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post #1 of 11 Old 10-27-2012, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Will be needing new tires

I currently have Goodyear runflats. They are very hard and noisy. I also thought that runflats required TPMS. I do not have this option on my car. So if I were to get a flat, I don't think I would even be aware of it.

What tire do you guys recommend. No track, rain, or snow here. Just nice dry surfaces.

I was looking at Continental Extremes or Hankook Ventus. Are these bad choices? They both have decent reviews for their price. My budget dictates something in this price range.

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I currently have Goodyear runflats. They are very hard and noisy. I also thought that runflats required TPMS. I do not have this option on my car. So if I were to get a flat, I don't think I would even be aware of it.

What tire do you guys recommend. No track, rain, or snow here. Just nice dry surfaces.

I was looking at Continental Extremes or Hankook Ventus. Are these bad choices? They both have decent reviews for their price. My budget dictates something in this price range.

Thanks,
Michelin PS or PSS.
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John- Like Boxer said, the Michelin Pilot Super Sports are currently the best street tire available for high performance cars. For the F430, that means going to a 295/35 19 rear tire instead of the OEM 285/35 19, but that is not a problem since the difference in diameters (27.13" vs 26.85") is only 1.04% and the slightly increased width will cause no clearance problems.

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+1 John, go for the PSS tires, it's the best street tire for the money.
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You could also go with Bridgestone RE-11's. Better in the dry compared to the Michelin, and a little less money. Both are excellent choices.

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You could also go with Bridgestone RE-11's. Better in the dry compared to the Michelin, and a little less money. Both are excellent choices.
Given the no rain issues - agree I would suggest the RE -11's.
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Two thumbs up for PS2 softer stickier hugs the road well. They last at least 20k miles. But too pricey. PSS is harder I had it for about 8k miles never pushed hard though. Price is fair. My experience with RE-11 is only limited to the stocks on the 430. I kind of like the ride quality. So all three are good tires. Thumbs down for run flats.
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thanks guys, Where's the best place to purchase Bridgestones?
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Tire Rack.

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thanks guys, Where's the best place to purchase Bridgestones?
I'd try tirecrawler.com given you're in OC they can ship to Allen tires with no shipping charges. Oh I have no association wth either entities. I don't know if they carry re11 but I had purchased several PSS from them in the past.
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Ordered my tires today

I ended up purchasing my Bridgestones from the Tire Rack. Good price and quick delivery.

I should have them installed by the end of the week.

Thanks guys for all your knowledge and input
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