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Like tittle says I need new sumemr tires.
I got xxr 527 wheels 18x9.75 25 offset
1st should I get 265 or 275 wide?? they both gona rub?? even with -1.5 camber in the back??
I need good tire mostly dd driving, and once a month I will go to drag strip, also I like to have fun on exit ramps lol.....
I was looking at
hankook v12
nitto invos
BFG kwd2
any better options??
 

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I'm in the same boat. Same wheels too. Have you considered the B-stone RE760 Sports? Those look to be 98% of what the V12's are and they are a good bit cheaper. I've loved every set of Bridgestones I've ever had, they make a great tire.

From what I've read, you should be fine with 265's. No rolling necessary. Not sure on 275's. Is it worth it to go to 275's?
 

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Some others to consider (that are NOT extreme performance summer tires i.e. <200 tread wear rating):

Sumitomo HTR Z III

Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Continental Extreme Contact DW (sidewalls are soft on these, you loose steering response)

Michelin PSS

Bridgestone S-04 (their answer to the Michelin PSS)

Dunlop Direzza DZ101

Yoko S-Drives

All have their strong points. It's what you want out of the tire.
 

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Hankook RS-3. I have em, love em.

Also, Grassroots Motorsports did a review on these comparing them to Dunlops, Yoko's and a few others and they came out on top. Can't remember the issue but it was maybe 8 months back.
 

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I'd go with a 265 tire at 9.75" I have 10" rims and a 275 tire with no stretch at all. I definitely could have gone with 265's and been fine. If your concerned about rubbing definitely go the skinnier route.

As for tire brand I can vouch the conti dw is a great tire if you don't run the car hard often. It has a high wear rating and pretty decent performance for the money (ran the car pretty hard through the tail of the dragon for an entire weekend and heard the tires chirp once). With your goals I don't think you'd need a extreme performance tire.
 

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Well for my winter set up i have extreme contac dw all season
Whats the thread rating on rs3?
I need something for hard use on street and something that will grip while launching
275 would give me more rim protection but i need to roll fenders
So with 265 i might get away without rolling if i put -1.5 camber?
 

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OP there are literally a bunch of threads on this already. Search next time!

Like tittle says I need new sumemr tires.
I got xxr 527 wheels 18x9.75 25 offset
1st should I get 265 or 275 wide?? they both gona rub?? even with -1.5 camber in the back??
I need good tire mostly dd driving, and once a month I will go to drag strip, also I like to have fun on exit ramps lol.....
I was looking at
hankook v12
nitto invos
BFG kwd2
any better options??
Fun on exit ramps? how much fun is an exit ramp when your braking?

Ryan P. have you actually ever driven on a sticky tire?

You will rub on 1.5 on those tires unless you get a roll in the rear.

I would not touch any of those tires above.
 

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I've never driven on slicks, but plenty of extreme performance tires. As an example, I went through a couple of set of Bridgestone RE01R's on my Evo IX. That was a GREAT tire, but wore out in 10k miles. I made the assumption that OP was looking for a tire that was sticky, but still had decent treadwear and comfort. That assumption was based on the tires he was considering, none of which are classified (on tirerack) as Extreme Performance Summer tires. That is why I suggested what I did.

Are you saying you'll rub with a 265?

And you wouldn't touch a Michelin Pilot Super Sport? Everything I've read states that those are fantastic tires.


OP there are literally a bunch of threads on this already. Search next time!



Fun on exit ramps? how much fun is an exit ramp when your braking?

Ryan P. have you actually ever driven on a sticky tire?

You will rub on 1.5 on those tires unless you get a roll in the rear.

I would not touch any of those tires above.
 

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OP there are literally a bunch of threads on this already. Search next time!



Fun on exit ramps? how much fun is an exit ramp when your braking?

Ryan P. have you actually ever driven on a sticky tire?

You will rub on 1.5 on those tires unless you get a roll in the rear.

I would not touch any of those tires above.
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OP there are literally a bunch of threads on this already. Search next time!

Fun on exit ramps? how much fun is an exit ramp when your braking?

Ryan P. have you actually ever driven on a sticky tire?

You will rub on 1.5 on those tires unless you get a roll in the rear.

I would not touch any of those tires above.
I did my search I just need more opinnions, fun on exit ramps I was being sarcastic
so why tire would you choose stock advans??
I need something with decent theread wear like 200 to 280 that will be good for the money I dont need slicks on the street
-1.5 camber not 1,.5
I need a tire thats will get better milleage than star specs , and grips better than hankook v12
 

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I did my search I just need more opinnions, fun on exit ramps I was being sarcastic
so why tire would you choose stock advans??
I need something with decent theread wear like 200 to 280 that will be good for the money I dont need slicks on the street
-1.5 camber not 1,.5
I need a tire thats will get better milleage than star specs , and grips better than hankook v12
WTF when I edited out a few harsh statements I also took out my Req :)
I would go 265/35 Hankook RS-3 or Dunlop Starspec. But with the dunlop maybe go 245/40 since they run WIDE.

Op in reference to the last statement above. I want a animal that is Magical Unicorn during the day and Emmanuelle Chriqui during the night but that will never happen.
 

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WTF when I edited out a few harsh statements I also took out my Req :)
I would go 265/35 Hankook RS-3 or Dunlop Starspec. But with the dunlop maybe go 245/40 since they run WIDE.

Op in reference to the last statement above. I want a animal that is Magical Unicorn during the day and Emmanuelle Chriqui during the night but that will never happen.
What harsh statements might those have been? And why?

What you are recommending isn't what he is asking for. Those tires are 140 tread wear and about as aggressive a street tire as one can get.
 

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What harsh statements might those have been? And why?

What you are recommending isn't what he is asking for. Those tires are 140 tread wear and about as aggressive a street tire as one can get.

^Goes by treadwear :clap: HAHA
 

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Umm, yeah, it's a solid indication of the grip a street tire is capable of. Notice the trend in all the "extreme performance" summer tires? All under 200. It's not that difficult. Obviously, tread wear isn't the only criteria of interest. What OP was asking, was what tires will have great grip, but also have decent tread wear. Way to contribute though.
 

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If you skimp on tires you'll regret it (I did). I'm moving to RS3's before the next Auto-X season no doubt. RS-3s are 140 tread wear, you'll get like 10k miles out of them most likely. I'd rather get 10k miles out of a tire than 30k miles where I'm held back and annoyed by soft sidewalls and sub par grip.
 

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Cost....MPG....Grip

You get only 2 of the above three

I was going to suggest PS2 but they are simply too expensive compared to your other options. Lighter wheels and brakes will also improve mpg.
 
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