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      09-17-2014, 10:53 PM   #1
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Question Need some AutoX tires.

I need to buy some tires that I can use next year for AutoX in F Street. I have been very happy with the Yokohama AD08R with a treadwear rating 180. Unless I have missed something I will need a treadwear rating of 200 starting in 2015.

Wheels will be the ZCP 19 inch and I donít plan on getting a set of 18 inch wheels. They will be used for street driving but leaning toward AutoX.

I tried the Michelin PSS and they didnít hold up for AutoX. Tire Rack doesnít recommend those for hard use but instead suggests either the Yokohama AD08 or the Bridgestone RE-11, both having Tire Rack's extreme performance rating. RE-11 doesnít come in one size up with those for both the front and rear; I can live with that but would like to up size to 255 35 19 and 275 35 19 if I could.

I called Yokohama and the service rep in the competition department said they were not planning to re-rate the AD08 at this time. She also thought maybe the rule change may not go through but I have not seen anything to indicate that.

Anyone have any other suggestions I should check on before going with the RE-11?
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      09-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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In the 255F 275R combo I really don't see an ideal autocross tire. In addition to the RE11, the Dunlop Direzza Z2 Star Spec, Hankook Ventus RS3, BF Goodrich Rival are all comparable to the AD08R but none of them have that combination.

The Super Sport are a phenomenal street tire, but just as you note, they are not really built to take the sustained abuse of motorsports use.
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In the 255F 275R combo I really don't see an ideal autocross tire. In addition to the RE11, the Dunlop Direzza Z2 Star Spec, Hankook Ventus RS3, BF Goodrich Rival are all comparable to the AD08R but none of them have that combination.

The Super Sport are a phenomenal street tire, but just as you note, they are not really built to take the sustained abuse of motorsports use.
Thank you Ben,

Looks like very slim pickings for a M3 with 19 inch wheels in stock size or one size up. All of the above except the Bridgestone RE-11 won’t meet my needs for an AutoX tire from what I can see. I sure hope some manufacturer takes notice and gets some competition going. Seems like there is some easy money to be made here, just in case someone were to ask you.
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