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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by SPEED74V I did 305 30 19 for the rear - they dont have a 35. 265 35 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEED74V View Post
    I did 305 30 19 for the rear - they dont have a 35.
    265 35 19 up front
    I have about 600 at the rear also and I'm tired of no traction

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanB52 View Post
    I have about 600 at the rear also and I'm tired of no traction
    Same here but i am not sure there is any tire that can handle 600+ WHP unless it is Drag Radial.
    For everyday use drag radial is simply not an option for me. That's why i dream of AWD CTS-V version
    from Cadillac. We know that is not happening too

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    + 1 for the AWD option.

    As stated before, go with the Toyo 888 or Nitto's you will be happy for the street.

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    Yea I think I'm leaning towords a 305 30 Nitto or RE11. Ill check on the Toyo. Preferences?

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    Hello,
    You have a Coupe, so you can use the Toyo R888 in the 305/30/R19. It is a GREAT tire on the street. Not sure that it will be the end all solution for your traction issues, but we use it quite often with great results. The RE11's are good, but it is a harder compound and doesn't sit as wide as the Toyo R888. Even though both are 305's the Toyo is wider and a softer compound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanB52 View Post
    Yea I think I'm leaning towords a 305 30 Nitto or RE11. Ill check on the Toyo. Preferences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Hello,
    You have a Coupe, so you can use the Toyo R888 in the 305/30/R19. It is a GREAT tire on the street. Not sure that it will be the end all solution for your traction issues, but we use it quite often with great results. The RE11's are good, but it is a harder compound and doesn't sit as wide as the Toyo R888. Even though both are 305's the Toyo is wider and a softer compound.

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    Thanks. I appreciate the help. I've been through so many brands and sizes.
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    Do you think the Toyos are better than the 305 Pilot Super Sports?

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    here's the answer to your question

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    Quote Originally Posted by basa View Post
    here's the answer to your question
    What are they

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    The Toyo R888's are the superior tire when compared to the Super Sports.... at least in terms of on track performance. The super sport has a 300 tread wear rating compared to the Toyo R888 at 100. Drag radials (i.e. M/T's) have an even lower tread wear rating but have a very soft sidewall compared to the R888's. It might be better in terms of straight line acceleration/traction, but it will be lacking in terms of cornering grip by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanB52 View Post
    Do you think the Toyos are better than the 305 Pilot Super Sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    The Toyo R888's are the superior tire when compared to the Super Sports.... at least in terms of on track performance. The super sport has a 300 tread wear rating compared to the Toyo R888 at 100. Drag radials (i.e. M/T's) have an even lower tread wear rating but have a very soft sidewall compared to the R888's. It might be better in terms of straight line acceleration/traction, but it will be lacking in terms of cornering grip by far.

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    Are they ok for the rain. Ie. better than DRs but not as good as good as super sports. Cause that's what I'm looking for.

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    Correction. I'm looking for excellent dry traction and I'm willing to sacrifice wet performance but not so much as if I'm on Drag radials.

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    Ranking for tires in the rain (on paper):
    1) Super Sports
    2) R888
    3) Drag Radial

    I have driven a 770HP V in the rain with R888's spirited. There is enough control there with those in the wet. I haven't driven with Super Sports in the rain, but if they are anything like PS2's in the wet, then they are pretty awesome!
    http://youtu.be/8Vf3Rf24BTo

    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanB52 View Post
    Are they ok for the rain. Ie. better than DRs but not as good as good as super sports. Cause that's what I'm looking for.

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    Correction. I'm looking for excellent dry traction and I'm willing to sacrifice wet performance but not so much as if I'm on Drag radials.

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    Here's a post from another site about a year ago. I'll be buying my second rear set shortly

    I was @ Discount tire for 3 hours today. Two of which were for mounting the Re11 305s on the rears. I got tired watching them! They are tight, but they got em on!

    My first impression is that even though they are shorter tires (35/30 profile combo verses a 40/35) the ride is more comfortable. They seem quieter as well. Of course the main reason I went with this selection was for the grip strength that everyone else has gloated about. I will have to confirm this also. They are noticeably stickier than the PS2s.

    Here's a few pics of the fitments, sorry for the crappy phone pics:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Ranking for tires in the rain (on paper):
    1) Super Sports
    2) R888
    3) Drag Radial

    I have driven a 770HP V in the rain with R888's spirited. There is enough control there with those in the wet. I haven't driven with Super Sports in the rain, but if they are anything like PS2's in the wet, then they are pretty awesome!
    http://youtu.be/8Vf3Rf24BTo
    Great video. Are those 305 30 19s?

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    Re: Question for guys with 600+ at the wheels...

    The tires that are on the car in the video are PS2's. But my point was that they performed very well in the wet and I could see the Super Sports performing about as good in the wet. They were 285's in the rear.

    We dont have video of the R888's in the wet.... Yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanB52 View Post
    Great video. Are those 305 30 19s?

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