Street or Track tires?


Street or Track tires?

I am presently looking for tires and wheels.

But first, I need to find a tire that will allow me track and street driving. I know my tire size will either be 225-40-18 or 235-35-19. I am thinking the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 may be my best choice.

[UPDATE: Nov 26 2010] I think I will buy 2 separate sets, one for looks, the other for track usage. I will resume my search very soon. Keep watching!

[UPDATE: Jan 1 2011] I bought one set on 19s for the road. More here.

Here’s what I found on Tire Rack.

Street (Extreme Performance Summer)

Best: Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 (273$ per tire – 1092$ for all 4 tires)

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

See Tire Rack’s test of the RE11 here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=118

Second best: Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 (251$ – 1004$)

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

See Tire Rack’s test of the AD08 here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=118

Street (Max Performance Summer)

Best: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 (325$ – 1300$)

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

See Tire Rack’s test of the AD08 here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=120

Street (Ultra High Performance Summer)

Best: Kumho Ecsta SPT (167$ – 668$)

Kumho Ecsta SPT

Kumho Ecsta SPT

See Tire Rack’s test of the Ecsta SPT here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=131

Or track tires, which are more expensive… I read that the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup are very good, but reviewers on Tire Rack said they are as satisfied with the Potenze RE11. The price difference is 60$ per tire… hum, not sure of which set I’ll be buying.

Track

Best: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

See Tire Rack’s test of the Ecsta SPT here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=36

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About andre-martin hobbs

I started this blog just recently because I have so much fun modifying my MK1 TT... that I need to let the world know! And it's also a good reference when looking back at my mods. Ciao for now! Andre
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One Response to Street or Track tires?

  1. Jody Geney says:

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