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Which tire to choose?

  • Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

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  • Continental ExtremeContact DW

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  • Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110

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  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

    Votes: 10 37.0%
  • Nitto Invo

    Votes: 7 25.9%
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Hi all!

Chances are I'm going to need new tires sometime during the summer, and I've started doing some research into which tire should succeed the current PS2s on my F.

I've sort of narrowed down the list to a few choices, being:

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Nitto Invo

I've read some of the reviews on most tires and I am still undecided on what I should get, I have been extremely happy with the stock PS2s, but their cost is making me go another round with them.

The other tires here are all significantly lower in cost, and may offer similar performance to the PS2s.

Any input is appreciated, thanks!
 

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I know a few people that are running the Invo's on both stock and custom wheel setups. They are a great tire, grip extremely well and aren't too expensive. They also look great imo (I'm running Inov's myself). I personally wouldn't go with the Potenza. I ran them before I got the Invo's and will never go back mainly due to the horrible grip and noise they produced on the freeway here in Texas.

I don't know anything about the Hankook or Continental tires but maybe the Discount Tire guy's (that's who I ordered my tires from) can help you out on comparisons and such :cool:
 

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I ended up getting the Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus instead of the PS2's just because I wanted a more All Weather tire. Excellent so far and very quiet. Definitely lost some grip under VERY EXTREME driving due to the harder compound but the tire will last 3 times as long. I do not drive it on the track so no need for such a soft compound :)
Good Luck.
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What are you looking for in a tire? Performance? Noise level? Cost? Etc, and also what type of driving are you doing? Weather (snow, rain)?

I have the same dillema as you. I need a tire I can drive on aggressively when it is sunny, but have the grip I need for DD when wet.

Good luck
 

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I had the vredestein's on my G and I loved them I plan on trying them next on the F.
 

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I am on my second set of Nitto NT 05. Unbeatable price. I do track the car & the grip from them is A+. But if you not gonna track your car I would not recommend them due to short life.
 

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Really I'm just looking for a DD tire, nothing fancy schmancy, just something that's similar to the PS2. I really like the PS2, but the cost is somewhat prohibitive. I don't do any auto-x or circuit stuff, so really it's just for driving around town and freeway.

I would never consider running this tire ever in the snow, but having had a fairly mild winter in Toronto this year, I actually took the car out quite a bit when it was dry, and the PS2s performed actually above my expectations, I totally believed they would have been terrible in the cold, but that wasn't the case, sure they broke traction when you floor it, but it was very controllable and predictable.

@ kazaks, it may have been me, I was running errands and one of them took me out that way, and I do frequent the 407 quite a bit! :D Was it SFP? If it was, it just might!

I'm seriously starting to take a closer look at Nitto Invos, they're still charging an arm and a leg up here, have to probably start looking in the US for a good deal.
 

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I had the exact same delima and as I stated already the Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus is a PERFECT replacement as a daily driver. Good Luck
 

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Thanks for all the input guys! It seems the PS2 seems to be the best replacement yet despite the price.

But on a side note, does anyone know of the Nitto Invo comes with the rim guard like the PS2 does?
 
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