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Hi,

I'm looking for 4 new tires for an AMV8. I really want the Pilot Super Sports but the sizes I want are 285/35/19 and 245/40/19, they don't seem to do the super sport in that size on the rear.

I was just wondering if there is an alternative tire that is as good but in the sizes I really want?

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Bridgestone RE11. Had them on my V8V - very impressed. They are about as good as it gets, if you want a no compromises, high performance road tire. Definitely grippier than PSS, albeit less refined. And not far off an R compound, with a surprising tolerance for sustained track driving.
 
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Tire's spinecho mentions are awesome! I have a Mustang and eat tires like mad!! I have fallen for the BFGoodrich KDW new tread design, have them on my car and there're amazing, I really have to force the rear loose in a corner compared to various other tires I've gone through/wasted..even tread life has surprised me after a few track/strip days

I've heard some ppl have a con with the KDW tire making a loud road noise, to be honest I couldn't verify that even if I tried, my exhaust makes so much noise I don't even bother with the radio anymore..hehe I make my own music

Good place I research tires is tirerack, good amount of reviews per brand/model..
 
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I literally just put the Pilot Super Sports on my V8V 3 weeks ago.

Although the offset is minimal, the car drives like a dream...typical Michelin.
 
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Tire Rack now lists Michelin Pilot Super Sports in 235/40/19 and 275/35/19 sizes where previously you had to pick something "close"
 
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Tire Rack now lists Michelin Pilot Super Sports in 235/40/19 and 275/35/19 sizes where previously you had to pick something "close"
I really want the PSS but I want the 285/35/19 and 245/40/19.

I spoke to someone from Michelin earlier Today who said the 285 would be out in October, so it's not long to wait, but I have a road trip in September which will be around 1000 miles, and my tires really dont have much life left in them, so I am wondering whether it's worth waiting and risking it, or going for the narrower sizes??
 
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Just a thought--if you haven't hit the "wear-bars" on your tires you'll be OK for 1,000 miles.
 
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I am on the wear bars, the rear tyres probably have a few hundered miles left.

Does anyone know if a 275 Pilot Power Super Sport wider than a 275 RE050 that is on the car currently?

How do the Pilot Super Sports compare to the RE050?

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Looks like they are of identical width, based on the below specs:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Potenza+RE050A
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ot+Super+Sport

There is no comparison between the RE050 and PSS, IMO. PSS is leagues ahead as a performance tire. RE050 is outdated and to boot, I thought it was a mediocre tire back in the day.
 
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Super sports.

Have them Love them. (on a db9)
 
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Just wish they did them in a 285 for the rear!!
 
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For what it's worth, you also have the option of running 245/275 front/rear. This setup will dial out all the understeer and really help the car rotate more than any other setup. I had the 245-275 setup on my v8v in re050s and I loved it for what it's worth. It is the least understeer setup option possible on stock wheels.

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That was an option I was thinking of but I was worried that I may have problems due to the rolling radius not being the same?
 
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OK, I've been looking at the Goodyear Asymmetric 2's, they get fantastic reviews.

The issue is they come in a 285/35 for the rear, but not a 245/40 for the front.

Would I see any issues going for a Pilot Super Sport in a 245/40 at the front and a Asymmetric 2 in a 285/35 on the rear? Both tires get very similar reviews, and both seem like excellent tires. Will it make the car handle poorly mixing odd fronts to rears? I don't mind a bit of oversteer, prefer it to understeer anyway!
 

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@SamJL, I put a set of Continental DW on my DB9 about a year ago in the sizes that you're looking for (285/35/19 and 245/40/19). They're a very good tire, though (according to reviews) not quite as good as the Michelin PSS that I wanted. I'm happy with them and they work well for the kind of driving I do. The only fault I've found is that they sometimes feel a bit "loose" on heavily grooved pavement at 60+ mph.
 

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