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05-14-2009, 01:02 AM
I just got a new set, and im curious as to what everyone else is using.
I just got a set of Kuhmo Ecsta XS for my 87 z31, I needed a tire I could be competitive at the autocross but remain decent on the street going there and back and around town since the car does double duty as transportation duty.
I was thinking of getting a set of Ecsta ASX's for my other z31 since it doesn't see track duty and the price is right($77)
What sort of tires is everyone else using?
05-14-2009, 01:51 AM
When I buy my car, if I get the Camaro, I'm going to be running a set of 325s at the rear, if I get the 240, some 275s at the rear, if I get the GSX, some 250s all around.
Haven't picked out a brand yet, but I've priced it all out at some tire stores.
05-14-2009, 02:25 AM
I used to use Kumho Ecstas on my Fiero until one of them went flat and I drove on it. I switched over to some Miradas and they rape ass. I don't think that you can possibly beat how sticky they are for $350.
05-14-2009, 02:53 AM
I'm in the Tire business, If your wanting a good proformance tire at a good price try Nittos or Toyos.
05-14-2009, 06:44 AM
I used to use Nitto drag radials, which are my favorite.
05-14-2009, 10:43 AM
I used the cheapest tyres available. £20 each, oh yeah.
On the Land Rover though I use BFG Trac Edge 60/40 all-terrains. Actually, I lie, it's the cheaper remould of that tyre.
05-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Mine are 185/55/15 Marshall something or others from Tyre Exchange.
According to the salesman (and I'm not terribly inclined to believe him) they are basically Pirelli's under a different name, and manufactured in Korea.
I still use them as they are fairly cheap (£45 each), provide the most grip I could want in a FWD car before understeer becomes impossible to combat, and if anyone remembers my story from totse about that MG driver who hospitalised himself trying to race me, they are the tyres I was using when I managed to regain grip going sideways at over 100mph, downhill in torrential rain, so they have earned my trust too.
05-14-2009, 05:07 PM
I have never owned a car long enough to have to buy new tyres.
My Corolla has some cheapo make on the front, then on the back it has a Cooper Avon and a pretty worn Firestone.
If it passes the MOT and I scratch up the money, it's getting stiffer shocks and springs, and the wider alloys off the 1.6 model - and I'll get some nice tyres to go with them.
Not because I want to race or drive fast or anything, just because the handling is so boaty it makes me feel ill. Comfortable though.
05-14-2009, 10:47 PM
I run 275/40/17 and 245/45/17 Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3s on my Mark VIII. Great dry traction and predictable handling, decent in the wet, suck ass in cold temps, and I got stuck in about 1/2" of snow. The set would usually cost about $900, but I got them with 80% life left for about $300 total..
05-17-2009, 12:26 AM
Toyo T1R, best tyres on the market now, imo.
05-17-2009, 12:34 AM
I'm running a set of 275/70R16 Falken Ziex S/TZ-04's on my truck right now.
They're a lot better than the stock Wrangler RT/S's, but I need to put them on wheels wider than the factory 6.5"..
05-18-2009, 05:14 PM
^ how much do 275 tyres cost in the US?
I'm paying about 15 quid for a cheapo tyre for my Corolla, they are 165/??/13 iirc. It breaks traction on the front pulling away at even moderate speeds in the wet, and I'd hate to think how far it would skid if I slammed on the brakes.
Deffo buying wider wheels and decent tyres when I have the money.
05-18-2009, 06:01 PM
^ how much do 275 tyres cost in the US?
I paid $125/tire for mine, $500 even for the set mounted and balanced.
05-19-2009, 05:11 AM
Relevant and awesome: http://www.walkinshawperformance.com.au/wp/2008/aus/multimedia/default.asp?content=videos&id=12
05-19-2009, 04:42 PM
^ pretty interesting stuff.
05-20-2009, 03:13 AM
05-20-2009, 05:01 AM
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
I like them :)
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