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Hey guys and girls I'm looking to get some new rubber. My tires are about worn down and I need new tires for the headers. I'm looking at going with a 275 in the rear with the factory rims and a 245 in the front. Has anyone thrown a 285 on the rear or is it just too big? My real question is what brand tire should I go with? Please give insight only if you actually have the tire or have had the tire. Positive and negative feedback would be great. I want to know what to stay away from and what will kick ass. Thanks.
 

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you should go with the tire that makes sikky hurry the F up and release some goddamn information..... :mad:
 

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Hey guys and girls I'm looking to get some new rubber. My tires are about worn down and I need new tires for the headers. I'm looking at going with a 275 in the rear with the factory rims and a 245 in the front. Has anyone thrown a 285 on the rear or is it just too big? My real question is what brand tire should I go with? Please give insight only if you actually have the tire or have had the tire. Positive and negative feedback would be great. I want to know what to stay away from and what will kick ass. Thanks.
What are you looking for in a tire? How many miles do you drive per year? What did you like and dislike about the tires you have now?
 

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IMHO:

*Stock Bridgestone Potenzas took me to 9500 miles, including one trip to the drag strip. They weren't worn out, but they were starting to slip a bit. I liked them well enough, but I wanted wider ones.
:)

*Nitto Invos, 245 f / 275 r, took me to 15,500 miles, including one trip to the drag strip (15,500 - 9500 = 6000 miles.) Rears were worn to the bars. These tires were initially stickier than the stock ones, but the car didn't handle as well.
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*Installed PS2s today, 245 f / 275 r. The ride is less bumpy for sure. Didn't have much opportunity to exercise them otherwise, but I have no doubt this is what I should have done when I replaced the stock tires six months ago.
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^Interesting write up Nautique. I'm currently running the Invos and love them. I think they grip extremely well and I have no problems with my handling on or off the track.

The PS2's are great tires although the most common complaint is that they are quite pricey. If you can afford a set, I would highly recommend the PS2's. If not, then the Invos for sure. I used to have the Potenzas (they were my first set of tires) and I hated them. They didn't grip at all and I had no traction when coming around corners (I would literally feel the car slide across the pavement).
 

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Thanks guys thats some good insight. I think I'm gonna go with PS2's.
 

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I should probably confess that my daily commute is maybe ten miles, round trip, plus a couple at lunch… So my time in the car is somewhat limited. That means I have just a short time to enjoy the drive and get busy romping on it. I wouldn’t say that I drive it hard…but pretty firmly for sure. So, that explains wearing out the rear tires so quickly…

I read several message boards and websites for research, and I liked the Invos when I first installed them. I liked the look and the price! Also, not to over-simplify, but I got a better time at the strip on the second of the two visits I’ve made: wider Invos = 12.8 @ 112; narrower Potenzas = 13.1 @ 110. Many other variables should also be attributed to the difference though…Joe Z exhaust, DA factor, practice, etc.

Anyway – my biggest disappointment with those Nittos on the rear was that they didn’t make it to 10K miles with my driving style. We’ll see how these PS2s work out though…then I’ll have all sorts of data to consider when it’s time to get tires again.
 

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The A/S tire info is interesting, but I don't think that an ISF owner should consider putting H (130 mph) or V (149 mph) rated tires on their car, unless they never drive it spiritedly. At a minimum I would recommend a W (168 mph) rating, but preferably a Y (186 mph) or (Y) (186+ mph) rating. I have Continental ExremeContact DWS A/S tires on my ISF, and they work great for how I use the car, and have a Y speed rating.

Also, I don't think Jaslapp is considering A/S tires, since he has a another vehicle for inclimate weather.
 

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The A/S tire info is interesting, but I don't think that an ISF owner should consider putting H (130 mph) or V (149 mph) rated tires on their car, unless they never drive it spiritedly. At a minimum I would recommend a W (168 mph) rating, but preferably a Y (186 mph) or (Y) (186+ mph) rating. I have Continental ExremeContact DWS A/S tires on my ISF, and they work great for how I use the car, and have a Y speed rating.

Also, I don't think Jaslapp is considering A/S tires, since he has a another vehicle for inclimate weather.
Any reputable tire shop would never put "H" rated tires on an F. Rimilda is a new member and poster to this forum, and so far has three posts, all with bogus information. IMHO, he, or she should read and learn a wee bit more before trying to make contributions.

Lou
 

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Any reputable tire shop would never put "H" rated tires on an F. Rimilda is a new member and poster to this forum, and so far has three posts, all with bogus information. IMHO, he, or she should read and learn a wee bit more before trying to make contributions.

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Got it Lou. Turns out he was a Spamster.
 

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I am surprised no one recommended the Bridgestone RE11's
I would go with the RE050A, RE11 or Michelin PS2's
 

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If you want to go all out, I run Nitto NT05's on my E63 in the same sizes you are looking at. I have at least 400lbs. more fat on my car to move around, but the handling difference between them and ContiSportContacts is pretty large. My last set lasted 2 - track days (one at 102F) and about 4000 miles :D I throw a new set on every 6 months :eek: but in my mind the difference is worth it. Plus I can get a set for about $850...Take away the track days, I probably would have gotten 6K at least with a mid life rebalance...
 

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Kumho SPT for Value/Mileage/Performance

Michelin PS2 for Performance/Mileage/
 
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