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Taking a survey on tires. Which street tires would you guys say are the best as far as traction for an everyday driver?
 

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I don't have a direct comparison of all the others, but a new kid on the block that I really am impressed with is the Hankook Ventus V12 EVO 2. It's a "Max Performance Summer" tire and and is very sticky, compared to the RE050A potenza/ Supercar f1/ Nitto INVO, it blows them all away. They are worth considering and much less costly than the PS4S.
Another that I heard good stuff about but not yet tried: Conti Extreme Contact Sport.
 

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I second the Michelin PS4S. Love them.


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The Contis are ok, but I don’t rave about them. I got stranded in the snow with them! Good times…


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If you're looking for traction do not use an all season tire. They are a compromise. Don't compare a summer tire to an all season tire, it's not an even contest. I run the Continental Extreme Contact summer tires and have winter tires (Blizzaks) for the off season. I'm very happy with the Continentals.
 

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I don't have a direct comparison of all the others, but a new kid on the block that I really am impressed with is t

he Hankook Ventus V12 EVO 2. It's a "Max Performance Summer" tire and and is very sticky, compared to the RE050A potenza/ Supercar f1/ Nitto INVO, it blows them all away.

They are worth considering and much less costly than the PS4S.
Another that I heard good stuff about but not yet tried: Conti Extreme Contact Sport.
^^^^^Now that is an interesting statement.. (y) (y)
 

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I had brand new PS2's on the V2 when I bought it. They were ok, nothing special.
Switched to Bridgestone RE-11's on the rear, S04's in front. They were much better until I started modding. With 600+ whp they spun all the way to 3rd gear.

I now run Nitto drag radials in the back full time. These hold down my current power levels pretty good.

Had the Michelin PSS on my V1 and wasn't impressed either. They got greasy at half thread.

Looking for a set for the front. It's between PS4S or the new Potenza Sport.
 

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I had brand new PS2's on the V2 when I bought it. They were ok, nothing special.
Switched to Bridgestone RE-11's on the rear, S04's in front. They were much better until I started modding. With 600+ whp they spun all the way to 3rd gear.

I now run Nitto drag radials in the back full time. These hold down my current power levels pretty good.

Had the Michelin PSS on my V1 and wasn't impressed either. They got greasy at half thread.

Looking for a set for the front. It's between PS4S or the new Potenza Sport.
Big differences between the PS2 & PS4s.
 

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I just replaced my rear super sports for PS4s and I like them. Quiet and good traction. We’ll see how they do in the winter.
They are quiet.
 
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Toyo Proxes r888r
Mad traction
Hook up
Don't last more than a few thousand miles
quiet for the most part
Terrible in rain - dangerous
Wouldn't even attempt the snow
6MT with RPS triple disc carbon clutch (no slip there) 627 rwhp and on the street they spin in 1st out of the hole but bite and squat in 2nd and 3rd
Got to roll the fenders and get some rims with negative offset (can't remember how much - sorry) to make this size fit but the 12" contact patch helps for sure. Plus looks pretty rude from the back.
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Yea I looked at those tires but that tread did indeed look like they would make for sketchy bad weather driving.
 
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My car hooks surprisingly well on the street on Michelin PS4S’s. I’ve driven in downpour rains and they have no problems.

I like them so much I ordered two more 285’s to put on the front (on 9.5” rear wheels) to use for autocross.
 

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I've tried most of the ones suggested. I ended up going back to old faithful, the ET streets. The r888's and the new Nittos were pretty good, but I only got three thousand miles out of both of them.
 
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