello fellow autoxers!

    First of all I'm looking to buy a set of rear C5 Z06 wheels because I hear there is no fitment issues putting them up front and the car already understeers as it is if not giving power when turning at it's limits so I'm hoping that will help. Also wanting to do that so I could rotate my tires. Let my know if that is a bad idea for a reason I don't know about (besides bad tramlining).

    But onto the part that I REALLY need help on....
    I have been running Nitto NT05s for a little over 2 years and already need my third set. I love them for autox and daily driving but it's just getting too expensive for me to be replacing such expensive tires so regularly so I'm looking for something that lasts a little longer without sacrificing too much grip. I've done hours of research on this and the 3 tires that seem to be a good fit for me are the NEW Nitto NT555 G2's, the NEW Firehawk Indy 500's, and the BFG G-force Sport Comp-2's which are all 340 A A. They all have very good reviews but I don't see any reviews from people that autox. That is where I'm hoping you guys could chime in. Does anyone have any experience with any of these tires on the track? I would really appreciate any info you guys could give me because I need to make a decision by Monday but preferably tomorrow. Please and thank you!!
      

    -NEW Nitto NT555 G2's
    -NEW Firehawk Indy 500's
    -BFG G-force Sport Comp-2's
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    10 Nov 2017 02:00 PM
    My current favorite is Hankook R-S4 285/35/18 square. 200u $1090 set Tirerack + shipping - they love the heat and wear very well. Not as fast as RE-71's but close. Very good in rain. Better than the R-S3 which I believe is still available in some sizes?

    Look at Michelin Pilot Super Sport same size. 300u $1057 set Tirerack + shipping - superb in dry and wet but tend to delaminate at the wear bars. You might consider having these shaved?

    Bargain basement great wearing sticky tire but you're not going to win anything. Sumitomo same size HTRZ II. 360u (they used to be 200u but they remarked them) $650 set. Consider shaving them for $25 each since they are so affordable. Great rain tire and stick very well in the dry.

    Personally I have two sets of wheels and mounted tires. One stock size for reg C5 (cheaper) and one set aftermarket 10.5"x18" with toyo 295/30 R888R's on them. I would have preferred the 305/35/18 R888 Toyo but they were on back order at the time.

    All are available thru Tire Rack and others. No clinkers in the bunch. If you could wait they constantly have rebates on tires up to $100 a set.

    Why the rush? Deals are to be had.



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    17 Nov 2017 12:12 AM
    Heard great comments about Michelin Pilot tires. They seem to wear like iron.


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