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      07-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by spr View Post

What tires would you recommend in the GTS sizes of 255/35/19 285/30/19??? I know corsas come to mind... I, like everyone else would love to run PSS. However, I've read bad things about tracking PSS seeing melted outside corners but that's likely from lack of enough camber. I'm currently running stock sizes on ZCP in MP cups and they're about wasted. I come from a professional racing background so I notice very very minute differences, e.g. when I drive in the mountains I check/set pressures with a pyrometer-

I was told to check re11's but they don't make them in those sizes. I had those before on a prior track prepped Porsche 911 (re01r) and loved them. I've also had yoko a08d's and they were great but didn't last long at all.

I've had prior iterations of the s0's before and absolutely hated them. They were heavy as rocks making the car incredibly lazy in response from unsprung weight and had BS traction despite prior reviews. Thoughts?

My prior research has led me to doing PSS 255/30/19 275/30/19 to keep the same diameter ratio and not increase the rear diameter by going 275/35 and losing acceleration and balance. Comment?

Given that you're running the PSCup now, I'd probably go with the Corsa or the Dunlop Sport Max Race. Both are good, I think the Dunlop would probably turn the faster laps in most cases.

Regarding PSS: they're no worse than any other street tire on the track, and actually better than many.

Obviously the PSS are not available in the sizes you want but the following will apply to any street tires: If you take a street tire to the track, and your setup is not optimal and you don't take care of your tires, you will often find them ruined after 1 track day.

If you get the setup right, and if you drive to preserve the tires somewhat (slow-in/fast-out driving style, no drifting etc.) then they can do fine, but they'll never be as good on the track as a tire that was made for track use.

There's nothing in that size combo from the Extreme Performance category like the Re11 or AD08, so basically you're looking at either street tires or track tires. The track tires I mentioned are streetable, but will require caution if there is rain.
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