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post #21 of 126 Old 13th January 2008, 08:01 PM
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Well, I guess to answer my own question I found this site:

http://www.racetire.com/products/toyo_r888.htm

This seems to indicate that it might be possible to fit these
on stock rims. The rears might be the tricky fit though.
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If you want to run R-compound tires for daily use then I recommend the Pirelli Corsa's in 19". The came on the GT3RS and also put them on the GT3. They are awesome and best of all provide the best wet (rain) weather grip. They have a treadwear of 60. Foe me they are better than the Michelin Pilot sport cups. The pirelli's come up to temp much faster.

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If you want to run R-compound tires for daily use then I recommend the Pirelli Corsa's in 19". The came on the GT3RS and also put them on the GT3. They are awesome and best of all provide the best wet (rain) weather grip. They have a treadwear of 60. Foe me they are better than the Michelin Pilot sport cups. The pirelli's come up to temp much faster.

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Thanks M5Ranger. I was also looking at these but that 60 tread
wear concerned me. Granted 60 vs 100, they both aren't great
but it's understood that this is the dilemma with R-compound. The
Pirelli does have a match for our OEM sizes though.
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Toyo Proxes R888 do come in 235/35/R19 and 295/30/R19 but I'm
not sure if these will fit stock. I'm still confused about what are
the min/max sizes we can put on our stock rims.
Nice little calculator I found that gives recommended wheel sizes for given tire widths (plus other useful #'s):
http://swatt.j.porter.name/tech-cent...ire-calculator

Didn't plug in your numbers, but just looking at those sizes, the 295's won't be a problem, but the fronts sound WAY undersized.

Edit: plugging in the #'s the fronts would fit. But wider rears and smaller fronts will just make understeer that much worse.

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Pirellis are awesome for stock rim 19" winter...

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I forgot exactly what tire it was, but at least one or two people have run a 265/35/r19 r-compound all the way around, I believe on the stock wheels, and were very happy on the track. However, it was not for amateur track drivers in their opinion, and there was little forgiveness if you exceeded the limits of traction.

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JamesInLV the tire you are referring to is the Michelin Pilot sport cup. One of 2 possible stock tire on the GT3/RS. The other is the Pirelli P-zero Corsa. The Pirelli's are better IMO.

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JamesInLV the tire you are referring to is the Michelin Pilot sport cup. One of 2 possible stock tire on the GT3/RS. The other is the Pirelli P-zero Corsa. The Pirelli's are better IMO.

The Pilot Sport Cup is a superb DOT-R tire, although not really for a daily driver or much street use, you are better off with the PS2's. The P-zero Corsa are AMAZING, they came standard OEM on the Noble and lasted a mere 4k miles, unfortunately they are discontinued. Most DOT-R tires will have a sub 10k mile street life. Get the PS2's if you are mostly driving the car on the street and burn some rubber!

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I just replaced the original contis with PS2s on my e60 m5. I own a tire shop and garage and can say unequivocally that Michelin beats anything else, hands down. My bill came to ~1400 (I get mounting free) on tirerack.com. .... Michelins are much quieter with better performance than pretty much anything out there. ....
Glad we have tire expert here. My stock Contis are nearing EOL, but I have been reluctant to go with PS2. The reason is bad experience with PS2 XL on my 330Ci. I will never buy this tire again.

Is there noticeable difference in ride comfort between XL and regular load PS2s?

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