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88 911 Tire decisions!

Hey all, trying to decide between Bridgestone RE71r's an Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. Running 7 & 8's with bigger tbars. Drive mostly on weekends here in Seattle. Mostly street. I had Re11's which I liked but they got toasted quickly after a recent skills event and about 7K miles.

Need your help!

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Since I don't do "skills events" or track events or Autocross, have stock Fuchs rims, and only put around 2k miles per year on my 89 driving on weekends, I may be the wrong person to answer this. But I had a very positive experience at Costco of all places. Got 4 new BF Goodrich g-force comp 2 a/s installed for 97 per tire, nitrogen fill, tires literally were about 3 weeks old from factory date of manufacture. Here's a link to what they look like. BFGoodrich¬*g-Force COMP-2 A/S They aren't advertised on Costco's website so you have to go in, give them sizes, and ask. Anyway, FWIW.
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Welp, just got the Michelin Pilot Sports A/S 3+. Figured its a good bet since it's approaching winter time here in Seattle and I do drive quite a bit. For best performance next time I'm going with the RE-71rs or perhaps Yoko/Dunlap DirezzasII. Any other thoughts welcome as I can probably change my order haha
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'84 with 16X7/8s. Seriously considered the RE11s and RE71Rs, but in my street needs and it raining almost everyday in the summer in Louisiana I got Continental Extreme Contact DWs. They have a $70 rebate for 4 right now too.
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Thanks LUFTKUL. I tried CCDW's a few years ago. Felt they were too soft and squishy, sold them for the RE-11s which I loved until now.
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I have RE-11a's which I really like. I ran several Autocrosses and put on about 2,000 miles in normal driving over the 2 years. They are holding up well and look good.

Here is a link to tire rack that compares the RE11's to the RE11A,s

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Differences Between Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 and RE-11A - Motorsport Messages from Marshall | Tire Rack
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To the OP, I think you will be happy with the Michelin's. If the RE-11 wore to fast for your liking, the RE-71s are worse from what I read.
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Cheers DW. Yes the RE-11s were finished after one day at the track. Super hard all day skills and autocross, but nonetheless. The Michelins should be good in the cold and wet up north as we head into the winter time. Unlike me to be conservative, so hopefully this will work!
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I am replacing my RE-11 tires with RE-71 tires on Monday only because the RE-11 rears were on back order at TireRack, and I wanted it done sooner. The current ones lasted about 4 years, maybe 5 thousand miles and about 20 autocross events.

I did notice that my current RE-11s have 180 tread wear rating while the new ones are 200.

I do not think that at my skill level I will be able to tell the difference on an autocross course.
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Wow, that's crazy. I've only had mine on for one year, and one track event. However I'm slipping around like crazy now, especially in the wet. I did put more miles on than you but only 1 autocross. Maybe I just need to rotate the tires?
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Can't rotate RE-11s.
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Just put Michelin Pilot Sports A/S 3+ on and just love them! I had Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position S04, but like the Michelins much better.
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Cheers DW. Yes the RE-11s were finished after one day at the track. Super hard all day skills and autocross, but nonetheless. The Michelins should be good in the cold and wet up north as we head into the winter time. Unlike me to be conservative, so hopefully this will work!
How? I have multiple track days on mine and they look like new. Check your alignment...

If you want a great cheap tire, I loved my Kuhmo XS or equivilant. Cheap, awesome traction...
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Can't rotate RE-11s.
But you can change sides, left to right. Need to have a tire shop swap rims.
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Yes. Was thinking of traditional rotation where you move all 4... Sorry my other cars have the same tire sizes all around.
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Thanks guys. Already ordered the Pilot Sports, but i'll my alignment checked- Should be OK, so the tire wear is oddly fast. I did put close to 10K miles on them and the skills event, so maybe that was enough to roast the rears....

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