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View Poll Results: Which tire would you pick for 25% track and the rest DD
Hankook R-S3-----------------Extreme summer 6 18.75%
BridgeStone RE-11------------Extreme summer 11 34.38%
Michelin PSS------------------Max Summer 15 46.88%
Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105--Max Summer 0 0%
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      10-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Which of these tires would you pick if you were planning to do 4-5 track days and the rest all street. I want both good grip and decent mileage.

Hankook R-S3---------------------Extreme Summer
Bridgestone RE-11-----------------Extreme Summer
Michelin PSS-----------------------Max Summer
Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105-------Max Summer
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      10-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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Thiago,

RS-3's are the reigning champ in this realm and they are also know for being reasonably priced. I also had really good experience with RE-11's which may have a tiny edge in mileage. These numbers are off the top of my head, but I believe RS-3s are 140 tread-ware and RE-11 are 180 tread-ware so the RS-3 are a little stickier but wear quicker. The difference is probably negligible tho.

Everyone on this board seems to go crazy for Super Sports, but honestly they are still glorified street tires. Didn't you melt a set of these at the track?
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      10-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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For Ca., sunny and hot, I would pick the RS-3's.

If you get cold or wet, then no ( AD-08's would be better).

If no track then PSS's....


They changed the wear rating on RS-3's to 200 so they meet the autocross rules..... same formula just changed the number....
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Whoa, you are missing a lot of tires to consider on your list for extreme performance!

Yokohama AD08 is one to consider. Also Dunlop ZII, Falken RT615K and BFG Rival

WTF is that Advan Sport tire? That is not a track worthy tire.
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Thiago,

RS-3's are the reigning champ in this realm and they are also know for being reasonably priced. I also had really good experience with RE-11's which may have a tiny edge in mileage. These numbers are off the top of my head, but I believe RS-3s are 140 tread-ware and RE-11 are 180 tread-ware so the RS-3 are a little stickier but wear quicker. The difference is probably negligible tho.

Everyone on this board seems to go crazy for Super Sports, but honestly they are still glorified street tires. Didn't you melt a set of these at the track?
Good pointers. I did destroy a set of PSS, difference now is a much wider wheel and more tire so it should handle the abuse and load better. Thanks
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Whoa, you are missing a lot of tires to consider on your list for extreme performance!

Yokohama AD08 is one to consider. Also Dunlop ZII, Falken RT615K and BFG Rival

WTF is that Advan Sport tire? That is not a track worthy tire.
Thanks yes I know. Didn't want to add all cause these are the option available to me. Good point on the advan's.
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All remember it's a poll. Meaning, out of these choices which one would you pick. (I know there is other choices out there) if none post "none" I didn't add that to the poll.
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Answer also depends on your wheel sizes / offsets... Some of the tires listed above have limited size options. For example - rs3's are out if you have 19's.
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Answer also depends on your wheel sizes / offsets... Some of the tires listed above have limited size options. For example - rs3's are out if you have 19's.
Well that's why I only listed those cause they fit my set up...

18x9.5 e22 square on 275/35/18
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One of the first 2. Rs3 if more dry track, re-11 if more wet I would say.
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Well that's why I only listed those cause they fit my set up...

18x9.5 e22 square on 275/35/18
Cool. I voted for the rs3. I would also consider Dunlop ZII and BFG Rival.
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One of the first 2. Rs3 if more dry track, re-11 if more wet I would say.
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Cool. I voted for the rs3. I would also consider Dunlop ZII and BFG Rival.
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If the car plans on being driven on the street, the RE-11 is the best tire hands down. RS3 will give a migraine on the street as they are noisy and not the best in wet weather. They are superior to NT05's and quieter.

For comparison purposes, I was a full 8 seconds slower at Big Willow with Michelin PSS compared to Nitto NT05. However, I can't say the Michelin is a bad tire at the track, it holds up well, just doesn't have the grip and predictability of a more focused tire.
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If the car plans on being driven on the street, the RE-11 is the best tire hands down. RS3 will give a migraine on the street as they are noisy and not the best in wet weather. They are superior to NT05's and quieter.

For comparison purposes, I was a full 8 seconds slower at Big Willow with Michelin PSS compared to Nitto NT05. However, I can't say the Michelin is a bad tire at the track, it holds up well, just doesn't have the grip and predictability of a more focused tire.
thank you Thank you. these inputs are great.

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starting to lean towards the RE-11s.
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You should consider the RE11A since the RE11 is now discontinued.
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You should consider the RE11A since the RE11 is now discontinued.
the RE-11 is still available the RE-11a is not on my size 275/35/18
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Re-11 unless rain is of no concern. Then RS3
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thanks a lot everyone. I ordered RE-11. I will create a full tire life and events thread for you future reference since you all helped out.
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i had the PSS in the past. very good tire, also getting great reviews all the time by people. although its a pricey tire. i wouldn't run them on a stock M3 though, but a s/c M3 i would.
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