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Try Toyo T1-S. You'll be amazed.

Best bang for the buck in my opinion.

I can go on and on about this tire, but I'm exhausted right now. Do a search and you'll find me and others babbling endlessly about the Toyo T1-S.



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I also like the Toyo T1S BUT I still have my stock wheels and they only go to 265-40-17:(

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I guess the widest Toyo T1S made for 17" rims is 265.

For 18x9 and 18x10, I have 245/40 in front and 285/35 in back.
This is a great combination. Only a few mm off from stock. I think the speedo is off only about 3%.

Toyo might have a trial thing going on, so you may be able to get the tires, try them and return them if you don't like them.

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I use the 285/35/18 Bridestone Potenza's and they are the BEST gripping tire that I have ever used. I've heard so many different things about the Toyo's. I have the 255/35/18 on my BMW M3 and personally would not buy them again. After vigorous driving (I like to speed) they feel like they harden and lose grip. They are really cheap and not a "bad" tire but I would not get them. If you have a lot of loot, the Michelin Pilot Sports are the BEST tire out there for anything. These things came stock on the M3 and "MY GOD", there is not one kind of surface that these can't grip to.
 

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Before buying the Toyo T1-S I did searches on a bunch of forums, including the BMW forum to see how people liked them. I really didn't hear many bad responses. Also, when I went road racing, one of the instructor's complimented the tires and even rode with me to see how they felt compared to his Toyo T1 (not Toyo T1S) tires.

I've had the Toyo T1S on for about 8k miles of street driving, 5 passes on the drag strip and 2 road races and I still have at least 50% of the thread left. I felt they performed very well in all situations. I can't relate to your feeling of less grip after hard driving, especially since the grip felt constant during road racing.

Please don't see this as a flame. It seems like you have more experience with different tires, so your $.02 might be worth more than mine.


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Don't know if they come in the size you need, but the Michelin Pilot Sports are AMAZING. The sidewalls are very stiff, and grip better than the Bridgestones.
 

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Oh the Michelin Pilot Sports are in deed the BEST all around tire, whether it be racing or everyday driving. They handle the BEST in the rain (saved me from a 125mph spin-out in the rain) and Toyo's are NOT a bad tire, I just prefer to spend the extra 30-50 bucks a tire for much better response. Not knocking any tire, god bless all of the manufacturers for putting up with people complaining that they want this and that out of a tire.
 

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Formula1Vendetta said:
Oh the Michelin Pilot Sports are in deed the BEST all around tire, whether it be racing or everyday driving. They handle the BEST in the rain (saved me from a 125mph spin-out in the rain) and Toyo's are NOT a bad tire, I just prefer to spend the extra 30-50 bucks a tire for much better response. Not knocking any tire, god bless all of the manufacturers for putting up with people complaining that they want this and that out of a tire.
I hope you're joking. Michelin Pilot Sports are the horrible top tier wannabe tires. They are pieces of shit. They have soft sidewalls, hard tread compounds, and at least on Supras they cause major wheel hop. (caused me to blow a differential).

They may be a high quality tire that does well in rain, but they SUCK in terms of dry grip, and the tread overheats and gets greasy VERY quickly at the track. I've noticed this on my own car (in fact at Tx2k1 I got my rear pilot sports so hot that a 1x5" piece of rubber delaminated from the carcass), and a friend of mine also told me the Pilot Sports on his ///M5 were just as unimpressive at the track. So did another friend with an ///M3.

I'd never spend the money on those horrible pieces of shit again. $314 each? HAHAHAHAHA. Bridgestone S-0x Pole Positions are 100x better in every category. So are AVS Sports. g-Force TA KD's, OTOH, are just better in the dry and not as good in the wet, and that is why I choose them since my priority is dry grip.

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