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TonyRs5
04-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Hey Guys,

I want some help around your thoughts on the following for summer tires to go on the 20 inch OEM blade wheels. Tires size will be 275/30/20; tire options are:

Yokohama - S.Drive

Bridgestone - Potenza RE760 Sport

Hankook - Ventus V12 evo2 (K120)

Toyo - Proxes T1 Sport

4ringnut
04-10-2015, 04:11 PM
Why aren't you considering Michelin Pilot Super Sports?

TonyRs5
04-10-2015, 04:52 PM
The reason the Michelin PSS which was my first option is because all Toronto suppliers are stating that there is a serious backorder from Michelin on the 275/30/20 and i will be lucky to see these come in by possibly July or August. Therefore i have had to look at alternative...

moyenecorniche
04-10-2015, 05:02 PM
And Continental Extreme Contacts are not an option. They outperform your 4 choices in the wet, which to me precludes dry handling.

4ringnut
04-10-2015, 05:32 PM
That sucks, I just had mine put on. What a transformation.

JRSpN
04-21-2015, 06:23 PM
I have had good luck with the 760 Sports, but i actually went with the SO4 Pole Positions for my S5. After running both i prefer the S04 VS the RE760 sport.

But thats my preference.

Also if this is a summer only tire, my favorite street tire is the RE-11, I have used this tire on several cars and the grip in both dry and wet is un surpassed in my opinion.

Deleos
04-22-2015, 12:32 PM
I went with the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position based on the following review. I can't really give a review of them since I've had them for such a short time and this is the first new pair of tires I bought for my S5 since I purchased the car used. So I have very limited amount of reference to review them against. Overall all I bought them since they performed well and were at a great price point for the performance.

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/monsters-of-grip-nine-summer-performance-tires-tested-comparison-test

dazed1
04-22-2015, 01:49 PM
I've had the Sdrive on my car for about a year now. Done plenty of track days with them too and like them. ( I couldnt find the PSS originally). Now I have a set of PSS waiting to be put on when these tires go in about 2-3k miles.

So far I've put about 12k miles including track days. They hold up well for the price.

Johnhanson
04-23-2015, 10:43 AM
I just put the S.Drives on about 1000km ago. I notice a slight decrease in responsiveness on turn-in, maybe a tiny bit more understeer (I do have my pressures at 41 all around - I'm going to drop the fronts to 38) but a huuuuge improvement in ride comfort and road noise. Expansion joints no longer jar and rough pavement doesn't make my ears bleed. The Pirellis were terrible - and cost nearly double. I'm very happy with the very minor performance trade off for the marked improvement in liveability - if that's a word.

If you can find them, go with MPSS. If you're like me and can't, I would be happy with the S.Drives.

Anybody with T1R experience?

Johnhanson
04-23-2015, 10:46 AM
I think they look pretty cool as well, if that matters.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/06/dd825eb3a49cf68d7c943c0eb73936c1.jpg

HAWKiS5
05-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Originally my car came on Pirelli P Zero tires. Not bad, good steering, and not so bumpy as Dunlop SP Maxx (I had before on my S5).

Had to change tires (after 55K km, so not so bad :-)) and I looked around, and decided to go for the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti. These are even better than the Pirellis. More quiet and comfortable, and great in the wet.

Jimmy ny
05-19-2015, 06:20 PM
Would not recommend Toyo. Wear to fast and a nail magnet. Pirelli or Bridgestone. I run the Pirelli all season tire. Sold my oem on eBay


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diirk
05-20-2015, 06:49 AM
I can guarantee that I will not be running Pirelli's next time around. One track day and I totally shredded one. My plan for the next set is either Conti's or PSS.


OEM Pirelli P-Zero after one track day. Total miles on car at time was 3k.
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/kd1irk/2014-12-28164111_zpsac10742d.jpg

jwr9152
05-20-2015, 10:47 AM
I can guarantee that I will not be running Pirelli's next time around. One track day and I totally shredded one. My plan for the next set is either Conti's or PSS.


OEM Pirelli P-Zero after one track day. Total miles on car at time was 3k.
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/kd1irk/2014-12-28164111_zpsac10742d.jpg that sucks. I just did an autocross on pilot super sports. Not as demanding as a track day but they held up great. Thinking of moving to pilot sport cup 2's to get more grip. I was having trouble spinning the tires coming onto the straights. Going to play with pressures first.

diirk
05-20-2015, 12:13 PM
that sucks. I just did an autocross on pilot super sports. Not as demanding as a track day but they held up great. Thinking of moving to pilot sport cup 2's to get more grip. I was having trouble spinning the tires coming onto the straights. Going to play with pressures first.

Yeah, PSS are my next tire. Although I'll see if anything has changed in the market when I'm ready.

cpt.dz
05-20-2015, 07:30 PM
bridgestone for long life.. toyo for awesome comfort.. but toyos tend to wear off quite fast.

ttusqrl
05-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Hearing potential bad tread wear on the Bridgestone Pole Positions. Can anyone comment how theirs are holding up if they have them?

fstr n u
05-23-2015, 05:17 PM
I would not put the Hankook Ventus on any performance car again. One of the worst i've every tried. The Michelin and Yokohamas would be a good choice.

delz05
05-23-2015, 05:32 PM
I have had both the S.Drive and the SuperSport tires on my cars, and both are great warm weather performers. I am in the Boston area, so I regularly swap my tires when the calendar hits October, then again in May. No experience with either in foul weather, but again, A+++ in Summer.

GotRS?
05-29-2015, 12:34 AM
Just ordered Michelin PSS for 6/23 delivery, although 285.

ngkanatsios
05-29-2015, 06:44 PM
I would suggest you wait and get the Michelins.

cts5
07-03-2015, 05:43 AM
I just picked up the Michellin Pilot Super Sports in stock size to replace the OEM Pirellis. With 500 miles on them, they seem to live up to their reputation as among the best summer tires.

Question: what pressures are people running for everyday spirited driving?


2010 S5 manual, 55,000 miles

jkownz
07-03-2015, 05:56 AM
I got SS as well. They are really comfortable and road noise is less then the ones I got OEM. Handling and water traction is amazing.

JamesRS5
07-03-2015, 07:28 AM
I can guarantee that I will not be running Pirelli's next time around. One track day and I totally shredded one. My plan for the next set is either Conti's or PSS.


OEM Pirelli P-Zero after one track day. Total miles on car at time was 3k.
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh519/kd1irk/2014-12-28164111_zpsac10742d.jpg

I would send those pictures to Pirelli, the P-Zero shouldn't do that, the entire centre band has detached from the tire which almost says it wasn't constructed correctly.

Johnhanson
07-03-2015, 06:21 PM
I just picked up the Michellin Pilot Super Sports in stock size to replace the OEM Pirellis. With 500 miles on them, they seem to live up to their reputation as among the best summer tires.

Question: what pressures are people running for everyday spirited driving?


2010 S5 manual, 55,000 miles

Are PSS now available in 275?

I would love to see how they compare to the S.Drives. I have aboout 3000km on mine now and zero signs of wear and still holding up great in the comfort and noise department. I did drop my pressures on my fronts to 38 and have corrected my understeer problem - they are a very grippy well balanced tire, and the sidewalls seem much stronger than pirellis during hard cornering. The performance is on par or better with the OEM pirelli before they turned to shit, but much better to live with.

PlainOleS5
07-03-2015, 07:49 PM
I run the suggested pressures. 41 front and 38 back. Gives a good feel for me even though I have shit tires on the vehicle; its like it needed to have new tires on it before being sold...and they put the cheapest sports tire on!! Just can't bring myself to spending 1000-1200 on new tires when I already have pretty new ones on the car!

cts5
07-04-2015, 05:41 AM
Are PSS now available in 275?

I would love to see how they compare to the S.Drives. I have aboout 3000km on mine now and zero signs of wear and still holding up great in the comfort and noise department. I did drop my pressures on my fronts to 38 and have corrected my understeer problem - they are a very grippy well balanced tire, and the sidewalls seem much stronger than pirellis during hard cornering. The performance is on par or better with the OEM pirelli before they turned to shit, but much better to live with.

Thanks - I guess lowering the pressure is the obvious thing to do - I've just been afraid to, our roads are so bad in CT that I'm terrified of destroying a tire/rim...

Johnhanson
07-08-2015, 12:16 PM
I run the suggested pressures. 41 front and 38 back. Gives a good feel for me even though I have shit tires on the vehicle; its like it needed to have new tires on it before being sold...and they put the cheapest sports tire on!! Just can't bring myself to spending 1000-1200 on new tires when I already have pretty new ones on the car!

Just bite the bullet and do it. You spend $X0,000 on a car - $1200 will buy you an excellent set of sport tires for a 19`` wheel. People spend 2-3X that on drivetrain, suspension and cosmetic mods that contribute nothing to performance and comfort - whereas a tire as cliche as it sounds - is by far the best suspension/handling mod you can invest in. Safest too.