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Old 03-20-2017, 05:48 AM   #1
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I'm going to replace my rear tires from my stock runflats.. 285's

I live in los angeles, so no ice no snow, but sometimes it rains

So it must be good for mostly summer, but still be able to drive it in rain.

I wan't something that is very good, good enough to drag race with.

non-runflats, done with run flats

can you recommend me a set of tires, and the average mileage they will last?
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:35 AM   #2
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similar recent topic................and many more if you use the search function.........

http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...tinentals.html

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Make sure they are round and rubber. There are 4,539,495,294 threads on tires. Buy what you like or can afford.
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I would imagine that that is the most asked question with the most threads.
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Make sure they are round and rubber. There are 4,539,495,294 threads on tires. Buy what you like or can afford.
Can't go wrong with round.
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Just put Sumitomo HTR Z III's from tirerack.com on my car a couple weeks ago. Swapping out the OEM run flats made me fall in love with my car all over again. For less than $700 for all 4 tires they can't be beat. Plenty of better options, but I'm no track star so no need for me to give my money away.
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decision #1...run flats or non-run flats...
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^ Already decided. Next one is Michelin or other.
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You said 'good enough to drag race'. This goal is at cross purposes with driving in the rain. By definition, a drag racing tire is not good in the rain.
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Oops, i some how missed the drag racing part
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If your interest is drag racing, buy a pair of Nitto drag radials and mount them on a separate set of wheels. Otherwise you're going to wind up with mismatched road tires, and that looks kinda ghetto.

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I think I had a set of those top ones on my '83 Bronco. Kinda noisy on the road.
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I am very happy with the Bridgestone Potenza line. The S0-4 to be exact.

Tire Rack has a test on Max Performance tires( I think this is the category) and it scores very well sitting behind Michelin at 2/3 the cost.

Wear is tough depending how you drive but I believe it is a 280 wear rating, might be wrong here. What is nice is the low noise level and the ride along with letting the driver know when it is at the edge. Performs well both dry and wet test too. Just a very good all around tire. I paid $864 for 4 mounted and balanced. 245/285 widths.

Purchased through Discount tires.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve...Standard+Model

I see since I bought these tires a few years back that Continental has taken over 2nd place...

Still happy and would not hesitate to buy again.

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Hoosier A8. Just don't drive in the rain. Or Hoosier H2O, just don't drive in the dry.

Don't forget you'll need fronts too.
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