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      11-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Richbot View Post
Would be nice to have a taller, wider rear size available, like a 295/35-18 or 305 at >=26" tall. The 285/30-18 is a perfect front tire but the car needs more in the rear IMO, to utilize all of the available space and add forward traction, you can tune around a narrower rear but that's just taking grip away from the front that you could otherwise be using, IMO

Don't get too froggy yet, either. Bridgestone,Kumho and possibly/probably BFG and Hankook all have new ones coming, and the Yoks are getting old too.
I know the Dunlops are a favorite of Chump Car guys because its 180 treadwear. Most others are lower. I think in the end the Dunlop will be inferior to the new offerings in the same category as it is now. No offense. Hankook will probably be last because they'll just reverse engineer the new techonology from Bridgestone, Michelin or some other brand.

In the end, I think the pecking order will be the same. The biggest wild card being Hankook...can they continue with their success? I think it was by accident that the RS3s are so popular. I have never seen an instance where a South Korean car company was innovative.
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