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Most of you have not had to change tires yet as you have minimum miles :) but, whats the census on those who have and the cost?
 

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I have even using Nexxen for the past 3 years.
 

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I just put the Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my Redline, and they have made it a different car. Completely apples and oranges in comparison to the OEM F1s. Waaaaay better performance.

We have the Eagle GTs on my wife's Redline, and they are very good performers as well.
 

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Hankook Evo v12
 

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Cooper Venus H/P all season. Very good Grip
 

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport - way better than the Original RSA's, particularly in the wet, but very, very noisy. Just under $200 each.
 

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I hit a PA curve hot yesterday and all I can say is those Michelin Pilot Super Sports held like glue. DDM's holy trinity blessed me too!
 

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I can tell you I do NOT like Bridgestone. they wear waaaay too fast. The Potenza is supposed to be a little better but on the higher end as well. I've always been a fan of BF goodrich and Michelin but I'm not sure how well they perform on our cars.
 

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My initial set after my RSA's were the Michelin's Pilot Sport A/S Plus (Ultra High Performance All-Season) Paid around ~$1300 3 years ago when they first came out and were rated #1 for ultra high all season performance, currently rated #4 by Tire Rack. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHPAS
They lasted about 3 years and almost 35K miles.

I just bought a second set of tires, the Bridgestone Pontenzza S-04 Pole Position (Max Performance Summer) for $1132 when it was all said and done. This tire is rated #2, right behind Michelin's Pilot Super Sport which is currently rated #1 for Max Performance Summer. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=MP

By the way, both tires performed wonderfully when new. The S-04 PP give a softer ride, also my no1 criteria was driving in the rain... since it rains so much down here. all the other parameters matters, but not as much as wet handling..

Now keep in mind I have been a Michelin tire guy ALL of my life, I must of bought 10 or more sets on all of my cars over the years. However, I purchased 2 sets of tires (a set for my Sky, and 2nd set for my daughters G6 GT, a different tire model, don't recall that model number and apparently has been discontinued), from them in both cases (to my astonishment) both sets sets showed sign of what I describe as "brittleness"... Cracking, and hair line cracks developing on the tires. In my first set above, it was pretty bad after 3 years, so much so that small chunks were being broken off, and it picked up a tack which punctured it, that is when I decided to replace them with the Brigestones since my wife pilots my Sky on her daily commutes.. tire safety is paramount with me. Also the place I bought my current set, that tire guy stated the the michelins have 'developed' this phenomena lately on this cracking business. Therefore I decided to go a different way. Hopefully all of those people currently buying the new Michelins Pilot Super Sports will report back yearly to see if this "brittleness" has been resolved before I buy another set of Michelins :D. Just thought i would share that information.. To many tire options to not check everything out.. good luck on your selection..:thumbs:
 

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Ditto...Love my Hankooks...$635 for set delivered including tax from Tire Rack. Mounting and balance and stems done here locally for marginal charge.
 

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I was curious and did a little research: Shockingly, the OEM Eagle F1s seem to be popular with the Drifting Kids. :lol::lol::lol:
 

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I just put the Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my Redline, and they have made it a different car. Completely apples and oranges in comparison to the OEM F1s. Waaaaay better performance.

We have the Eagle GTs on my wife's Redline, and they are very good performers as well.
How do they compare in terms of the noise and comfort factors too?
 

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How do they compare in terms of the noise and comfort factors too?
Ride Noise: As good, if not better than the OEM F1s.

General Ride Quality: Far superior to the OEM F1s.
(I was not expecting this, but the PSS "feel" way better just during regular driving. I did not know how "Lumber Wagon" the F1s were, until I changed to the PSS)

Rough Road Ride: Again, far superior to the OEM F1s.

To be fair: The last set of F1s that I just burnt through were 5 years old. So tire age is also a factor.
 

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Hello all-
I sold the RSA's and installed Hankook v12's at 2800 miles..great tire so far .. very grippy with the DDM /venom brace bits.got caught in a major rainstorm with lots of standing water..no hydroplaning,but it was dark and I was driving @45 mph.
I think they're a good tire for the money The 2006 now has 5800 miles on her..tires will rot before they get to expected 20K.
Thanks,
John
 

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I bought my car used with nitto nt555s all around, 255s in the rear and 245 up front. I haven't replaced these yet so I can't compare my gxp tire experience at all, but WOW I'm impressed. I drive my tuned gxp hard as a DD and it is incredibly hard to chirp my tires. we have a lot of concrete roads in Delaware and matched with these tires I have to go out of my way to burn rubber/chirp. the dry grip is insane.

I routinely push 100 on highways and even when up to 120 on a crappy interstate they are grippy and firm. I feel very comfortable with them and will probably get another set when it's time to replace.

I don't know how old they are or how many miles are on them but I've gone almost 8k so far with barely noticeable wear.


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Toyo! I loved my Toyo Proxies on my Mustang. Car was a solid performer in the rain. Even at an autocross event.

Tires I won't buy again.... Bridgestone Potenza ZE-01..... The belt let loose in the first 5000 miles and Tirerack told me I had to prove it was defective. After spending close to $400 on balancing, rotating and dismounting/mounting, I gave up fighting with Tirerack (also wouldn't recommend Tirerack because of this!).
 

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:agree::agree::agree::agree:
Had these installed in May. Traction has improved 150%; night and day difference.
 

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