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Bomiz
06-29-2014, 12:22 AM
What are the best Summer Performing tires of the car? Anywhere 205,215,225(if fits). On my Audi I had on Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which were outstanding, but doesn't fit on the fiat.

TimAllen
06-29-2014, 12:42 AM
I would recommend the Yokohama AD08R 215s. I have 5 mm spacers on the back and lowered with no rubbing.
They have unreal response and loads of grip!!! They are quiet for being a very high performance track style tire.
One thing is, they do ride a little harsher then others but I think the trade off is WELL worth it!
If you look at the width of the actual tread these are the same size as some 225s, they don't have a rounded shoulder like most tires, as you can see in the pictures.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2s78ef4.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/14uzxg6.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2a8pc46.jpg

Abarth Phreak
06-29-2014, 02:29 AM
http://i57.tinypic.com/2a8pc46.jpg

Sh#t that crack is gonna swallow your car whole soon! Is it an earthquake fault line that goes all the way to California?:dunno:

Back to the topic, I have Pilot Sports on mine, but they are the AS3s and I have not really pushed the that hard yet, however they have not given me any signs of weakness yet.

Tim0331
06-29-2014, 10:56 AM
The Dunlop zII 's are an excellent tire. I believe they are being discontinued though, and replaced this fall. They are still in Stock in many stores online however.

musicsurf
06-29-2014, 11:09 AM
What size wheel? For racing I run Hankook RS-3 V2's in 205 45 16, on a 16x7 wheel with a 30 offset. Once that set is done I'll be going to R-comps though.

SeaDawg
06-29-2014, 12:06 PM
What size wheel? For racing I run Hankook RS-3 V2's in 205 45 16, on a 16x7 wheel with a 30 offset. Once that set is done I'll be going to R-comps though.

Aren't you already running Comp 2's on your custom street wheels?

musicsurf
06-29-2014, 12:55 PM
Aren't you already running Comp 2's on your custom street wheels?

Nope, I've long been off the BFG's. I now have 2 sets of those rotas. One has the RS-3's (200 utgq - stickier and softer than comp2's) and the others are for DD and have Bridgestone Re760's. The RE760's are comparable to comp2's at 340 UTGQ. I prefer the RE760's over the comp2's for DD use. The comp2's also got quite greasy at tail of the Dragon. I have used the RE760's for autocross and they did work okay, especially for what they are. Nothing beats the good street tires though (except r comps).

rjtrout
06-29-2014, 03:23 PM
I would have to say that my favorite tire to run on my Mini has been the Proxes R888 for grip. For street tires, I have enjoyed the Continental DWS and DW (depending on where I have lived, DWS in CO and DW in the ATL)

Robert Nixon
06-29-2014, 04:23 PM
I think asking about tires usually means you get 10 replies and 12 answers!

Happy with the Dunlop Direzza ZIIs for autocross

FTY
06-29-2014, 04:33 PM
I like the Falken FT615ks a lot, they are a step right below an R compound and have decent street wear characteristics.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&fl=&pc=18306&counter=0&ar=40&rd=17&cs=215

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/falhzc.ang.jpg



https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10380644_675551715867834_852694289612976402_o.jpg

BigDaddySRT
06-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Another Vote for the 215/40R17 Yokohama Advan AD08R.

SLOWAbarth
07-02-2014, 01:00 PM
I have this tire on my car. It's a 50 Treadwear rating lol... Yeah, this is going to be one of the stickiest tires you can get for the street.

http://tires.tirerack.com/tires/215%2040-17%20Kumho%20Ecsta%20V700

It was made for the Mini GP... this tire is stronger than our brakes at max braking. Your mid corner speed will increase and you can brake VERY late haha

BTW: I'm a pro driver for Audi and Mercedes etc. Trust me, I know how to drive this little Abarth :-)

PS: I dropped 3 seconds a lap with these compared to stock P-Zeros

Abarth Five O
07-02-2014, 09:52 PM
I like the Falken FT615ks a lot, they are a step right below an R compound and have decent street wear characteristics.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&fl=&pc=18306&counter=0&ar=40&rd=17&cs=215

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/falhzc.ang.jpg

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https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10380644_675551715867834_852694289612976402_o.jpg

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Long_John
07-03-2014, 06:25 AM
I like the Falken FT615ks a lot, they are a step right below an R compound and have decent street wear characteristics.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ra=searchTiresBySize.do&fl=&pc=18306&counter=0&ar=40&rd=17&cs=215

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/falhzc.ang.jpg




https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10380644_675551715867834_852694289612976402_o.jpg
I've had the falken 615's as well. Great tire for the money. Whats the setup in that pic? Tire size

SLOWAbarth
07-03-2014, 09:24 AM
I've had the falken 615's as well. Great tire for the money. Whats the setup in that pic? Tire size

This is a 200 treadwear tire.... lol.... you can get way stickier!

Look into the Kumho V700 215/17/40... it's a 50 Treadwear....

rjtrout
07-04-2014, 09:28 AM
I would almost bet anything that these tires are the 215/40-17.