: Thought my PS2s would make it through the season



cbloveday
07-25-11, 11:49 PM
I checked the tread and the rears will not make it through the 2011 season.

Looking at:
OEM PS2s (expensive):bonkers:
Bridgestone RE-11 OEM size (can't stand the gap on the 305s):nono:
Continental DWs (quiet?):hmm:

Who has the best prices on these tires?

I am leaning toward the PS2s. I would like to try the DWs if I can get some favorable feedback from someone regarding feel, noise, and grip.

aj660
07-26-11, 12:02 AM
What about the new Michelin super sports? They're less expensive than the ps2 and I've read good things about them; supposed to be better than the ps2.

cbloveday
07-26-11, 12:18 AM
super sports do not come in 285s

they have 295s which have a 26 diameter and the 305s with 26.3 diameter. the PS2s are 26.9 rear

aj660
07-26-11, 12:21 AM
I just put 305.30.19 ps2 on my v-coupe and I love the look. Yes, the fender gap is a tiny bit more noticeable, but not enough to bother me. The car looks meaner from the rear which I like.

baabootoo
07-26-11, 12:25 AM
I've had the DWs for a couple of months, and like them a lot. They are quiet, smooth, and wear better than the PS2s. I didn't see any noticeable difference on a 2.1 mile track yet either. However, I only have 480 at the wheels too!!!!

cbloveday
07-26-11, 12:37 AM
I guess I should include Pirelli PZeros too.

cbloveday
07-26-11, 12:39 AM
I just put 305.30.19 ps2 on my v-coupe and I love the look. Yes, the fender gap is a tiny bit more noticeable, but not enough to bother me. The car looks meaner from the rear which I like.

Do you have pics of the sidewall. I know the RE-11 have a stiff sidewall and hold up to the smaller rim on the wider tire.

cbloveday
07-26-11, 12:41 AM
I've had the DWs for a couple of months, and like them a lot. They are quiet, smooth, and wear better than the PS2s. I didn't see any noticeable difference on a 2.1 mile track yet either. However, I only have 480 at the wheels too!!!!

Not too worried as I do not track the car. I like that they are quiet smooth and wear well.

EricVonHa
07-26-11, 01:02 AM
do a search for my review of the DW's. They are a serious performance tire for $700 less per set.

cbloveday
07-26-11, 06:59 AM
do a search for my review of the DW's. They are a serious performance tire for $700 less per set.

Found it: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/230441-oem-ps2s-vs-conti-dws-1st.html

I think I will try the DWs. For my use on the street, the DWs seem to fit the bill nicely. I too noticed that they were lighter tires and thought this may help my efforts in the 1/4 mile.

js615
07-26-11, 09:26 AM
I just put 305.30.19 ps2 on my v-coupe and I love the look. Yes, the fender gap is a tiny bit more noticeable, but not enough to bother me. The car looks meaner from the rear which I like.

By chance do you have any before and after pics? I keep reading about folks not likeing the gapo created by the 305, but I've never really seen any before and after shots.

cbloveday
07-26-11, 01:18 PM
Ordered Dws. I checked the following comparisons
PS2s DWs
Price $1,772 $1,082
Hydroplaning Resistance 8.5 8.9
Wet Traction 8.6 9.0
Cornering 9.2 8.6
Dry Traction 9.4 9.1 (Not happening either way from a dig)
Steering Response 9.2 8.4
Ride Comfort 8.6 9.1
Noise Comfort 8.5 8.9
Treadwear 7.4 8.3

I drive civil on the street so, cornering and steering response is not that crucial as I am not on the edge of the tires capability all the time.
I just need something that is a good value and an upper quality tire for the street. I do not need the best in this department.

Thanks everyone for your help. :)

EVIL_C5
07-26-11, 04:39 PM
I still can't decide between the re's and dw's but this is great info on dw's

cbloveday
07-26-11, 05:05 PM
While the Re-11s may look good from the back, this is what I was considering:

Weight rears
Re-11 305/30/19 = 32 lbs
PS2s 285s = 30lbs
Dws 285s = 27lbs

Weight fronts
Re-11s 265/30/19 = 29lbs
PS2s 255s =28lbs
Dws 255s = 25lbs



So with my extra weight from the LSX and big arse, I liked the DWs.
Also, the wider stance of the Re-11s did not offset the larger fender gap in my mind.

JMO

EVIL_C5
07-26-11, 05:09 PM
Lol... Never looked at it from the weight perspective

vetkila
07-26-11, 06:24 PM
I put sport cups on my new forgedline rims and I can't say enough about those tires. They are on a completely different level and the traction is amazing!!! They are very expencive but if you are looking for traction on the street at your level of power sport cups are the way to go!!!

mpouls1
07-26-11, 07:04 PM
Here are some pic's of those 305's. Razorecko posted this I remember seeing this thread cuz I love that setup. I hope he does not mind. My PS2s are SHOT. Have over 27k. Definitely contemplating but I don't know much about tires and not sure how the different sizes would affect speedo, handling, etc. (maybe a bit?)

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/205716-305-265s-d3-springs-w-oem.html#post2309239

Junkie414
07-26-11, 07:24 PM
I guess I should include Pirelli PZeros too.

I had these on mine, and they are absolutely terrible!

aj660
07-26-11, 08:20 PM
Do you have pics of the sidewall. I know the RE-11 have a stiff sidewall and hold up to the smaller rim on the wider tire.

I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it. Keep in mind that the rear rim on my coupe is 10". I'm not sure if the extra 1/2" matters but it probably helps a little.

aj660
07-26-11, 08:25 PM
By chance do you have any before and after pics? I keep reading about folks not likeing the gapo created by the 305, but I've never really seen any before and after shots.

I don't have any before pics of the fender gap but my car looked like a stock black v-coupe with the stock non-polished 10" rear wheels. I will post a pic tomorrow of the fender gap now with the 305 ps2 rears.

cbloveday
07-26-11, 08:28 PM
:pop2:

JFJr
07-26-11, 08:38 PM
Guys, what are we left with if Michelin Super Sports aren't available in our sizes, we don't want PS2's because they are older technology and we don't want to go cheap on our great super-sedans?

Also, some of us are looking for HP run-flats to replace the stock tires. (Please, please spare all of us your run-flat opinions.) What is available on the horizon?

Jud

LitiGATOR
07-26-11, 09:10 PM
What about the Hankooks? A lot of guys are running those with some favorable reviews.

thebigjimsho
07-27-11, 12:19 AM
What about the Hankooks? A lot of guys are running those with some favorable reviews.They are a great tire for the price. But they aren't as good in the dry as the PS2 and I wasn't fond of their limits at Tail of the Dragon last week. And they will not launch nearly as well as the PS2. Don't get them if you like to run street tires at a strip...

Razorecko
07-27-11, 12:23 AM
I love my re-11's and will go with these again. I beat the snot out of them and when it gets warmer I have near perfect traction. Not to mention they are beasts in the rain.

Razorecko
07-27-11, 12:23 AM
While the Re-11s may look good from the back, this is what I was considering:

Weight rears
Re-11 305/30/19 = 32 lbs
PS2s 285s = 30lbs
Dws 285s = 27lbs

Weight fronts
Re-11s 265/30/19 = 29lbs
PS2s 255s =28lbs
Dws 255s = 25lbs



So with my extra weight from the LSX and big arse, I liked the DWs.
Also, the wider stance of the Re-11s did not offset the larger fender gap in my mind.

JMO

lol, god only knows how much the re-11's would be holding you back