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What is the best tire right now?

In this particular instance I do not care about what looks best or what is most correct.

My tires are toyo proxes 15 years old..


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Old 02-15-2018, 08:33 AM
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This is going to sound crazy but Firestone Firehwak Indy 500. I put them on my 86 Turbo w/ 17" Ruf Speedlines and they are fantastic. Usually I'm a Michelin or Bridgestone guy.
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Is that fantastic as in sticky or noise or ???

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This is going to sound crazy but Firestone Firehwak Indy 500. I put them on my 86 Turbo w/ 17" Ruf Speedlines and they are fantastic. Usually I'm a Michelin or Bridgestone guy.
It's a pity for his indication of a little bit low speed (W)
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I am running continental dw extreme.They are the cats meow???Those firehawks wouldn't have even entered my shallow mind,I will have to look them up on googley.

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Well in terms of modern tire technology...there is no such thing as a good 15" tire. They simply have way to tall of sidewall to impart any real handling characteristics and control.

I know I'm just a voice from the peanut gallery, but put those fuchs on the garage wall, and buy some rims of adequate diameter to allow for the purchase of some real tire technology.

In hindsight, you will kick yourself for waiting this long to do it.....believe me, the difference is astounding, simply a night and day.

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I’ve run the Indy Firestone’s for a couple years. The price was good but stick not as good as I’d have liked. But I’m going with dot race tires next.
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Michelin Pilots are great on my 930
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Well in terms of modern tire technology...there is no such thing as a good 15" tire. They simply have way to tall of sidewall to impart any real handling characteristics and control.

I know I'm just a voice from the peanut gallery, but put those fuchs on the garage wall, and buy some rims of adequate diameter to allow for the purchase of some real tire technology.

In hindsight, you will kick yourself for waiting this long to do it.....believe me, the difference is astounding, simply a night and day.

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^^ Agree with Mark and Tippy--get some 9 /11 X 17's and your car will thank you!
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Michelin Pilots are great on my 930
if that I the sport AS, I just took mine off, wore them out.
I put on the conti, very disappointed so far. the back end wants to come around a lot easier.

16 7 and 8's I think are limited on tire selection.
I have heard something about the P7 is back


the mich sport comes in a super sport sport, very low mileage for the tire, and the sport AS, much higher, like around 500. very very good tire.
(I think those are the tires names).
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just saw a post where I guy does not like his Fiske wheels
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RE71: I've not tried the re71r but theyre apparently an upgrade to the RE11 that I have now.

RE11A, great in rain. Best tires I've had. Wear pretty well too.

Probably i'd get one of those depending on price.

When you go fishing for new tires, buy from a place or product that guarantees satisfaction. A few times I've found myself with horrible tires (re940, some all weather kumho) that tanked the cars road feel, made it feel like a mini van and I returned them and got something racier.
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