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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Tires to hold power in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I want to stay in the hard tires class, but traction is a big problem with my stock tires. Does ...
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    Tires to hold power

    I want to stay in the hard tires class, but traction is a big problem with my stock tires. Does anyone recommend any other hard tire DOTs?

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    What car, year, model, FWD, RWD, reasons for perceived traction problems ??? Update your profile, and we'll move this to the proper vehicle general discussion or performance questions forum.

    "Hard" tires ??? "Soft" tires ???? Pressure and tread/treadwidth as well as front-to-rear weight distribution at launch are traction factors to consider ........

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    Hard tire class?

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    Hard tire DOTs? Not familiar with that term. Go to tirerack.com and enter your rqmnts.

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I like my tires supple...
    Tires, Jim, tires.
    This is not the Playboy forum.

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    your V is a auto. i cannot understand how you are having traction issues. having burned 4 sets of rears off in a summer, the trick is to not hold down the little TC button with ur left thumb !

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    There is a lot of irony in owning a 556hp RWD car and complaining about insufficient traction. If you're on stock rubber I'd suggest your expectations need adjustment. If you've swapped for something like cheap Hankook Ventus V12s then you've gotten what you paid for. If you want a car that can't break traction, buy a BRZ.

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    Michelin pilot SS are way sticker than the ps2 our cars come with. I have 640rwhp and my 295 pilot SS hook up very well

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    Yep, agree on the Pilot SS, the PS2's are not bad either. But as was said if you go with some cheaper tire to save a few bucks you are going to have problems with the kind of power the V generates.

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    Tire Rack has all your answers ........

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    Re: Tires to hold power

    While the Pilot SS sound great, I'd probably go back to Bridgestone RE-11s when I swap tires next. I used them on my Nissan 370Z and they were fantastic once up to temp. Great longevity as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Smokin' crack.
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    Re: Tires to hold power

    I doubt the Bridgestones will hook up as good as the PS2's or the Super Sport Michelins, but your choice though.

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