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Discussion in '612/599' started by icelander47, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. icelander47

    icelander47 Karting
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    So what are people buying these days for 19" 612 tires?
     
  2. 360Marnix

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    Bridgestone Potenza run flat tires. Like original delivered on my car.
     
  3. 599_GTO

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    Michelin Pilot Super Sport K2s
     
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  4. TheCook

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    Bridgestone Potenza RE50A. Although the Michelin PS4S have been so good on my F430 that I may try them on the 612 next.


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  5. cgt000

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    Bridgestone Potenza RE980 AS. I went with all season performance tires. I get to drive the car in rain and mild snow and I don't really feel a loss of performance on dry roads.
     
  6. montegoblue

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    PS4S — great tire
     
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  7. ttforcefed

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    debating this as well - i have original pirellis on i think - no dry rotting after 1o yrs...i have michelins on everything else so may go bridgestone on the 612
     
  8. m5shiv

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    I don't understand this. You drive on 10 year old Pirellis ??
     
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  9. Makuono

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    Michelin PSS K1s (I think it was the compound for the 599GTO), 245 front and 295s rear on 20s challenge wheels.
     
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  10. ttforcefed

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    Ive owned it since new and it has 6k miles. I havent been able to drive most of my cars as my kids have gotten older. The tires have no dry rotting and will replace them in the spring. Ive never seen a tire blow fwiw.


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  11. RonH

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    When I bought my 612 it had low mileage beautiful looking 8 year old Pirelli P Zeros on it. I had the car trailered to the tire store and had a set of Michelin’s put on. Would never ever drive on old tires.
     
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  12. ttforcefed

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    Tires last 5 yr sitting outside in extreme heat and cold. Why wld 10 yrs over 6k miles stored in temperature and humidity controlled environments be dangerous if you are checking for rotting? I mean at some point common sense is worth something.
     
  13. m5shiv

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    I don't agree with your assertions, that's all. Tires, especially Pirellis which are fairly hard to begin with, loose huge amounts of grip as they get old and compared to a fresh set of Michelins are complete night and day in terms of performance. It's mind boggling to me that anyone with a performance car, let alone an ultra performance car would drive around on old hard tires. It's the complete opposite of common sense.
     
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  14. ttforcefed

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    You aree assuming they are hard when ive had them inspected
     
  15. m5shiv

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    Awful choice sorry to say, you are missing out on huge amounts of performance and enjoyment. Unless you drive slowly on straight roads.
     
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  16. m5shiv

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    Of course they are hard. It's just physics and chemistry.
     
  17. ttforcefed

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  18. m5shiv

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    Thank God for real common sense.
     
  19. m5shiv

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    I run Toyo Proxes on my 288 and junk them after a couple of years. Your F40 is more demanding than the 288 on tires.
     
  20. ttforcefed

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  21. m5shiv

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    I've been running the same and now run 4S. Quieter, better in the wet, and last better.
     
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  22. m5shiv

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    For you perhaps since you have some very special person who inspects them lol
     
  23. Makuono

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    You mean the PZero 4S or the Michelin P4s?
     
  24. RonH

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    Ttforcefed, I agree entirely with every single post of m5shiv. We all know rubber degrades over time and non controlled environments make it worse. For a few nickels and dimes that tires cost why would you risk your life, the value of your exotic or even losing some of the performance characteristics? Makes no sense at all to me.
     
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  25. ttforcefed

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    Cuz i have over 20 cars and lucky if I drive the 612 50 miles a year. And again - its not rocket science - its measurable and observable.
     

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