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      06-13-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Best tires for ESS supercharger....

I have the vt2-600 kit, and am currently running a VMR wheel in the rear, 9.5 wide. I have Yokohama Advan Ad08 tires, but they are just spinning through second gear. Any recommendations on a good sticky tire?
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      06-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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If any tire better than AD08 would be r-compound. But it will be worse driving on streets since they need to be warm up.
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      06-13-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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What about the nitto nt05? I think that's the name of their new tire.
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      06-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #4
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Are you still running 19's? I'm looking at the RE11 or the Pilot SS. My PS2's do pretty well until you get over half throttle.
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      06-13-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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Are you still running 19's? I'm looking at the RE11 or the Pilot SS. My PS2's do pretty well until you get over half throttle.
Yeah, I still have the 19s and I'd rather not go down to 18s. The ad08s were stickier than my ps2s in when I was stock, but the blower is just way too much power for these tires.
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      06-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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No experience with the M3 yet but with my last 500+ RWHP vehicle I ended up running drag radials to get the initial bite and hook that I was looking for. However, DR's are no good on the track (road course) or in the rain. Are you concerned about track performance or just hotroding around on the street/strip?
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I would recommend stepping up to the wider VMR wheels and getting 295s or 305s. Doesn't VMR have a 19x10.5 or 19x11 available now. Otherwise, you won't be able to run tires wider than 285s.
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I was going to suggest using RE-11 tires, but I see they're only marginally better than the AD08's.

Also, how wide of a tire are you using on those 9.5" rear wheels? 265...275? I think I've seen people on here fitting up to a 295 or 305 with the right width and offsets.
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RE11'S, 285/35/19, VT625 586WHP, 2ND Gear Rolls, 60 degrees outside, she hooks just fine.
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nitto nt05
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advan ad08
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cant go wrong with any of these
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      06-13-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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^^ That's a pretty solid list of great tire options. One thing to keep in mind though is that at least the RE11 and NT05 are rated at a lower speed than the original tires. I'll have to kick both out of my running list because they are only W rated at 168.
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just stick a 295 ad08 and u'll be bangin
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I think you definitely need a wider wheel to fit a bigger tire in the back.

But yea, AD08 or RE11s seem to be the go to tires for traction.
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An increase in width will definitely help, but the NT05 tires are a lateral move, at best. Try finding a set of wheels with an 11" width and a 30mm offset. This will allow you to use a very wide tire without modifying the fenders.
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run the VMR 19x10 and 19x11s
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An increase in width will definitely help, but the NT05 tires are a lateral move, at best. Try finding a set of wheels with an 11" width and a 30mm offset. This will allow you to use a very wide tire without modifying the fenders.
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      06-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #17
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I will go with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 305's in hopefully 2 or 3 weeks.
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I do have toyo 888 275/45-18 r-compound, a huge differerence from the stock tires
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      06-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #19
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Wider width is the right idea here. AD08 is already right at/near the top of the grip hierarchy for streetable tires.
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What about VT2-575?

Which tire size should I go with on both front and rear? I have 19"TE37SL on the way and I plan to run Pilot Super Sport.
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For the best traction stick with RE11, 285 or 295.
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RE11'S, 285/35/19, VT625 586WHP, 2ND Gear Rolls, 60 degrees outside, she hooks just fine.
Cant argue with ^

op, also add the Hankook Ventus R-S3 to tire options
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