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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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The RE71S is not available in a 245 width.
16 size is dying more each passing year.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 07:20 AM
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The Pilot Super Sports are good, not as sticky as the RE71R, but they also wear a little better.

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If I buy anything, it going to be as close to race rubber as I can get.
Any reviews of the Nitro NT-01?
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RE-11's are still available from a quick look, 245 45 16 about $175 per tire. It may not be an ideal look for some, but I would not move to 17's if you change, really needs to be 18's. Econo boxes that are not stripped down even come with 18's these days and the tire manufacturers just are no longer supporting 16's and 17's very well for high performance tires. 205-225's for the Miata and import crowds, but nothing really wider for the muscle cars and RWD platforms.
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Used to run BFG 275 50 15s on the front of my 69 coupe and 295 50s on the rear since they originally came out
15 8 wheels on the front 15 10s on the rear. Did the 1 1/5 Shelby drop and other mods done on the trans am track cars. With the 200 6 nothing ever out cornered me. The first tread design was truly assume in the snow. The weight distribution helped too as it was more like 40/60 weight distribution. It was like driving a go kart.

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Relay upset me when BFG dropped the 275 50 had 3 cars running the 275 295 combo at the time they dropped them. Still have one car running the combo but the 275s are close to bald. Started just running them in the winter. Looks like 265 50 15 Hankooks might be going on next for winter use.
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The Pilot Super Sports are good, not as sticky as the RE71R, but they also wear a little better.
Ive been pleasantly surprised by how well mine are wearing actually. I drive my car quite a bit and even after a few thousand miles they pretty much look brand new.


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From everything I've read, they wear quicker than the Pilot SS. I would give them a try on my Boxster, but they don't have the sizes I need, and they aren't really designed for wet roads.

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