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      06-17-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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How far can I push a W rated tire?

I'm looking for new tires and the tires that I like for 95% of what I will use my car for are W rated for up to 168MPH. Later this fall I am going to run the Texas Mile again and I don't think that 175 is completely out of the question with my current setup so I'm curious if the W rated tires can handle it or not.

I would always rather stay within the specs of a product but I'd like opinions on the matter, thanks!
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What tires and what sizes are you looking at? I've been looking forever for anything other than summer tires, and found nothing in stock 19" sizes. Once I decided to go 1+ in size (255/275-35-19s), the DWSs seem the best and also the cheapest, but have been backordered since freaking March. The only other UHP A/S (just a few notches below max summer, like the PS2s) choice is the Pilot A/S, but I don't like them. And they're over 50% more than the Contis. Curious which tires you found.

Anyway, remember the speed rating is for SUSTAINED speeds, and at the MAXIMUM LOAD RATING. Exceeding it a little for a few seconds at less than full load is not an issue at all man. Take care.
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I really like the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 and I'm starting to like the Yokohama AD08. They are both available in original and plus sizes for the 19" 220M wheels. I'm looking for all out track/summer/no rain tires though so I'm sure that there are more options.

Thanks for the info!
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what about Michelin CUP tires?
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what about Michelin CUP tires?
I haven't really looked into them - Have you used them?
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