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post #1 of 10 Old 12-13-2011, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Tyres for 348?

I've used Pirelli P Zero's for the last 6 years on my 348 and fancy a change.

I've got 355 wheels on mine.

Can anyone recoomend a brand? Was thinking Bridgestone or Michelin although I think Michelin doesn't do the 355 size.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-13-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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Take a look at Conti contacts DWS . They are an all season perfromace tire.
I have sold many sets for Ferrari and Maserati. They last longer and the cars drive really nice. They are not a track tire , if you track your car.
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When I was looking for tires on my 348, I found alot of response on different web sites about bridgstone tires from exotic to SUV veihicles complaining about vibration and wear problems, though I use them on my semi and trailers and love Bridgstone for comercial tires, I too bought P-Zero's and had them for a year now and like them but after reading the thread about the Ferraris crashing on the autobahn and the recall Perilli had I'm thinking next tire will be Michelin, in all my search for tires I never heard anyone say they were disappointed with Michelin tires.

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What's your intended use? Michelin pilot super sports would be my choice for an all around tire. I'd go 235/40 front and 275/35 rear. If you're after a more track oriented tire, Hankook rs3 or Dunlop direzza z1's might be a little better.
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Thanks guys.

I'm going to be doing at least 3 track days next year and a lot of road driving.

I'll see if Michelin have the right size. If they do, then I may give them a try.
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I have Toyo's and I'm not impressed. They are 19's so that may be part of the issue. Better than the old and worn P-Zero's I had but no where near as good as the Vredestien's which are my favorite so far. The Pilot sports on my friends 355 seem to grab road grooves so I didn't like them. That was probably his setup issue more than anything. I can't seem to find anyone else to speak badly about them.

Another friend has Conti extreme contacts DWS on his 348 and seems happy. I have them on my Audi and like them but that more daily driving and not performance stuff. FYI the DWS is Dry, Wet, Snow. The have the letters carved into the tread so as they wear letters start dropping out, snow first then wet, then...well you get the point. Interesting marketing scheme.

Good luck my friend.

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-13-2011, 08:23 PM
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I've run BFGoodrich KDW for a few years. On both road and track.
Nice Tires!
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Evan- Welcome. Introduce yourself in the member intro section so we can get to know you better.

I agree with Bob, the Michelin Super Sports are the best tires out there, and you can juggle size as long as diameter differential is close to the original 348 tire differential and the tires match the rim widths on the F355 wheels. Original 348 tire diameters were 25.46" F and 26.04" R. Tire diameters can be larger or smaller as long as something close to the front-rear differential is maintained and there is sufficient clearance.

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Front 7.5J X 18 ET 32 mm, Rear 10J X 18 ET 77.9 mm

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I bought some Kuhmo tires from tire rack just to see if they were any good and to my surprise they have lasted longer than Bridgestone or Michelin with the same rubber rating. Cheap price too.
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I'll add another vote for the Michelin Super Sports. I've heard nothing but good things about them from others.
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