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      05-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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I have an E93, ESS VT2-625, Gintani full sport exhaust (HFC+x-pipe) with 19" wheels. I don't race the car but I want something that really grips the road and has excellent traction off the line. Any recommendations would be appreciated..
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Do you drive in the rain? Could get a dot approved track tire...NT01s for example. Maybe Hoosier A6s since the heat up pretty quickly!!

As for a normal street tire, AD08s...
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Do you drive in the rain? Could get a dot approved track tire...NT01s for example. Maybe Hoosier A6s since the heat up pretty quickly!!

As for a normal street tire, AD08s...
I don't drive in the rain but I will look into your recs. Thanks
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Do you drive in the rain? Could get a dot approved track tire...NT01s for example. Maybe Hoosier A6s since the heat up pretty quickly!!

As for a normal street tire, AD08s...
Track tires usually take some time to heat up and get sticky though. But not sure if a cold track tire will have more or less grip than a cold street tire.
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Can't wait for the AD08R coming out later this year state-side!

More grip than the AD08 and handles track heat better but still the same good treadwear.
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Track tires usually take some time to heat up and get sticky though. But not sure if a cold track tire will have more or less grip than a cold street tire.
Agreed. That is why I spec'd the A6 and not the R6. But yes, minimal warm up time would be key.

A tire I don't know much about but comes OEM (or use to) is the Pilot Sport Cup..(something like that).
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Can't wait for the AD08R coming out later this year state-side!

More grip than the AD08 and handles track heat better but still the same good treadwear.
Yea I'm really excited about those!
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what about Michelin Pilot Super Sports?
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Well, as it turns out Yokohama doesn't make a tire for my rear 19" wheel (265-35-19) do you guys have any other suggestions.
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Well, as it turns out Yokohama doesn't mike a tire for my rear 19" wheel (265-35-19) do you guys have any other suggestions.
Go wider....265 is too small for VT2-625 kit...

Idea: List what wheels you have (offset if known) and suspension mods. Then someone smarter than me can tell you what is your max size. Your contact patch to the road is too small for the amount of power you have.
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what about Michelin Pilot Super Sports?
+1. 255 35 19 fronts and 275 35 19 rears.

Traction is terrific even in rain and freezing conditions. I've tracked in the rain and freezing rain with them.

There are really no compromises with this tire. It does everything well. Good grip in all conditions, no road noise, good tire wear. It doesn't track great like some of the other tires mentioned, but it doesn't do anything bad either.

Oh and I'm going to track with it next week in like 90+ degree temps in the desert.
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+1. 255 35 19 fronts and 275 35 19 rears.

Traction is terrific even in rain and freezing conditions. I've tracked in the rain and freezing rain with them.

There are really no compromises with this tire. It does everything well. Good grip in all conditions, no road noise, good tire wear. It doesn't track great like some of the other tires mentioned, but it doesn't do anything bad either.

Oh and I'm going to track with it next week in like 90+ degree temps in the desert.
I assume you have these sizes at your power level? Curious at how your traction is in lower gears. Do you ever feel like more tire would benefit you?
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I have AD08 in 295/30/19 on comp wheels on the rears. Works without rubbing on E92 & 93's ( very slight rub on E90's).


Maximize your street traction...

RS3's have better yet hot / dry traction but are much worse cold or wet than the AD08's


PSS's are quieter with a more comfortable ride, but a step down in traction ( but still good)
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I assume you have these sizes at your power level? Curious at how your traction is in lower gears. Do you ever feel like more tire would benefit you?
Yes, I use these sizes on the stock comp package 19's. Traction is no issue in any gear except 1st. With the stock PZero's, I couldn't get traction in 2nd gear at all. The PSS were a huge improvement.

Yes I would like to be able to hook up better in first gear, but only a slick or heated up drag radial would be able to accomplish that.
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Well, as it turns out Yokohama doesn't mike a tire for my rear 19" wheel (265-35-19) do you guys have any other suggestions.
Go wider....265 is too small for VT2-625 kit...

Idea: List what wheels you have (offset if known) and suspension mods. Then someone smarter than me can tell you what is your max size. Your contact patch to the road is too small for the amount of power you have.
That will help, thanks for the rec
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Try the bridgestone RE-11s
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Hankook R-S3's will be your best street performance tire for summer non-rain weather for max grip. Plus they are a relatively low cost as well!
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