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    Let's Talk Tires

    I've just worn out my second set of Pilot Super Sports and although I do like almost everything about them, the sidewalls are way too soft for my taste. The question is: what's the best option to get me something similar to the PSS with stiffer sidewalls?


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    Yes! I need new tires as well and was wondering the same.

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    Just bought a pair of PSS 265/35/18. I had the RE760s I hate them.

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    I'd also like some recommendations. I'm finally about to ditch my Nito 555s that I've had for nearly 6 or 7 years (no cracking) of summer driving.

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    Hankook is releasing a replacement for the RS-3's, I've heard great things about them. Hope the RS3's are awesome, since i just grabbed up a set on closeout. Lol

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    Pilot sport 4S (not pilot sport 4). These are replacing the PSS, and are rumoured to have a stiffer sidewall..

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    Big, round black ones. Always get black ones. Black tyres are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortose View Post
    Hankook is releasing a replacement for the RS-3's, I've heard great things about them. Hope the RS3's are awesome, since i just grabbed up a set on closeout. Lol
    The R-S3s are good tires, especially when warm. They're very forgiving and you can find their limit pretty easily without feeling like they'll give out on you. Don't push them too hard when they're cold, though.

    For DD use, I'd recommend something more like the PSS or wait for their new PS4S because the R-S3s won't last as long. If you don't mind replacing tires every 1 or 2 years, Hankooks and Nittos are hard to beat because of their value in terms of performance/cost.


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    Pilot sport 4S (not pilot sport 4). These are replacing the PSS, and are rumoured to have a stiffer sidewall..
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    PS4s is launching in the US in March with 35 sizes, 19 sizes manufactured in the US, 16 sizes imported from Europe. Only one size is in 18", 245/40/18. @Bezilla06 unless you run stock tyre size and can wait until March you may wish to look at Pilot Sport Cup 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedmonster View Post
    PS4s is launching in the US in March with 35 sizes, 19 sizes manufactured in the US, 16 sizes imported from Europe. Only one size is in 18", 245/40/18. @Bezilla06 unless you run stock tyre size and can wait until March you may wish to look at Pilot Sport Cup 2.
    Yeah I'm looking for 275/35 so that won't work.


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    N'fera SUR4

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    ^ good video- thanks

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    The Pilot Super Sports ruined my Evo for me. I came from the Potenza RE-11's and apparently these are old stuff but I loved them. They lasted for 40k miles and handled so well, I drive like a maniac though. Pilot Super Sports I would always break loose and understeer. I would say get RS-3's or something equivalent.
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    Pirelli P Zero 255/35/ZR 18. Nice run.


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    I run Pilot Sport Cup 2 and they rock. I'd guess a tread wear of 180 doesn't last long. It is better than the Hoosiers I have with a rating of 40.

    I had Pilot Super Sport and they made a lot of noise after about 10k miles.
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    I'm really considering pre-ordering a set of R-S4's


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    Rival S vs R-S4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverton View Post
    Rival S 1.5 vs R-S4.
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    Rival S 1.5: Perhaps not. From BF Goodrich:

    AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2017 g-Force Rival S 1.5

    Rival S 1.5 — The same proven Rival S compound introduced in 2015 with enhanced internal construction to improve turn-in and transitional response on low to medium horsepower momentum autocross cars. Rival S 1.5 will be available and SCCA Solo legal for 2017 in eight sizes with section widths 255mm and smaller across 15″-18″ rim diameters.
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    Shit... I didn't realize it was only for smaller sizes... lol
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    Anyone have any expirrience with a the Yoko AD08R..?

    Car is not tracked.. just a fun weekend run here and there..

    Am leaning towards the new PS4S, but am slightly concerned about the (possible) softer sidewall (compared to the current Dunlop SP600 rubber) ruining my nimble toy..

    Thanks

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    Yeah, when I put on my MPSS's it was like adding a parallel spring at each corner the sidewalls were so soft. Had to bump up my JRZ's a notch to compensate.
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    It's nice to see someone else saying what the MPSS are. A lot of people are sucking its dick. They are a great daily driver tire, soft, good in the rain and last a long time. But there are so many other tires I would consider with superior grip and feeling.
    I did not like the soft side walls and lack of dry grip. I could get the tire to lose grip on the street and I did not like that feeling. There is only so much mechanical grip the car can give you before the car's tires just hit their limit and give way. Great tire in the wet is all I can say. But I would say I'm looking more up market for next set of tires. Even for my DD
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    Hhmmmm

    AD08R then maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Hhmmmm

    AD08R then maybe...
    I always liked the design of the AD08R. However, McCoy (from evoxforums) who has a lot of experience racing hated them when he was forced to use them for WTAC. Ended up putting the car into the wall on them, and writing a scalding review of them.

    I've used Dunlop zi star specs and use zii's now. I like them for high levels of grip. They are noisy though.

    BFG Rival series also supposed to have a ton of grip.

    IMO I would look for a tire that is symmetrical. Directional is fine, but that way you can flip the tires on the wheels and swap them to the opposite side when the treadwear gets uneven. This will buy you a lot more life out of the tire, and close to PSS levels.

    BFG Rivals always intrigued me. RS3s. I haven't stayed up to date on newest of tires, but the latest in any of those lines should be good. I doubt you'll really be able to tell the difference between any of the ultra high performance summers.

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