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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question Best high performance tires for stock rims?

I was looking for the best and grippy just tires that fit on our stock wheels... Not interested in wet weather or snow or or season anything like that just want as much grip as I can get.
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Bridgestone Potenza S007a are available in 245s, they would be grippy as all get out and stand a chance to be DD liveable unlike the RE-71R.

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What are your goals or usage?

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I am a new fan of Michelin Pilot Super Sports, 245 40 19

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I have the stock Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetrical‘s and have gone through two sets of tires and 50,000 miles... at that type of tire usage I would prefer a very high-performance tire if I’m going to be replacing them that often. I don’t do track time but I drive basically every mile on the street like I’m on the trap type of usage most people would see on the track track I don’t do track time but I drive basically every mile on the street like I’m on the track type of usage most people would see on the track.
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Why do you say that those tires are daily driving unlivable?
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I was looking for the best and grippy just tires that fit on our stock wheels... Not interested in wet weather or snow or or season anything like that just want as much grip as I can get.

Hi Cobra. As ArthurUSCG asked, the only way to give you an informed opinion is with more information.

The best "grippy" tire is going to be an Ultra High Performance, Summer-only tire. But a summer only tire will be unusable in a Virginia winter (just the cold temps alone, not even talking about snow), and can even be damaged by driving in cold temperatures (I believe ~40°F and below). So do you plan on using a separate set of winter tires or garaging your Sport for the winter? If you are going to use the same tires in winter, then you need an Ultra High Performance, All-Season tire.

And as a heads up: If you think two sets of tires in 50,000 miles is bad, a "grippy" Ultra High Performance, Summer-only tire will probably need to be replaced every ~12,000-20,000 miles, if you daily-drive as hard as you say you do. Look at it this way: Apples to apples...The grippier the tire, the shorter the tread life.

Your best bet, in my opinion, would be to go to The Tire Rack... https://www.tirerack.com/content/tir...ion_guide.html ...and use their Tire Decision Guide to find recommendations for exactly what you want.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

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I am a new fan of Michelin Pilot Super Sports, 245 40 19
Same here, PS4S. At least new, they corner upwards of 90% as well wet (not puddles, but wet road)
vs dry. I know you said your not worried about wet, but this tire lets you bake your cake, frost it, light candles, sing HB, and and eat it too.

Mine were also perfectly round. 100% vibration free, no other tire I have ever owned was/is (even the Mich AS 3+ I have for winter have just a hint). Have also had them down to 35 degrees (not by choice, dealer trashed one of my winter tire rims, so I swapped over thinking it was spring, and then got caught one morning), and they were fine. Not super greasy like some summer tires I've had.

Need to shut up now, starting to feel like a Mich rep or something..........

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Best high performance tires for stock rims?

@OX1 .... yeah I am going to do some Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 for winter. I expect the the Super Sports to last ~15,000 miles... they are very grippy. Gives a whole new meaning to roundabouts and on/off ramps!

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Anyone fit any wider tires on the stock 19 wheels?
255/45R19 looks like it would work with the 8 inch wide rims, but clearance at the front is tight. Those were stock on the SHO with 19 inch wheels.

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