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I am looking to get a new set of tires for some Rota Torques or Slipstreams I'm about to buy... these will be for daily driving only, so I definitely need tires that will last a while.. can you please give me opinions on the following?



for front...

205/45/16

Kumho Ecsta AST?
Dunlop Direzza DZ101?
Yokohama Parada Spec-2?




for rear...

245/40/17

Dunlop Direzza DZ101?
Kumho Ecsta ASX?
Yokohama S.drive?
 

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If you are getting new wheels, what size (width)

If getting wider then stock why not get a 215-45 front tire. Same (vary close) to the stock diameter

As for the tires,
I’ve heard (not a) thing about the Dunlop Direzza DZ101
The Kumho’s I have heard are OK :shrug:
And I have the Toyo T1R‘s and I like them a lot.:up:




As for the Yokohama’s … I’m not in to the Yoko brand. Don’t like the $ or the performance of any Yoko so far. For the $ you can get better.


And don’t get different tires on the front as to the back. Big no no.-poke-
 

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Sorry I was thinking of the Dunlop Sport Z1- star spec, I’ve heard some good thing about them.

I can’t find the wear rating on the DZ101 and haven’t heard of any thing on the DZ101s so I have no clue how they will work.
 

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Sorry I was thinking of the Dunlop Sport Z1- star spec, I’ve heard some good thing about them.

I can’t find the wear rating on the DZ101 and haven’t heard of any thing on the DZ101s so I have no clue how they will work.
I know it's not one of the choices, but +! on the Z1 Star Specs. Unbelievable tire - especially for the money. Turn in, grip, and feedback are phenomenal. I just put these on my 335i and now it drives like it should have in the first place and now I actually 'like' driving it.

Of the ones mentioned, I'd probably go with the DZ101s. Personally, there are other tires I'd pick before any of those, though.
 

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You should read the other thread on this topic, a lot of people weighed in already.

I ended up getting the Toyo R1R (not to be confused with the T1R) and I'm really happy with them.

rear: 235/40R17
front 205/45R16
 

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When my rear tires wore out after 12000 miles, I replaced them with Goodyear Eagle F1 245/40ZR17s (from Tirerack). I plan to replace the fronts with Goodyears as well. These tires used to be recommended on the Sector 111 website.

The original tires seemed to wear more in the middle than on the edges, so rather than run 28 lbs I've been running 27 lbs. After another 12000 miles, there appears to be very little wear. The fronts still have plenty of tread - I'm using 28 lbs in the fronts and they appear to still be wearing evenly.
 

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Bridgestone RE-11. So far I love them. 205/45-16 and 235/40-17

Seem to ride better than both the AD07 and A048 while still offering plenty of grip on the track. Of course I am not as fast as many others here. Seem like a great compromise for a street/track tire.
 

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Bridgestone RE-11. So far I love them. 205/45-16 and 235/40-17

Seem to ride better than both the AD07 and A048 while still offering plenty of grip on the track. Of course I am not as fast as many others here. Seem like a great compromise for a street/track tire.
Yes, I have these and agree. Caught in rain storm on way to LOG, tires were terrific.

MURIX - What pressures do you run street and track??
 

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Right now I am running 26/29 cold on the street which is working out fine. I have had a few spirited drives like this and am certainly not reaching the limit on the street. The ride is fine too. Even with the stiffer suspension (kw variant 2), the car rides better than it did stock and has less road noise.

I am still toying with pressure as I only had them on since late may and I changed the suspension at the same time. My first day with the car back I drove straight to the track. I find these tires add 4-5psi from cold/hot and were slippery with high pressures. I settled at 27/30 hot which felt great, but I did not have a pyrometer so not so sure this is the optimal setting yet. These tires seem to work well with low pressures considering they are a street tire. As it is, I am still seeing more wear in the middle than the edges. Based on the wear and his own personal experience, my suspension guy is recommending I bring it down to 26/29 hot (same as my cold street pressures).

Overall,for a street tire, I am very happy. I would love to have someone local come try them out and give me their own personal impression.
 

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I just had Kumho Ecsta ASX tires put on all four corners -- 195/50-16 84W and 225/45R-17 94W XL -- at Discount Tire in Boulder, CO.

Lee and I discussed options and I decided to go cheap, because the Elise will be "tracked" on the nation's expressway system for a few thousand miles. It did not seem sensible to attach Yokohamas or Toyos only to wear the tread on a milk run.

By the way, got about 7400 miles out of the original Yokohama base rears.

Kevin and Lee did a great job making a nervous owner feel good!
 

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I am thinking about RE-11's on my stock LSS wheels (16x6.5 & 17x7.5). I have run 245/40 in the rear in the past but it looks like Bridgestone wants at least an 8" wheel for the RE-11's in that size. Anyone with experience here?
 

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I am thinking about RE-11's on my stock LSS wheels (16x6.5 & 17x7.5). I have run 245/40 in the rear in the past but it looks like Bridgestone wants at least an 8" wheel for the RE-11's in that size. Anyone with experience here?
These are nice tires; good in rain and enough dry grip for street.

W/SSR wheels (can't remember widths), running 205/45-16 and 245/40-17 with no issues.

I would guess that 1/2" if of no importance.
 

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Thanks glb, I understand the tire size fit the car, it is the wheels I am concerned about. Does anyone know for sure that they will work on a 7.5" wheel?
 

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I am running RE-11 235/40 on the LSS wheels. Works great. The SSR wheel GLB is running is the same size as the LSS wheels (7.5" width)
 

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Thanks Murix.
 
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