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Need tires....

Post by theprf » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Man the P Zero Rosso's on my car are LOUD. My ears were ringing after 150 miles. Old, too, 2010 date codes.
I need some new tires!

My car has OE 18x11 and 18x8 turbo twists, still AWD. I do not want to roll fenders. I could modify the fender liners, radiator brackets, and rear liner brackets.

My "use case" as they say is ordinary driving, highways, regular roads. Around here you're always stuck behind a RAV4 going 38 MPH. I would prefer to go with quiet and I'm willing to sacrifice ultimate performance to get that. I drive the car 3 seasons so temperatures could be from freezing up to 90-ish. I don't drive it in the snow, I even try to avoid driving it in the rain. I'm not super concerned with wet performance, low temperatures are more what I'm concerned about.
When I take the car to a DE I have a second set of OE twist rims and I would get a second set of tires. Noise and treadwear be damned!

So the question what 2 sets of tires do you use?
One set for road comfort?
One set for DE and track use?

Talking with Noah yesterday and he recommends Nitto NT01's in GT2 sizes: 315/30-18 and 235/40-18. These look great and would be good track or summer tires. They won't work when it's chilly in the spring or fall without driving a lot of heat into them first.
Other track focused tires might be RT615K, or A052's.

Regular road tires? Don't know.

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Re: Need tires....

Post by Sneaky Pete » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:01 am

On my car my street tires are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S for the track I have Toyo R888R. If you don't want to spend the $$$ for street tires try Sumitomo HZR 3's.

I have had some luck with a new tire vendor. Try https://simpletire.com/ free shipping on all tires and dependent on where you are no tax.
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Post by Cuda911 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:40 am

Or, read the tire thread here.
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Re: Need tires....

Post by theprf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:03 am

I'm sorry, I didn't see that thread. It's here -> http://996outpost.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=218

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Re: Need tires....

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 am

Nice, we've reached, "have you searched?" status. We're basically a real forum, now.
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Re: Need tires....

Post by 32wildbilly » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:54 am

Dr_Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 am
Nice, we've reached, "have you searched?" status. We're basically a real forum, now.
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Re: Need tires....

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:10 pm

I don't track my car. I did one autocross last year. So, I'll just comment on the street tire and say that my car came with a new set of Sumitomo HTR-ZIII tires. They work fine for me. At their price point, I'll likely replace them with the same tires when the time comes. FWIW, I have used HTR-A/S tires on several other cars and been happy with them, so I don't have a problem with the Sumitomo brand.
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Post by theprf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 pm

Why would I search one page of threads on the 6TT forum? All the titles were there. As I haven't got an NA 996 I didn't think to read that section of the forum. ;)

Did I mention I saw a 996 in the wild today? Black narrowbody Cabriolet.

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Re: Need tires....

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:55 pm

theprf wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Why would I search one page of threads on the 6TT forum? All the titles were there. As I haven't got an NA 996 I didn't think to read that section of the forum. ;)

Did I mention I saw a 996 in the wild today? Black narrowbody Cabriolet.
Yep, we are still pretty light on content here in the High Performance 996 forum, but we'll get there eventually.
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Re: Need tires....

Post by 32wildbilly » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:19 pm

kcattorney wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:55 pm
theprf wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Why would I search one page of threads on the 6TT forum? All the titles were there. As I haven't got an NA 996 I didn't think to read that section of the forum. ;)

Did I mention I saw a 996 in the wild today? Black narrowbody Cabriolet.
Yep, we are still pretty light on content here in the High Performance 996 forum, but we'll get there eventually.
KCA: Maybe El Capitan has a way to copy the tire thread over for you Turbros. theprf is right.

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