The new hotness are the Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires, which come in run flat versions, but not our sizes yet.I've posted these pics several times before.
This is my set up which was very customized and do not recommend it. Running a Toyo TR1 305/30/20 on a 20"x12" rim.
I would recommend 11" width and the 305/25/20 tire. The 305/30/20 is a bit too tall (27.2" rolling diameter) requiring to many issues.
Regarding tires that is a broad discussion. The Michelin PS2 has always been touted as the "gold standard" but frankly I would challenge that.
There are other good tires. I am very satisfied with the Toyo TR1's. If there's one tire I'd be negative about is the Nitto INVO. IMO for cars of the weight like ours the INVO's suck. Their sidewalls are mush. They have $h!t for lateral stress tolerances. They feel "bouncy" at slower speeds and steering input on hard cornering suck. They are okay for straightline stuff but that's it. I speak from personal experience not second hand stories.
That Goodyear has an interesting tread design. I can not find more specific specs on this tire. Would like to know the treadwear rating.The new hotness are the Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires, which come in run flat versions, but not our sizes yet.
Well, treadwear is a joke, you're getting a solid near racing tire. It's somewhere between the Dodge Viper's Michelin Pilot Sport Cup and standard PS2 tire.That Goodyear has an interesting tread design. I can not find more specific specs on this tire. Would like to know the treadwear rating.
I will say for a sportscar run-flats are not the way to go.
Sadly Goodyear had their day way back but have been surpassed by many other manufacturers. Except for NASCAR which other sanctioned racing body uses Goodyear anymore. In the early/mid 90's F1 ran Goodyear but have been past by.
Guys, if you're looking to hook up more, you definitely don't want to go with a shorter sidewall, like a 305/25-20.
On the second G-Power car we did, we ordered HRE comp-97 wheels in 10.5" rear. I forget the offset, will have it for you all tomorrow, but we ran 305/30-20 in the rear, Pirelli P-Zero Nero NO PROBLEM at all with rubbing/ABS/DSC - and on Eibach springs as well. Sectional width was as wide as anything else on the market, too - I checked.
Sidewall is the key to "hooking." You're really doing yourself a disservice going with less sidewall even if you're widening the footprint.
Here's a pic; perfect fitment
im guessing by "hooking" you mean catching traction of the line?Not sure if they are. . .there are a few options, though.
You can search 285/30-20 or 295/30-20 and I am willing to bet you will hook off the line more than a 25 series tire. I bet a PS2 in 285/30-20 would be one hell of a tire for hooking from a dig.
I switched my rears on my E46 M3 from 275/30-19 to 275/35-19 and it made a world of difference.
ToyoWell, treadwear is a joke, you're getting a solid near racing tire. It's somewhere between the Dodge Viper's Michelin Pilot Sport Cup and standard PS2 tire.
It's not THAT much of a racing tire. But a good compromise for street driving.Toyo
Treadwear is a joke? Maybe somewhat true because it's a relative number but this tire will have a tall order to compete with the Toyo R888, the Pirelli Corsa and now Trofeo series, Michelin PSC's, Toyo RA1 or BFG R1's. Not to speak of the mother of track tires short of slicks, the Hoosier R6.
So Goodyear better put it's racing shoes on because they are way behind the 8-ball.