Buying Tires, which to go with?

Discussion in '360/430' started by CarloZ, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. CarloZ

    CarloZ Rookie

    Nov 11, 2009
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    I'm planning to purchase 4 new tires for my 360 spider. I'm going with stock tire size. So far my choices are: Pirelli PZero System or Bridgestone Potenza RE-11. which should I go with?
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  3. hifipj

    hifipj Formula Junior

    Sep 26, 2009
    I got a new set of Hankook Ventus V12 and have been VERY happy with them. They're almost silent, and ride quality is great. Plus they are priced very reasonably.
  4. E60 M5

    E60 M5 Moderator
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    Jan 2, 2006
    Wash DC area
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    The Pzeros are great.
  5. gircal

    gircal Karting

    Nov 13, 2009
    South Florida
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    Dick G
    I haven't done this yet, but when I need tires, I'll use the above with Fronts: 225/45ZR18 and Rears: 275/40ZR18.
  6. Argento6spd360modena

    Argento6spd360modena Formula Junior

    Nov 20, 2009
    The RE-11 is extreme performance summer tires, one of the best non-R compound street tires money can buy.
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  8. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow F1 Rookie

    Sep 25, 2006
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    Don't cheap out. P-zero.
  9. SSR

    SSR Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2007
    Bridgestone RE-050 this ones are the best for normal to perf driving if you want the best Michelin Pilot Sport Cup or Pirelli Corsa.
  10. modena1_2003

    modena1_2003 F1 Rookie

    Aug 17, 2005
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    RE-050-A's are what the Enzo came out on... Can't be that bad. :)

  11. SSR

    SSR Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2007
    I had them in several cars and they are very very good!
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  13. numisrx

    numisrx Formula Junior

    Jul 4, 2007
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    I had Pzeros and loved them
  14. tiger 6

    tiger 6 Karting

    Aug 7, 2004
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    Stephen C Darrah
    Michelin PS 2's. Excellent for the street-wet or dry-a couple of track weekends a year, good longevity.
  15. AttilaS

    AttilaS Rookie

    Jan 18, 2009
    I've driven (street/track/autox) just about all of the above tires (although mostly on Porsche's and BMW's), and for out right dry grip and feel on street tires the RE-11s are by far the best of the those mentioned above. Significantly better grip than RE050s and PS2s. The RE-11s have a fairly stiff sidewall, so they are a bit harsher than something like a PS2, but they are still very quite. You will not be disappointed.
  16. av2

    av2 Formula Junior

    May 22, 2008
    S. California
    My vote goes to the PS2s. Well worth the money.
  17. Chriscustoms

    Chriscustoms Rookie

    Dec 4, 2009
    I sell rims/tires for a living,Go with PS2 or Pirelli and thats not to spam,dont need the business,just trying to help you.Bridgestone is a great low cost option,cant go wrong.
  18. frvett

    frvett Rookie

    Feb 2, 2008
    I Had Pirellis on and they are vary soft low milage 6500 milage with no hard driving.
    Last set I put Bridgestones BS POZ S-02A milage is 2x the Pirellis they stick well only complaint is flat spots when cold for about a mile of driving. Best price is TIRE RACK in South Bend IN.
  19. Ingpr

    Ingpr F1 Rookie

    Jun 30, 2009
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    It is weird that when you do a research on tirerack for all the best tires the study pops out that the best tire is the BF Goodrich Gforce. I'm base my point in the stars they giving to the tire. I have read some magazines articles and tirerack test all the tires on their own track. I think that is the best way to recomend a tire. On the other hand you have all the test Ferrari did on their track. I think the best tire will be the one that the car comes out from factory. In my case are the Bridestones S-02.

    I remember one time when I was watching Top Gear and Allan was testing the Ferrari 360 Challange. He said that if the car would had the pirrellis it would performance a lot better.
  20. Loz997S

    Loz997S Formula Junior

    Aug 26, 2007
    Bay Area
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    Laurence D
    I like the Bridgestone RE050, stiff sidewall, I like the turn in. Second would be Michelin. Never been a fan of Pirelli, haven't seen that much benefit to the ridiculously rapid tire wear I've experienced with them :)
  21. Bluehinder

    Bluehinder Formula Junior

    Aug 9, 2005
    Roger that.
  22. cove26

    cove26 Formula 3

    Nov 13, 2007
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  23. 07F430Spider

    07F430Spider Karting

    Dec 5, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
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    My car originally came with the Potenzas from the factory. They lasted 8K miles and I switched them to PS2s. Although the Potenzas were great tires, I feel the PS2s are superior.
  24. FerrariDublin

    FerrariDublin F1 Rookie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
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