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Old 12-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #57
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225/50/18 versus 225/40/18. Michelin PSS

I realize the sidewalls are 10% bigger but at stock height am I wrong to think that fitment shouldn't be an issue?

I would normally just go with the suggested 225/40/18 tyre size just to have some piece of mind but the 225/40/18 are $40-50 more expensive than the 225/50s.......why the hell does one tyre with less rubber and a greater chance of an uncomfortable ride cost more?!! It just doesn't make sense to me.

*Side note - I'm just asking because here in the Midwest Belle Tire is having a "big" sale supposedly and I wanted to take advantage of it. Is $722.88 before taxes for four Michelin PSS tyres with balancing, installation, the whole shpiel a good deal?
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:10 PM   #58
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Just received a phone call from Belle Tire and I mentioned my query regarding the sidewall and I guess 50s wouldn't clear the perch.

(sigh) $50 extra for 225/40s it is then.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:03 AM   #59
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^ yeah, 50 profile on a sports summer tire is glad you got the 40's.


Sonny, I can't for the life of me decide on what extreme summer tire to run... BFG, ZII, RE-11A.. your guys reviews are... somewhat vague But I did find the specific measurements in the test where they mention braking, etc. However, some enthusiasts have said the ZII can "get greasy" and can go wrong quicker than say the RE11A or BFG Rivals. I've used the old RE-11's in the past, and wasn't that impressed with them, so part of me wants to get something more "racy". Can you give any feedback on this?
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:31 AM   #60
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Get the Pilot Sport Cups if they are only going to be track tires
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:34 AM   #61
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I don't see them on TR.. just the PS2 and PSS
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:38 AM   #62
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So much "info" here:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=172
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^ yeah, 50 profile on a sports summer tire is glad you got the 40's.


Sonny, I can't for the life of me decide on what extreme summer tire to run... BFG, ZII, RE-11A.. your guys reviews are... somewhat vague But I did find the specific measurements in the test where they mention braking, etc. However, some enthusiasts have said the ZII can "get greasy" and can go wrong quicker than say the RE11A or BFG Rivals. I've used the old RE-11's in the past, and wasn't that impressed with them, so part of me wants to get something more "racy". Can you give any feedback on this?
I would agree with that. The RE11 and the Rival are definitely more predictable and progressive than the ZII. Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town for a couple days.
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I would agree with that. The RE11 and the Rival are definitely more predictable and progressive than the ZII. Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town for a couple days.
Sonny, thank you sir. I actually ended up going with the Rivals and damn, that clearance sale on the Sparco Tarmacs -

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too bad i don't get the rivals in Hong Kong region.

I'm stuck between Z2 or AD08R but the price is almost 30% higher a set but i don't believe they're even a 10% difference in dry traction between the two.

i run 255/35/18 front and 235/40/18 rear. Would you recommend going for Rivals? i'll import a set if i have to or wold the compound not suffice in a hotter and more moist climate?
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235/40/18 rear
I don't think Rivals are available in this size (yet), which may be why you are struggling to get them. It's not just you, it is everyone.
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Another performance summer tire rating, nothing that hasn't already been said.

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At the rate I am going though my RE11A for events I probably will need to change them by mid year....at which point I sorta have to decide if I want to still use worn ones for the rears since the demands are so much lower in the back and just get 2 new RE11As for the fronts and just beat on them, or just pluck down money to get 4....and at which point do I keep Bridgestones or try something else....

I still lean on Rivals as alternative since they are rotatable....
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #69
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Curious - has anyone run R Comps on stock camber? Any issues/premature wear noted?
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At the rate I am going though my RE11A for events I probably will need to change them by mid year....at which point I sorta have to decide if I want to still use worn ones for the rears since the demands are so much lower in the back and just get 2 new RE11As for the fronts and just beat on them, or just pluck down money to get 4....and at which point do I keep Bridgestones or try something else....

I still lean on Rivals as alternative since they are rotatable....
How long have you had your RE-11As and they are holding up ok to heavy autox/daily use?
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