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in the last few years our tire options have gradually been limited to only a few brands & Prices have come up a lot making previous go-to options not so much obvious with some of our favorites now discontinued.
Please kindly help rate this options. ( Need good all the traction I can get dry and some wet)
Coming from Michellin pilot super sports: with 305 rears, loving the Continentals but no 305 options for the rear.
Tempted to mix Nittos + Michellin (to get 305s in the back) but advised to keep same brand/compound all around.

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NITTO NT555 G2 ($)
CONTINENTAL EXTREME CONTACT SPORT $$
TOYO PROXES SPORT $$$
BRIDGESTONE POTENZA SPORT $$$$
MICHELIN PILOT SPORT CUP 2 $$$$

I looked b4 posting...:rolleyes:
 

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Opposed to Mickey Thompson ET streets?
what do you consider well over stock power levels?
move had great luck with ET streets on other cars with similar power levels to what V’s generally make with full bolt ons/e85.
Not the biggest fan of driving the car daily with them but if it’s a weekend toy like mine is, it’s the way I’d go.
That being said, guys who have been on the V platform wayyy longer than me will probably chime in soon. So I’m also interested to hear their opinions
 

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I think I’m general traction is a problem unless your on drags. Having said that I’m running conti extreme contacts on my coupe and overall I’m really happy with them. They came on the car and I’ve stuck with them so In fairness I have no comparison to the others you mentioned.
 
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Opposed to Mickey Thompson ET streets?
what do you consider well over stock power levels?
move had great luck with ET streets on other cars with similar power levels to what V’s generally make with full bolt ons/e85.
Not the biggest fan of driving the car daily with them but if it’s a weekend toy like mine is, it’s the way I’d go.
That being said, guys who have been on the V platform wayyy longer than me will probably chime in soon. So I’m also interested to hear their opinions
Thanks.
No I'm not opposed to ETs just always considered them to be track tires. I don't see me leaving them on the rears permanently, unless maybe for a few months in summer that is it.
what do you consider well over stock power levels?.( North of 700)
what tires do u run up fronts ?
Once I decide what tires to go with, I might just get a drag set for summer fun only with MT ETs in the rear for those weekend plays.
 

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Continental shows a 305/30/19 for the Extreme Contact Sport.
 

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Out of that list, only the Pilot Sport Cup 2's have a chance of holding traction with mods IMO.
I switched out the Bridgestone RE-11's, a known sticky street tire, for the Nitto NT05R's, because they would spin through 1st and 2nd gear. I'm pushing right over 600rwhp.
 

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I'm running the nitto 555rII's. I bought them a few months ago and they held my power level of 606rwhp very well. Fast forward to now, they're a few months older and my hp level is at 664rwhp. Now I can feel it slipping in second for a half second or so, but then it grabs. I still think they're way better than my r888's I had. They would spin when I was only at 525 rwhp in second. On the front of my car I think I have Michelin Pilot sport's but couldn't swear to it in court. I can promise you that the fronts have not been spinning under wot.
 

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in the last few years our tire options have gradually been limited to only a few brands & Prices have come up a lot making previous go-to options not so much obvious with some of our favorites now discontinued.
Please kindly help rate this options. ( Need good all the traction I can get dry and some wet)
Coming from Michellin pilot super sports: with 305 rears, loving the Continentals but no 305 options for the rear.
Tempted to mix Nittos + Michellin (to get 305s in the back) but advised to keep same brand/compound all around.

Options :

NITTO NT555 G2 ($)
CONTINENTAL EXTREME CONTACT SPORT $$
TOYO PROXES SPORT $$$
BRIDGESTONE POTENZA SPORT $$$$
MICHELIN PILOT SPORT CUP 2 $$$$

I looked b4 posting...:rolleyes:

I run the following combo,
I live in the sierra Nevada mountain areas so my car does see rain on occasion.
Fronts are a Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Why because they are a great all around dry tire that has good wet braking and wet grip.

Rears are 305/35/ NT05R Nittos. Why because for price per grip or lets say dry traction it is impossible to beat for the cost. Before you ask.. Yes you can drive just fine with them in the rain. Its not the correct tire for the rain however the fronts work well enough to keep you safe.

If you want max dry traction with almost no wet traction for rears then the mickeys ET street tire is the best out there. Last half as long as the NT05R but is max street grip you can get.

Nt05R costs 300-330$ a tire.
Mickey ET streets 400-450$ a tire.

My car makes 800 wheel. NT05Rs last about 8-10k depending how how aggressive I drive on them.
 

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Then, if you want to get REAL in to it, each manufacturer will have slightly different sizes for the same tire sizes.

Extreme Contact Sport 305/30/19 - 793 revs/mile? seems high compared to the calculator
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Here is Extreme Contact Sport 295/35/19 -766 revs/mile. A lot closer to the stock front size on the CALCULATOR.
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The 255/40R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S has a diameter of 27.1", a width of 10.2", mounts on a 19" rim and has 769 revolutions per mile. It weighs 28.6 lbs, has a max load of 1764 lbs, a maximum air pressure of 50 psi, a tread depth of 8.5/32" and should be used on a rim width of 8.5-10".

The 255/40R19 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 has a diameter of 27", a width of 10.2", mounts on a 19" rim and has 769 revolutions per mile. It weighs 27.8 lbs, has a max load of 1764 lbs, a maximum air pressure of 50 psi, a tread depth of 10/32" and should be used on a rim width of 8.5-10".
 

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I’ll mention here that I’ve been trying out a new name in this market offering a UHP Summer only tire that I find to be damned near as sticky as the MT ETs that they replaced. Only stock power level tho. OK NOT drag radials but very very sticky. AND they are very good in the rain and have a sexy directional tread.
Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2.
I tried them in 285/19 on the stock coupe wheels and liked them so much that I got a pair for my 19x12 wheels in 325/19.
I REALLY wish we could set up a good tire test to compare these as they work super from a dig, super on the rain AND they are HALF the money. They are damned sure worth a trial.
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There’s always that point in a tire’s life where it loses its effectiveness, so I think when you first replace them the replacement tire feels great so it’s hard to really make a good comparison.
that’s why track and back to back tire tests on the same vehicle with the same wheels are the best data
 

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Do the Michelin PS 4S not come in that size?
 
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