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Hi guys!

I just got my 11 phantom black Evo X and I LOVE the car!

However, the advan tires don't seem to be that promising. So here I am.

Is it better just to get stock specs or getting wider tires would increase the performance just like the RWD cars (this is my first awd car) ?

I'm looking at toyo T1R and pilot sport PS2, is there any other suggestions?

I mainly use it as a DD some autoX during weekends ( once per month, 8 hrs each) Thanks in advance!
 

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the advans are a great tire while they last. they wear very quickly though. most only get 10-15k out of them if that. when you do wear them out, i dont think there is a huge benefit of going wider on the stock wheels. another tire to consider are the dunlop star specs and the rs3s, people like them as well.
 

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Zabes,

So the same logic applies to the awd then. I remember the stock bbs holds 255 max.

I remember i was reading somewhere that claims for awd cars getting wider tires may result in understeering, is that true?
 

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Hi guys!

I just got my 11 phantom black Evo X and I LOVE the car!

However, the advan tires don't seem to be that promising. So here I am.

Is it better just to get stock specs or getting wider tires would increase the performance just like the RWD cars (this is my first awd car) ?

I'm looking at toyo T1R and pilot sport PS2, is there any other suggestions?

I mainly use it as a DD some autoX during weekends ( once per month, 8 hrs each) Thanks in advance!
How long till you looking to order? I'll be trying Toyo T1R's next, and providing input in my blog (in sig below).

wider is generally better, but stock wheels can only fit about 255's, and not all tires are made in that size - so you see a lot of 245's on stockers

all I can say is NT05's are pretty good for the price. a little temperature sensitive, but I don't hate them or feel hindered by them. I'm still ~1.0-1.5 seconds behind full modified class cars on R-comps - for the price that's pretty reasonable. Not my final judgement though - plan to try plenty of tires in my build for others to read :rock:
 

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How long till you looking to order? I'll be trying Toyo T1R's next, and providing input in my blog (in sig below).

wider is generally better, but stock wheels can only fit about 255's, and not all tires are made in that size - so you see a lot of 245's on stockers

all I can say is NT05's are pretty good for the price. a little temperature sensitive, but I don't hate them or feel hindered by them. I'm still ~1.0-1.5 seconds behind full modified class cars on R-comps - for the price that's pretty reasonable. Not my final judgement though - plan to try plenty of tires in my build for others to read :rock:
I guess I will wait for your result then. My tread is about 35% left and the handling is dramatically dropping. That being said, 10km/h difference at least when going thru a corner. I tracked my car the same day I got it and have been tracking about 48 hours ( a week) now.
 

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If you spend that much time at the Track and don't know what tires to buy, Something is wrong!!!!
 

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I guess I will wait for your result then. My tread is about 35% left and the handling is dramatically dropping. That being said, 10km/h difference at least when going thru a corner. I tracked my car the same day I got it and have been tracking about 48 hours ( a week) now.
to be specific, my Toyo's should be coming early next week, so the wait shouldn't be too long

other than that, have the alignment checked (most places do this for free to try and sell you on needing an alignment)

if inclined, adding more camber can help handling as well
 

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Where do you live? If no snow or super cold weather star specs are hard to beat. I run them year round in ATL
 

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If you spend that much time at the Track and don't know what tires to buy, Something is wrong!!!!
Well, it's my track car, and my first time spending with powerful awd cars. The advan is the only set i tested on. I don't think my knowledge back to my miata would help any since the car is slow but FUN lol.

You know you want to try out ur new toy after you get it but I think i'm pushing really harsh on her. I'm taking her for oil changes (rear diff, tranny, engine oil etc).

AWD, or the EVO X, brings me a whole new level of understanding of what a car can do and I want the best running shoes for her. It's like choosing between Nike or puma, you know what I mean.
 

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to be specific, my Toyo's should be coming early next week, so the wait shouldn't be too long

other than that, have the alignment checked (most places do this for free to try and sell you on needing an alignment)

if inclined, adding more camber can help handling as well
Great! I'll just drive her normally for the next week and see your feed back then
! Right on bro!
 

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Hi guys!

I just got my 11 phantom black Evo X and I LOVE the car!

However, the advan tires don't seem to be that promising. So here I am.

Is it better just to get stock specs or getting wider tires would increase the performance just like the RWD cars (this is my first awd car) ?

I'm looking at toyo T1R and pilot sport PS2, is there any other suggestions?

I mainly use it as a DD some autoX during weekends ( once per month, 8 hrs each) Thanks in advance!
T1R's suck, but the R1R is an amazing tire. A bit more compromising in terms of road noise and feedback, but wayyyyy better grip in all conditions
 

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Hi guys!

I just got my 11 phantom black Evo X and I LOVE the car!

However, the advan tires don't seem to be that promising. So here I am.

Is it better just to get stock specs or getting wider tires would increase the performance just like the RWD cars (this is my first awd car) ?

I'm looking at toyo T1R and pilot sport PS2, is there any other suggestions?

I mainly use it as a DD some autoX during weekends ( once per month, 8 hrs each) Thanks in advance!
The stock tires, IMHO,are THE BEST when it comes to performance. I am yet to use a tire that is as responsive and grippy. To call them "not promising" would be incorrect even by a long shot. They do have their down sides but its DEFINITELY not in the dry performance area.

Having said that, there are many good tires out there. Most recommendations you will see here will simply be a repetition of what you'll see on Tire Rack's site.

Also, there are like at least10 threads FULL of information about tires, try going through them, I'm sure you'll find the same info there as well.

Good luck!
 

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If you track your car that much why not just get Nitto NT01's if you honestly care about grip that much. get a new pair of rims and slap NT01's and your done... If you think the stock tires have no grip your doing something wrong...
 

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Nitto NT05!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Price and Great grip/Feedback & quick warm up & ease @ limit.

got 20k DDing with -2 camber

on my 2nd set now!

alot of Formula D cars use it due to predictability @ limit. It grips good also and about $40~$50 cheaper than "so-so" 615k's in 275's @ discounttiredirect

look it up

cheers~ :D
 

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If you live where it's warm, get Nitto NT05's. Awesome tires! They even surprised me how well they do in the rain.
NT05's were the absolute worst tires I have ever owned. They heat cycle to quickly, terrible grip, and even worse tread life. I was able to get 7k miles and 3 (20 runs) autox events out of mine.

In contrast, I got 20 (100 runs) autox events and 9k miles out of my Star Spec Z1's. I would rather run in trike wheels...
 

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I had the nt05 as well as the start specs, got about 6k on the nt05 before it was going down hill. I pushed it to about 10k and the car was sliding everywhere. so far star specs have 5k on them and they look brand new still and grip great in dry and in wet.
 

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I'm currently running RS-3's but I may go to star specs next. Not sure which I will prefer. Never used NT05's but I haven't heard very good things. I've heard they often get greasy and wear way too fast for the performance you get. Tires are so damn expensive on these cars.. dropping a grand for some tires is >.>. I'm on my 4th set of tires, just dinged 35k miles.....

The worst part is how for a set of 17" tires it would cost me like 5-600 bucks, but for 18" 900-1000 bucks. WTF? It's one inch! Anyone know of any 17" rims that fit on the car? They'd pay for themselves in a couple sets of tires :p
 
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