: Tires to hold power



sirjason
05-27-13, 10:00 AM
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?

Submariner409
05-27-13, 11:44 AM
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 ........

thebigjimsho
05-27-13, 12:04 PM
I like my tires supple...

MoistCabbage
05-27-13, 04:01 PM
:welcome:

Hard tire class?

EcSTSatic
05-27-13, 04:20 PM
Hard tire DOTs? Not familiar with that term. Go to tirerack.com and enter your rqmnts.

Gary Wells
05-27-13, 06:07 PM
I like my tires supple...

Tires, Jim, tires.
This is not the Playboy forum.

Tro Budden
05-27-13, 07:46 PM
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 !

spearfish25
05-27-13, 08:05 PM
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.

rgp6373
05-27-13, 08:13 PM
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

1997BlackETC
05-27-13, 09:02 PM
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.

baabootoo
05-28-13, 12:58 AM
Tire Rack has all your answers ........

spearfish25
05-28-13, 10:04 AM
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.

thebigjimsho
05-28-13, 01:36 PM
Smokin' crack.

matt116
05-28-13, 01:51 PM
Smokin' crack.

LMFAO
Agreed

1997BlackETC
05-28-13, 02:09 PM
I doubt the Bridgestones will hook up as good as the PS2's or the Super Sport Michelins, but your choice though.

rgp6373
05-28-13, 03:34 PM
And a 370 isn't exactly a powerhouse lol, from both vette and cts-v guys I have talked to the pilot SS is the stickiest tire this side of an r compound

lowerd96
05-28-13, 08:23 PM
I decided to save some beer money and put Bridgestone S-04's on my wife's sedan, and I must say I am happy with them. Maybe worth a look...

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I should clarify that I wanted the Michelin SS's, but we took a nail in the sidewall and had to get new tires before the SS's were released in the factory V sizing...so instead of replacing the
PS2's I went another route...but anyway...

JFJr
05-28-13, 09:48 PM
I decided to save some beer money and put Bridgestone S-04's on my wife's sedan, and I must say I am happy with them. Maybe worth a look...

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I should clarify that I wanted the Michelin SS's, but we took a nail in the sidewall and had to get new tires before the SS's were released in the factory V sizing...so instead of replacing the
PS2's I went another route...but anyway...

I have them too, but I wanted more tire life and the SS's weren't available then. I don't track my car so they are more than adequate without "cheaping out." Regardless of how the car is driven, never buy inferior tires for a super sedan such as the V2; think about it, they're the most important parts. The cost of ownership or leasing is only the beginning. Fortunately, the V2 is fairly inexpensive to maintain.

Jud

spearfish25
05-29-13, 09:58 AM
You can poo poo the RE-11s all you want. I found them to be rather badass. They also were compared to PS2s by TireRack and beat them in many categories.

thebigjimsho
05-29-13, 12:22 PM
You can poo poo the RE-11s all you want. I found them to be rather badass. They also were compared to PS2s by TireRack and beat them in many categories.

PSS beats PS2 in ALL categories...

ENVIOUS V
05-29-13, 12:49 PM
PSS beats PS2 in ALL Categories I second that. Also there a new RE11A tire out to bad they don't have our sizes I would have liked to try these out as a track tire.

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/potenza-re-11a?ql=true

http://www.onehotlap.com/2013/02/bridgestone-re11a-new-suspect-has.html